Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
04 March 2013, 06:22
W W Norton & Company | 2001 | ISBN: 0393322238 | EPUB | 719.24KB
"[A] social document of rare importance."—The New Republic
Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Here is the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime.
04 March 2013, 05:37
Allen & Unwin | 2008 | ISBN: 1741755387 | MOBI | 956.89KB
On February 4, 1939, Connie Sommerlad was brutally butchered and her brother left for dead in their family farmhouse in rural Tenterfield. It was a murder that would rock the tight-knit community; a murder made all the more shocking by the fact that their assailant was a local man working for the Sommerlads. Jack Kelly, who was to become the last person to be hanged in New South Wales, struggled to explain his awful crime even as he faced the gallows. Yet this was far from the only mystery to be exposed by Connie's tragic end.
What really happened to Connie in those lost years between her move to Sydney as a young woman and her fateful return to her home town? And what was the secret so shameful that, even as Kelly stood trial for her murder, the Sommerlads conspired to keep it from the public record? Vividly evoking small-town Australia in the months leading up to the outbreak of World War II, Connie's Secret brings to life the story of a highly respectable family desperately trying to protect their talented but wayward daughter's reputation at a time when religion, virtue, and maintaining appearances held sway over every thought and deed. This fascinating insight into another era is written with the emotional force of a novel, but these events did happen—and their devastating impact continues to be felt by those left behind even today.
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town
04 March 2013, 05:32
HarperTorch | 1999 | ISBN: 0061096962 | EPUB | 1.21MB
In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey. A brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it couldn't handle, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town uncovers the mysteries that have bewildered the nation.
- Why were the Ramseys, the targets of the investigation, able to control the direction of the police inquiry?
- Can the key to the murder be found in the pen and writing pad used for the ransom note?
- Was it possible for an intruder to have killed JonBenét?