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Fetch the Devil

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ISBN: 9781611685343
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Published: ForeEdge - June 3rd, 2014

Torture, murder, intrigue, deception, and Nazis. What mystery lover could ask for anything more? Richmond's riveting book is about the Sierra Diablo murders in 1937. The wife and daughter of an executive in the explosives industry were found shot to death in the Texas desert. A meticulous recreation of the crime and the exhaustive hunt for the killers. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Jack the Ripper

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ISBN: 9780300117202
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Published: Yale University Press - March 25th, 2014

If the primary question about the notorious Whitechapel killer has always been his identity, the second most widely speculated aspect of the crimes was the actual count of victims. The authors present a convincing argument that there may have been more than the widely accepted number of five. As with most examinations of the Ripper's work, this thought-provoking book isn't for the squeamish. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Blood Trails

In the 126 years that have passed since that dark autumn in London, one question has remained paramount. Who was the person called Jack the Ripper? But, there is another question that is just as vital to the complete story: How many victims did the killer ultimately claim?

Did the terror really begin on the morning of August 31, 1888, when a man on his way to work came across the body of Mary Ann Nichols, lying sprawled on the sidewalk of a rank and forsaken byway called Buck’s Row in the Whitechapel District of the world’s greatest city? Did it end with the gruesome butchering of Mary Jane Kelly in her dingy room in Miller’s Court on November 9th? Were the three women who were brutally murdered between Nichols and Kelly the elusive murderer’s only other victims? Maybe not.

Paul Begg is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of history’s most famous serial killer. He has written, in collaboration with John Bennett, Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims, an intriguing reexamination of suspiciously similar homicides committed during the same general time period when Jack was cutting a bloody swath across Whitechapel. The authors offer plausible theories that have been bolstered by contemporary research into the patterns of serial killers. But, like everything else about the Ripper murders, now over a century removed, proclaiming absolutes is as perilous as a stroll down a darkened slum alleyway in 1888. (READ MORE)

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Published: Yale University Press - March 25th, 2014

Kitty Genovese

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Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239287
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 3rd, 2014

Kitty Genovese was savagely murdered in the early morning hours of March 13,1964. The killer's multiple attacks lasted over half an hour and Genovese's screams for help were completely ignored by residents of her neighborhood in Kew Gardens, Queens. It created an urban legend that was comprised of fact and fabrication, but the vicious killing set off a firestorm of concern about apathy in America that still reverberates today. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Blood Will Out

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ISBN: 9780871404510
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Published: Liveright - March 10th, 2014

When Mr. Kirn agrees to transport an ailing dog across the country to its new home in Manhattan, he is under the assumption that the lucky pooch will live amongst the Rockefeller clan. Kirn becomes involved, however, with one of the most clever con men in the annals of crime, a man with whispers of murder haunting his past. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Girl in the Leaves

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ISBN: 9780425258828
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Published: Berkley - December 31st, 2012

Follow the trail as four Ohio teens go missing in the fall of 2010 at the hands of Matthew Hoffman. One of his victims, Sarah, was discovered alive in a pile of leaves in Hoffman's home. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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