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Murder by the Book

By Claire Harman
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0525520406
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : True Crime
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"Enthralling . . . A page-turner that can hold its own with any one of the many murder-minded podcasts out there." —Jezebel From the acclaimed biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: Can a novel kill? In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest social circles, was found with his throat cut. The brutal murder had the whole city talking. The police suspected Russell's valet, Courvoisier, but the evidence was weak. The missing clue, it turned out, lay in the unlikeliest place: what Courvoisier had been reading. In the years just before the murder, new printing methods had made books cheap and abundant, the novel form was on the rise, and suddenly everyone was reading. The best-selling titles were the most sensational true-crime stories. Even Dickens and Thackeray, both at the beginning of their careers, fell under the spell of these tales--Dickens publicly admiring them, Thackeray rejecting them. One such phenomenon was William Harrison Ainsworth's Jack Sheppard, the story of an unrepentant criminal who escaped the gallows time and again. When Lord William's murderer finally confessed his guilt, he would cite this novel in his defense. Murder By the Book combines this thrilling true-crime story with an illuminating account of the rise of the novel form and the battle for its early soul among the most famous writers of the time. It is superbly researched, vividly written, and captivating from first to last.

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Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class—a gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial “Timely . . . gripping, explosive . . . the kind of obsessive forensic investigation—of the clues, and into the soul of society—that is the legacy of highbrow sleuths from Truman Capote to Janet Malcolm.”—The New York Times Book Review The story of Amy Biehl is well known in South Africa: The twenty-six-year-old white American Fulbright scholar was brutally murdered on August 25, 1993, during the final, fiery days of apartheid by a mob of young black men in a township outside Cape Town. Her parents’ forgiveness of two of her killers became a symbol of the Truth and Reconciliation process in South Africa. Justine van der Leun decided to introduce the story to an American audience. But as she delved into the case, the prevailing narrative started to unravel. Why didn’t the eyewitness reports agree on who killed Amy Biehl? Were the men convicted of the murder actually responsible for her death? And then van der Leun stumbled upon another brutal crime committed on the same day, in the very same area. The true story of Amy Biehl’s death, it turned out, was not only a story of forgiveness but a reflection of the complicated history of a troubled country. We Are Not Such Things is the result of van der Leun’s four-year investigation into this strange, knotted tale of injustice, violence, and compassion. The bizarre twists and turns of this case and its aftermath—and the story that emerges of what happened on that fateful day in 1993 and in the decades that followed—come together in an unsparing account of life in South Africa today. Van der Leun immerses herself in the lives of her subjects and paints a stark, moving portrait of a township and its residents. We come to understand that the issues at the heart of her investigation are universal in scope and powerful in resonance. We Are Not Such Things reveals how reconciliation is impossible without an acknowledgment of the past, a lesson as relevant to America today as to a South Africa still struggling with the long shadow of its history. “A masterpiece of reported nonfiction . . . Justine van der Leun’s account of a South African murder is destined to be a classic.”—Newsday

Murder of a Missing Man

By Arthur Chase
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1789129060
  • Pages : 137
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 178
  • File Pdf: murder-of-a-missing-man.pdf

Book Summary:

Murder of a Missing Man, first published in 1934 as a Red Badge Book, is a ‘golden-age’ murder mystery, set largely aboard a passenger train traveling across southwestern America. From the dustjacket: “In this new mystery, the author develops an ingenious and original case in which the identity of the victim is as much a mystery as the identity of the murderer. At the outset, the reader is introduced to a highly dramatic tragedy in a fashionable New York hotel. Pierre Leland, notorious playboy and bon vivant, is murdered. The circumstances of the crime are revealed. Next the scene shifts to a Pullman coach of a transcontinental express, bound across the Texas deserts to California. Another crime, brutal and sinister, is committed. What is the connection between these two? Who are the people on this train, isolated from police machinery? Characteristic of this popular author, the incidents of this swift-moving story are cleverly and vividly drawn. There is a wealth of humor and satire in the depiction of the varied individuals that find themselves drawn together on that ill-fated Pullman car. There is, too, an abundance of thrills and a professionally neat puzzle to keep the reader constantly guessing.”

The Murder of Mr Moonlight

By Catherine Fegan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0241988500
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 529
  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-mr-moonlight.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'I was a very vulnerable young woman with three small children. I was lost ... Pat Quirke tried to come in and control everything' Bobby Ryan's disappearance in rural Tipperary in June 2011 mystified all who knew him. The truck-driver and part-time DJ (known as Mr Moonlight) was an easy-going fellow with no enemies. Or so everyone thought. When Ryan's body was found 22 months later on the farm of Mary Lowry, the wealthy young widow he had been seeing, it was clear that he had met a violent end. And the most likely person to have brought about that end? Pat Quirke, the man who had 'discovered' the body - Mary Lowry's brother-in-law, financial advisor, tenant and one-time lover. Following the longest running murder trial in Irish criminal history Quirke was convicted of murder in May 2019. Getting to that day had taken years of exhaustive work by gardaí. The Murder of Mr Moonlight is the definitive account of their investigation as well as the compelling story of how an innocent man paid the price for another man's obsessions. __________ 'Absolutely compulsive reading ... a page-turner' Eamon Dunphy '[An] excellent book that shows all the colours of the story that intrigued the nation' Irish Daily Mail 'Well-researched and highly readable ... Fegan proves her journalistic mettle, delivering forensic detail in accessible language ... Anyone who followed the trial will not be disappointed by Fegan's book' Business Post

The Mathematical Murder of Innocence

By Michael Carter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
  • Isbn : 1913913015
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 413
  • File Pdf: the-mathematical-murder-of-innocence.pdf

Book Summary:

The Mathematical Murder of Innocence is a riveting courtroom drama inspired by a true story where a mother, having suffered two cot deaths, was wrongly accused of murdering her babies. “What if I had been on the jury…?” Things heat up in the courtroom when a juror is invited by the judge to cross-examine the expert witness, a professor who says the chances of cot deaths are only one in 72 million. “Thus, it has to be murder.” But, there’s more to this case than meets the eye… Readers must depict fact from fiction in this compelling venture into the inner workings of a courtroom. Inspired by the teachings of Nassim Taleb, it is also an entertaining layman’s introduction to probability and the use and misuse of mathematical evidence in a court of law.

Murder by the Book

By Lauren Elliott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Isbn : 1496720229
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 702
  • File Pdf: murder.pdf

Book Summary:

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn’t expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town . . . Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city, including the unsolved murder of her fiancé and her father’s fatal car accident. After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt, she’s moved to a small New England town founded by her ancestors back in colonial times—and living in spacious Greyborne Manor, on a hilltop overlooking the harbor. Best of all, her aunt also left her countless first editions and other treasures—providing an inventory to start her own store. But there’s trouble from day one, and not just from the grumpy woman who runs the bakery next door. A car nearly runs Addie down. Someone steals a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Then, Addie’s friend Serena, who owns a nearby tea shop, is arrested—for killing another local merchant. The police seem pretty sure they’ve got the story in hand, but Addie’s not going to let them close the book on this case without a fight . . .

The Murder of my Aunt

By Richard Hull
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1456636634
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 204
  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-my-aunt.pdf

Book Summary:

In this darkly comic, quite immoral masterwork, Edward is an effete, poor young man who has something in store for his only relative, his wealthy aunt. First published in 1934, this classic mystery is considered a masterpiece of the inverted detective story, in which it is known "whodunit." The question is "how will they catch 'em?" Highly unpredictable, it contains one of the most surprising denouements in all of detective fiction.

The Murder of Natasha Katona

By Henry Deihl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665528494
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-natasha-katona.pdf

Book Summary:

The U.S. deployed troops to the region for peacekeeping duty during the genocide of Bosnian, Serbians and Muslim. Tensions between these factions are high fighting for control and power after years of the communist regime. Natasha, a Hungarian girl working at the PX (Post Exchange) on the American base, is brutally murdered. Captain Donovan is looking forward to rotate home, but is thrusted in this seemly no win situation. He must deal with his superiors who constantly demand immediate updates and a quick conclusion, Natasha’s present and intricate past and the Hungarian politicians, with strong ties to Russia, who want nothing more than to take over the investigation and demonstrate they show me a major player on the world stage.

Murder on Brittany Shores

By Jean-Luc Bannalec
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Isbn : 1250142199
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 114
  • File Pdf: murder-on-brittany-shores.pdf

Book Summary:

Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder. Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye. Steeped in the enchanting atmosphere of Brittany and peppered with wry humor, Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd & The Hollow Bundle

By Agatha Christie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063225700
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 574
  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-roger-ackroyd-the-hollow-bundle.pdf

Book Summary:

TWO BESTSELLING MYSTERIES IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE! In THE MURDER OF ROGER ACROYD, Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However, the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot . . . Not only beloved by generations of readers, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was one of Agatha Christie’s own favorite works—a brilliant whodunit that firmly established the author’s reputation as the Queen of Mystery. In THE HOLLOW, a far-from-warm welcome greets Hercule Poirot as he arrives for lunch at Lucy Angkatell’s country house. A man lies dying by the swimming pool, his blood dripping into the water. His wife stands over him, holding a revolver. As Poirot investigates, he begins to realize that beneath the respectable surface lies a tangle of family secrets and everyone becomes a suspect.

The Murder of Dr Muldoon

By Ken Boyle,Tim Desmond
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1781176914
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 735
  • File Pdf: the-murder-of-dr-muldoon.pdf

Book Summary:

A priest and his housekeeper abandon a baby girl on the doorstep of a house near the Black Church in Dublin’s north inner city in February 1923. Three local women notice the couple's suspicious behaviour and apprehend them. The two are handed over to the police, charged and sent for trial. A month later, a young doctor is shot dead on the streets of Mohill, Co. Leitrim. The two incidents are connected, but how? In the days following the shooting of Dr Paddy Muldoon, the name of a local priest was linked to the killing and rumours abounded of a connection to the events in Dublin a month earlier and also that an IRA gang had been recruited to carry out the murder. However, despite an investigation at the time, the murder remained unsolved for almost 100 years. Now, newly discovered archive material from a range of sources, including the Muldoon family, has made it possible to piece together the circumstances surrounding the doctor's death, and reveals how far senior figures in the Church, State and IRA were willing to go to cover up a scandal.

Crowded House

By Frank Greaney
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Isbn : 0717190277
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 217
  • File Pdf: crowded-house.pdf

Book Summary:

In June 2017, a woman picnicking in the Wicklow Mountains stumbled upon something in a ditch that would set in motion a chain of events that horrified the nation. It was the first of fifteen dismembered body parts belonging to retired hospital worker Patricia O’Connor. Kieran Greene, the father of three of Patricia’s grandchildren, later handed himself in, confessing to beating her to death in the home they shared in what he said was an act of self-defence. He also confessed to dismembering her and disposing of her remains but later changed his story, implicating several members of Patricia’s household, including her husband and daughter. In this nuanced and meticulous account of a deeply disturbing crime, award-winning journalist and Courts Correspondent for Newstalk and Today FM Frank Greaney uncovers the story behind the gruesome murder of Patricia O’Connor, and looks at who Patricia really was through exclusive follow-up interviews with other members of her family.

Murder in America

By Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn : 1452266891
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: murder-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume presents an examination of both the common and unusual acts of murder in light of society's changing norms, values, attitudes, and customs. Each chapter explores a specific type of murder by examining trends, methods, motives and statistics, and concludes with suggestions aimed at prediction and prevention.