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Birth of a Killer The Saga of Larten Crepsley Book 1

Author : Darren Shan
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Following the massive success of the Demonata series, Darren Shan is back where it all started – telling the life story of the vampire Larten Crepsley. Spanning centuries and continents, taking in sea voyages, murder, war and love, this is the epic, bloodsoaked tale of a vampire who started out a nobody... and ended up changing the world forever.

The Saga of Larten Crepsley 1 4 Birth of a Killer Ocean of Blood Palace of the Damned Brothers to the Death The Saga of Larten Crepsley

Author : Darren Shan
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The complete collection of the epic saga of Larten Crepsley – vampire, hero and victim of fate... Prequel series to The Saga of Darren Shan.

Birth Of A Killer

Author : Daniel Kuhnley
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In a blind girl's nightmares, murder is a dream come true. Above anything else, Alice Bergman craves independence. But after a cruel classmate bullies the blind sixteen-year-old at school, her determined dreams become a vision of the boy's death. And when she wakes, she's horrified to learn her tormentor didn't survive the night. Already terrified that the imagined bloodshed may be coming true, a ruthless attack leaves Alice with bruises and countless questions. As she seeks the help of a caring psychiatrist, yet another student falls victim to her frightening premonitions. With paranoia closing in, she dreads that the person behind the killings may be someone she thought she could trust... Can Alice put her nightmares to bed, or will her next dream end in murder? Birth of a Killer is the suspenseful prequel novella to The Braille Killer. If you like unique sleuths, origin stories, and a hint of the supernatural, you'll love Daniel Kuhnley's nail-biting tale. Buy Birth Of A Killer today to see how the darkness began!

iPAD Birth of a Killer Platform

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The Birth of Psychopathy The Psychology of a Serial Killer The Life of Dennis Nilsen

Author : Matthew Malekos
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The text that is offered is a biographical sketch of the life of the UK prisoner, Dennis Nilsen, which draws specific emphasis on his life whilst in prison, from 1984 to the current date. The material from which this text derives includes, but is not limited to the following - twelve years of personal correspondence with the subject of the book, Mr Nilsen himself; offering a discursive & subjective account of one prisoner's attempts at self-rehabilitation. Aspects of this extensive correspondence are utilised in order to offer the reader a new line of enquiry, which has until now been unavailable in the public domain. Such material is consistently presented against an introductory level story of the social sciences, psychology and issues of development and behaviour, ensuring that the text is understandable not only to academics and others in the field, but to the general public at large.

History of Jack the Giant Killer

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Duncan s Diary Birth of a Serial Killer

Author : Christopher C. Payne
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Duncan is in the throes of a mid-life crisis and searching for his own identity. His problems seem no different than other men facing the same issues, but as he struggles through a divorce and the challenges of co-parenting his children, Duncan soon realizes that he feels complete inside only when he begins to secretly explore a world of torture and death-a world that only he controls. Suddenly, Duncan's life is no longer normal at all. As Duncan deals with his newfound guilty pleasure of destruction and wickedness, his diary entries reflect a roller coaster psychological journey. Duncan grapples with the ramifications of what he is becoming, but at the same time, graphically describes the deaths of several of his victims. Clearly a man caught between his morals and an evil calling. Duncan leads a seemingly typical life during the day, but in the dark of night becomes a monster. Only one man suspects what Duncan is capable of-his best friend, Sudhir, a detective in the Palo Alto Police Department. Despite Duncan's cries for help penned on the pages of his diary, he becomes a master at hiding his transformation from "the guy next door" to a masterful serial killer.

Brewing Up a Business

Author : Sam Calagione
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The Fever

Author : Sonia Shah
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In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them? In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. Through the centuries, she finds, we've invested our hopes in a panoply of drugs and technologies, and invariably those hopes have been dashed. From the settling of the New World to the construction of the Panama Canal, through wars and the advances of the Industrial Revolution, Shah tracks malaria's jagged ascent and the tragedies in its wake, revealing a parasite every bit as persistent as the insects that carry it. With distinguished prose and original reporting from Panama, Malawi, Cameroon, India, and elsewhere, The Fever captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2011

Author : Stephen Pincock
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The Kabul Killer

Author : Lara Dixon
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I was your typical nice guy. I loved my family and friends and cared about people. Always a great sense of humor, easy going and willing to help others. But combat changes you. The reality of enemy bullets wizzing past your head wakes you up and forever changes your DNA.At first I was terrified at how cheaply life can be valued by other cultures. But like in most situations you can get used to most anything when you need to. On the battlefield its you or the other guy. After a while you don't think twice about pulling the trigger and killing an enemy before he can kill you or your buddies. I understood military service, I was good at it and it agreed with me. I even came to enjoy it. I was promoted and made damn sure I wasn't going to lose anyone under my command.But the inevitable sets in and my time as a British Marine was drawing short. In my twenties, no formal education, no wife or girlfriend and not much of a family to return to in Britain. I was faced with the rest of my life.But then the unexpected happened. A chance conversation, an offer, an opportunity and I jumped at the possibilities.

Vegas Sunrise

Author : Fern Michaels
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A Powerful Legacy That Can Unite--Or Divide. . . Fanny Thornton Reed, proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, chooses her first husband's illegitimate son Jeff to run Babylon, her family's successful Las Vegas casino. For Jeff, this is a chance of a lifetime. For Fanny, it is a decision she will come to regret as it turns her children against each other. For the rightful Thornton heirs, it is their worst nightmare come true. Will jealousy and betrayal tear them apart once and for all--or will perseverance and love salvage the Thornton dream? "Fascinating." --Romantic Times "A jam-packed finale." --Kirkus Reviews 120,000 Words

Shadow City

Author : Diana Pharaoh Francis
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The world is falling apart. The magical apocalypse has come. Now is the time to guard the covenstead against both raiders and refugees. But Max has been stolen by a powerful demi-god who is determined to force her to find a way to use a magical power she never knew she had—even if it kills her. Meanwhile, back in Horngate, a Fury is birthing. When the creature breaks free of the fragile bonds that enclose her, her rage will scour the covenstead from the earth. Max finds herself in the Shadow City, a place of mysteries and magic, where she must battle for her freedom or become a slave to creatures of dreadful greed and power. Back in Horngate, Alexander must swallow his anger and pride if he hopes to defeat the Fury, a creature that no one has ever successfully fought before. In the end, it will be courage, friendship, faith and loyalty that win the day. Or else so one will live to see tomorrow.

The Killer of Little Shepherds

Author : Douglas Starr
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At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher, dubbed "The Killer of Little Shepherds," terrorized the French countryside. He eluded authorities for years-until he ran up against prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. The two men typified the Belle Epoque, a period of immense scientific achievement and fascination with its promise to reveal the secrets of the human condition. With high drama and stunning detail, Douglas Starr recounts the infamous crime and punishment of Vacher, interweaving the story of how Lacassagne and his colleagues developed forensics as we know it. We see one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, as Fourquet painstakingly collects eyewitness accounts, leading to Vacher's arrest. And we see the twists and turns of the celebrated trial: to disprove Vacher's defense by reason of insanity, Fourquet recruits Lacassagne, who had revolutionized criminal science: refining the use of blood spatter evidence, systematizing the autopsy and doing ground-breaking research in psychology. Lacassagne's forensic investigation ranks among the greatest of all time, and its denouement is gripping. An important contribution to the history of medicine and criminal justice, impressively researched and thrillingly told.

Descent into Madness

Author : David Burford
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When Reginald J. Smythe discovered an old, handwritten journal at the bottom of a steamer trunk purchased at an estate sale in Atlanta, Georgia, he knew there was a story to be told. In his hand, he held the personal thoughts of Willfred Medford McCallister III, a notorious serial killer. Smythe researched McCallister’s life and journeyed into his heart, mind, and soul—from his humble beginnings to his bitter end. According to McCallister, he led a fairly normal and most unremarkable life. Born in 1929 in Brufford, Texas, he was the only child of Willfred and Shirley. He grew up, served in the military, worked at various jobs, paid his taxes, and bowled with his buddies. But all that changed one dark night in November of 1984 when he ran into Albert DeMoss. Then McCallister’s descent into the dark of humanity began. Smythe narrates a heart-wrenching tale of violence and cruelty, a story of one man’s journey to becoming a serial killer—a man who murdered more than forty people.

An Anger at Birth

Author : J. E. Mayer
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A city is paralyzed by fear after a series of violent crimes that break ultimate taboo: harming infants and young children. The police suspect a pedophile; the media fuel fears of a violent new gang. Meanwhile, a street-smart shrink and a hard-nosed cop defy the focus of the larger investigation to pursue the real serial killer, a raging time bomb who’s planning an ultimate attack on innocents. Based on actual events, this chilling, fast-paced novel pulls the reader into the world of violent troubled individuals—and what happens when we fail to help them.

The Last Pirate of New York

Author : Rich Cohen
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Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. “History at its best . . . I highly recommend this remarkable book.”—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For years, he operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime, working on the water in ships, sleeping in the nickel-a-night flops, drinking in barrooms where rat-baiting and bear-baiting were great entertainments. His criminal career reached its peak in 1860, when he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was to rob the ship and flee, disappearing into the teeming streets of lower Manhattan, as he’d done numerous times before, eventually finding his way back to his nearsighted Irish immigrant wife (who, like him, had been disowned by her family) and their infant son. But the plan went awry—the ship was found listing and unmanned in the foggy straits of Coney Island—and the voyage that was to enrich him instead led to his last desperate flight. Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street. Advance praise for The Last Pirate of New York “A remarkable work of scholarship about old New York, combined with a skillfully told, edge-of-your-seat adventure story—I could not put it down.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia “With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BACK TO MARINELAND OF THE PACIFIC

Author : Jim Patryla
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This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the history of world famous Marineland of the Pacific and features over 200 rare color and black & white photographs. A number of these historic Marineland images were selected from the author's own personal archive of original photographs, including the only known full color photographs taken of the actual birth of the world's very first killer whale ever to be conceived and born in captivity. Marineland of the Pacific opened in 1954 and during its reign as one of the premier tourist attractions in Southern California it managed to educate and entertain millions. 33 years later Marineland's controversial closing outraged a community and the world lost a truly remarkable institution. This one-of-a-kind collector's edition of facts and photographs will help to preserve Marineland's legacy of compassion, education and discovery.

Silent Rage

Author : D. Funk
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Libby is a survivor. As a child she unwittingly escapes a serial killer but meets another as an adult. Ironically, she likes the amicable criminal, Russell. As a student of behavioral psychology, she chooses Russell for a case study. Over the course of their sessions she learns they share a dark secret, but she's not telling anyone. Because of her discovery, she wants to end their sessions and cut all ties with him. Libby wishes to get on with the life she has planned with her fiancé. Russell grew up in poverty, facing abuse, bullying, molestation, and neglect. He experienced hardships most people pretend does not exist. Russell eventually learned how to take care of himself. His amateurish self-sufficiency meant using his favorite knife to silence his tormentors."Silent Rage" is the story of a young man who is tired of his pathetic life. Libby tried to provide guidance for him but ultimately couldn't help the young man who has only known cruelty and violence. Russell discovers he enjoys the power that comes from inflicting his own form of abuse.2019 Finalist in the Silver Falchion Mystery Writer Award - Killer Nashville

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Author : William F. Perrin
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This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE