The World's Most Evil Psychopaths [EPUB]
05 August 2014, 16:49
2013 | EPUB | 0.59MB
Carl Panzram was gang-raped at the age of 14 and by way of revenge forcibly sodomized more than a thousand boys and men as well as committing over 20 murders.
Ed Kemper shot his grandmother once in the head and twice in the back and went on to murder his grandfather, his mother, her friend and six female hitch-hikers.
Jerry Brudos strangled Jan Whitney in his house and left her body dangling from the ceiling for several days.
Pietro Pacciani got 13 years in prison for killing a travelling salesman who had slept with his fiancée. Not only did Pacciani stab the man 19 times, but he also raped the corpse.
The World's Most Evil Psychopaths provides a concise, yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived. Starting with examples of the earliest recorded psychopaths, author John Marlowe presents a carefully chosen cross-section of history's most infamous criminals, whose fascinating life stories are viewed with an unflinching gaze, making for a chilling, but engrossing read.
No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine [EPUB]
05 August 2014, 06:45
2002 | EPUB | 2.6MB
On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, two seniors at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, walked into their school and shot to death twelve students and one teacher, and wounded many others. It was the worst single act of murder at a school in U.S. history. Few people knew Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris better than Brooks Brown. Brown and Klebold were best friends in grade school, and years later, at Columbine, Brown was privy to some of Harris and Klebolds darkest fantasies and most troubling revelations. After the shootings, Brown was even accused by the police of having been in on the massacre simply because he had been friends with the killers.
Now, for the first time, Brown, with journalist Rob Merritt, gets to tell his full version of the story. He describes the warning signs that were missed or ignored, and the evidence that was kept hidden from the public after the murders. He takes on those who say that rock music or video games caused Klebold and Harris to kill their classmates and explores what it might have been that pushed these two young men, from supposedly stable families, to harbor such violent and apocalyptic dreams.
Shocking as well as inspirational and insightful, No Easy Answers is an authentic wake-up call for all the psychologists, authorities, parents, and law enforcement personnel who have attempted to understand the murders at Columbine High School. As the title suggests, the book offers no easy answers, but instead presents the unvarnished facts about growing up as an alienated teenager in America today.
The Skeleton Crew [EPUB]
26 July 2014, 08:06
2014 | EPUB | 1.57MB
The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases by Deborah Halber is a very highly recommended, fascinating anecdotal look at how amateurs are solving cold cases.
Long before the popularity of forensic crime shows like CSI, amateur sleuths were using the Internet to gather clues and connect with one another to identify the remains of unidentified corpses—tens of thousands of them—across the U.S. Science writer Halber uncovers a gritty world of web sleuths taking up cold cases of murder, suicide, and accidents, of remains unmatched to missing-persons reports. Often competing with each other, sometimes appreciated or disdained by the police, many of these sleuths develop obsessions with particular victims. Using crowd-sourcing and databases, determined sleuths have managed to identify unidentified bodies.
Halber takes the reader on visits to the morgues to witness autopsies of cadavers, some deteriorated by exposure to the outdoors and harsh conditions. She explores changes in investigative techniques and the growing use of DNA to identify remains. She draws on interviews with medical examiners, police investigators, coroners, and the web sleuths themselves for an intriguing look at an underground society of quirky people easily dismissable as wackos, except that some of them occasionally solve cases the police had long abandoned.