Description : Includes . . . The controversial rape case of the Martinsville Seven The first murder in America to be convicted on DNA evidence The UVA honors students accused of murder The last-minute reprieve of Earl Washington Jr. based on DNA findings The Virginia Tech shootings
Description : Spanning murder cases from the beginning of the twentieth century to today, this is a must-read for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller readers. The contributors include Harold Schechter, Katherine Ramsland, Carol Anne Davis, Burl Barer, and other leading writers in this genre. In February 1975, nine-year-old Marcia Trimble left her house in Nashville to deliver Girl Scout cookies in the neighborhood. She never returned. After a massive but fruitless search, her body was discovered on Easter Sunday. Outrage and horror gripped the community of Nashville, but the murder investigation was frustrated at every turn. The case went cold for three decades until it was finally solved. In January 1997, Herbert Blitzstein was found murdered in the living room of his Las Vegas townhouse. A notorious mob insider, "Fat Herbie" had pursued loan sharking and other rackets for decades. Now, Blitzstein had been dispatched gangland style—by three bullets to the back of the head—in what appeared to be a classic contract killing. But the details of who killed him and why turned out to be much more complicated, and the real motives and circumstances remain murky to this day. These are just two examples of the riveting stories assembled in this unparalleled collection of some of the top true-crime writers in the world. Each of the seventeen contributors draws on his or her own strengths, backgrounds, interests, and research skills to describe in a vivid narrative not only the facts of each notorious case but also the terrible emotions and macabre circumstances surrounding the crimes.
Description : The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rosemary West\Leonard Lake & Charles Ng\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka contains one full length bestselling true crime book and three true crime shorts. The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego chronicles the kidnapping, rape, sex slave fantasies, brutality, and serial murder of husband and wife Gerald and Charlene Gallego in California, Nevada, and Oregon, killing ten, including a pregnant woman, and destroying many lives in the process before the killer couple was finally brought to justice and pitted against each other in riveting trials in two states. The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West (A True Crime Short) recounts the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer married couple, Fred and Rosemary West, who raped, tortured, held in bondage, and. murdered more than a dozen young females over two decades, mostly at the couple’s house of horrors on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England, till the authorities brought the reign of terror to an end. The Sex Slave Murders 3: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng (A True Crime Short) delves into the sex-motivated crimes at a secluded cabin and adjacent custom-made bunker of horrors in an unincorporated area in Calaveras County, California, where the brutal killers sexually assaulted, tortured, and murdered their multiple victims, often videotaping the heinous crimes for their sick pleasure, before a twist of fate brought their reign of terror to a shocking conclusion. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a true crime short that looks at the infamous Canadian sexually motivated serial killers and husband and wife, who took three lives including that of Holmoka’s own sister; with Bernardo a serial rapist as well, known as The Scarborough Rapist, before justice came down on them.
Description : Musaicum Books presents to you a carefully created collection of Allan Pinkerton's true crime and mystery stories. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Expressman and the Detective The Somnambulist and the Detective The Murderer and the Fortune Teller The Spiritualists and the Detectives Mississippi Outlaws and the Detectives Don Pedro and the Detectives Poisoner and the Detectives Bucholz and the Detectives The Burglar's Fate and the Detectives The Spy of the Rebellion
Description : Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929) with its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction".
Description : What happens when the President of the United States engages in criminal activity? He runs for re-election. Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his National Security Advisor pleaded guilty to several more. Multiple Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by his actions as President that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process. Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by Robert Mueller, and the third Presidential impeachment trial in American history, Donald Trump survived to run for presidency again. Why? Jeffrey Toobin's highly entertaining, definitive account of the Mueller investigation and the impeachment of the President takes readers behind the scenes of the epic legal and political struggle to call Trump to account for his misdeeds. Toobin recounts the mind-boggling twists and turns in the case – Trump's son met with a Russian operative promising Kremlin support; Trump paid a porn star $130,000 to hush up an affair; Rudy Giuliani and a pair of shady Ukrainian-American businessmen got the Justice Department to look at Russian-created conspiracy theories. Toobin shows how Trump's canny lawyers used Mueller's famous integrity against him, and how Trump's bullying and bluster cowed Republican legislators into ignoring the clear evidence of the impeachment hearings. Based on dozens of interviews with prosecutors in Mueller's office, Trump's legal team, Congressional investigators, White House staffers, and several of the key players, including some who are now in prison, True Crimes and Misdemeanours is a revelatory narrative that makes sense of the seemingly endless chaos of the Trump years. Filled with never-before-reported details of the high-stakes legal battles and political machinations, the book weaves a tale of a rogue President guilty of historic misconduct, and how he got away with it.
Description : In 1853 Lexington, Virginia, Mary Evelyn Anderson, one of the most beautiful women in the Commonwealth, spurned the advances of a young law student named Charles Burks Christian. Humiliated and heartbroken, Christian confronted, stabbed and killed the man he believed responsible for Anderson's decision. The man was her cousin, Thomas Blackburn, a VMI cadet and student of Stonewall Jackson. What followed was a circus of inept and brilliant lawyers dragging members of the most prominent families in antebellum Virginia through and all-too-public discussion of seduction, courtship, honor and self-defense. Author and historian Daniel S. Morrow chronicles the history of the events that led to Blackburn's death, the trials that followed and the impact on Lexington, its two colleges and the men and women who would soon find themselves engaged in a great Civil War.
Description : From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders, comes a riveting new true crime short, The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West. The gripping tale chronicles the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer couple. Over the course of two decades, Fred and Rosemary West murdered more than a dozen young females. Most of the murders were sexually motivated and took place at the couple’s home on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England. Only when the killers were brought to justice did their murderous reign of rape, torture, bondage, and terror come to an end. As a bonus, included is a complete true crime story on American serial killer couple Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, who during one hot summer claimed the lives of eight people during a shocking and murderous crime spree across multiple states in the Midwest. Also included are excerpts from The Sex Slave Murders, which recounts the frightening tale of married serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, and the sex slave fantasies that fueled their kidnapping and murder of young women.