Download E-books The Man Who Killed Boys: The John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Story PDF

A precise tale of mass homicide in a Chicago suburb.

Successful businessman, group benefactor, pal and neighbor-- and perverted mass murderer.

Over a interval of 3 years, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. sexually tortured and murdered 33 boys. His neighbors and friends in his unassuming Illinois group by no means suspected a specific thing. Gacy was once a Jekyll-and-Hyde determine, prime an outwardly basic lifestyles, yet secretly brutalizing dozens of younger males in a hidden lair, and concealing their our bodies below the floorboards of his suburban home.

Through broad own interviews with those that knew Gacy, veteran true-crime scribe Clifford L. Linedecker takes us on a stunning trip via Gacy's lifestyles, delving deep into the man's afflicted prior, recounting his appalling sequence of murders, and recreating the drama of his trial-- which led to his execution by way of deadly injection in 1994. ugly and frightening, The guy Who Killed Boys finds stark terror set amid the day-by-day lives of a normal community.

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Download E-books Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft PDF

By Jeff Diamant

The weird and wonderful actual tale of the criminals at the back of the second-largest financial institution heist in American history.

One evening in a small North Carolina city, a down-on-his-luck shield at Loomis Fargo manages to scouse borrow $17 million-literally multiple ton of money. regardless of being stuck on digital camera wheeling the cash from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes off to Mexico earlier than the FBI can blink.

There's only one hitch: Ghantt has entrusted the cash to an oddball group of accomplices who had wooed him into committing this large robbery within the first place-and who, he quickly learns, try to take him out. Now some of the most sought after males in the USA with the FBI scorching on his heels, Ghantt needs to determine tips on how to get his cash, break out from a success guy, and get even.

In this outrageously exciting publication, Jeff Diamant, the Charlotte Observer's lead reporter at the case, deals the definitive within account of this remarkable real tale that has captivated American audiences at the information and now at the sizeable display within the significant movie, Masterminds.

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Download E-books Dead by Sunset PDF

By Ann Rule

The writer of 8 New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first received national acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, approximately serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime documents volumes, in line with interesting case histories, have guaranteed her popularity as our ideal chronicler of crime. Now the previous Seattle policewoman brings us the bad account of a charismatic guy loved by way of attractive and superb ladies who regularly gave him what he wanted...sex, funds, their very lives....
while lawyer Cheryl Keeton's brutally bludgeoned physique used to be present in her van within the quick lane of an Oregon highway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, used to be the most probably suspect. yet there has been no reliable proof linking him to the crime. He married back, for the 5th time, and his gorgeous new spouse, a doctor named Sara, followed his 3 sons. all of them settled all the way down to family members lifestyles on a sumptuous property. yet steadily, their marriage turned a nightmare....
during this gripping account of Cheryl's homicide, Ann Rule takes us from Brad's stricken boyhood to 1 of the main strange trials in felony background, uncovering a number of marriages, monetary manipulations, infidelities, and sizeable acts of harassment and revenge alongside the way in which. Dead via Sunset is Ann Rule at her riveting most sensible.

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Download E-books Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA PDF

Renowned forensic anthropologist invoice Bass—founder of the physique Farm—tackles one among his such a lot baffling instances ever during this real-life spellbinder

In 1978, 56-year-old Leoma Patterson left a bar in Clinton, Tennessee, and was once by no means obvious back. Six months later, a feminine skeleton was once stumbled on on a wooded lakeshore in a neighboring county. The bones have been in line with these of the lacking girl, and certainly one of Patterson's daughters famous a hoop stumbled on on the demise scene as her mother's. The bones have been buried, and 6 years later, a relative of Patterson's—one of the lads she used to be final visible alive with—confessed to killing her. Case closed.

But the tentative identification—made years earlier than DNA trying out was once to be had to substantiate it—failed to persuade a few of Patterson's kinfolk. And so it used to be that during 2005 Dr. Bass came upon himself winding round hairpin curves to the mountainside grave, the place he might unearth the disputed continues to be and acquire DNA samples. The forensic twists and turns that may try out the boundaries of DNA know-how … and of Dr. Bass's half-century of forensic knowledge.

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Download E-books The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece PDF

By Edward Dolnick

In the predawn hours of a dark February day in 1994, thieves entered the nationwide Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of many world's most famed work, Edvard Munch's Scream. It used to be a brazen crime devoted whereas the entire global was once staring at the hole ceremonies of the iciness Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police grew to become to the single guy they believed may well aid: a part English, part American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's maximum artwork detective.

The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that incorporates readers deep contained in the artwork underworld -- and introduces them to a wide and colourful solid of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. yet so much compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a sophisticated mixture of brilliance, foolhardiness, and style whose hunt for a purloined treasure might both cap an illustrious profession or be the fiasco that will hang-out him forever.

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Download E-books Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York PDF

By Richard Zacks

When younger Theodore Roosevelt used to be appointed police commissioner of recent York urban, he had the miraculous gall to attempt to close down the brothels, playing joints, and after-hours saloons. this can be the tale of ways TR took on big apple vice . . . and vice gained.

In the Eighteen Nineties, manhattan urban used to be America’s monetary, production, and leisure capital, and likewise its most well liked vacation spot for sin, teeming with 40 thousand prostitutes, glittery casinos, and all-night dives. Police cap­tains took hefty bribes to determine not anything whereas reformers writhed in frustration.

In Island of Vice, Richard Zacks paints a brilliant portrait of the lewd underbelly of Eighteen Nineties big apple, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the puritanical, cocksure police commissioner resolved to wash it up. Writing with nice wit and zest, Zacks explores how younger Roosevelt is going nose to nose with Tammany corridor, takes nighttime rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, and attempts to persuade million New Yorkers to get pleasure from healthy family members enjoyable. whilst Roosevelt’s crackdown succeeds too good, even his supporters activate him, and TR discovers that big apple loves its sin greater than its salvation.

With cameos through Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, and a horde of very indignant law enforcement officials, Island of Vice is an unforgettable snap­shot of turn-of-the-century big apple in all its seedy glory and a super miniature of 1 of America’s such a lot colourful presidents.

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Download E-books Without Pity: Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers PDF

By Ann Rule

THEY KILL with no CONSCIENCE.
ANN RULE PORTRAYS THEIR SHATTERING CRIMES with no PITY.

In 8 gorgeous Case records volumes, from A Rose for Her Grave to the number 1 blockbuster Last Dance, final Chance, Ann Rule reigns as "America's top true-crime author" (Kirkus Reviews). Now, she updates the main remarkable situations from that acclaimed sequence -- and provides stunning, all-new true-crime debts -- in a single riveting anthology. In each explosive bankruptcy of Without Pity, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies at the back of definitely the right facades of heartless killers...and the lethal compulsions of greed and tool that shatter their outward trappings of fabric good fortune.
they're the trendy, relied on neighbor; the affable relatives guy; the horny, charismatic lover; the high-achieving expert. maybe so much scary of all is they are heroes of their personal minds. but if an individual will get within the means in their deluded desires, they're able to lethal acts of violence without regret. interpreting the real nature of the sociopathic brain in chilling element, Ann Rule strains the murderous crimes of probably traditional males -- killers who drew their unsuspecting sufferers into their twisted worlds with devastating effects.

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