Description : ""The Only Living Witness" towers over the rest of the Ted Bundy bookshelf . . . (as) a monument to book-length journalism" (Jack Olsen, author of "The Misbegotten Son"). "A shining example of excellent reporting, fine writing, and a story of enduring value."--Carlton Stowers, author of "Careless Whispers."
Description : Ted Bundy was America's first celebrity serial killer, and one of the most chilling enigmas in criminal history. Handsome, boyish and well-spoken, a law student with bright political prospects, he was also a predator and sexual deviant who murdered and mutilated at least 30 young women and girls, many of them college coeds but at least two as young as 12.
Description : Ted Bundy was America's first celebrity serial killer, and one of the most chilling enigmas in criminal history. Handsome, boyish and well spoken, a law student with bright political prospects, Bundy was also a predator and sexual deviant who murdered and mutilated at least thirty young women and girls, many of them college coeds, but at least two as young as twelve. Penned by two journalists in close contact with Bundy's friends and relatives, as well as spending 150 hours interviewing him on Death Row, Ted Bundy: The Only Living Witness is the definitive account of America's most notorious criminal, as told by the people who knew him best.
Description : A builder's digger unearths the long-buried skeleton of a young man in a house in Great Yeldham. When the autopsy shows he was murdered 25 years ago, DCI George Milson and DS Scobie have to look into the past for a trail - however cold - in order to piece together the mystery.
Description : Drawn from more than 150 hours of exclusive tape-recorded interviews with Bundy, this collection provides shocking insights into the killer's 11th-hour confessions before his death in a Florida electric chair. A unique, horrifying self portrait of one of the most savage sex killers in history.
Description : In her 91 years, Ann-Victoria Hadley has often been the most hated person in Snow Hill, Pennsylvania. But now, it's worse than ever. After a new school board inserted "intelligent design" into the curriculum, they were sued by a coalition including Hadley, the one member of the board who wouldn't go along with the rest. With the trial about to start and the town a national laughing stock, Annie-Vic is found clubbed into unconsciousness and not expected to survive. The local police chief, one of the school board members, can't investigate it himself and doesn't trust the state police. So he brings in Gregor Demarkian. Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent, is happy to help—his wedding is coming up and he's desperate for a bit of time away from his too-involved neighbors on Cavanaugh Street in Philadelphia. Even if it is to investigate a brutal crime in a powder-keg of a small town.
Description : #1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! "As long as humanity speaks of virtue and dreams of freedom, the life and writings of Whittaker Chambers will ennoble and inspire." - PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN "One of the dozen or so indispensable books of the century..." - GEORGE F. WILL "Witness changed my worldview, my philosophical perceptions, and, without exaggeration, my life." - ROBERT D. NOVAK, from his Foreward "Chambers has written one of the really significant American autobiographies. When some future Plutarch writes his American Live, he will find in Chambers penetrating and terrible insights into America in the early twentieth century." - ARTHUR SCHLESINGER JR. "Chambers had a gift for language....to call Chambers an activist or Witness a political event is to say Dostoevsky was a criminologist or Crime and Punishment a morality tract." - WASHINGTON POST "Chambers was not just the witness against Alger Hiss, but was also one of th articulators of the modern conservative philosophy, a philosophy that has something to do with restoring the spiritual values of politics." - SAM TANENHAUS, author of Whittaker Chambers "One of the few indispensable autobiographies ever written by an American - and one of the best written, too." - HILTON KRAMER, The New Criterion First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous Alger Hiss case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief that "man without mysticism is a monster" went on to help make political conservatism a national force. Regnery History's Cold War Classics edition is the most comprehensive version of Witness ever published, featuring forewords collected from all previous editions, including discussions from luminaries William F. Buckley Jr., Robert D. Novak, Milton Hindus, and Alfred S. Regnery.
Description : Three years into the investigation of a horrific homicide case, a suburban home invasion murder of a wife and mother and point-blank shootings of her infant, husband, and father-in-law, the prosecutor slowly realizes that he and the police have been totally wrong about one of his capital murder defendants and reverses course. Until Proven Innocent was originally published by Avon Books. Story seen on the series True Convictions on Investigative Discovery, in January 2018. https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/true-conviction/full-episodes/the-final-call The Miami Herald: "[Brian] Cavanagh called on his father for help. Three decades ago, as a New York City detective, Thomas Cavanagh became famous clearing a man accused of a Manhattan murder. His work led to the original Kojak TV movie and subsequent series. Thomas Cavanagh built a reputation for cracking tough cases. He continued to track down elusive killers even after he retired and moved to South Florida. More than 15 years after he retired, Cavanagh used his legendary skills to help find a man who murdered a Davie woman during a home-invasion robbery. Working together to crack a Davie murder case, the real-life Kojak and his prosecutor son..." Globe Magazine: REAL-LIFE KOJAK CATCHES A KILLER He quits retirement to free innocent man "A former New York City cop whose exploits inspired TV's Kojak has come out of retirement to solve a baffling murder mystery. Super-sleuth Thomas Cavanagh, 79, cleared the prime suspect in the case -- and fingered the real suspect. Cavanagh was sunning himself by the pool at his Florida home when his son Brian, a prosecutor in Fort Lauderdale, called. "Dad, I have a problem with this case," Brian said. "What should I do?" PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN FRONT. CLICK "LOOK INSIDE" UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT A TRUE STORY Breathless, a woman's call to 911 interrupted a quiet night in the horse country suburbs: "I'm stabbed to death. Please!" Did somebody stab you? asked the operator. "Yes! And my husband, my baby!" Within minutes, officers arrived at her remote ranch house but didn't know whether an assailant was still present. Announcing themselves, they got no response, then entered anyway, guns drawn, and began a dangerous, tense search, room by room. Then they heard a baby's scream. Although the house wasn't yet fully cleared, they followed the wailing to the master bedroom where they found, tied and gagged, her husband and elderly father-in-law. They and their 18-month-old all had been shot point-blank in the head--but were still alive. Shocked, the officers called out to bring in paramedics, who had to crawl through the living room because the house still had not been completely cleared. Hurrying, and contrary to usual procedures, the officers spread out. One found a locked closet door; four officers gathered, and with guns ready, one of them kicked it in. Behind it they found their 911 caller--still holding the phone. "Oh, shit," said the kicker. In the history of Davie, Florida, there had never been such a savage and sociopathic crime, and police and homicide prosecutor Brian Cavanagh were determined to resolve it. For three years, they had two suspects under surveillance, then arrest. Both faced the death penalty. But as the legal case progressed, Cavanagh began to doubt that the defendants were partners. Possibly one had been a victim of the other, as well. In 1963, Cavanagh's dad, Tom, a Manhattan lieutenant of detectives, had a famous case called the "Career Girls Murder," two women in their twenties found horribly mutilated in their Upper East Side apartment. The newspapers played the story big, a random killer on the loose, meanwhile Tom and his precinct detectives had been unable to solve it. Months after the murder, Brooklyn detectives declared the case solved; they'd taken a signed confession from a man with a low IQ. Their additional proof was a photo in his wallet; it was of one of the girls he killed, he said. The man quickly recanted, although that didn't much matter to the Brooklyn detectives. As soon as he heard some of the details of the confession, Tom disbelieved it; the man didn't fit the profile. Needing to work quietly under the most difficult of circumstances, Tom sent out his own detectives to do the impossible: identify the girl in the picture. It had been taken in some sort of park setting. They first showed it to botanists, who recognized the type of trees in the background and where they grew. From that they could guess at where the park was. Targeting nearby high schools, the detectives then showed the photo to teachers to see if any could recognize the girl. One did. When they found the girl, she asked, "Where did you get that?" After all that impossibly good work, Tom and his detectives caught a break and found the real killer of the Career Girls. Until then, Tom said, he hadn't believed that police could make such mistakes. Afterward, as a result, New York State outlawed the death penalty. As well, this remarkable story inspired a TV movie and series starring a character playing Cavanagh's role. His name was Lt. Theo Kojak. As a child, Brian Cavanagh had watched his dad's anguish throughout that situation. Now, he had a case that was remarkably similar--except that he was potentially on the wrong side. Once his confidence level in the guilt of one of his defendants dropped to a level of precarious uncertainty, Brian was in no-man's land. He couldn't continue with a prosecution he no longer believed in, nor could he easily admit he'd been wrong for so long. While his dad was still around to watch, Brian approached his own moment of courage. Could he prove that he was the equal of his father?
Description : Timothy Flynn Farrell wondered if he was alive and living this experience, if he was dead and this was the afterlife he had earned or if he was only unconscious and this was all a dream. The pain he could feel from the struggle he’d gone through last night made him truly believe that this was all real. He’d operate on that premise and that meant that he’d better be on guard. Flynn, as he preferred to be called, had begun his month on the battlefield of Kuwait. It had been September of 1991. Over the last ten days he had traveled halfway around the world with his Marine unit and ended up in San Diego. From there he had traveled back east to Boston and from there up north to North Conway, only to arrive a few minutes after his mother was killed in an automobile accident, ironically while coming to pick him up. Then he had buried her and begun to set his own life back on track, suddenly he was blind-sided by a recall which cut his leave to those few days. What had happened that mysterious night? He remembered only driving into a fog and thinking that he was in some kind of a gas attack. When he awoke he was thrust back in time to 1941. Not only that but also he was thrust into a confrontation with his own grandfather. His grandfather had never been a part of Flynn’s life because the man had run off with some woman before Flynn’s own father had been born. Today Flynn had been able to prove that had not been the truth. He knew without a doubt that his grandfather, the man who had been scorned by his former friends and neighbors, had not run off with the girl. No, his grandfather had been a hero. He had gone to the girl’s defense when she was being attacked and he had sacrificed his life and his future in a vain attempt to save her. Today Flynn, by his presence, had changed all of that. He’d been unable to save the girl, Anne Dean, she had lost her life. He had, however, saved his grandfather, at least he was still alive today. He might live and he might not live but in any event, if he died, it would be as a hero, not as a scoundrel. Flynn knew that his task now would be to aid in keeping his grandfather alive. Sheriff Roberds, Eddy Cunningham and Johnny Blue were not nice people and they would do everything in their power to destroy Flynn and Leroy Brown, the black man who they still didn’t realize was Anne’s husband. Roberds and Cunningham, brother’s-in-law who had a pact and a still unknown history of killing women, were to be feared. Not so much for themselves but rather their connections which might allow them to avoid punishment for their crime. Johnny Blue, he was not going to be a problem because he was merely a hanger on. Doctor Ray Ward and Father John Logan were two people that Flynn could count on for support. They, along with Ray’s wife, Liddy, were the only one’s who knew that Flynn was a time traveler. Others knew Flynn as Ray’s handyman, no one special. Here he was, out of the commotion of the emergency room and in a situation he still didn’t grasp. The only thing that was making sense was that he, Flynn, was probably the one with the best understanding of what had happened and therefore, the one who could control what was going to happen. Now he had to see how this played out.