This Detective Book is Very Interesting setting back in the Depression era 1930's with Prohibition in effect. Moonshining and car stealing made the story line interesting and alive.
Author: Karly Capestro
This Detective Book is Very Interesting setting back in the Depression era 1930's with Prohibition in effect. Moonshining and car stealing made the story line interesting and alive. Many exciting moments when Agent Clark was in real danger and some real exciting car chasing episodes that added more excitement to the story. This book is a transformation of some old cassette tapes from his grandfather into a master stroke of historical fiction. The characters, settings and action are fully engaged til the end. While chasing criminals was entertaining, so was the background of the cultures and geography of the time. "This book was so entertaining! I feel like it has a great balance of history, fun, and tension." - Reader.
Through the work of a crusading group of lawyers who forced a series of retrials, his case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered the case be reconsidered.
Author: Kerry Max Cook
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: True Crime
Kerry Cook is an innocent man who wrongly served two decades in Texas's notorious death house for the brutal 1977 rape and murder of 21-year-old Linda Jo Edwards. His struggle for freedom is said to be one of the worst cases of police and prosecutorial misconduct in American history. In the summer of 1977, Cook was staying in Tyler, TX. He met an attractive young woman named Linda Edwards and was invited back to her apartment for a drink and left his fingerprints on the sliding glass door. Four days later, Ms. Edwards was found brutally murdered. When the police dusted for prints, they found Cook's and immediately arrested him. Edward Jackson testified that Cook confessed to the murder during a jailhouse conversation. Jackson was set free, only to kill again several years later. Cook, on the other hand, was convicted and sentenced to death. He was thrown into a world for which no one could be prepared, and he survived beatings, sexual abuse, and depression; all the while, he fought against a justice system that was determined to keep him quiet and loath to admit a mistake. Through the work of a crusading group of lawyers who forced a series of retrials, his case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered the case be reconsidered. It wasn't until the spring of 1999 that Cook was finally able to put the nightmare behind him: long-suppressed DNA evidence had linked James Mayfield, Linda Edwards's ex-lover, to the crime.
This is her number. It's on the site." Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he's been "chasing the dime"--doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions.
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Hachette UK
The phone messages waiting for Henry Pierce clearly aren't for him: "Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site." Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he's been "chasing the dime"--doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions. But he can't get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, he steps into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. A world where his success and expertise mean nothing...and where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.
He went chasing after Daisy, but Daisy was quick on her feet. When Edmund finally entered the crime room area, he could see that Daisy was still deeply ...
Author: Simon- Peter Broughton
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Don’t Go Chasing After Waterfalls is a murder mystery set in Victorian-time England. Daisy Magee is the first of her kind, a woman who has become a Chief Inspector. She has to deal with young ladies being murdered and set out in public view at different waterfalls. She has to deal with her role in a man’s world. The clues lie within nursery rhymes, riddles, different colour schemes for each murder, flowers to match the colour schemes, paper cutouts as clues to the nursery rhymes, and a nose stud that has a hidden clue in code to the next waterfall, and letters are also sent to her in a cat-and-mouse game. Some would call it mind games. Some characters have surprising names to remember. It also a story that teaches moral and spiritual life lessons. This is the first book in a brand-new murder mystery series on the way to playing mind games. I hope you enjoy the book. Please send your constructive criticism to my email at [email protected]
The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gwendy's Button Box brings his signature 'thrilling, page-turning' (Michael Koryta, author of How It Happened) prose to this story of small-town evil that combines the storytelling of Stephen King ...
Author: Richard Chizmar
Publisher: Hachette UK
The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gwendy's Button Box brings his signature 'thrilling, page-turning' (Michael Koryta, author of How It Happened) prose to this story of small-town evil that combines the storytelling of Stephen King with the true-crime suspense of Michelle McNamara. In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. Law enforcement, as well as members of the FBI are certain that the killer is a living, breathing madman-and he's playing games with them. For a once peaceful community trapped in the depths of paranoia and suspicion, it feels like a nightmare that will never end. Recent college graduate Richard Chizmar returns to his hometown just as a curfew is enacted and a neighborhood watch is formed. In the midst of preparing for his wedding and embarking on a writing career, he soon finds himself thrust into the real-life horror story. Inspired by the terrifying events, Richard writes a personal account of the serial killer's reign of terror, unaware that these events will continue to haunt him for years to come. A clever, terrifying, and heartrending work of metafiction, 'Chasing the Boogeyman does what true crime so often cannot: it offers both chills and a satisfying conclusion' (Stephen King). Chizmar's 'brilliant . . . absolutely fascinating, totally compelling, and immediately poignant' (C.J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author) writing is on full display in this truly unique novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.
1993. Two full years after the First War in the Gulf.
Author: Jeffrey Dejent
Category: Electronic books
1993. Two full years after the First War in the Gulf. Intelligence agencies all over the globe see an enormous increase in acts of terrorism. On the 25th of January a man with 'middle eastern' features opens fire at the entranceway to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He kills two people outright and wounds another three with rounds from an AK-47. Scant weeks later, on the 26th of February, an Arab terror team sets off a bomb under the towers of the World Trade Center. Six killed! Over 1,000 casualties! Is all this violence 'Blow Back' from the war against Saddam Hussein? Lieutenant Colonel Moses Anderson, an Action Officer in the C.I.A., has a theory. He reminds the Police in Peru arrested the head of the Shining Path Guerilla movement in 1992. At the time of 'Presidente Gonzalo's' capture his lap top computer contained a list of some 23,000 names. All active members in the Shining Path Movement, the 'Sendero Luminoso.' Anderson believes these people fled to the four corners of the earth when they lost their leader. He thinks displaced Shining Path Guerillas are responsible for the sharp uptick in international terror. By his light international crime in 1993 has nothing to do with drugs and everything to do with misplaced idealism. Is Moses right? Late in the spring of 1993 four nuns, nurses on a pre-natal health care mission in Mexico are brutally raped and murdered. Local police find the crime scene littered with drug manufacturing paraphernalia. The trail leads directly to the United States. Are the perpetrators revolutionaries? Are they drug addicts and spree killers with no sense of right and wrong? Scant weeks later, the four drug dealers find themselves in Philadelphia. Here they make the decision to set aside dealings with street level pushers and, instead forge a relationship with the east coast Mafia. Will they succeed? Can Latinos and Italians come together to build a multinational network of drug dealers?
It doesn't matter whether you've done the crime you're arrested for or not, she'll come. The only thing you must do is to tell the truth.
Author: Jackie Pullinger
Publisher: Hachette UK
Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear. When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a new treatment for drug addiction: baptism in the Holy Spirit.
If you (or the eight- to twelve-year-olds in your life) like Nancy Drew, Theodore Boone, or the Hardy Boys, then you'll love Shannon L. Brown's fun, fast-paced books for kids. Buy the bundle now and start reading now!
Author: Shannon L Brown
They start chasing a mystery--then it chases them. Twelve-year-old cousins Sophie and Jessica are solving mysteries in small town Pine Hill. Each book is filled with fun, excitement . . . and a dash of danger. Join them and their friend Tony as they solve mysteries in The Feather Chase, The Treasure Key, andThe Chocolate Spy. If you (or the eight- to twelve-year-olds in your life) like Nancy Drew, Theodore Boone, or the Hardy Boys, then you'll love Shannon L. Brown's fun, fast-paced books for kids. Buy the bundle now and start reading now! The Feather Chase They start chasing a mystery--then it chases them. Twelve-year-old cousins Sophie and Jessica don't have much in common. Sophie loves hiking and her small town. Jessica would rather be shopping in a city. The only mystery is how they'll be able to spend the summer together. Then . . . they find a briefcase in the forest with a surprise inside. When they hear footsteps behind them and bad guys run after them, they have no choice but to work together to solve the mystery of The Feather Chase. The Treasure Key They must unlock the mystery--before time runs out. Unwrapping a puzzling package and finding a clue launches twelve-year-old cousins Sophie and Jessica into the dangers of The Treasure Key. They're soon racing against time--and bad guys-- to find long-lost treasure. Will they be the first to discover its hiding place The Chocolate Spy Will they find the spy--or will the spy find them first? When twelve-year-old cousins Sophie and Jessica take a class at a chocolate factory, they don't expect to see bad guys in such a sweet place. Strange happenings make them wonder if they've uncovered another mystery, and they're soon in danger. Can they find The Chocolate Spy in time?
Challenges and Perspectives On Asset Recovery in the EU Katalin Ligeti, ... In other words, the derivation of assets from a crime can be established only if ...
Author: Katalin Ligeti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The fight against dirty money is not a new topic, nor a recent problem. It has existed within international and national agendas since the 1980s. Nonetheless, the evolving complexity of criminal skills and networks; the increasingly global dimension of crime; the financial crisis; and the alleged unsatisfactory results of the efforts hitherto undertaken cause us to re-pose and re-discuss some questions. This book addresses several issues concerning the reasons, objectives and scope of national and supranational strategies targeting criminal money, as well as the concrete modalities to overcome its obstacles. The main objective is to explore where the EU stands and where it ought to go, providing useful input for policy-makers and further research. Nevertheless, the problems are not limited to the EU area, and assets – particularly money – cross EU borders much more easily than people do. The reflections developed in the chapters, therefore, aim at going beyond these EU borders. The book is divided into two parts. The first one focuses on the core of asset recovery policies, namely confiscation or forfeiture laws, and explores in particular some issues concerning the respect of fundamental rights. The second part addresses other problematic aspects related to the asset recovery process, such as the return of assets to victim countries, the cross-border investigations on dirty money, and the social use of confiscated assets.
Signed into law by President Nixon in 1970, the RICO Act allowed the Feds to attack organized crime and drug trafficking by going after the pocketbooks of ...
Author: Ron Peterson Jr.
Category: True Crime
CHASING THE SQUIRREL is the true story of notorious drug smuggler Wally Thrasher, whose investigation led to the biggest drug bust in Mid-Atlantic United States history in 1986. Nicknamed, “The Squirrel” for his elusivenes, Thrasher was a daredevil pilot who made millions flying marijuana and cocaine from South America into the US in the 70s and 80s. With his beautiful Portuguese-born wife, Olga, he lived in a mountain estate near Virginia’s New River Valley. He owned oceanfront homes and yachts in Florida, spent weekends in the Caribbean and laundered money in Las Vegas, where he partied with Frank Sinatra’s entourage. The Feds were hot on his tail in 1984 when word came that he had died in a plane crash in Belize, his body burnt to ashes. But investigators soon learned the crash was staged and the death certificate fake. Meanwhile, Olga became a federal informant assisting the DEA in an audacious undercover sting to infiltrate the highest levels of his smuggling ring. Thirteen international traffickers were indicted, including Bolivian drug lord Roberto Suarez-Gomez, known as the world’s “King of Cocaine.” But Wally Thrasher was never caught. Authorities believe he has spent the past four decades living in some faraway tropical land. He was recently profiled on “America’s Most Wanted” as US Marshals chased leads around the globe in his pursuit.
Organized community crime prevention and participation in criminal justice campaigns directed by the police typically attract only a small fraction of ...
Author: William M. Rohe
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Social Science
Providing decent, safe, and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income families has been an important public policy goal for more than a century. In recent years there has been a clear shift of emphasis among policymakers from a focus on providing affordable rental units to providing affordable homeownership opportunities. Due in part to programs introduced by the Clinton and Bush administrations, the nation's homeownership rate is currently at an all-time high. Does a house become a home only when it comes with a deed attached? Is participation in the real-estate market a precondition to engaged citizenship or wealth creation? The real estate industry's marketing efforts and government policy initiatives might lead one to believe so. The shift in emphasis from rental subsidies to affordable homeownership opportunities has been justified in many ways. Claims for the benefits of homeownership have been largely accepted without close scrutiny. But is homeownership always beneficial for low-income Americans, or are its benefits undermined by the difficulties caused by unfavorable mortgage terms and by the poor condition or location of the homes bought? Chasing the American Dream provides a critical assessment of affordable homeownership policies and goals. Its contributors represent a variety of disciplinary perspectives and offer a thorough understanding of the economic, social, political, architectural, and cultural effects of homeownership programs, as well as their history. The editors draw together the assessments included in this book to prescribe a plan of action that lays out what must be done to make homeownership policy both effective and equitable.
be taking the replica to that night's celebratory dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel ... having never revealed the full story of his involvement in the crime, ...
Author: Paul Gadsby
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
London, spring 1966. England’s Football Association is preparing to host the World Cup, unaware of the shock – and shame – they are about to encounter as the audacious daylight robbery of the Jules Rimet Trophy takes place. The Football Association members have their reputations endangered as the robbery threatens to tear their lives apart... Dale Blake, the recently promoted head of a west London racketeering firm, is struggling to deal with his unstable wife, Sheryl. Aside from his personal issues, he’s desperate to boost the firm’s income and prove his leadership in front of his troops, particularly second-in-command, Jimmy Parkes. Their plan is simple: snatch the Jules Rimet Trophy from its display case at Westminster Central Hall and cash in on the ransom. Clement Spears, the ageing chairman of the FA, is outraged at the global embarrassment the theft has caused. He refuses to be bullied by violent gangsters and plans to rescue the trophy and reaffirm the association’s good name. As the pressure mounts, Dale’s personal and professional life spirals out of control while an erratic Sheryl, a volatile Jimmy and a steely Spears are all determined to have their say in the turbulent aftermath of this notorious crime. Throw into the mix a secret replica of the trophy and a curious dog named Pickles, and the complex mystery deepens into something far worse than any of the characters anticipated...
Up until his retirement fifteen years earlier—and even after that, ... The initial reason for this oversight was the overwhelming nature of the crime.
Author: Richard Chizmar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gwendy’s Button Box brings his signature “thrilling, page-turning” (Michael Koryta, author of How It Happened) prose to this story of small-town evil that combines the storytelling of Stephen King with the true-crime suspense of Michelle McNamara. In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. Law enforcement, as well as members of the FBI are certain that the killer is a living, breathing madman—and he’s playing games with them. For a once peaceful community trapped in the depths of paranoia and suspicion, it feels like a nightmare that will never end. Recent college graduate Richard Chizmar returns to his hometown just as a curfew is enacted and a neighborhood watch is formed. In the midst of preparing for his wedding and embarking on a writing career, he soon finds himself thrust into the real-life horror story. Inspired by the terrifying events, Richard writes a personal account of the serial killer’s reign of terror, unaware that these events will continue to haunt him for years to come. A clever, terrifying, and heartrending work of metafiction, Chasing the Boogeyman is the ultimate marriage between horror fiction and true crime. Chizmar’s “brilliant…absolutely fascinating, totally compelling, and immediately poignant” (C.J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author) writing is on full display in this truly unique novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.
The Search for the Truth About Addiction Johann Hari ... The crimes on street level related to drug consumption—there aren't [any] anymore.
Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE INSPIRATION FOR THE FEATURE FILM THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY 'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY 'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN 'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIAN What if everything we've been told about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realised there was addiction in his family. Confused, he set out on a three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey to discover what really causes addiction – and how to solve it. Told through a series of gripping human stories, this book was the basis of a TED talk and animation that have been viewed more than twenty million times. It has transformed the global debate about addiction.
'I told your assistant to get the message to you right away. ... you lived before moving because that was likely your domicile when the crime occurred.
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Hachette UK
Would you risk your life for a woman you've never met? A thriller about a simple wrong number that opens a line into terror. From the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new number. When he checks his machine, he discovers messages for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a night-time world of escort services, websites, sex and secret identities. Pierce tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Pierce traces Lilly's last days, but every step into her past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy - and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear...
The FBI agents outside also had a golden hour. They had to gather forensic evidence before the crime scene became contaminated. And unlike Valentine and von ...
Author: Samantha Power
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Now a Netflix biopic, Sergio, with Narcos star Wagner Moura playing diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. "The best way to understand today's messy world is to read about the inspiring life and diplomatic genius of Sergio Vieira de Mello." –Walter Isaacson Before his death in 2003 in Iraq's first major suicide bomb attack, Sergio Vieira de Mello--a humanitarian and peacemaker with the United Nations--placed himself at the center of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. He cut deals with the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, forcibly confronted genocidal killers from Rwanda, and used his intellect and charisma to try to tame militant extremists in Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Known as a "cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy," Vieira de Mello managed to save lives in the world's most dangerous places, while also pressing the world's most powerful countries to join him in grappling with such urgent dilemmas as: When should killers be engaged, and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of merely posing these questions; Vieira de Mello had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences. With Chasing the Flame, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power offers a profile in courage and humanity--and an unforgettable meditation on how best to manage the deadly challenges of the twenty-first century.
Not long after both Pastors made bail, the Newark office of the FBI got word from an informant that Angelo Bruno, crime boss of Philadelphia and thus New ...
Author: Dan Addario
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After a stellar twenty-three-year career with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dan Addario’s own part fighting in the War on Drugs didn’t end. For good reason. Because in July of 1993, he lost his thirty-one-year-old son to a crisis that shows no signs of abating. With Chasing the Dragon, Addario becomes the highest-ranking DEA agent ever to pen a book that includes the sum total of his experiences investigating narcotics hotbeds across the globe. These events include a stint as DEA’s regional director for the entire continent of South America, followed by Addario’s tenure running drug interdiction efforts in the infamous Golden Triangle. Though the phrase commonly means “chasing the high” that heroin provides, Chasing the Dragon in Addario’s world is centered around hunting the monster that so defined, and ultimately upended, his own life. A monster no one else has ever been able to catch. Until now.
Why their obsession with statistics when it's obvious the crime rate keeps going up? And why concentrate only on soft targets without ever going after the ...
Author: Andrew de Berry
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Chasing the Serpent is a story of freemasonry and corrupt policemen in which we encounter loathing and love, vicious retribution and recondilation. Using the thriller genre the author continues to explore the theme of good and evil, the serpent in mythology being a symbol of contradictions.
Kurt, my Kurt, the bishop, had gone chasing after criminals in a van? Stay there so you can talk to the police, Kurt texted. Can you find the receipt for ...
Publisher: Soho Press
Finally: the perfect stocking stuffer for the crime fiction lover in your life! With a foreword by CWA Diamond Award-winner Peter Lovesey, these eighteen delightful holiday stories by your favorite Soho Crime authors contain laughs, murders, and plenty more. This captivating collection, which features bestselling and award-winning authors, contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes’s one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough’s stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana. Includes Stories By (In Order of Appearance): Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limón, Timothy Hallinan, Teresa Dovalpage, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis, Sujata Massey, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron and a Foreword and story by Peter Lovesey.