The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

By Pat Brown

A world-renowned felony profiler takes a desirable examine some of the most tragic mysteries in historical past.

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

As host and profiler of The Mysterious loss of life of Cleopatra (Discovery 2005), Brown challenged the long-enduring fable that Cleopatra died through snakebite and that she devoted suicide to prevent additional humiliation. utilizing the innovations and technique of investigative legal profiling and crime reconstruction, The homicide of Cleopatra takes up the place the invention Channel documentary left off. Brown's findings, borne of medical strategy, rigorous inquiry, and deductive reasoning, could be printed opposed to a historic backdrop of puzzle, drama, politics, possibility, and romantic intrigue.

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

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Monster

By Steve Jackson

"One of the easiest books in need of the well-known Ann Rule works." --True Crime e-book Reviews

On a snowy iciness night in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown authorised a journey from a good-looking stranger within the hotel city of Breckenridge, Colorado. The journey ended along with her brutally overwhelmed and raped. Mary survived, yet her predator's violence had simply simply started.

After ten years in criminal, Tom Luther was once published a much more vicious legal. quickly, from the Rockies to West Virginia, like Ted Bundy, Luther enticed a sequence of ladies into his murderous capture. during this gripping new version of a real crime masterpiece, acclaimed writer Steve Jackson recounts the fascinating pursuit and lengthy awaited conviction of a charismatic, colossal psychopath--one who continues to be a suspect in 3 different crimes, and hasn't ever given up wish of break out.

"Steve Jackson is a born storyteller. He makes you sweat. . .and flip the page." --Ron Franscell, writer of The Darkest Night

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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Cellar of Horror: The Story of Gary Heidnik

By Ken Englade

Serial killer Gary Heidnik's identify will survive in infamy, and his domestic, 3520 North Marshall road in Philadelphia, is a home tainted with the reminiscence of unimaginable horrors. What police chanced on there has been a massive nightmare made genuine. 4 younger ladies have been held captive--some for 4 months--half-naked and chained. they'd been tortured, starved, and again and again raped. yet extra gruesome discoveries lay within the kitchen: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, an empty pot suspiciously scorched...

This isn't a narrative for the faint-hearted. Cellar of Horror is a surprising actual account of the self-proclaimed minister with an extended background of psychological disease, who preyed upon the weak and the retarded in a extraordinary plan to create his personal "baby factory." it's a macabre internet spun round cash, energy, and faith, tangled with court docket drama and legal professionals' strategies, guaranteed to ship a kick back into your very soul.

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Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

By Holly Tucker

“Excellent. . . . Tucker’s chronicle of the realm of 17th-century technology in London and Paris is fascinating.”―The Economist

In December 1667, maverick surgeon Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into certainly one of Paris’s such a lot infamous madmen. Days later, the madman was once useless and Denis used to be framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries in the back of the 1st transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, offering an unforgettable portrait of an period that wrestled with a similar questions about morality and experimentation that hang-out scientific technology this present day. 33 illustrations

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Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles

By Paul Lieberman

A harrowing, edge-of-your-seat narrative of homicide and secrets and techniques, revenge and heroism within the urban of Angels, GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the genuine tale of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes struggle to force Mickey Cohen and different hoodlums from l. a. after WWII―the actual occasions at the back of the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. movie starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

A complete decade ahead of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI even said the life of the Mafia, the l. a. Police division introduced the real-life Gangster Squad with 8 males who met covertly on highway corners and slept with Tommy weapons lower than their beds whereas fighting what urban fathers observed as an "invasion of undesirables." The squad planted insects in mobsters' bedrooms and took traveling hitmen into the Hollywood Hills for a talk … and a pistol of their ear. yet for 2 police officers, all that mattered was once nailing Mickey Cohen, the strutting little gangster who for 15 years made a mockery of legislation and order in l. a.. Sgt. Jack O'Mara was once a square-jawed church usher, Sgt. Jerry Wooters a cynical womanizer. approximately all they'd in universal used to be their obsession with the pint-sized Brooklyn-born prizefighter who rose to the head of the L.A. rackets following the homicide of his mentor Bugsy Siegel then flaunted his stature by way of retaining courtroom each evening alongside the sundown Strip. So O'Mara set a capture for Mickey – utilizing his personal weapons -- to end up he used to be a killer. And Wooters shaped an alliance with Mickey's budding rival, Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen, an intimidating determine with superstar seems to be and desires of creating it in Hollywood. law enforcement officials -- hoodlums. Their fates collided within the ultimate days of the Nineteen Fifties, whilst "The Enforcer" stormed into Rondelli's eating place to have it out with Mickey and his workforce. Then a bullet among the eyes signaled that the Gangster Squad's time used to be up and so was once a formative period within the city's background.

Award-winning journalist Paul Lieberman's seven-part 2008 la occasions' sequence "Tales from the Gangster Squad" used to be optioned through Warner Bros. and have become the root for the characteristic movie scheduled for unlock within the fall of 2012. probably the most hugely expected videos of the yr, it positive factors Josh Brolin as Sgt. O'Mara, Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Wooters, Nick Nolte as Police leader William Parker, Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen and Emma Stone because the love curiosity stuck among the city's most excellent mobster and the rushing Sgt. Wooters. An government manufacturer of the movie, Lieberman spent good over a decade monitoring down surviving participants of the genuine police unit and performed greater than three hundred interviews in all to write down the booklet model of "Gangster Squad." He met numerous occasions with the hitherto nameless foot infantrymen in L.A.'s battle opposed to equipped crime but in addition with the households and co-workers of the mobsters they pursued and assembled hundreds of thousands of pages of files, together with grand jury transcripts, voluminous crime studies, previous relatives letters and pictures, and the LAPD's personal survey of each mob killing within the urban from 1900 to 1951. the result's an in-depth examine the true characters and chilling occasions that encouraged the motion picture in a tour-de-force narrative that might remind readers of los angeles Confidential.

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Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

A New York instances Bestseller
Jennifer Thompson was once raped at knifepoint via a guy who broke into her residence whereas she slept. She used to be in a position to get away, and finally definitely pointed out Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was once mistaken-- yet Jennifer's confident identity was once the compelling facts that placed him in the back of bars. After 11 years, Ronald was once allowed to take a DNA try that proved his innocence. He used to be published, after serving greater than a decade in legal for a criminal offense he by no means devoted. years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-- and solid an not likely friendship that modified either one of their lives.
In their very own phrases, Jennifer and Ronald spread the harrowing info in their tragedy, and problem our rules of reminiscence and judgment whereas demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the therapeutic strength of forgiveness.

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The Lufthansa Heist: Behind the Six-Million-Dollar Cash Haul That Shook the World

The within story—from the organizer himself--of the biggest unrecovered money haul in heritage. This complete account brings readers in the back of the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, a crime that has baffled legislation enforcement for many years. From Henry Hill himself, The Lufthansa Heist is the final booklet he labored on ahead of his 2012 death.

On December eleven, 1978, a bold armed theft rocked Kennedy Airport, leading to the most important unrecovered money haul in global background, totaling six million cash. The perpetrators have been by no means apprehended and 13 humans hooked up to the crime have been murdered in homicides that, just like the crime itself, stay unsolved to today. The housebreaking has involved the general public for years, dominating headlines all over the world as a result of the story’s endless ravel of mysteries that baffled the authorities.One of the organizers of the sensational housebreaking, Henry Hill, who passed on to the great beyond in 2012, in collaboration with Daniel Simone, has penned an extraordinary “tell-all” in regards to the theft with never-before-unveiled info, details simply recognized to an insider.

In 2013, this notorious felony act back flared up within the nationwide information whilst 5 reputed gangsters have been charged in connection to the theft. This newest twist lends the undertaking a rare feel of timing, and the felony court cases of the newly arrested suspects will spread over the following yr, carrying on with to maintain the Lufthansa subject within the news.

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No-Body Homicide Cases: A Practical Guide to Investigating, Prosecuting, and Winning Cases When the Victim is Missing

By Thomas A. DiBiase

How do you end up anyone is in charge of homicide if there isn't any physique? This functional consultant for police and prosecutors presents an expansive examine either the background of no-body homicide instances and the easiest tips on how to remedy them and current the case in court docket. the writer takes readers step-by-step in the course of the first days of the murder research notwithstanding the top of the trial. The booklet is a vital source for all investigators and a roadmap to a conviction for prosecutors.

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Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

By Tim Reiterman

For the 1st time in paperback, Tim Reiterman’s Raven offers the definitive historical past of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown 3 a long time in the past. This PEN Award–winning paintings explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the awful realities in the back of the Peoples Temple and its implosion within the jungle of South the USA. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the nature and causes of Jim Jones, the explanations why humans him, and the real fact that lots of those that perished at Jonestown have been sufferers of mass homicide instead of suicide.

This largely sought paintings is restored to print after decades with a brand new preface by means of the writer, in addition to the greater than sixty-five infrequent images from the unique quantity.

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