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📒American Murder Houses ✍ Steve Lehto
✏American Murder Houses Book Summary : There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒American Horror Story Murder House Quiz Book ✍ Wayne Wheelwright
✏American Horror Story Murder House Quiz Book Book Summary : American Horror Story: Murder House is the hugely popular FX show about the Harmon family who move into a new home that has a dark and disturbing history. Full of twists and turns this show had no ground where it feared to tread and kept viewers hooked on the mysteries it kept throwing up and it's engaging characters. Inside this book are over 100 questions about the show, it's characters and the history of the Murder House so dare to step inside and test yourself on this pioneering show.
📒American Murder ✍ Darcy O'Brien
✏American Murder Book Summary : Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume. A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the American dream. Murder in Little Egypt: Dr. John Dale Cavaness selflessly attended to the needs of his small, southern Illinois community. But when Cavaness was charged with the murder of his son Sean in December 1984, a radically different portrait of the physician and surgeon emerged. Throughout the three decades he had basked in the admiration and respect of the people of Little Egypt, Cavaness was privately terrorizing his family, abusing his employees, and making disastrous financial investments. In this New York Times bestseller, as more and more grisly details come to light, so too does rural America’s heritage of blood and violence become clear. The Hillside Stranglers: For weeks, the body count of sexually violated, brutally murdered young women escalated. With increasing alarm, Los Angeles newspapers headlined the deeds of a serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. But not until January 1979, more than a year later, would the mysterious disappearance of two university students near Seattle lead police to the arrest of a security guard—the handsome, charming, fast-talking Kenny Bianchi—and the discovery that the strangler was not one man but two. The Hillside Stranglers is the disturbing portrait of a city held hostage by fear and a pair of psychopaths whose lust was as insatiable as their hate. A Dark and Bloody Ground: On a sweltering evening in August 1985, three men breached Roscoe Acker’s alarm and security systems, stabbed his daughter to death, and made off with over $1.9 million in cash. The killers were part of a hillbilly gang led by Sherry Sheets Hodge, a former prison guard, and her husband, lifetime criminal Benny Hodge. The stolen money came in handy shortly afterward, when they used it to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, Lester Burns, into representing them. “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages” (Kirkus Reviews).
📒The True American Murder And Mercy In Texas ✍ Anand Giridharadas
✏The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas Book Summary : "Gives you new eyes on your nation, makes you wonder about both the recent South Asian immigrant behind the counter at the food mart and the tattooed white man behind you in line. It reminds you that there are some Americas where mercy flows freely, and other Americas where it has turned to ice." —Eboo Patel, The Washington Post Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into a Dallas minimart and shoots Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant, maiming and nearly killing him. Ten years after the shooting, Bhuiyan wages a campaign against the State of Texas to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. The True American is a rich, colorful, profoundly moving exploration of the American dream in its many dimensions. Winner of the NYPL Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.
📒American Murder Mystery Boxed Set 60 Thriller Novels Detective Stories ✍ Arthur B. Reeve
✏AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY Boxed Set 60 Thriller Novels Detective Stories Book Summary : This meticulously edited Mystery & Crime Collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Craig Kennedy Series: The Dream Doctor The War Terror The Social Gangster The Ear in the Wall Gold of the Gods The Exploits of Elaine The Romance of Elaine The Soul Scar The Film Mystery The Silent Bullet The Scientific Cracksman The Bacteriological Detective The Deadly Tube The Seismograph Adventure The Diamond Maker The Azure Ring "Spontaneous Combustion" The Terror in the Air The Black Hand The Artificial Paradise The Steel Door The Poisoned Pen The Yeggman The Germ of Death The Firebug The Confidence King The Sand-Hog The White Slave The Forger The Unofficial Spy The Smuggler The Invisible Ray The Campaign Grafter The Treasure Train The Truth-detector The Soul-analysis The Mystic Poisoner The Phantom Destroyer The Beauty Mask The Love Meter The Vital Principle The Rubber Dagger The Submarine Mine The Gun-runner The Sunken Treasure Other Mysteries: Guy Garrick The Master Mystery Constance Dunlap The Forgers The Embezzlers The Gun Runners The Gamblers The Eavesdroppers The Clairvoyants The Plungers The Abductors The Shoplifters The Blackmailers The Dope Fiends The Fugitives The Conspirators
📒Message From The President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress ✍ United States. President (1849-1850 : Taylor).
✏Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress Book Summary :
✏Author : United States. President
✏Release Date : 1850
✏ISBN : UCBK:C109107961
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Session of the Congress with Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Documents Book Summary :
📒American Murder Two Volumes ✍ Gini Graham Scott
✏American Murder Two Volumes Book Summary : A riveting account of the changing nature of murder in America and the investigation techniques used to solve it.
📒An All American Murder ✍ John Oller
✏An All American Murder Book Summary : On a hot summer day in 1975, 14-year-old Christie Lynn Mullins left her neighborhood swimming pool with a friend, supposedly to attend a "cheerleading contest" behind a shopping center in Columbus, Ohio. Less than an hour later, she was found brutally beaten to death in the nearby woods. The neighborhood man who reported discovering her body was thought by many to be the true killer, but was never charged. Instead, the crime was pinned on a passive drifter with an IQ of 50, who confessed after six hours of interrogation. Two years later he was acquitted following a dramatic, Perry Mason-like trial full of surprise witnesses and testimony. "An All-American Murder," by lawyer and journalist John Oller, is the story of a homicide that rocked the city of Columbus, Ohio nearly 40 years ago and remains unsolved to this day. Despite widespread belief that the original police investigation was flawed, law enforcement authorities never actively pursued this alternate suspect and refuse to discuss the case today. Friends, neighbors, and classmates of the victim, as well her family, firmly believe that justice was not done and that this "cold case" should be reopened. "An All-American Murder" has been described as "a tragic, fascinating story well-told," and "an exceptionally well written, insightful look into the angst that people can carry for decades when the criminal justice system is unable/unwilling to provide closure." Perhaps with the benefit of this book, closure will finally be obtained.
📒American Murder Homicide In The Early 20th Century ✍ Gini Graham Scott
✏American Murder Homicide in the early 20th century Book Summary : America has long had the reputation as the most violent and murderous of modern industralized nations. Even while violent crime has dropped in recent years, our murder rate is still incredibly high. Since the beginning of the 20th century, our society has undergone profound changes, and our technologies have advanced, but the motives and methods for murder and escaping the long arm of the law have kept pace, often capitalizing on availble technologies. In addition, as the century progressed, the media would become an integral part of murder in America, helping investigations, glamorizing murder, and bringing it into our homes on a daily basis. Here, Scott examines the changing face of murder in the context of societal changes, and traces the advances in investigative techniques and technologies. Each chapter offers vivid accounts of the most notorious and representative murders for each time period, focusing especially on those murderers who have had the edge on their pursuers, even escaping detection to this day. Beginning at the turn of the century, Scott details one of the most notorious cases of the day, in which a jealous lover poisons the wife of her lover. The book ends with the still-unsolved Tupac Shakur murder case. Taking readers through the various developments in methods of murder, and the techniques used to capture the criminals, Scott provides a fascinating overview of the way murder has changed through the decades and how law enforcement has kept pace. This insightful book sheds light on both our fascination with murder and on murderers and their nemeses over the last one hundred years.