The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

By Harold Schechter

Bestselling true-crime author Harold Schechter, a number one authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt provide a guided journey in the course of the strange and blood-chilling international of serial homicide. via hundreds and hundreds of specific entries that span the full spectrum -- the stunning crimes, the notorious perpetrators, and masses extra -- they study all angles of a ugly cultural phenomenon that grips our mind's eye.

From Art (both by way of and approximately serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers prior and current embrace their times)...from Groupies (even the main sadistic killer can declare committed enthusiasts) to Marriage (the excellent household cover for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay within the convenience in their houses) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the main discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the last word reference for an individual forced via the personalities and pathologies at the back of the main irritating of crimes.

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Thieves! (True Stories from the Edge)

By Andreas Schroeder

"Ten vintage tales approximately crafty plans and bold escapades."

Of the entire crimes that people devote, stealing is among the most typical. Thieves!, the most recent within the "True tales from the Edge" sequence, brings ten fascinating tales of grasp thieves and their grasp crimes.

Willie Sutton used to be casing a financial institution whilst he spotted that the executive appeared much like Sutton himself, so he walked into the vault, loaded up with banknotes, and evenly walked out. D.B. Cooper hijacked a aircraft, demanded $200,000 in cost, and parachuted from the airplane. He was once by no means captured.

Other criminals during this booklet have been no much less brazen: Arthur Barry, the best jewel thief in American legal heritage Vincente Perugia, who boldly stole one of many world's maximum paintings treasures Amil Dinsio, essentially the most complete financial institution vault robbers within the U.S. Victor Desmarais and Leo Martial, a hapless duo who bungled their getaway James Landis, who stole bricks of freshly revealed banknotes from his agency -- the U.S. Treasury Adam worthy, the Napoleon of Crime the nice educate Robbers, who deliberate one of many greatest heists of all time the 5 heisters of the nice Purolator Caper, whose ineptitude ensured capture

Readers will locate not anything yet high-stakes motion in Thieves!. notwithstanding a few of the bandits ended their careers broke and disenchanted, those impresarios of crime make for excellent analyzing.

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The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer

By Jason Moss

Expensive MR. MANSON...

It all started with a faculty direction project, then escalated right into a risky obsession. Eighteen-year-old honor scholar Jason Moss wrote to males whose physique counts had made felony heritage: males named Dahmer, Manson, Ramirez, and Gacy.

DEAR MR. DAHMER...

Posing as their perfect sufferer, Jason seduced them along with his phrases. one after the other they wrote him again, showering him with their insanity and violent fantasies. Then the sport spun uncontrolled. John Wayne Gacy printed all to Jason -- and invited his pen friend to go to him in prison...

DEAR MR. GACY...

It used to be a suggestion Jason could not flip down. no matter if it made him...

The publication that has riveted the eye of the nationwide media, this can be the main revealing examine serial killers ever recorded and the main illuminating learn of the darkish areas of the human brain ever tried.

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Spirit of the Badge: 60 True Police Stories of Divine Guidance, Miracles & Intuition

By Ingrid Dean

For the 1st time ever, a e-book that portrays the metaphysical and non secular components of police paintings. Spirit of the Badge: 60 actual Police tales of Divine assistance, Miracles, & instinct is an inspirational selection of real-life debts from lively and retired law enforcement officials around the kingdom. Their tales spotlight the human, funny, and intuitive aspect of legislations enforcement and illustrate that time and again law enforcement officials transcend "just the facts," and are humanitarian through nature; an instantaneous distinction to how police officers are frequently portrayed on fact television indicates. Detective Sergeant Ingrid P. Dean has compiled a ground-breaking research of the boys and ladies who devote their lives to the general public. detect the truth of the lads and girls in uniform. www.spiritofthebadge.com

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The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection

By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler

Turn-of-the-century Paris used to be the thrashing middle of a speedily altering global. however the urban of sunshine used to be additionally a violent position. Criminals eagerly took benefit of the artistic nature of the age—the first getaway automobile, more and more risky guns, extra inventive disguises. The police battled again with a weapon in their personal: Alphonse Bertillon, the world’s maximum detective, the inventor of the mug shot and the crime-scene photograph, and an excellent innovator who pioneered the hot technological know-how of legal investigation.
 
Then on August 21, 1911, got here a criminal offense like none different: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa used to be stolen from the Louvre. It was once assumed that Bertillon may quick clear up the secret and retrieve the painting.
 
It wouldn't be so simple.
In The Crimes of Paris, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler inform the gripping tale of the robbery and the research that undefined. Bertillon and his affiliates may pursue clues best them into the area of avant-garde artists, reasonable residences in Montmartre and Montparnasse, cabarets, and from this primary nice secret into but others. Their suspects will be each person from the poet Guillaume Apollinaire to J. P. Morgan to Pablo Picasso.
 
A bright tapestry of Paris, bold thieves, and incessant investigators, The Crimes of Paris is a heart-pounding true-crime mystery of the top order, in addition to a super account of the trendy detective.

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And Then She Killed Him: True Love Turned True Crime

By Robert Scott

A TwoTime Widow top A Double Life

Miriam Giles ran away to Colorado to bury her violent pastbut this seductive, charismatic widow had a gloomy aspect that may by no means remain buried. After discovering the "sugar daddy" she was once trying to find in Alan Helmick, her new marriage appeared chuffed. Then, years later, Alan met a ugly destiny. Returning domestic from errands, Miriam came across him mendacity in a pool of blood. Miriam confirmed police a cryptic be aware caution her to "run, run, run." yet Miriam used to be no distraught housewife. She used to be a grasp manipulator consistently in a position to remain one step prior to her unwitting partnerand the lawuntil now.

Case noticeable on Dateline

Includes dramatic photos.

Praise for Robert Scott and Shattered Innocence

"Compelling and surprising. . .a groundbreaking book." Robert ok. Tanenbaum

"Fascinating and clean. . .a fastpaced, informative read." Sue Russell

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Montreal's Irish Mafia: The True Story of the Infamous West End Gang

By D'Arcy O'Connor

Their names resonate with equipped crime in Montreal: the Matticks, MacAllisters, Johnstons and Griffins, and Peter Dunie Ryan. they're the Irish an identical of the notorious Rizzuto and Cotroni households, and the "Mom" Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels. Award-winning manufacturer, journalist and writer D’Arcy O’Connor narrates the genesis and upward thrust to strength of 1 of Montreal’s strongest, violent and colourful legal organisations. it's the West finish Gang, whose individuals managed the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for his or her percentage of the city’s prostitution, playing, personal loan sharking and drug dealing. now and then, they didn't disdain forging alliances with rival gangs whilst large earnings have been at stake, or whilst a killing had to be carried out. 

The West finish Gang—the Irish Mafia of Montreal—is a mythical beast. They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of the town, a few trying to find how you can earn adequate simply to continue to exist, a few in need of greater than a role in an abattoir or on a development web site. In that feel, they have been no assorted from different immigrants from Italy and different eu nations. A shortcut to wealth used to be their universal aim. And Montreal, with its burgeoning post-WWII inhabitants, was once ripe for the picking.

The Irish Mob made headlines with a astounding Brinks theft in 1976, utilizing the cash to dealer an incredible heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. It took over the Port of Montreal, controlling the move of gear into the town, medicines which the Mafia funnelled to ny. The West finish Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; cannabis agents in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico. the group imported medications on an incredible scale. One bust that happened off the coast of Angola in 2006 concerned 22.5 tonnes of cannabis, destined for Montreal. 

The West finish Gang is a ripping story that unveils one more bankruptcy in Montreal’s colourful legal underworld.

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Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

By Ken Perenyi

The precise confessions of the main notorious art-forger in American history―a catch-me-if-you-can caper that finds the interior workings of the artwork world.

Featured on CBS SUNDAY MORNING and NBC's TODAY

For over thirty years, Ken Perenyi raked in riches via forging masterpieces, convincing even the main discerning specialists that his works have been authentic.

Growing up as a working-class child in citadel Lee, New Jersey, Perenyi by no means dreamed of changing into an paintings forger. although, while he stumbled upon The fortress, a wide crumbling property in his local, he came upon himself in the midst of the hot York avant-garde paintings scene. lower than their mentorship, he found he possessed a preternatural skill to mimic the works of outdated masters, a capability that rejected even the main certified specialists and catapulted him to a lifetime of riches.

Honest, gripping, and astounding, Caveat Emptor reveals the ironies latent to the artwork global, whereas telling the dramatic tale of ways Perenyi controlled to drag it off.

 

32 pages of colour pictures

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Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother's Story

By Janis Sharp

For ten years Gary McKinnon grew to become the unwilling concentration of Anglo–US diplomatic family. a working laptop or computer platforms analyst dwelling in London, he believed the USA govt was once withholding important information regarding the presence of UFOs. The unremarkable lives of he and his mom Janis replaced dramatically one morning in March 2002 while Gary phoned to inform her that he were arrested and used to be being interviewed approximately hacking into US executive pcs. Paul J. McNulty, the then-US lawyer for Virginia, introduced that Gary was once indicted in Alexandria, Virginia, on November 12 that yr, and at the same time introduced that the U.S. meant to extradite him.

Two years later the USA executive filed a request for Gary's extradition and on June 7, 2005, he was once arrested. Extradition to the USA appeared definite and so, fearing that Gary might kill himself instead of face being taken away to stand seven counts of as much as ten years each one, Janis's outstanding conflict began.

Janis Sharp spent the next ten years scuffling with her son's extradition. In October 2012 she eventually received. This was once a awesome victory for Janis and spoke volumes approximately her relentless struggle. Saving Gary McKinnon is the genuine tale of a mother's struggle to save lots of her son from dwelling out the remainder of his lifestyles in the back of bars. the united states judiciary had the entire may of the world's maximum strength. however it had now not reckoned on Gary's mother.

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