Download E-books Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution PDF

By T. J. English

To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was once the best desire for the way forward for American equipped crime within the post-Prohibition years. within the Fifties, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive executive of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's largest luxurious motels and casinos, launching an extraordinary tourism increase entire with the main lavish leisure, top-drawer celebrities, attractive ladies, and playing galore. yet Mob desires collided with these of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who might lead an rebellion of the country's disenfranchised opposed to Batista's hated govt and its overseas partners—an epic cultural conflict that bestselling writer T. J. English captures the following in all its horny, decadent, grotesque glory.

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Download E-books The Cruel City: Is Adelaide the Murder Capital of Australia? PDF

Why is it that Adelaide, a stunning urban of church buildings and luxurious gardens, a spot well known for its aid of the humanities and tradition, has develop into higher often called the epicenter of a few of Australia's most eldritch and so much brutal crimes? one in all its denizens seeks the solutions during this attention-grabbing research. a few crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they tackle a mythical prestige, and Adelaide turns out to have had greater than its fair proportion of them. the entire state recollects the disappearance of the Beaumont youngsters, the ghastly Snowtown murders the place the dismembered our bodies have been present in barrels in a disused financial institution vault, and the so known as kinfolk murders perpetrated by means of Bevan Spencer van Einem, with its path of conspiracy theories, rumor, and innuendo, and different crimes simply as infamous. Award-winning novelist and journalist Stephen Orr rounds up the notorious crimes of his local urban and appears past the parable to the tragic unhappiness, badness and insanity of violent crime and its outcomes. Why Adelaide? learn Cruel City and discover. This booklet was once shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize and longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin.

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Download E-books Crime's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Legal History (Strangest series) PDF

The fact, the entire fact, and not anything however the fact in regards to the such a lot ludicrous felony situations in felony background, now in a hardcover reward format
Full of riotous and exciting tales, this publication is ideal for an individual who's doing time on an extended stretch. It covers the single lifeless parrot ever to offer proof in a courtroom of legislations; probably the most indigestible dilemmas (If you'll been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from domestic, might you've got eaten Parker the cabin boy?); the physician with the worst bedside demeanour of all time; and the murderess who gathered funds from her mummified sufferer for 21 years. Readers will be gripped through those stories of homicide, intrigue, crime, punishment, and the pursuit of justice, stories which are in flip weird and wonderful, macabre, and infrequently hilarious.

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Download E-books Buried Memories : The Bloody Crimes and Execution of the Texas Black Widow PDF

By Irene Pence

Behind Her Softly horny Facade

1985. Gun Barrel urban, Texas. Police looking for lacking fireplace division Captain Jimmy Don Beets dug within a wishing good within the neatly-tended backyard of his spouse, 48-year-old Betty Lou Beets. not just did they locate his physique, yet that of Betty Lou's fourth husband, Doyle Wayne Barker. each one have been shot within the head and buried in a dozing bag. It wasn't lengthy prior to investigators unearthed the bad truth.

Lurked A Cold-Blooded Killer

As Betty Lou's sordid prior as a topless dancer, cocktail waitress, and spouse to 5 husbands emerged, so did her chilling path of marital violence. She shot her moment husband, Billy York Lane, within the again. She attempted to run over 3rd husband, Ronnie Threlkeld, with a motor vehicle. either survived to inform their terrible tales. yet Barker and Beets, spouses 4 and 5, were not so lucky.

After a sensational trial, Betty Lou Beets used to be sentenced to die by means of deadly injection. Fifteen years later, on February 24, 2000, she back drew nationwide consciousness by way of changing into the second one girl to be completed in Texas because the Civil War.

comprises sixteen Pages Of surprising pictures!

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Download E-books The Ivy League Killer (Crimescape Book 15) PDF

A 59-page actual Crime brief, with photos.

Every killer provides a puzzle: Why did he do that? therefore, killers intrigue us. every one is exclusive, yet a few have a very strange mystique that instructions our awareness. The media bargains simplistic causes for serial lust homicide, mentioning elements equivalent to a head damage or sexual abuse. yet what a couple of talented younger guy from a middle-class kin who attended an Ivy League collage and who was once now not injured or abused? whereas in class, he used to be socially lively and have become concerned with a number of attractive younger ladies. He turned engaged to at least one. notwithstanding, as his relationships failed, with his dream of the ideal existence, he grew to become hooked on violent sexual fantasies that encouraged him to develop into a predator.

Dr. Ramsland, drawing on her huge services in forensic psychology, presents deep perception right into a possible promising guy who hunted down, raped and murdered 8 younger ladies. a similar personality ailment that supported his feel of entitlement triggered him to insist upon his execution, regardless of the state’s made up our minds efforts to prevent utilizing the demise penalty.


Dr. Katherine Ramsland, who teaches forensic psychology and legal justice at Pennsylvania's DeSales collage, is exclusive in having broad event in studying and writing approximately crime and the vampire tradition. She holds graduate levels in forensic psychology, scientific psychology, philosophy and legal justice. Dr. Ramsland has written over 1,000 articles and thirty-eight books on forensics, serial killers, mass murderers and the preferred vampire culture.


From the simplest precise crime authors within the enterprise, lots of whom have noticeable their books made into significant films, comes Crimescape™--a new number of compelling brief nonfiction crime eBooks from major autonomous e-book writer RosettaBooks. Taking readers into the darkish minds of criminals and the stressful hunt to carry perpetrators to justice, Crimescape authors stand except different real crime writers simply because they've got own event in crime investigations, even if as police detectives, investigative journalists, forensics execs or legal psychologists. As riveting storytellers, Crimescape’s writers provide readers all of the info they should comprehend proper clues and the interwoven affects in every one felony case.

"What makes for an excellent true-crime tale? attention-grabbing characters, an engrossing plot, occasions that regularly teeter among existence and demise. yet here’s the MacGuffin approximately precise crime: What you’re interpreting truly occurred. occasionally fact fairly is extra compelling than fiction. And that’s why you'll take pleasure in analyzing Crimescape’s actual crime series.”

—Paul Alexander, # 1 bestselling writer of the Kindle Singles Accused and Murdered

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Download E-books Defending Gary: Unraveling the Mind of the Green River Killer PDF

By Mark Prothero, Carlton Smith

At first, Mark Prothero, safeguard lawyer for Gary Ridgway, thought: "This cannot be the golf green River Killer! he is too usual! he is too small. he is too calm. he is too well mannered! He cannot potentially have murdered forty-nine women.  they can not be critical! they need to have screwed up! i did not discover then, yet i used to be right.  Gary Ridgway hadn't killed forty-nine women.  He'd killed much more than that."

Soon, Mark Prothero confronted the query: "How may well you most likely defend the such a lot prolific serial killer in usa historical past, the notorious eco-friendly River Killer?  If somebody deserved to be accomplished for his crimes, did not he?"

Mark Prothero, co-lead safety legal professional who helped retailer Gary Ridgway from the dying sentence, has heard that question time and again. Now he’s written a booklet that finds the genuine, within tale of precisely how an idealistic public defender, highschool swim trainer, husband, and pa might carry himself to spend many months of shut confinement with a guy who brutally murdered at the very least seventy five younger ladies, frequently within the act of intercourse. Defending Gary exhibits how Prothero may possibly reconcile those gigantic acts understanding the truth of this unassuming fellow Gary Ridgway, a mild-mannered, church-going, dedicated husband, father, and previous army guy, with an IQ of round eighty two and an established task as a truck painter from Auburn, Washington, close to Seattle.

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Download E-books The Notorious Bacon Brothers: Inside Gang Warfare on Vancouver Streets PDF

By Jerry Langton

A searing examine one among Canada's most threatening gangs

Gang violence is not anything new to Vancouver, however the brutality of the Bacon Brothers—Jonathan, Jarrod, and Jamie—has develop into mythical. The infamous Bacon Brothers follows the chaotic upward thrust of those 3 gangland figures to the head of Vancouver's profitable drug alternate. Chronicling not just the Bacon Brothers themselves, but in addition the gangs they infiltrated on their option to the pinnacle, and the catastrophic wave of violence they dropped at the streets of Vancouver, the e-book explores how the bothers' adeptness at making and breaking allegiances and propensity for violence is now being replicated by means of gangs throughout Canada.

With one Bacon brother lifeless and the opposite at the back of bars, an influence vacuum has built for keep watch over of the drug alternate within the larger Vancouver quarter. the end result has been complete on conflict one of the Hells Angels, pink Scorpions, UN Gang, and self reliant infantrymen, as they try to take the placement as soon as occupied by means of the Bacon Brothers—a lasting legacy to their position in Canada's gang history.

  • Presents an incisive examine the violent lives of the Bacon Brothers, a few of Canada's so much infamous criminals
  • Shows how the Bacon Brothers set a brand new priority for gang violence that's being mimicked in the course of the country
  • Explores how the void left via the Brothers has spurred on expanding violent gang war at the streets of Vancouver

Hard-hitting and insightful, The infamous Bacon Brothers is a strong examine the seedy underbelly of up to date Canadian equipped crime.

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Download E-books The Great Train Robbery: The Untold Story From The Closed Investigation Files PDF

By Andrew Cook

The good teach theft of 1963 is likely one of the so much notorious crimes in British background.

The bulk of the cash stolen (equivalent to over £40 million this day) hasn't ever been recovered, and there has now not been a unmarried yr due to the fact that 1963 whilst one element of the crime or its individuals has now not been featured within the media.
Despite the wealth and volume of this insurance, a bunch of questions have remained unanswered: Who used to be at the back of the theft? was once it an inside of activity? And who acquired away with the crime of the century? Fifty years of selective falsehood and delusion has obscured the truth of the tale in the back of the theft.
The indisputable fact that a lot of the unique research and prosecution documents on these concerned and imagined to were concerned have been closed, in lots of circumstances till 2045, has merely served to muddy the waters nonetheless additional.

Now, via Freedom of data requests and the particular beginning of lots of those documents, Andrew cook dinner unearths a brand new photograph of the crime and its research that, eventually, presents solutions to a lot of those questions.

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Download E-books Knock On My Door PDF

By David Cullen

"They say a woman must always have a few secrets and techniques, layers which she permits to be peeled away basically via the intimate few, a striptease that is going past the physical... The tough half is whilst the layers of your brain are stripped away additionally, until eventually the very middle of your being is uncovered. And if the very essence of who you're is taken away too, what are you left with? Nothing." in keeping with actual occasions, David Cullen tells the tale of Carly, a girl who concept she had met the single to take her to heaven - and located herself within the depravity of hell itself. SHE concept HE was once the affection OF HER lifestyles. HE proposal HE was once the top OF IT.

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Download E-books Battle of Harrah PDF

By Muhammad Ali Chenarani - XKP

An analytic examine the old account of the invasion and awful plunder of the holy urban of Medina within the 12 months sixty three AH after the development of Karbala - Iraq

In Arabic lexicon, Harrah ability a rocky and tough terrain that's tough to pass.

This occasion has been named as such as the invasion of the kingdom military of Shām (Syria) came about from the east of Medina, i.e., from the rocky sector of the city.

Translator: Ahmad Rezwani

Publisher: Islamic examine beginning Astan Quds Razavi



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