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The Man from the Train

By Bill James,Rachel McCarthy James
  • ISBN Code: : 1476796270
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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An Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime, this “impressive…open-eyed investigative inquiry wrapped within a cultural history of rural America” (The Wall Street Journal) shows legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applying his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Some of these cases—like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders—received national attention. But most incidents went almost unnoticed outside the communities in which they occurred. Few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated true crime expert Bill James first learned about these horrors, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the same know-how he brings to his legendary baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts, and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery: they learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal and uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in America. “A suspenseful historical account” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system. James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history. “A beautifully written and extraordinarily researched narrative…This is no pure whodunit, but rather a how-many-did-he-do” (Buffalo News).

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369717368
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: peril-from-the-past.pdf

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An old case brings a new threat Cold Case Pursuit by Dana Mentink Decades after her parents’ murders, Penelope McGregor’s grateful the killer’s finally been identified—until he comes after her. Now Detective Tyler Walker and his K-9 partner, Dusty, must protect Penelope and catch the culprit…while making sure his little girl stays out of the crosshairs. But can the single father outplay a killer whose endgame will leave no one safe? Delayed Justice by Shirlee McCoy Detective Bradley McGregor and his K-9 partner, King, come to the rescue when journalist Sasha Eastman’s targeted by a shooter who looks just like her mother’s murderer. But that killer supposedly died years ago in a shoot-out with the police. Now it’s up to Bradley and King to protect Sasha…but how can they stop a killer who’s already dead? New York Times Bestselling Author Shirlee McCoy Previously published as Cold Case Pursuit and Delayed Justice

Better the Blood

By Michael Bennett
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1398512230
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: better-the-blood.pdf

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A DETECTIVE IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH Hana Westerman is a tenacious Ma¯ori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career in Auckland’s Central Investigation Branch. When she’s led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man hanging in a secret room. As Hana and her team work to track down the killer, other deaths lead her to think that they are searching for New Zealand’s first serial killer. A KILLER IN SEARCH OF RETRIBUTION With little to go on, Hana must use all her experience as a police officer to try and find a motive to these apparently unrelated murders. What she eventually discovers is a link to an historic crime that leads back to the brutal bloody colonisation of New Zealand. A CLASH BETWEEN CULTURE AND DUTY When the pursuit becomes frighteningly personal, Hana realises that her heritage and knowledge are their only keys to finding the killer. THE PAST NEVER TRULY STAYS BURIED But as the murders continue, it seems that the killer's agenda of revenge may include Hana – and her family . . . WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF PARADISE.

I Am Not A Serial Killer

By Dan Wells
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429934840
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: i-am-not-a-serial-killer.pdf

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John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He's spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He's obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he's written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation. Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don't demand or expect the empathy he's unable to offer. Perhaps that's what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there's something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means. Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can't control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could. Dan Wells's debut novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer, is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

And the Killer Is . . .

By G. A. McKevett
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  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 1496720156
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: and-the-killer-is.pdf

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PI Savannah Reid has delved into the ugly side of SoCal’s celebrity culture more than once. But the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency may have bitten off more than they can chew when a Hollywood legend makes a deadly comeback . . . It will be a cold day in San Carmelita before Savannah skips over a high-profile homicide case, especially one attached to a tasty reward. But when 90-year-old former silver screen siren Lucinda Faraday is murdered inside her derelict mansion, serving justice comes with unsavory risks. The fallen star, considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, was found strangled by a pair of vintage stockings amid a hoard of garbage and priceless memorabilia. Now, Lucinda is making headlines again—and, like in the past, her name is connected with the worst kind of scandal . . . As a quest for answers reveals sleazy secrets about the victim’s history, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency soon discover that corruption, addiction, and blackmail were as rampant in the good old days of Hollywood as in the present—maybe even more so. Balancing a suspect list longer than the Lucinda’s acting credits and evidence that could destroy the reputation of people still alive, can Savannah outsmart the culprit before she or someone else get reduced to tabloid fodder next?

Sincerely, Yours

By Charlotte Barnes
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504073045
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: sincerely-yours.pdf

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A serial killer emerges from the past to stalk a witness in a harrowing novel of missteps and madness from the author of Intention and All I See Is You. When Sarah was seventeen years old, she hid in a wardrobe while her mother was murdered in the bedroom. As the weeks and months passed, Sarah gradually moved on from the horror of that night and managed to settle into her changed family life. After the police confirm that her mother was one of three similar victims the case goes cold. Until Sarah receives a letter: “I didn’t know you were there, or I would never have done that. Sincerely, Yours.” And, so begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse as the killer collects more victims and continues to elude police, all the while, sending Sarah letters. As the killer gets closer, Sarah wonders if she comes face to face with him, will she opt for mercy or murder? Praise for the novels of Charlotte Barnes “An addictive read . . . a really well written and enjoyable psychological thriller—highly recommended!!” —Donna’s Book Blog “Well written and smartly plotted with a fine array of characters and a thrilling story . . . Definitely an author to watch!” —Grace J Reviewerlady

The Last Book On The Left

By Ben Kissel,Marcus Parks,Henry Zebrowski
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1328566226
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: the-last-book-on-the-left.pdf

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history’s most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left Since its first show in 2010, The Last Podcast on the Left has barreled headlong into all things horror, as hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel, and Marcus Parks cover subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, and supernatural phenomena. Deeply researched but with a morbidly humorous bent, the podcast has earned a dedicated and aptly cultlike following for its unique take on all things macabre. In their first book, the guys take a deep dive into history’s most infamous serial killers, from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, exploring their origin stories, haunting habits, and perverse predilections. Featuring newly developed content alongside updated fan favorites, each profile is an exhaustive examination of the darker side of human existence. With appropriately creepy four-color illustrations throughout and a gift-worthy paper over board format, The Last Book on the Left will satisfy the bloodlust of readers everywhere.

Detective Jen Flowers Digital Collection Books 1-3

By A. S. French
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  • Publisher : Neonoir Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: detective-jen-flowers-digital-collection-books-1-3.pdf

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The Hashtag Killer DI Jen Flowers thought she’d seen it all after fifteen years on the force, but when a vigilante serial killer hits the city and uses social media to gather supporters, she must fight the public and her doubts to catch a murderer and save her daughter. Suffering from blackouts and abandoned as a child by her father, Ruby Vasquez has been chasing that one scoop to make her an internet star. Living with an alcoholic mother who hates her, Ruby discovers a secret about the vigilante’s first victim, which puts her in the killer and DI Flowers’ sights. Jen and Ruby have to overcome the secrets in their past while battling each other to discover the Hashtag Killer’s identity. Jen will have to choose between keeping her daughter safe or finding a killer, while Ruby will need to decide if becoming famous is more important than doing the right thing. Serial Killer A murderer stalks the streets of London and DI Jen Flowers is the Met’s go-to detective for the crimes. But Flowers is already working on a murder case, and the distractions in her personal life leave her little time for a new investigation. When the serial killer starts sending her letters about the crimes and taunting the police, Jen has to take the case. The stakes increase when the British Home Secretary gets involved. Every murder leads to another letter as the killer plays a game with the police and focuses on Jen. The pressure grows to solve the case, and she turns to alcohol and a new romance as a release. As the killer stalks the city and torments the police, DI Flowers resorts to desperate measures to catch a murderer and keep her family together. Night Killer A teenage girl is murdered outside the London Dungeon, and DI Jen Flowers assumes it’s just another of the city’s daily crimes. But when a series of audio tapes with clues to the girl’s killer is discovered hidden around London, Jen realises there’s more to the crime than another random murder. With the discovery of each new tape, Jen learns about the murdered girl’s life and her journey into London’s hidden underbelly. Jen is soon drawn into the city’s secret world of runaways and underground clubs. Jen struggles to catch the murderer while dealing with issues at home. Her teenage daughter Abbey wants to join a rock band, while a dark shadow from Jen’s past hovers on the horizon. For DI Jen Flowers, finding a killer may prove easier than dealing with her family problems.

As Good as Dead

By Beverly Barton
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  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Book Code : 0786041064
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: as-good-as-dead.pdf

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A serial killer survivor is about to confront her attacker once again in this thriller by the New York Times bestselling author. The victims are all found face-down in the creek that runs through Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. Each one is naked, except for the black satin ribbon tied around their necks. And they all share one unmistakable feature—they are all redheads. Socialite Reve Sorrell has come to Cherokee Pointe seeking answers about her shocking connection to Jazzy Talbot. With their good looks and shining red hair, they could be twins—abandoned at birth and raised in very different worlds. But whoever left them for dead thirty years ago isn’t about to let them uncover the truth now. As a serial killer leaves another calling card in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Reve turns to Sheriff Jacob Butler to help her unravel the secrets of her past. But as Reve gets closer to Jacob, a killer gets closer to her…a killer who won’t make the same mistake twice. “A powerful story that kept me up very late—with all the lights on. With a villain you won’t soon forget and nail-biting suspense, As Good as Dead is about as good as it gets.” —Kay Hooper

A Killer by Design

By Ann Wolbert Burgess
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 0306924889
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: a-killer.pdf

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**ONE OF AMAZON'S "BEST TRUE CRIME" BOOKS** **A "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH" PICK FOR AMAZON (DECEMBER 2021)** **AN APPLE AUDIO "MUST-LISTEN" (DECEMBER 2021)** A vivid behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and the evolution of criminal profiling, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers. Lurking beneath the progressive activism and sex positivity in the 1970-80s, a dark undercurrent of violence rippled across the American landscape. With reported cases of sexual assault and homicide on the rise, the FBI created a specialized team—the “Mindhunters” better known as the Behavioral Science Unit—to track down the country's most dangerous criminals. And yet narrowing down a seemingly infinite list of potential suspects seemed daunting at best and impossible at worst—until Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess stepped on the scene. In A Killer By Design, Burgess reveals how her pioneering research on sexual assault and trauma caught the attention of the FBI, and steered her right into the middle of a chilling serial murder investigation in Nebraska. Over the course of the next two decades, she helped the budding unit identify, interview, and track down dozens of notoriously violent offenders, including Ed Kemper ("The Co-Ed Killer"), Dennis Rader ("("BTK"), Henry Wallace ("The Taco Bell Strangler"), Jon Barry Simonis ("The Ski-Mask Rapist"), and many others. As one of the first women trailblazers within the FBI’s hallowed halls, Burgess knew many were expecting her to crack under pressure and recoil in horror—but she was determined to protect future victims at any cost. This book pulls us directly into the investigations as she experienced them, interweaving never-before-seen interview transcripts and crime scene drawings alongside her own vivid recollections to provide unprecedented insight into the minds of deranged criminals and the victims they left behind. Along the way, Burgess also paints a revealing portrait of a formidable institution on the brink of a seismic scientific and cultural reckoning—and the men forced to reconsider everything they thought they knew about crime. Haunting, heartfelt, and deeply human, A Killer By Design forces us to confront the age-old question that has long plagued our criminal justice system: “What drives someone to kill, and how can we stop them?”

The Sisters of Tall Pines

By Emerald O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Emerald O'Brien
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 363
  • Pdf File: the-sisters-of-tall-pines.pdf

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Two sisters with a troubled past. A murderer with a kill list. How long until he gets to them? Grace was seven years old when her sister told her she saw a dead body in their childhood foster home. Between that and the drug trafficking her foster father was eventually arrested for, it’s no surprise that Grace wound up a detective. But Grace’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her current homicide investigation is connected to similar murders in the neighbouring city of Amherst. Is she chasing a serial killer? Going back to the city where she began her career is complicated to say the least—her old colleagues seem hellbent on jamming her up. Grace’s sister Madigan isn’t a detective in the official sense, but that doesn’t stop her from answering a call for help from John Talbot, another child who spent time in the same foster home. John believes someone is after him…and it might be related to a crime their foster father committed—one that was never pinned on him. It’s not the first time John has dragged Madigan into a dangerous situation, but her loyalty knows no bounds. When the sisters discover their foster father was murdered in prison, their goals shift to staying alive. It seems that anyone with a connection to their past is in danger. Someone is tying up loose ends…and fast. It’s a race against time. And it will take more than the bonds they’ve forged to survive. Lovers of Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot, Allison Brennan, Melinda Leigh, and Meghan O'Flynn are sure to enjoy this gripping, heart-wrenching, and totally unpredictable series by Emerald O'Brien.