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Eight Detectives

By Alex Pavesi
  • ISBN Code: : 1405944986
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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THE BIGGEST MYSTERY CAN BE MURDER TO SOLVE . . . DISCOVER THE YEAR'S MOST ORIGINAL CRIME NOVEL 'One of the year's most entertaining crime novels' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over' A. J. FINN 'An elegantly structured, intellectually challenging and completely unique thriller that grips like a vice' SOPHIE HANNAH _______ All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. In the 1930s, Grant McAllister, a mathematics professor turned author, worked them out, hiding their secrets in a book of crime stories. Then Grant disappeared. Julia Hart has finally tracked him down. She wants to know what happened to him. But she's about to discover that a good mystery can be murder to solve . . . _______ 'One of the most creative detective novels of the year . . . If not of all time' Samantha Downing 'Intelligent and inventive . . . It's the most fun I've had in ages' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'So, so clever . . . Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one - bravo!' Sarah Pinborough **Winner of the Capital Crimes Reader Award for Debut Book of the Year** SHORTLISTED FOR THE GLASS BELL AWARD AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

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  • Pdf File: edgar-wallace-ultimate-collection.pdf

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Musaicum Press presents to you an ultimate Edgar Wallace collection, formatted to the highest digital standard and adjusted for readability on all devices. This meticulously edited collection contains over 90 crime novels, including famous action adventure series, short stories, true crime tales and much more from incomparable Edgar Wallace: Edgar Wallace — Each Way (Biography) Screenplay: King Kong True Crime Stories: The Secret of the Moat Farm The Murder on Yarmouth Sands The Great Bank of England Frauds The Trial of the Seddons Herbert Armstrong - Poisoner The Suburban Lothario Crime Novels: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague or Red Hand Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Murder Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Take-A-Chance Anderson The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin… The Green Archer The Missing Million The Croakers Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand or Beyond Recall The Daughters of the Night The Ringer Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face P.-C. Lee Series Four Just Men Series: The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men The Earl of Nowhere Series African Novels: Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's Peace Lieutenant Bones Bones in London Sandi the Kingmaker Bones of the River Sanders Again Sanders Mr. J. G. Reeder Series: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G.

Chieftain

By Chris Payne
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752494546
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: chieftain.pdf

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George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a "slow starter," his career took off when he was transferred to the small team of detectives at Scotland Yard in 1862, where he became known as "The Chieftain." This book paints the most detailed picture yet published of detective work in mid-Victorian Britain, covering "murders most foul," "slums and Society," the emergence of terrorism related to Ireland, and Victorian frauds. One particular fraudster, Harry Benson, was to contribute to the end of Clarke's career and lead to the first major Metropolitan Police corruption trial in 1877. This fascinating book uses widespread sources of information, including many of Clarke's own case reports.

MR. J. G. REEDER SERIES: 5 Mystery Novels & 4 Detective Stories

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Book Code : 802720156X
  • Total of Pages : 1100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: mr-j-g-reeder-series.pdf

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Mr. J. G. Reeder Series is a collection of novels and short stories about a former police officer working for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The stories have been adapted for film, television and radio. Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) was an English writer. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. Table of Contents: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder Terror Keep Red Aces Kennedy the Con Man The Case of Joe Attymar The Guv'nor The Shadow Man The Treasure House

Christianity and the Detective Story

By Anya Morlan,Walter Raubicheck
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443865419
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: christianity-and-the-detective-story.pdf

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Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the “Golden Age” of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.

Detective Work

By John Dale
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  • Publisher : Xoum Publishing
  • Book Code : 1921134712
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 426
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From the bestselling author of Huckstepp comes a riveting new novel of intrigue and suspense When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work; thought it was his destiny. But things quickly start to unravel. His assigned partner is an uninterested dinosaur and when progress in the investigation is slow, the bosses threaten to pull the plug. Desperate to crack his first cold case, Dimitri tracks the prime suspect down – only to find there are forces at play a naïve young detective will never fully understand. Praise for the work of John Dale ‘Superb evocation of the underbelly of Sydney’ The Sydney Morning Herald ‘A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals’ The Australian ‘A mightily impressive debut … Dale’s novel is incandescent’ Time Out ‘Great energy, dynamic storytelling. Intense entertainment’ Kirkus Reviews

The Bobbed Haired Bandit

By Stephen Duncombe,Andrew Mattson
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814720358
  • Total of Pages : 394
  • Category : History
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: the-bobbed-haired-bandit.pdf

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Ripped straight from the headlines of the Jazz Age, The Bobbed Haired Bandit is a tale of flappers and fast cars, of sex and morality. In the spring of 1924, a poor, 19-year-old laundress from Brooklyn robbed a string of New York grocery stores with a “baby automatic,” a fur coat, and a fashionable bobbed hairdo. Celia Cooney’s crimes made national news, with the likes of Ring Lardner and Walter Lippman writing about her exploits for enthralled readers. The Bobbed Haired Bandit brings to life a world of great wealth and poverty, of Prohibition and class conflict. With her husband Ed at her side, Celia raised herself from a life of drudgery to become a celebrity in her own pulp-fiction novel, a role she consciously cultivated. She also launched the largest manhunt in New York City's history, humiliating the police with daring crimes and taunting notes. Sifting through conflicting accounts, Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson show how Celia's story was used to explain the world, to wage cultural battles, to further political interest, and above all, to sell newspapers. To progressives, she was an example of what happens when a community doesn't protect its children. To conservatives, she symbolized a permissive society that gave too much freedom to the young, poor, and female. These competing stories distill the tensions of the time. In a gripping account that reads like a detective serial, Duncombe and Mattson have culled newspaper reports, court records, interviews with Celia's sons, and even popular songs and jokes to capture what William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper called “the strangest, weirdest, most dramatic, most tragic, human interest story ever told.”

Freedom's Detective

By Charles Lane
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488035008
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: freedom-s-detective.pdf

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“This is a powerful, vitally important story, and Lane brings it to life with not only vast amounts of research but with a remarkable gift for storytelling that makes the pages fly by.” —Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt and Hero of the Empire Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era United States Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitley In the years following the Civil War, a new battle began. Newly freed African American men had gained their voting rights and would soon have a chance to transform Southern politics. Former Confederates and other white supremacists mobilized to stop them. Thus, the KKK was born. After the first political assassination carried out by the Klan, Washington power brokers looked for help in breaking the growing movement. They found it in Hiram C. Whitley. He became head of the Secret Service, which had previously focused on catching counterfeiters and was at the time the government’s only intelligence organization. Whitley and his agents led the covert war against the nascent KKK and were the first to use undercover work in mass crime—what we now call terrorism—investigations. Like many spymasters before and since, Whitley also had a dark side. His penchant for skulduggery and dirty tricks ultimately led to his involvement in a conspiracy that would bring an end to his career and transform the Secret Service. Populated by intriguing historical characters—from President Grant to brave Southerners, both black and white, who stood up to the Klan—and told in a brisk narrative style, Freedom’s Detective reveals the story of this complex hero and his central role in a long-lost chapter of American history.

The Long Term Missing

By Silvia Pettem
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442256818
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 747
  • Pdf File: the-long-term-missing.pdf

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When loved-ones go missing, the lives of their family members are turned upside-down. As the days and months turn into years, some families are caged in by their grief, while others become proactive –– renewing police contacts, keeping up with the latest technologies, and educating themselves as they strive to become their long-term missing persons’ advocates. By inspiring hope, as well as providing answers and practical advice, The Long Term Missing: Hope and Help for Families assists families in navigating the uncharted territory they never chose to enter. Author Silvia Pettem also provides families with information to better understand how law-enforcement and related agencies work to solve missing persons cases. Along the way, she takes her readers behind the scenes, while emphasizing that every unidentified person is a missing person to someone else. With real cases, both solved and unsolved, the book also illustrates the resources available and the actions that family members, civilians, and law enforcement agencies can take to search for long-term missing persons, to identify previously unknown remains, and to bring the missing persons home. The Long Term Missing: Hope and Help for Families inspires hope and gives answers as it empowers family members of long term missing persons to be proactive and to become their missing persons’ advocates.

The Coffey Files

By Joseph Coffey,Jerry Schmetterer
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504037995
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: the-coffey-files.pdf

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A true crime account of the old-school New York Police Department from the detective who helped catch the Son of Sam and waged a one-man war against the Mafia. In 1978, a gang war erupted in New York City, and the five boroughs ran red with blood. Men with names like “Matty the Horse” and “Tony Ugly” were found dismembered in garbage dumps, dead on the roadside in the far reaches of the Bronx, or suffocated in the trunks of cars parked at LaGuardia Airport. For years, the New York Police Department hadn’t bothered to investigate Mafia murders, preferring to let the mob handle its own bloody affairs—but that was about to change. The NYPD was going to war with the Cosa Nostra, and Det. Joseph Coffey would lead the charge. A hard-nosed veteran of the force, Detective Coffey took down some of the highest-profile organized-crime associations of the 1970s, from the conspiracy between the Mafia and the Catholic Church known as the Vatican Connection to the homegrown terrorists who called themselves the Black Liberation Army. In 1977, when the city was terrorized by serial killer David Berkowitz, better known as the Son of Sam, Coffey led the NYPD’s nighttime operations as they worked to lure the murderer into a trap. But the war against the mob would be his greatest challenge—one that would take him right into the heart of gritty, dangerous NYC. Cowritten by New York Daily News veteran Jerry Schmetterer, Coffey’s work is crime reporting at its finest. Fans of the two-fisted journalism of Jimmy Breslin and New York stories like The French Connection will find The Coffey Files has the thunderous intensity of a runaway subway train.

Managing Local Government For Improved Performance

By Brian W. Rapp
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429706235
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 870
  • Pdf File: managing-local-government-for-improved-performance.pdf

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After working for nearly three years to improve the performance of the government of Flint, Michigan—and discovering that there was no comprehensive work on the subject of local-government management to refer to—Brian Rapp and Frank M. Patitucci felt a personal as well as a professional need to write a book that would help them understand their successes and failures, and that would help others do a better job in similar situations. The result, this book, is unique both in its approach and in its presentation. The authors, establishing a conceptual framework within which to understand their subject, use Flint as a case city to examine the practical impact of factors affecting city government, and they indicate the major standards and criteria that should be applied in evaluating that impact. Although they recognize that within each city there are unique conditions that make a blanket prescription impossible, the authors are nevertheless convinced that many individuals both in and out of government can do something to improve the performance of their city government, and they have set out to help these individuals understand, in the most concrete terms possible, how they might go about it.

New York Exposed

By Daniel Czitrom
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199382131
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: new-york-exposed.pdf

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On a Sunday morning in early 1892, Reverend Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst ascended to his pulpit at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York and delivered one of the most explosive sermons in the city's history. Municipal life, he charged, was morally corrupt. Vice was rampant. And the city's police force and its Tammany Hall politicians were"a lying, perjured, rum-soaked, and libidinous lot." Denounced by city and police officials as a self-righteous "blatherskite," Parkhurst resolved to prove his case. The bespectacled minister descended his pulpit and in disguise visited gin joints and brothels, taking notes and gathering evidence. Two years later, his findings forced the New York State Senate to investigate the New York Police Department. The Lexow Committee heard testimony from nearly 700 witnesses, who revealed in shocking-and headline-dominating-detail just how deeply the NYPD was involved in, and benefitted from, the vice economy. Parkhurst's campaign had kick-started the Progressive Movement. New York Exposed offers a narrative history of the first major crusade to clean up Gotham. Daniel Czitrom does full justice to this spellbinding story by telling it within the larger contexts of national politics, poverty, patronage, vote fraud and vote suppression, and police violence. The effort to root out corrupt cops and crooked politicians morphed into something much more profound: a public reckoning over what New York-and the American city-had become since the Civil War. Animated by as vivid a cast as New York has ever produced, the book's key characters include Police Superintendent Thomas Byrnes and Inspector Alexander "Clubber" Williams, the nation's most famous cops, as well as anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman, the zealous prosecutor John W. Goff, and an array of politicos, immigrant leaders, labor bosses, prostitutes, show-business entrepreneurs, counterfeiters, and reformers and muckrakers determined to change business as usual. New York Exposed offers an unforgettable portrait of a city in a truly transformative moment.

Bent Coppers

By Graeme McLagan
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409129276
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: bent-coppers.pdf

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The inside story of a secret unit that has worked under cover to expose corruption in the Metropolitan Police since the early 1990s. Shocked by the extent of corruption within its ranks, Scotland Yard set up a new anti-corruption unit in the early 1990s. Its members had to operate in conditions of unprecedented secrecy and they became known as the 'Ghost Squad'. Bent Coppers really did believe they were untouchable: they stole cash and property, fitted-up innocent people and sold secret information to cripple court cases. Many of the bent coppers are now in jail or awaiting trial but the battle against corruption is not over. only now can the story of the 'Ghost Squad' be revealed. Award-winning BBC home affairs correspondent Graeme McLagan had followed the investigation since the beginning. He has interviewed undercover officers and many of the bent coppers they have exposed. this is the inside story of the 'Ghost Squad' and how it broke into the secret world of police corruption.