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Precious Victims

Author: Don W. Weber

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451171849

Category: Criminals

Page: 448

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An account of the mysterious deaths of two of Paula Sims' babies in a three year period describes how Sims used the story of a masked intruder twice to explain the murders of her children

Dying dreams

the secrets of Paula Sims

Author: Audrey Becker

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671732325

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 2949

Exclusive interviews with Paula Sims, currently in prison awaiting an appeal, reveal the secrets of a woman convicted of murdering both of her newborn children, hiding one in the woods, and the other in a garbage can. Original.

The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime

Forgotten Cops and Private Eyes from the Time of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Michael Sims

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486171

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5362

A wonderfully wicked new anthology from the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime It is the Victorian era and society is both entranced by and fearful of that suspicious character known as the New Woman. She rides those new- fangled bicycles and doesn't like to be told what to do. And, in crime fiction, such female detectives as Loveday Brooke, Dorcas Dene, and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard are out there shadowing suspects, crawling through secret passages, fingerprinting corpses, and sometimes committing a lesser crime in order to solve a murder. In The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime, Michael Sims has brought together all of the era's great crime-fighting females- plus a few choice crooks, including Four Square Jane and the Sorceress of the Strand.

Illinois history

an annotated bibliography

Author: Ellen M. Whitney,Illinois State Historical Library,Illinois State Historical Society

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313282355

Category: History

Page: 603

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Cosponsored by the Illinois State Historical Library and the Illinois State Historical Society, this bibliography lists more than 4,600 books, articles, and manuscript sources. Drawing on the publications of the sponsoring organizations as a guide and to form the core of the volume, the editors include the major historical publications related to Illinois. Following a chronology of Illinois history, entries are organized in both chronological and topical chapters. The volume provides the only extensive bibliography on Illinois history currently available. Covering the entire span of Illinois history from prehistory to the present, the chronological section includes chapters on such major periods as the early exploration and territorial periods, the Civil War era, the 19th century, and the Depression era. Topical chapters include broad topics, such as economic history, education, environment, and native Americans. The volume also includes a section devoted to biography and one covering general and regional histories and reference sources.

Silent Witness

The Karla Brown Murder Case

Author: Don W. Weber

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451404237

Category: True Crime

Page: 444

View: 5655

An account of the murder of Karla Brown tells how a prosecutor's courtroom strategies won a conviction against a long-time loser with a vicious hatred of women

A Season of Darkness

Author: Doug Jones,Phyllis Gobbell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101445556

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

View: 8368

When nine-year-old Marcia Trimble was murdered n 1975, her parents believed justice would be served. But it would take more than thirty years before the case finally came to its shocking, unexpected, and long-awaited concusion.

The Witch Elm

A Novel

Author: Tana French

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735224633

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Named a best book of the fall by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, PopSugar, The Millions, and Parade A brilliant new work of suspense from "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years." (Washington Post) From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" (The New Yorker) and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, and "unputdownable" (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out. Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

Country of My Skull

Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

Author: Antjie Krog

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307420507

Category: History

Page: 432

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Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that reserved the most prosperous areas for whites and the most desolate and backward for blacks, was reunited. The dreaded and dangerous security force, which for years had systematically tortured, spied upon, and harassed people of color and their white supporters, was dismantled. But how could this country--one of spectacular beauty and promise--come to terms with its ugly past? How could its people, whom the oppressive white government had pitted against one another, live side by side as friends and neighbors? To begin the healing process, Nelson Mandela created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by the renowned cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Established in 1995, the commission faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors. Amnesty was granted to those who offered a full confession of any crimes associated with apartheid. Since the commission began its work, it has been the central player in a drama that has riveted the country. In this book, Antjie Krog, a South African journalist and poet who has covered the work of the commission, recounts the drama, the horrors, the wrenching personal stories of the victims and their families. Through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P. W. Botha's extraordinary courthouse press conference, this award-winning poet leads us on an amazing journey. Country of My Skull captures the complexity of the Truth Commission's work. The narrative is often traumatic, vivid, and provocative. Krog's powerful prose lures the reader actively and inventively through a mosaic of insights, impressions, and secret themes. This compelling tale is Antjie Krog's profound literary account of the mending of a country that was in colossal need of change. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Through Violet Eyes

Author: Stephen Woodworth

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780553898804

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder. Because to every generation are born a select few souls with violet-colored eyes, and the ability to channel the dead. Both rare and precious—and rigidly controlled by a society that craves their services—these Violets perform a number of different duties. The most fortunate increase the world's cultural heritage by channeling the still-creative spirits of famous dead artists and musicians. The least fortunate aid the police and the law courts, catching criminals by interviewing the deceased victims of violent crime. But now the Violets themselves have become the target of a brutal serial murderer—a murderer who had learned how to mask his or her identity even from the victims. Can the FBI, aided by a Violet so scared of death that she is afraid to live, uncover the criminal in time? Or must more of her race be dispatched to the realm that has haunted them all since childhood?

Say Goodbye

Author: Lisa Gardner

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0553841351

Category: Georgia

Page: 452

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Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.Come into my parlor ... For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true?but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care. Said the spider to the fly . . .As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren?t exactly Kimberly?s specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant?she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly?s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it?s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder ... or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened. Kimberly?s caught in a web more lethal than any spider?s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she?s trapped. What she doesn?t know is that she?s close?too close?to a psychopath who makes women?s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won?t be long before it?s time for Kimberly to ...

I Would Find a Girl Walking

Author: Diana Montane,Kathy Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101477660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 1134

What made me kill and kill again? I can't answer that except like this... Culled from interviews with the lead investigator and the victims' families, and exclusive access to the killer, this is a revealing, shocking, and unflinching portrait of Gerald Eugene Stano, a man who fancied himself one of the greatest lady-killers of them all.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

A Novel

Author: Joel Dicker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698171128

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 2899

Instant New York Times Bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold in more than forty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Very Expensive Poison

The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Author: Luke Harding

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101974001

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4220

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death was Polonium--a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. This is the inside story of the life and death of Litvinenko. And it is the story of the aftermath: a decade of geopolitical disruptions still felt today. In A Very Expensive Poison, Luke Harding guides readers through a maze of spies, intrigue, organized crime, and political power players to uncover the truth about Litvinenko's murder. In doing so, not only does he also become a target, but he also unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin, which sheds terrifying light on Russia's secret war with the West.

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121860

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9803

Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

Don't Tell a Soul

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle

ISBN: 078603727X

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

View: 9381

“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.” —New York Post Cherry Walker was a devoted, trusting, uncommonly innocent young woman who loved caring for a neighbor’s little boy. But when she was asked to testify in court against his abusive mother, Cherry never got the chance. She couldn’t lie if her life depended on it—and it did. Cherry’s body was found on the side of a Texas road, after being doused with lighter fluid and set aflame. Attractive, manipulative, and violent, mother of four Kim Cargill had a wealth of dirty secrets she’d do anything to keep hidden. This in-depth account by bestselling investigative journalist M. William Phelps takes you inside Cargill’s shocking trial—and into the mind of one of the most conniving female psychopaths in recent history—and on death row. “Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine “Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer.” —TV Rage “Phelps is the king of true crime.” --Lynda Hirsch, Creators Syndicate columnist “One of our most engaging crime journalists.” —Dr. Katherine Ramsland INCLUDES 16 PAGES OF DRAMATIC PHOTOS

The False Prophet

Conspiracy, Extortion, and Murder in the Name of God

Author: Claire Booth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425219744

Category: True Crime

Page: 278

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Describes how stockbroker Taylor Helzer, his brother Justin, and a malleable girl named Dawn formed an alliance, stole money from unsuspecting former clients, and then brutally murdered them.

Every Mother's Nightmare

Author: Charles Bosworth

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3743

Reveals the harrowing story of two mothers, Jude Govreau and Mari Winzen, whose children were brutally killed by a vicious murderer, and recounts their efforts with a lone district attorney to bring the murderer to justice. Original.

The Map Thief

The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps

Author: Michael Blanding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1245

The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full—and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he’d gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more—and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley’s escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.

Living My Life

Author: Emma Goldman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048612228X

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 7721

Volume 1 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by American anarchist Goldman relates her philosophical and political journey through life, beginning with her emigration from Russia to the U.S. in 1886.

The Pieces from Berlin

Author: Michael Pye

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307429180

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9720

In the great disorder of wartime Berlin, Lucia Muller-Rossi was an unofficial star: mistress to an Ambassador, the whole world to her young son, and guardian of all the lovely things her Jewish friends were forced to leave behind as they took the trains tothe death camps. Sixty years later, one of those fine pieces sits for sale in the window of Lucia's antiques shop-- and its true owner happens to pass by. In that moment, a whole lifetime of silence cracks open and Lucia's family face the wrenching duty of examining a past almost too horrifying to remember. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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