Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK, A ballistics expert's astonishing discovery of the fatal bullet that Oswald did not fire

By Bonar Menninger

In 1967, a Baltimore guy named Howard Donahue all started investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Like numerous american citizens, Donahue was once thinking about the occasions in Dallas. yet what separated him from different novice sleuths, or even the Warren fee specialists, was once a lifetime's adventure with weapons and ballistics. within the years forward, those attributes, plus bulldoglike tenacity, could hold Donahue on a spellbinding trip again to that tragic day in 1963. because of his figuring out of ballistics--and a few striking luck--Donahue was once in a position to spot discrepancies within the proof that were overlooked either by way of the Warren fee specialists and through critics of the Commission's file. So he stored digging, attempting to comprehend. and at last Donahue pieced jointly the proof and got here to a surprising end: Lee Harvey Oswald couldn't have fired the shot that shattered Kennedy's cranium, and, in Donahue's judgment, just one different individual can have. He was once confident he knew who pulled the set off, and why this savage irony had remained buried for therefore lengthy. In Mortal errors, Bonar Menninger chronicles Donahue's twenty-five-year research of President Kennedy's loss of life and the lovely revelation it led him to. In crisp, rapid-fire prose, Menninger relates one of many maximum true-life detective tales ever informed. extra vital, he deals options to questions that experience haunted the United States for almost thirty years.

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She Survived: Melissa

By M. William Phelps, Melissa Schickel

Struggling with for her existence . . .
A few days prior to her twenty sixth birthday, Melissa Schickel lower back to her Indianapolis domestic and went to mattress. An hour later, she was once yanked from her goals into terror. an interloper held her down, brutally beating and stabbing her.

Melissa fought fiercely. The assailant fled, leaving her to stand an extended highway to restoration from deep-seated worry and post-traumatic pressure. She tells her unique precise tale as a part of a compelling narrative by way of bestselling crime specialist M. William Phelps. Her energy and braveness will encourage all ladies with comparable stories to consider themselves proudly as survivors—not sufferers.

“Phelps essentially exhibits how the ugliest crimes can happen within the quietest of suburbs.” —Library magazine on by no means See Them Again

“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.”—New York Post

“Anything via Phelps is usually an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine

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Edgard Allan Poe y el misterio de la bella cigarrera

El 28 de julio de 1841 el hallazgo en el río Hudson del cuerpo sin vida, con visibles señales de violencia, de Mary Rogers, una joven conocida en todo Nueva York como «la bella cigarrera», dio inicio a uno de los más famosos «crímenes del siglo». Policías, jueces, forenses y comités de ciudadanos se esforzarían inútilmente por resolverlo, mientras los angeles prensa, sedienta de sangre y de ethical, creaba uno de los primeros «sucesos» sensacionalistas. Se multiplicaron los sospechosos y las conjeturas. Se escribieron novelas y romances. ¿Estaba en realidad l. a. joven viva? ¿Había sido víctima de una banda de maleantes? ¿De un amante despechado? ¿Quién period el hombre «de tez morena» con el que se los angeles vio antes de desaparecer?

Edgar Allan Poe, que seguía el caso con interés y necesitaba desesperadamente un éxito para relanzar su carrera, tuvo los angeles notion de reconstruirlo en El misterio de Marie Rogêt (incluido en un apéndice a esta edición), un relato paralelo ambientado en París y protagonizado por el detective Auguste C. Dupin. Tenía asimismo los angeles ambición de resolver el misterio y señalar al culpable, pero l. a. realidad, con inesperadas revelaciones, se le adelantó. En Edgar Allan Poe y el misterio de los angeles bella cigarrera Daniel Stashower cuenta los ardides del escritor para acomodar l. a. ficción a l. a. realidad y traza un magnífico retrato de su vida y de su medio. Mezcla de biografía y relato de suspense, éste es un libro imprescindible para los amantes de Poe y de las historias de detectives.

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Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-of-the-Century Chicago

By Harold Schechter

The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is infamous -- yet simply Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the entire tale of the killer whose evil acts of torture and homicide flourished inside of miles of the Chicago World's reasonable. "Destined to be a real crime vintage" (Flint magazine, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the tools and insanity of a monster who slipped simply right into a brilliant, prosperous Midwestern suburb, the place nobody suspected the dapper, fascinating Holmes -- who alternately posed as general practitioner, druggist, and inventor to snare his prey -- used to be the architect of a labyrinthine "Castle of Horrors." Holmes admitted to twenty-seven murders by the point his madhouse of trapdoors, asphyxiation units, physique chutes, and acid vats was once uncovered. The seminal profile of a homegrown madman within the period of Jack the Ripper, Depraved can be a enthralling story of actual detection lengthy sooner than the age of technological wizardry.

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Snowtown: The Bodies in Barrels Murders

By Jeremy Pudney

While our bodies have been came upon in barrels in 1999, hidden inside of a financial institution vault in Snowtown in South Australia, Jeremy Pudney was once one of many first newshounds at the scene. Now, utilizing his yearas of expertise as a police reporter for the Adelaide Advertiser and community Ten, Pudney items jointly the full tale of the Snowtown murders. not just does he examine the lives of the convicted males yet he digs deeper, telling the tales in their twelve sufferers and exploring the complex social internet that enabled them not to simply prey on their sufferers, yet to escape with their crimes for therefore lengthy. The Snowtown murders have been Australia′s such a lot awful and sustained serial killings; info of the case appalled the state - let alone South Australia, which already has a name for generating the country′s optimum variety of serial killers. yet no longer each aspect of this situation has been made to be had to the general public, and Snowtown includes particular details published for the 1st time. half police reporting, criminology textual content, biography and social heritage, Snowtown is a compelling booklet with out peer, and may take its position one of the classics of the real crime style.

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Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities

By John Silvester, Andrew Rule

Made in Melbourne. Slayed in Sydney. Chris 'Rentakill' Flannery was once a Melbourne gunman who offered his providers to Sin City's optimum bidder. He went at the lacking record simply because he didn't appreciate the longer term belonged to people who managed tablets and powders, now not pistols. a global of corrupt police officers, bent politicians and gorgeous girls who fell for the wealthy gangsters, and some detectives attempting to cease the tidal wave. This used to be Australia's underbelly.

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Uncle Al Capone - The Untold Story from Inside His Family

By Deirdre Marie Capone

This can be the revised version, March 2015. The untold tale from inside of his relatives. Dramatic, unyielding, and provocative, Uncle Al Capone by way of Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone's grandniece, is an interesting memoir and fascinating biography. This relocating, hugely readable portrait of the Capone relations and its mob alternate examines what it has intended to outlive the storied legacy of the family's forbearers. As Capone lines the arc of remorse and what fuels the Capone fable, she unearths redemption and how to coexist together with her legacy. In seventeen chapters with titles like "The Making of the Mafioso," "Trading the Chicago Outfit for the Chicago Cubs," and "The Saint Valentine's Day Truth," Capone outlines equipped crime in Chicago and gives vignettes of yank historical past through the early and mid-twentieth century. utilizing years of analysis and exhaustive interviews along with her aunts, uncles, and cousins, she weaves a fascinating anecdotal narrative of what it intended to be a Capone, what it intended to lose her father to suicide, and what it intended to have a mom who lived in consistent worry. She bargains compelling proof that Al Capone used to be particularly particular for prosecution by means of legislations enforcement companies assisted by means of the media, which made gross exaggerations of her uncle's exploits and fueled a phenomenon of half-truths and utter falsehoods. From the family's roots in Angri, Italy to the author's ongoing investigations this present day, this debut deals a complete and relocating portrait of an iconic American relations and one woman's efforts to make peace with the earlier.

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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman

The Wall road magazine called him “a residing legend.” The London occasions dubbed him “the most famed paintings detective within the world.”
In Priceless, Robert ok. Wittman, the founding father of the FBI’s artwork Crime staff, pulls again the curtain on his notable occupation for the 1st time, providing a real-life foreign mystery to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.   
Rising from humble roots because the son of an vintage broker, Wittman equipped a twenty-year profession that was once not anything in need of striking. He went undercover, frequently unarmed, to capture paintings thieves, scammers, and black industry investors in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.
In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the tales in the back of his recoveries of important artwork and antiquities: The golden armor of an historic Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that encouraged the Impressionist stream. The headdress Geronimo wore at his ultimate Pow-Wow. The infrequent Civil warfare conflict flag carried into conflict through one of many nation’s first African-American regiments.
The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unequalled: He traveled the area to rescue work by means of Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, usually operating undercover in another country on the whim of overseas governments. towards domestic, he recovered an unique replica of the invoice of Rights and cracked the rip-off that rocked the PBS sequence Antiques Roadshow.
By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman stored hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands of bucks worthy of paintings and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t very important. in the end, who’s to assert what's worthy extra --a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into conflict? they are either priceless. 
The paintings thieves and scammers Wittman stuck run the gamut from wealthy to terrible, clever to silly, geared up criminals to determined loners.  The smuggler who introduced him a looted 6th-century treasure grew to become out to be a high-ranking diplomat.  The appraiser who stole numerous heirlooms from struggle heroes’ descendants used to be a slick, aristocratic con man.  The museum janitor who made off with locks of George Washington's hair simply desired to make a number of additional greenbacks, figuring nobody could leave out what he’d filched.
In his ultimate case, Wittman known as on each piece of data and adventure in his arsenal to tackle his maximum problem: operating undercover to trace the vicious criminals in the back of what could be the main audacious artwork robbery of all. 

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

By Ian Graham

Think you recognize Who your mates Are?
Think again...

From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, background is affected by humans pretending to be another individual. a few cross undetected for years, cultivating their fake identities so skillfully, even their spouses do not know. different frauds cross up in flames after one misstep. The final ebook of Impostors provides the incredible real tales at the back of over 100 of the craziest and funniest phonies in historical past, including:

•A faux French executive professional who controlled to promote the Eiffel Tower—twice
•One of the Wild West's hardest and extra well known "male" stagecoach drivers, who was once really a woman!
•An Israeli Mossad workforce that stole the identities of actual British and Australian voters to catch an unsuspecting aim for assassination

Packed with enjoyable evidence and outrageous money owed of faux pilots, phony princesses, imitation Indians, and serial sham artists, this impossible to resist e-book exposes the reality at the back of the world's wildest fraud—and why they did it—and unearths that even these we expect we all know top will not be precisely who they seem.

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