Homicide By The Rich And Famous


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Profiles the crimes of the rich and famous, from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present, and argues that the "rules" are different for the rich and famous.

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Author by Gini Graham Scott
Genre eBook Social Science
Read Book 266
ISBN Number 0275983463

American Murder Homicide In The Early 20th Century


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America has long had the reputation as the most violent and murderous of modern industralized nations. Even while violent crime has dropped in recent years, our murder rate is still incredibly high. Since the beginning of the 20th century, our society has undergone profound changes, and our technologies have advanced, but the motives and methods for murder and escaping the long arm of the law have kept pace, often capitalizing on availble technologies. In addition, as the century progressed, the media would become an integral part of murder in America, helping investigations, glamorizing murder, and bringing it into our homes on a daily basis. Here, Scott examines the changing face of murder in the context of societal changes, and traces the advances in investigative techniques and technologies. Each chapter offers vivid accounts of the most notorious and representative murders for each time period, focusing especially on those murderers who have had the edge on their pursuers, even escaping detection to this day. Beginning at the turn of the century, Scott details one of the most notorious cases of the day, in which a jealous lover poisons the wife of her lover. The book ends with the still-unsolved Tupac Shakur murder case. Taking readers through the various developments in methods of murder, and the techniques used to capture the criminals, Scott provides a fascinating overview of the way murder has changed through the decades and how law enforcement has kept pace. This insightful book sheds light on both our fascination with murder and on murderers and their nemeses over the last one hundred years.

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Author by Gini Graham Scott
Genre eBook Murder
Read Book 221
ISBN Number 0275999777

Assignment Homicide


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In New York City in 1948, a dozen or so reporters founded the New York Press Club to improve relations between newspapermen and the judiciary and police department. One of these "newspapermen," and the only living founder is Jeanne Toomey, a law school dropout for financial reasons. At twenty-one years of age, she joined the staff of “The Brooklyn Daily Eagle” and was sent to cover police headquarters, alternating between Brooklyn and Manhattan. What went on behind all those headlines? The inside story of the sex lives, the disasters, comic episodes, and the general mayhem of those who report the crime of a great city is faithfully recorded in “Assignment Homicide.” With bail bondsmen, judges and cops, the only woman among one hundred men, the author was the envy of her female friends. When the reporters--she dated some of them--launched their press club, they also introduced the district attorneys and police commissioners to their hectic, alcohol-fueled world. Heartaches, passionate mix-ups resulting in sudden death, plane crashes, jail breaks, complex court cases--every kind of disaster--were daily fare for reporters in America's largest city. Here is their story: uncolored, unbiased, bigger than life. Working for as many as thirty newspapers, as well as the Associated Press and King Features Syndicate, JEANNE TOOMEY was a veteran wanderer and itinerant. Never caring much about pensions, benefits, and other serious concerns of many of her peers, she was more preoccupied with seeing the "Real America" (or France or Mexico). She worked both sides of the United States, carrying a notebook or tape recorder. Published by “Family Circle,” “Family Weekly,” AP Newsfeatures, and a number of detective magazines as well as newspapers, she has won the "Woman of the Year" award from the Women's Press Club of New York, as well as the Nevada State Press Association's prize as best feature writer. A graduate of Southampton College of Long Island University, she tried to hold up a strong mirror to life.

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Author by Jeanne Toomey
Genre eBook Business & Economics
Read Book 164
ISBN Number 9781611390735

So You Want To Be A Cop


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cop? Well, it's time to find out. Follow Stan Otremba from his beginnings as a relief bailiff at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1959. There, he hears the case of Johnny Stompanato, who turned up dead in his home one night. Stompanato's stepdaughter, Cheryl Crane, testifies that she killed him because he was beating her mother. But bailiff Otremba is suspicious, and years later, he finds out what really happened. When he becomes a full-fledged police officer with the Santa Maria Police Department, Otremba investigates murders, rapes, suicides, and more. As a deputy coroner, he sees still yet another side of the law, but it's not a pretty one. Along the way, Otremba adapts to the changes in law enforcement, enjoying the new technology that becomes available from the Law Enforcement Assistance Program and fine-tuning his crime-fighting tactics. Follow an insider through twenty-eight years of action in So, You Want to Be a Cop ?

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Author by Stan Otremba
Genre eBook Humor
Read Book 196
ISBN Number 9780595530281

The Billionaire Murders


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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime. Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies were found in a bizarre tableau in their elegant Toronto home. First described as murder-suicide — belts looped around their necks, they were found seated beside their basement swimming pool — police later ruled it a staged, targeted double murder. Nothing about the case made sense to friends of the founder of one of the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical firms and his wife, a powerhouse in Canada’s charity world. Together, their wealth has been estimated at well over $4.7 billion. There was another side to the story. A strategic genius who built a large generic drug company — Apotex Inc. — Barry Sherman was a self-described workaholic, renowned risk-taker, and disruptor during his fifty-year career. Regarded as a generous friend by many, Sherman was also feared by others. He was criticized for stifling academic freedom and using the courts to win at all costs. Upset with building issues at his mansion, he sued and recouped millions from tradespeople. At the time of his death, Sherman had just won a decades-old legal case involving four cousins who wanted 20 percent of his fortune. Toronto Star investigative journalist Kevin Donovan chronicles the unsettling story from the beginning, interviewing family members, friends, and colleagues, and sheds new light on the Shermans’ lives and the disturbing double murder. Deeply researched and authoritative, The Billionaire Murders is a compulsively readable tale of a strange and perplexing crime.

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Author by Kevin Donovan
Genre eBook True Crime
Read Book 320
ISBN Number 9780735237049

Hollywood Homicide


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Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel Also a Lefty Award Winner and a Barry Award-Nominated Title The Surprise Hit of the Season! Actress Dayna Anderson's Deadly New Role: Homicide Detective Dayna Anderson doesn't set out to solve a murder. All the semifamous, mega-broke actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. So after witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she pursues the fifteen grand reward. But Dayna soon finds herself doing a full-on investigation, wanting more than just money—she wants justice for the victim. She chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes, and movie premieres, loving every second of it—until someone tries to kill her. And there are no second takes in real life. Praise: "[A] winning first novel and series launch...Garrett writes with humor and insight about the Hollywood scene. Readers will look forward to Day's further adventures."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A smart, sassy debut, introducing an appealing protagonist with amusing friends."—Library Journal (starred review) and Debut of the Month "Veteran TV writer Garrett uses her Cold Case experience to inform her debut, which sets up more than one charming character and isn't afraid to go cynical on all things LA."—Kirkus Reviews "Funny, lively characters populate this new Detective by Day series...this will be an entertaining entry into the amateur sleuth genre."—RT Book Reviews "Fun, smart, endearingly flawed, and impressively determined, Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with...I relished every unexpected twist and turn of this highly entertaining mystery!"—Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author

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Author by Kellye Garrett
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 312
ISBN Number 9780738753003

American Murder Two Volumes


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A riveting account of the changing nature of murder in America and the investigation techniques used to solve it.

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Author by Gini Graham Scott
Genre eBook True Crime
Read Book 445
ISBN Number 9780313024764

Hack


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Journalism. Narcissism. Cannibalism. It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the infamous tabloid the New York Mail, where brand new pet columnist F.X. Shepherd accidentally finds himself on the trail of The Hacker, a serial killer targeting unpleasant celebrities in inventive—and sometimes decorative—ways. And it’s only his second day on the job. Luckily Shepherd has hidden talents, not to mention a hidden agenda. But as bodies and suspects accumulate, he finds himself running afoul of cutthroat office politics, the NYPD, and Ginny Mac, an attractive but ruthless reporter for a competing newspaper. And when Shepherd himself is contacted by The Hacker, he realizes he may be next on the killer’s list...

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Author by Kieran Crowley
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 320
ISBN Number 9781783296507

Remember Murder


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A tough, no-nonsense detective. . .edgy, clever! --Beverly Barton Remember The Darkness She can't remember why he chose her--or what he did to her. But Detective Claire Morgan knows that something terrible happened to her the night a deranged serial killer escaped from the mental ward. Looking for pleasure. Looking for pain. Looking for her. . . Remember The Terror Recovering in a lakeside resort, Claire hopes to sort through her broken memories. But after suffering a temporary coma, she can barely remember her own lover, psychiatrist Nicholas Black. Would she be able to recognize her abductor if she saw him again? If he came back for more. . .? Remember Murder If only she could remember his face or his voice. . .if only she could comprehend the evil in his mind or the depths of his cruelty. . .if only she knew just how close he is--to her and everyone she loves. . . Praise For Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers "One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." --Fresh Fiction "Chilling, compelling suspense. . .be prepared to lose sleep!" --Eileen Dryer "Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" --Midwest Book Review "Plenty of suspense and surprises." --Publishers Weekly 112,500

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Author by Linda Ladd
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 346
ISBN Number 9781601830500

The Scarce Man


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The Scarce Man centers on Agent Mike Rawlings of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He is Minnesota's top murder detective and is nearing retirement when he's called in to handle the most baffling and dangerous case of his career. Someone with a violent M.O. is killing certain people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Rawlings deduces that the murders are politically motivated, but what he doesn't know is that the killer, who in the days following 9/11, has become obsessed with the idea that he alone can begin a chain of events that will launch the social revolution he believes will save the country. The killer forms an alter-ego, whom he calls The Patriot. What Rawlings doesn't know, is that the Patriot has inside knowledge that will make him more deadly than anyone he's ever faced; and much harder to stop.

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Author by James Frie
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 368
ISBN Number 9780595332960