08 April 2013, 17:47
New Holland Publishers | 2011 | ISBN: 1741108519 | EPUB | 2.66MB
This true story of police corruption and undercover assignments will have you reeling.
"All crime revolves around the financial powerhouse that is the drug trade. And drugs and paedophilia go together like a hand in a glove." This is Inner Sydney in the heat of the 1980s and the cash and drugs are flowing freely.
The Ability to Kill: True Tales of Bloody Murder
04 April 2013, 06:25
Vintage Books | 2012 | ISBN: 0307950115 | EPUB | 1.9MB
With The Ability to Kill, first published in 1963, renowned thriller writer Eric Ambler turns his attention to true crime--with an emphasis on murder. In five essays, he presents a sampling of famously intriguing (and often disturbing) cases of the last few hundred years, including 19th-century Edinburgh's Burke and Hare, who supplied the medical school with ill-gotten cadavers; Victorian London's infamous Jack the Ripper; the Frenchman Henri Desiré Landru, an early 20th century serial killer; and the Californian doctor Bernard Finch and his lover Carole Tregoff, who conspired to murder his wife in 1961.
Rounding out the collection are a few pieces on lighter topics such as spies and how to spot them, and novelists in Hollywood. Though his subjects are sometimes grim, Ambler's deft touch makes this examination of homicide and other matters pure pleasure to read.
The Killer Book of Cold Cases
03 April 2013, 14:45
The Killer Book of Cold Cases: Incredible Stories, Facts, and Trivia from the Most Baffling True Crime Cases of All Time by Tom Philbin
Sourcebooks | 2012 | ISBN: 1402253540 | EPUB | 2.64MB
Every criminal dreams of committing the perfect crime. A crime that is so well executed, with clues and evidence so scarce, that even the experts are left baffled. The Killer Book of Cold Cases takes you behind the crime scene tape and deep into the investigations of some of the most puzzling and notorious cold cases of all timefrom murders to kidnappings to massive bombings that were open for years before the criminal was finally brought to justice.
- The New York City judge whose disappearance was so famous, his name became synonymous with cold cases
- The first use of DNA to help solve a murder case that had been cold for years
- The bomber who took down an entire plane of people, just to collect on his mother's insurance
- The legendary bank robber D.B. Cooper
- The murder of two cops in a small California town-a case that took more than SO years to solve
- The Mad Bomber, who drove New Yorkers half crazy in the fifties by planting bombs all over the city
Bury yourself in these edge-of-your-seat tales, read chilling quotes, and test your crime IQ with cold-case trivia. You'll stay up wondering which criminals might still be on the loose!