Download E-books Ghosts & Gallows: True Stories of Crime and the Paranormal PDF

By Paul Adams

A special compilation of precise crime situations with paranormal connections from the mid-18th century to the present

Murder and ghosts move hand-in-hand, and vengeful specters looking justice or haunting the scene of the crime or their killers have decorated the pages of literature due to the fact earlier than Shakespeare. This chilling choice of true-crime stories courting from the mid-18th century to the current all function a few portion of the magical. instances comprise the invention of a physique by way of a spiritualist medium, a homicide solved via a dream of the mum of the sufferer, and proof at a Scottish homicide trial supplied by means of the ghost of the sufferer herself. that includes visions, psychometry, ghosts, haunted prisons, possessions, and spiritualist detectives, this publication is an interesting examine criminology and ghost looking. Paranormal historian Paul Adams has opened the case records of either the criminologist and the ghost hunter to assemble a different choice of crime from British history.

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Download E-books Boss of Bosses: A Journey into the Heart of the Sicilian Mafia PDF

By Clare Longrigg

In the Nineteen Eighties, the wide felony mandate of the RICO act succeeded in crushing a lot of the spine of the conventional American Mafia. around the ocean although, within the ancestral Sicilian place of birth of los angeles Cosa Nostra, the Mafia used to be whatever yet complete. Possessed of an influence notion to rival that of the Italian country itself, for the earlier a long time, the Sicilian Mafia has waged a battle at the forces of legislation and order that has not just left millions useless, yet has created a ripple influence of crime and violence that may be felt at the streets of America’s towns this present day.
Taking us into the attention of this legal hurricane, Boss of Bosses tells the tale of Bernardo Provenzano, who rose from humble origins to develop into the top of the Sicilian Mafia, overseeing a dangerous empire of corruption so huge in scope, the entire sweep of its darkish succeed in has but to be totally accounted. at the run for over forty three years ahead of his arrest, Provenzano’s existence is a testomony to Mafia heritage, and typifies the code of the final word gangster.

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Download E-books Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win PDF

By Paul M. Barrett

The gripping tale of 1 American lawyer's obsessive crusade--waged at any cost--against significant Oil on behalf of the terrible farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard trained legal professional, signed directly to a budding classification motion lawsuit opposed to multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to turn into the third-largest company in America). The swimsuit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes humans whose lives have been laid low with a long time of oil creation close to their villages and fields. in the course of two decades of criminal hostilities in federal courts in big apple and distant provincial tribunals within the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's attorneys fierce no-holds-barred principles. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a grasp orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges at the concept that his noble ends justified any technique of persuasion. And after all, he received an not likely victory, a $19 billion judgment opposed to Chevron--the greatest environmental damages award in heritage. however the corporation refused to give up or compromise. in its place, Chevron exact Donziger individually, and its counter-attack published damning proof of his politicking and manipulation of facts. without notice the decision, and many years of Donziger's single-minded pursuit of the case, started to get to the bottom of.

Written with the feel and aptitude of the simplest narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable tale within which there are numerous sufferers, an unlimited quarter of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, yet only a few heroes.

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Download E-books Chief! Classic Cases from the File of the Chief of Detectives PDF

By Albert A. Seedman, Peter Hellman

""Fascinating! Seedman recounts with vividness and detail... crimes that have been web page one stories...Excellent."" -The manhattan instances "A residing LEGEND" -NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

Albert Seedman spent 30 years within the long island urban Police division the place he visited the scenes of approximately 2000 murders-and solved a lot of them.Peter Hellman, a widespread freelance journalist and writer of 7 books, used to be brought to the N.Y.P.D. at an early age within the patrol automobile of his uncle, a deputy inspector.

Albert A. Seedman (1918-2013) used to be an NYPD deputy inspector overseeing 4 Queens detective squads while Kitty Genovese used to be murdered. An not going policeman whilst he first joined the strength (he were a professional public accountant), he eventually rose in the course of the ranks to turn into leader of Detectives in big apple City--at the helm of an investigative strength moment merely to the FBI in measurement. A legend in his personal time, he's remembered for his prepared insights into the various high-profile situations that crossed his table.

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Download E-books Columbine PDF

By Dave Cullen

EXPANDED WITH a brand new EPILOGUE

"The tragedies continue coming. As we reel from the most recent horror . . . " So starts off a brand new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine turned the template for almost 20 years of "spectacle murders." it's a fake script, seized upon through a new release of latest killers. within the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the primary to appreciate the crime that sparked this plague grows extra pressing each year.

What rather occurred April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp at the American psyche, yet such a lot of what we "know" is inaccurate. It wasn't approximately jocks, Goths, or the ditch Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was once one of many first newshounds on scene, and spent ten years in this book-widely well-known because the definitive account. With a willing investigative eye and mental acumen, he attracts on mountains of facts, perception from the world's prime forensic psychologists, and the killers' personal phrases and drawings-several reproduced in a brand new appendix. Cullen paints uncooked graphics of 2 polar contrary killers. They distinction starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption one of the survivors.

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Download E-books If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau PDF

By Gregg Olsen

Teacher's Pet
Within hours of giving start to her 6th baby, Mary Kay Letourneau had her child daughter whisked from her hands. She was once then shackled and back to her penal complex mobile. simply years in the past, the gorgeous, personable Seattle schoolteacher used to be residing a existence many might envy-- she had a good-looking husband, 4 appealing youngsters, and a cherished following of scholars. Then she used to be accused of kid rape, and her entire international became upside down.

Rapist Or Victim?
How did a 34-year-old married instructor fall in love with one among her sixth-grade scholars? was once it a whole lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the assembly of 2 soulmates? have been the 2 making plans to run away together-- earlier than police stuck them in a parked vehicle? Did the couple have illicit intercourse in each room of the Letourneau condominium, because the teen informed the tabloids? examine the case that surprised the area and rocked the headlines-- in regards to the lonely lifetime of Mary Kay Letourneau and the younger item of her obsession, the boy who fathered of her childrens. you might imagine you recognize the tale of Mary Kay Letourneau-- yet you don't comprehend the total tale until eventually you've read...If Loving You Is Wrong.

Includes interviews with Mary Kay Letourneau.

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Download E-books Coroner's Journal: Forensics and the Art of Stalking Death PDF

In the course of typhoon Katrina, Dr. Louis Cataldie remained in New Orleans in risky and sometimes insufferable stipulations to take care of the ailing, the injured-and the useless. As leader coroner of Baton Rouge, tending to the lifeless is Cataldie's activity. a bit city with big-city difficulties, Baton Rouge skill "Red Stick"-and lives as much as its bloody identify. Cataldie has confronted strange and nerve-racking situations, from monitoring 3 serial killers at the free at the same time whereas operating the scene of a Malvo/ Muhammad Beltway Sniper capturing, to assisting recognize Baton Rouge serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in a debatable case that used to be featured in an ABC Primetime Live distinctive with Diane Sawyer and Patricia Cornwell.

Cataldie's maverick methods have made him a favourite aim of the media, yet he deals no apologies, and speaks if you happen to can't communicate for themselves. picture and frank, this can be his precise, up-close examine his lifestyles spent stalking loss of life within the Deep South.

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Download E-books Killers in the Family: Inside a Real Family of Criminals Bound by Blood PDF

By Robert L. Snow

Everyone locally idea the Reese kin used to be no sturdy, however it will be twenty-six years prior to they honestly discovered how undesirable they were…
 
In July 2008, there have been a rash of murders in Indianapolis, 3 of which happened in the course of robberies devoted by way of Brian Reese. It became out he discovered his lifetime of crime at domestic: his father, Paul Sr., who served as his lookout guy, have been out and in of felony a number of occasions, and his mom, Barbara—who was once Brian’s getaway motive force the day of his arrest (right after he shot a police officer)—had as soon as been convicted of embezzlement. The 4 Reese brothers were out and in of felony with greater than 3 dozen convictions between them.
 
It used to be no ask yourself mom and dad warned their little ones to stick clear of the Reeses. yet quickly they'd examine that the family’s secrets and techniques have been darker than they ever imagined…
 
INCLUDES photographs

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Download E-books The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars PDF

By Paul Collins

"No author greater articulates our curiosity within the confluence of desire, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the daring and weird than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
 
On manhattan, a farmer unearths a duck pond became crimson with blood. at the decrease East part, boys enjoying at a pier find a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers close to Harlem bump into smartly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a scary crime are turning up far and wide ny, however the police are baffled: There are not any witnesses, no causes, no suspects.
 
The grisly unearths that begun at the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives
headlong into the era's such a lot baffling homicide secret. Seized upon by means of fighting media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case turned a exposure circus. Reenactments of the homicide have been staged in instances sq., armed journalists lurked within the streets of Hell's Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an not going trio--a hard-luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor--all raced to resolve the crime.
 
What emerged used to be a sensational love triangle and a fair extra sensational trial: an unparalleled capital case hinging on circumstantial facts round a sufferer whom the police could not establish with walk in the park, and who the safeguard claimed wasn't even useless. The homicide of the Century is a rollicking tale--a wealthy evocation of the United States through the Gilded Age and a colourful new edition of the tabloid wars that experience ruled media to this day.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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