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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
Sam, could you do me a favor?? Thus begins a story that has now become part of America?s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath sagathe story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender?s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
A complex, poignant exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry. Perry, a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem, was fatally shot by a young white plainclothes policeman in 1985 in an alleged mugging attempt. Perry had recently graduated from Philips Exeter Academy and was to attend Stanford University... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
Believing himself to be on a "God-given mission," Joseph Paul Franklin was the only racially motivated serial killer ever pursued by the Justice Department. Mel Ayton examines his murderous life, from his poverty-stricken youth in a backward Alabama suburb to his indoctrination by militant Nazis and southern racists to his eventual capture by the... more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95
Discover the astonishing true stories--that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp--behind the headlines: Fugitive Slave Recaptured, Adolf Eichmann, Prisoners in Alcatraz, DC Snipers, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and more. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 11.99
In 1856, a baying crowd of over 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the execution of a village doctor from Staffordshire. One of the last people to be publicly hanged, the 'Rugely Poisoner', the 'Prince of Poisoners', 'The greatest villain who ever stood trial at the Old Bailey,' as Charles Dickens described him, Dr William Palmer... more...
- Addicus Books 2014; US$ 9.99
In 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather gained notoriety as one of the nation's first spree killers. He murdered eleven people in Nebraska and Wyoming. After a week on the run, he was arrested, later convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair. Starkweather's girlfriend, Caril Fugate, fourteen, was with him throughout the murder... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 8.99
November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years, the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 21.00
In this brilliant history of Prohibition and its most notorious gangster, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen takes us to the gritty streets of Chicago where Al Capone forged his sinister empire. Bergreen shows the seedy and glamorous sides of the age, the rise of Prohibition, the illicit liquor trade, the battlefield that was Chicago. Delving... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.99
Francesca Biagi-Chai?s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional... more...