Silent Witness

The Karla Brown Murder Case


Author: Don W. Weber

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451404237

Category: True Crime

Page: 444

View: 7399

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

Arsenic Under the Elms

Murder in Victorian New Haven


Author: Virginia A. McConnell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803283091

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 3902

This fascinating examination of two sensational, unsolved murders presents nineteenth-century New Haven as a microcosm of Victorian society, with new insight into the customs, law, medicine, journalism, and language of the day.

Precious Victims


Author: Don W. Weber

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451171849

Category: Criminals

Page: 448

View: 9929

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

Secret Lessons


Author: Don W. Weber

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451404800

Category: True Crime

Page: 364

View: 782

Chronicles the story of a popular sixth-grade teacher in a Caseyville, Illinois, elementary school, who was accused of sexually abusing numerous young girls

The Death of Innocence

The Untold Story of JonBenét's Murder and how Its Exploitation Compromised the Pursuit of Truth


Author: John Ramsey,Patricia Ann Ramsey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780785268161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 396

View: 1285

The parents of JonBenet Ramsey present their side of the story of their daughter's murder

Forensic Science


Author: Andrew R.W. Jackson,Julie M. Jackson,Harry Mountain,Daniel Brearley

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292088230

Category: Reference

Page: 552

View: 382

This book is the perfect starting point for any newcomer to the field of forensic science. It examines the entire process of conducting forensic science, from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the examination and evaluation of that evidence, to the presentation of scientific findings in court. The book is scientifically rigorous but written in a friendly and engaging style making it the ideal companion for undergraduate students beginning a forensic science course; as background for MSc students; as a reference for related professions such as lawyers or police officers; or simply for the casual reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating area.

Women, Murder and Femininity

Gender Representations of Women Who Kill


Author: L. Seal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230294502

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 5449

Women who kill rupture our assumptions about what a woman is. This book explores different socio-cultural understandings of women who commit, or are accused, of murder. A wide range of cases are discussed in order to highlight the ways in which such women have been perceived, and how such cases reflect important social and cultural shifts.

A Killer Among Us

A True Story of a Family's Triumph Over Tragedy


Author: Charles Bosworth

Publisher: Onyx

ISBN: 9780451408549

Category: True Crime

Page: 460

View: 9756

Recounts the true story of a twenty-eight-year-old mother of four who was found dead in her own home--murdered execution style by her husband, Rick DeCaro for her $100,000 life insurance policy, and her family's struggle for justice. Original.

Strangers in Death


Author: J. D. Robb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101207406

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6885

Lieutenant Eve Dallas explores the hidden connections among friends and lovers, enemies and strangers in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series. In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed—and strangled—with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lt. Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband Roarke happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders’s sporting-goods firm was headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she’s knocking on doors—or barging through them—to look for the answers she needs. But some things don’t add up—and everyone’s alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the nephew who stood to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion—or a carefully planned execution? It’s up to Dallas to solve a sensational case in which those who seem to be intimates sometimes guard secrets from each other—and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways... From the Paperback edition.

Apple Confidential 2.0

The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company


Author: Owen W. Linzmayer

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 2485

Chronicles the best and the worst of Apple Computer's remarkable story.

Pretty Little Killers

The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of Skylar Neese


Author: Daleen Berry,Geoffrey C. Fuller

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1940363667

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 6722

In Pretty Little Killers, journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller expand upon their New York Times bestselling ebook The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese to give you even more information behind one of the most horrific and shocking murders of our time. Including over 100 pages of new material, Pretty Little Killers shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled. After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second-degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts you would have learned if the case had gone to trial. Including specific details drawn from Rachel’s confession, Pretty Little Killers looks at the crime through the eyes of the victim and killers, providing intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel’s personal journal, Skylar’s diary and school papers, and court records. Berry and Fuller examine all this, including previously unreported details about Rachel and Shelia’s rumored lesbian relationship and explain why more than one investigator believes Skylar’s murder was a thrill kill. Most important, Pretty Little Killers provides a satisfying answer to Skylar’s final question: “Why?”


My World Ends Here


Author: John Partipilo

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683507703

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 5913

A stunning photographic essay of fine art photojournalism that will make you want to explore Cuba. For nearly 60 years only 90 miles off the coast of the United States, Cuba has been isolated from many Americans. Cuba: My World Ends Here is a photographic essay by internationally award-winning photojournalist John Partipilo and is a look inside this mysterious country and the everyday life of the Cuban people.

A Death in Belmont


Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077377

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 783

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

Reading Death in Ancient Rome


Author: Mario Erasmo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814210925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 8964

In Reading Death in Ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo considers both actual funerary rituals and their literary depictions in epic, elegy, epitaphs, drama, and prose works as a form of participatory theater in which the performers and the depicters of rituals engage in strategies to involve the viewer/reader in the ritual process, specifically by invoking and playing on their cultural associations at a number of levels simultaneously. He focuses on the associative reading process--the extent to which literary texts allude to funeral and burial ritual, the narrative role played by the allusion to recreate a fictive version of the ritual, and how the allusion engages readers' knowledge of the ritual or previous literary intertexts. Such a strategy can advance a range of authorial agendas by inviting readers to read and reread assumptions about both the surrounding Roman culture and earlier literature invoked through intertextual referencing. By (re)defining their relation to the dead, readers assume various roles in an ongoing communion with the departed. Reading Death in Ancient Rome makes an important and innovative contribution to semiotic theory as applied to classical texts and to the emerging field of mortality studies. It should thus appeal to classicists as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in art history and archeology.

Murder Rap

The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations


Author: Greg Kading

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983955481

Category: Music

Page: 263

View: 4216

An account of how a police detective lead the task force that exposed the facts behind the deaths of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.

Beyond Obsession

The Shocking True Story of a Teenage Love Affair Turned Deadly


Author: Richard Hammer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504039092

Category: True Crime

Page: 373

View: 8995

The chilling true story of a beautiful violin prodigy, her devoted boyfriend, and the devastating family secrets that led to a brutal murder. Joyce Aparo seemed to be the perfect single mother. She doted on her sixteen-year-old daughter, Karin, encouraging her musical ability and lavishing affection on her. But behind closed doors, Joyce was a terror. For thirteen years, she beat Karin savagely, kept her away from other children, and demeaned her relentlessly. When Karin met the troubled yet brilliant Dennis Coleman, the two fell head-over-heels into lustful infatuation. But Joyce disapproved—so she had to die. On August 5, 1987, Joyce’s body was found under a bridge near the Connecticut–Massachusetts border. She had been strangled, and was covered in bruises, with paper stuffed in her mouth and pantyhose knotted around her throat. The police investigation soon dragged her horrific treatment of Karin into the open, and the teenage lovers became the prime suspects. Dennis eventually confessed to the murder, testifying that Karin begged him to kill her mother. But Karin had a very different story to tell, claiming to have no knowledge of Dennis’s plans. Was she manipulating the police the same way she manipulated her former boyfriend, or was she an innocent victim? Based on meticulous research, court transcripts, and interviews with the survivors, Beyond Obsession is the definitive account of an American tragedy and the basis for a popular TV movie starring Victoria Principal and Emily Warfield.

Evil Next Door

The Untold Stories of a Killer Undone by DNA


Author: Amanda Lamb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101186461

Category: True Crime

Page: 296

View: 8574

A brutal murder. An abundance of DNA evidence. A three-and-a-half year search for a killer who was always so close-yet untouchable. After the rape and murder of Raleigh, North Carolina, resident Stephanie Bennett, police had ample DNA evidence. They also had a suspect: the man next door. But for more than three years, he eluded them by refusing to hand over a DNA sample, wiping down anything he touched and even planting decoy samples. This is the gripping story of how a team of detectives finally tripped him up-and brought closure to an innocent young woman's family.

The Stranger She Loved

A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder


Author: Shanna Hogan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250057507

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 8497

Recounts the murder of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill at the hands of her husband, a doctor, lawyer and Mormon bishop who, upon further investigation by his daughters, had multiple marital affairs, a past criminal record and conned his way into medical school.

No Stone Unturned

The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators


Author: Steve Jackson

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780786015771

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8194

Examines the NecroSearch international investigation team, a group of the nation's top scientists, specialists, and behavorists who use the latest technology and the most advanced techniques to solve "unsolvable" crimes, profiling real-life mysteries solved by this revolutionary organization. Reprint.

Sadistic Killers

Profiles of Pathological Predators


Author: Carol Anne Davis

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862547711

Category: Murder

Page: 335

View: 7967

Acclaimed crime writer Carol Anne Davis explores the minds of sadistic killers in Britain, the US and Australia. Sadistic Killers is a compelling look at the formative influences of a sadist and at his or her crimes. Unflinching in detail but never gratuitous, this is an informative read with a hopeful ending.