The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

By Pat Brown

A world-renowned legal profiler takes a desirable examine essentially the most tragic mysteries in heritage.

For greater than thousand years, the nice pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch. a variety of old assets kingdom that she desperately ended her lifestyles with the chunk of an asp, as her nemesis - the Roman basic Octavian, later referred to as Augustus, the 1st Roman emperor - stormed Alexandria. Now, a unique interpretation of heritage is delivered to gentle through world-renowned felony profiler Pat Brown in her new myth-busting booklet, The homicide of Cleopatra.

As host and profiler of The Mysterious dying of Cleopatra (Discovery 2005), Brown challenged the long-enduring fable that Cleopatra died through snakebite and that she devoted suicide to prevent extra humiliation. utilizing the suggestions and technique of investigative felony profiling and crime reconstruction, The homicide of Cleopatra takes up the place the invention Channel documentary left off. Brown's findings, borne of medical approach, rigorous inquiry, and deductive reasoning, might be printed opposed to a ancient backdrop of poser, drama, politics, threat, and romantic intrigue.

The outcome: a thought-provoking research of the fantastic lady Cleopatra actually used to be, a desirable account of the queen's ultimate determined try and get away Egypt together with her ships and treasure, and the brutal murder that ended her existence because the final Egyptian pharaoh.

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Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived

By Ron Franscell

A 12-year-old boy cowers in his closet whereas a lunatic killer slaughters his family members . . . a nursing pupil unwittingly opens her domestic to the serial killer on her entrance porch . . . an 11-year-old woman drifts on my own at sea on a flimsy cork raft for nearly 4 days after a mass assassin kills her traveling relatives aboard a chartered yacht . . . a courageous firefighter unexpectedly unearths himself within the crosshairs of a racist sniper virtually 9 tales above the floor . . .

And, astonishingly, all of them survived.

From Howard Unruh’s 1949 capturing rampage via a quiet New Jersey local to Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee’s reign of terror in 2002, the corpses piled up and few lived to inform the horror. Now, award-winning journalist Ron Franscell explores the wounded hearts and minds of the normal humans those monsters couldn’t kill. His enthralling debts crackle with gritty information that positioned the reader in the course of the carnage—and supply a front-row seat at the complicated, painful means of surviving the remainder of their haunted lives. In intimate, gripping prose, Franscell takes the reader on a pulse-pounding sprint in the course of the murky intersection of natural evil and the efficiency of the human spirit. This trip into the darkest corners of the yankee crime-scape is a penetrating paintings of literary journalism via a author hailed as the most robust new voices in precise crime.

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Killing for Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen

By Brian Masters

Publish yr note: First released in 1995
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On February ninth 1983 Dennis Nilsen was once arrested at his Muswell Hill domestic, after human continues to be have been pointed out because the reason behind blocked drains.

Within days he had confessed to 15 ugly murders over a interval of 4 years. His sufferers, all younger gay males, had by no means been stated lacking. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's complete cooperation, has produced a distinct learn of a serial killer's brain, revealing the hectic psychology of a mass assassin.

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The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist

By Mark Forgy

Within the overdue Sixties Elmyr (pronounced el-MEER) de Hory was once the world’s such a lot talented—and so much winning paintings forger—ever. For over twenty years his bogus masterpieces filtered into prestigious collections on 5 continents. In 1967 his chicanery resulted in a scandal that rocked the artwork global, even if this monocle-wearing charmer’s crafty deception didn't finish there. He seduced so much everybody he met, counting Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Rita Hayworth, and Orson Welles between his buddies. As a tender American Midwesterner, I fell lower than his spell while I met Elmyr in 1969 at the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, turning into his own assistant whereas he grew to become my mentor and closest pal. His hilltop villa was once my college the place, past the glamour of the wealthy and well-known, the folk I met looked as if it would spring from the brain of Lewis Carroll, and existence seemed LSD-inspired in its strangeness. Elmyr additionally had deeper secrets and techniques than somebody knew. This memoir is a coming-of-age trip of discovery delivering the main own account of this “famously notorious” faker that at last untangles the longstanding mythology approximately his lifestyles. it's a tale marked via outrageous humor, tragedy, love, and look for the reality as noticeable in the course of the eyes of his protégé—the Forger’s Apprentice.

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist

By Thomas Levenson

A attention-grabbing slice of true-crime background that unfolds in 1695, while legislations enforcement was once unparalleled and sleek cash used to be little greater than an idea

 

When popular scientist Isaac Newton took up the publish of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint in London, one other form of genius—a preternaturally talented counterfeiter named William Chaloner—had already taken up place of dwelling within the urban, emerging fast in an unruly, aggressive underworld. within the courts and streets of London, and amid the tremors of a global being reworked through rules Newton himself had set in movement, Chaloner crosses paths with the bold new warden. An epic online game of cat and mouse ensues in Newton and the Counterfeiter, revealing for the 1st time that Newton was once not just one of many maximum minds of his age, but additionally a remarkably intrepid investigator.

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Dance With the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss

By David Bagby

Immortalized within the spellbinding documentary expensive Zachary, this indignant, uncooked, and brutally sincere memoir of homicide and loss chronicles a system’s failure to avoid the demise of a child.

In November 2001, the physique of a tender health practitioner named Andrew Bagby used to be came upon in Keystone nation Park outdoor Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 5 bullet wounds in his face, chest, buttocks, and the again of the pinnacle. for folks Dave and Kate, the ache was once unbearable―but Andrew’s homicide used to be simply the 1st in a string of tragic events.

The leader suspect for Andrew’s homicide was once his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner―also a physician. Obsessive and volatile, Shirley Turner lied to the police and fled to her relations domestic in Newfoundland prior to she can be arrested. whereas warding off extradition efforts via U.S. legislation enforcement, she introduced she was once pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys―hoping to achieve custody of Zachary―moved to Newfoundland and commenced a protracted, drawn-out conflict in courtroom and with Canadian social providers to guard their grandson from the girl who had in all probability murdered their son. Then, in August 2003, Shirley Turner killed herself and the one-year-old Zachary by way of leaping into the Atlantic Ocean.

DANCE WITH THE satan is a eulogy for a useless son, an elegy for lives lower tragically brief, and a castigation of a damaged method.

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Justice for Colette

By Veronica Clark

When Jacqui Kirby’s sixteen year-old daughter Colette went lacking simply mins after leaving domestic, her mom knew instinctively that anything was once very mistaken. Colette had left to stroll to her boyfriend’s domestic yet by no means arrived. the next morning her physique was once came upon through her elder brother Mark. Colette’s physique were prepared in a provocative pose and left via a hedgerow. What Mark observed that chilly October morning might hang-out him for the remainder of his existence. The police introduced one of many greatest manhunts ever obvious and the inquiry used to be to final over 1 / 4 of a century. Colette’s killer, Paul Hutchinson, not just controlled to circumvent catch but in addition led a double-life, slipping again right into a good place locally as a charity and children’s employee. After Jacqui seemed on Crimewatch to attraction for info the police have been supplied with many leads yet nonetheless no killer. whereas the research endured Jacqui used to be laid low with ghoul hunters and pranksters who taunted her kinfolk with crank calls. Paul Hutchinson even despatched police “ripper” variety letters during which he wrote "you’ll by no means seize me." however the police did capture him, utilizing a comparatively new means of DNA profiling. the opportunity arrest of Paul’s son, for a minor motoring offense, years after Colette’s homicide led cold-case detectives on to Paul’s door. After 26 years he was once now cornered. Colette’s homicide not just robber Jacqui of her daughter, but additionally her marriage and, every now and then, her sanity, yet she by no means gave up desire. this can be her outstanding tale of the way she by no means gave up on getting justice for Colette.

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The Crimes of Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Murders Re-Examined

By Paul Roland

Greater than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East finish, Jack the Ripper maintains to exert a macabre energy over the preferred mind's eye. writer Paul Roland strips away many years of fable and misconceptions to bare the id of a new suspect who hasn't ever been heavily thought of formerly.

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Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners

Among them, the 3 males within the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty achieved over 800 humans in the course of a occupation spanning greater than part a century. Henry, his brother Thomas, and his son Albert, dispatched probably the most notorious criminals of the 20 th century, and within the strategy earned a public notoriety that them all through their eventful lives.For years, the 3 males have been confronted with the duty -- prestigious to a few, bad to many others -- of being the final element of touch for the in charge and condemned. The Pierrepoints accomplished criminals the state over prior to vacationing to many nations together with Egypt and postwar Germany, the place they hanged Nazi battle criminals, and received a name because the world's most threatening practitioners of the artwork of hanging."Pierrepoint: A kin of Executioners" recounts the exciting tales of the 3 males and the impact that their macabre career had on their own lives. This definitive consultant is stuffed with surprising within stories from the legitimate files and diaries saved by way of the Pierrepoint relations. With revealing insights into the serious competition among fellow executioners, new gentle is shed at the menacing international of years passed by.

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If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer

By The Goldman Family, Pablo F. Fenjves, Dominick Dunne, Peter Aven

EISBN-13: 978-0-8253-0593-1

In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson have been brutally murdered at her domestic in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson used to be attempted for the crime in a case that captured the eye of the yankee humans, yet was once eventually acquitted of felony fees. The victims' households introduced a civil case opposed to Simpson, which discovered him responsible for willfully and wrongfully inflicting the deaths of Ron and Nicole committing battery with malice and oppression.In 2006, HarperCollins introduced the booklet of a e-book during which O.J. Simpson instructed how he hypothetically could have devoted the murders. in line with public outrage that Simpson stood to learn from those crimes, HarperCollins canceled the publication. A Florida financial ruin court docket presented the rights to the Goldmans in August 2007 to fulfill the civil judgment partly. The Goldman relatives perspectives the publication as his confession, and has labored challenging to make sure that the general public will learn this booklet and examine the reality. this can be O.J. Simpson's unique manuscript, licensed by way of him, with as much as 14,000 phrases of extra key remark.

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