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Death Trap: Whatever Jessica wanted, Jessica got...even murder

By M. William Phelps

A chilling story of a sociopathic spouse and mom. . .compelling! --New York Times bestselling writer Harry N. MacLean

"Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine

It begun whilst Alan Bates and his new spouse arrived at his ex's apartment to choose up his daughters for a weekend stopover at. Then charred our bodies have been present in a burned-out vehicle on a lonely Georgia highway. . .and investigators pieced jointly a shattering tale of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's sour rage, and a thirst for revenge that ended in merciless, unflinching homicide. Updating this gripping true-life mystery with stunning new info, M. William Phelps uncovers the chilly center of an unthinkable crime.

"One of America's best true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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At the Hands of a Stranger

By Lee Butcher

I did not kill them for any pride. It used to be distasteful. It used to be dreadful. after all, i used to be capable of do it as a result of my basic rage opposed to society.

Meredith Emerson used to be a up to date university graduate who disappeared whereas taking her loved puppy, Ella, for a hike on Georgia's Blood Mountain on New Year's Day, 2008. Cheryl Dunlap used to be a nurse whose physique used to be present in Florida's Apalachicola nationwide woodland after she did not appear to educate her usual Sunday tuition category in December 2007. shiny, appealing, being concerned girls, enjoyed by means of their buddies and households, with every little thing to stay for. . .until they fell into the catch of Gary Michael Hilton, a former eco-friendly Beret paratrooper and specialist outdoorsman with a twisted lust for violence. What they suffered at his palms used to be unspeakable. Even after convictions, the query remains--how many blameless sufferers have been prey to his evil designs?

Includes killer's surprising confession and sixteen pages of dramatic photos.

Case obvious on 48 Hours

"Chilling real crime through a grasp storyteller." --Don Lasseter

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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 used to be arrested at his Muswell Hill domestic, after human is still were pointed out because the reason for blocked drains.

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

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Mortal Danger and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 13)

By Ann Rule

FROM belief TO TERROR...
FROM safety TO SURVIVAL

The writer of The Stranger Beside Me brings her brilliantly proficient knowing of the sociopath to this riveting truecrime assortment. simply Ann Rule, who unknowingly labored along the shrewdpermanent and fascinating Ted Bundy -- America's so much infamous serial killer -- might lend her razor-sharp perception into those situations of the wife, lover, loved one, or worthy stranger who's absolutely depended on yet whose lethally violent nature, notwithstanding masterfully disguised, can and should kill. Featured this is the case of a Southern California kinfolk guy who the image of fit residing together with his services in naturopathic therapeutic. Luring a stunning flight attendant right into a passionate affair, he swept her away to a secluded domestic at the Oregon coast the place his jealous rages escalated, finally resulting in a brutal intercourse assault during which she believed she might die. How this courageous sufferer survived, by no means understanding her tormentor's whereabouts, and the way he resurfaced, forcing a sad finish for all concerned, makes this considered one of Ann Rule's such a lot compelling narratives. different situations contain that of the lady who masterminded her husband's homicide to realize his inheritance...the immense sadist whose legal liberate broken a presidential candidate's crusade and led to a sour double tragedy in a quiet local 3 thousand miles away...the stunning DNA hyperlink among a cold-blooded crime and a chilly case...and contained in the bad case of the fellow who crossed an ocean and several other international locations to stalk the Eurasian attractiveness who had fled from him in desperation.

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Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Bringing to lifestyles the ghastly atmosphere of a vanished epoch, Murder through Candlelight presents a terrifying glimpse of the horror underneath the seeming civility of the Romantic era.

In the early 19th century, a chain of murders came about in and round London which stunned the complete of britain. The appalling nature of the crimes―a brutal slaying within the playing netherworld, the slaughter of 2 whole families, and the 1st of the fashionable lust-murders―was magnified not just via the lurid surroundings of an age during which candlelight gave method to gaslight, but additionally by way of the efforts of a few of the keenest minds of the interval to discover the gruesomest information of the killings.

those slayings all came about opposed to the backdrop of a London during which the attractiveness of the modern global used to be haunted by way of the squalor of the slums. Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, and Percy Bysshe Shelley and others have been desirous about the blood and deviltry of those crimes.

In their contemplations of the main infamous murders in their time, they discerned within the act of killing itself a intensity of hideousness that we have got overlooked, now residing in an age during which homicide has been lowered to an issue of social technological know-how and skillful detective paintings. Interweaving those cultural vignettes along legal background, acclaimed writer Michael Beran paints a shiny photo of a time while murder used to be considered the intrusion of the diabolic into traditional life.

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Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16

By Ann Rule

No 1 New York Times bestselling writer and queen of precise crime Ann Rule’s 16th quantity in her real Crime records sequence, Deadly Neighbors delves into the unsolved case of a billionaire’s son mysteriously falling off a balcony to his dying and more.

In July 2011, billionaire Jonah Shacknai’s Coronado, California, mansion used to be the atmosphere for 2 frightening deaths in basic terms days apart—his younger son’s plunge from a balcony and his girlfriend’s ghastly placing. What really happened? Baffling questions stay unanswered, as those instances have been closed a long way too quickly for enormous quantities of individuals; Rule appears at them now in the course of the eyes of a continuing crime reporter. the second one probe started in Utah whilst Susan Powell vanished in a 2009 snowfall. Her controlling husband, Josh, proved in a position to a blind rage that was once heartbreakingly deadly to his blameless small sons virtually 3 years later in a tragedy that surprised the United States because the information spread out. If an individual had detected the intensity of depravity inside Josh Powell, maybe the relatives that enjoyed and relied on him might were stored. In those and 7 different riveting circumstances, Ann Rule exposes the twisted fact in the back of the façades of Fatal buddies, lethal Neighbors.

These doomed relationships are the point of interest of queen of actual crime Ann Rule’s 16th all-new Crime documents assortment. In those shattering inside of perspectives of either headlined and little-known homicides, Rule speaks for susceptible sufferers who trusted the inaccurate humans. She starts with startling novella-length investigations.

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The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde: The Lives and Crimes of Deacon Brodie

The chilling story of 1 of Scotland's such a lot notorious villains, together with new info and formerly unpublished information

He used to be a revered cabinet-maker and councilman by means of day—but Deacon William Brodie become a sinister, thieving monster while darkness fell at the previous urban of Edinburgh. Cleverly using his good acceptance to entry the richest participants of society ahead of stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the ensuing illicit funds to fund another life—with 5 youngsters and mistresses. yet Brodie—whose chilling tale encouraged Robert Louis Stevenson to create the vintage story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a few century later—came fatally unstuck whilst a captured partner educated on him. Then neither his ill-gotten earnings nor his metal collar designed to cheat the hangman may well retailer him. writer Rick Wilson bargains a warts-and-all biography of Brodie, from his really blameless younger years via to his public shame and execution—hanging at the very gallows he conceived himself.

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Dorset Murders

By Nicola Sly

Existence within the mostly rural county of Dorset has now not regularly been idyllic, for through the years it has skilled a variety of murders, a few of that are little identified open air the county borders, others that experience stunned the state. those comprise arguments among enthusiasts with deadly outcomes, relations murders, baby murders and mortal altercations at Dorset's infamous Portland legal. the total nation delighted to the scandalous instances of Alma Rattenbury and Charlotte Bryant who, within the Thirties, came upon dwelling with their husbands so tricky that either came across a terminal strategy to the matter. In 1856, Elizabeth Browne rid herself of a husband and, in doing so, turned the inspiriation for Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. The secret of the Coverdale Kennels at Tarrant Keynston, the place now not one, yet kennel managers died in suspicious situations, continues to be unsolved to today. And it used to be in Bournemouth that Neville Heath dedicated the second one of his murders, which resulted in his arrest and eventual execution in 1946. Illustrated with fifty interesting illustrations, Dorset Murders will entice an individual attracted to the shady aspect of the county's historical past.

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