BLOODY IVY - Chris & Harry Bobonich Summary
Inside you will find 13 chilling campus mysteries—unsolved murders that occurred at U.S. and Canadian colleges. You’ll get the most recent details of: the stabbing of a young co-ed in the stacks of the Penn State library, the gruesome ritualistic murder of a student at midnight in Stanford’s Memorial Church, the controversial death of Suzanne Jovin on a New Haven street which threw Yale into a turmoil, and the mysterious death of Mrs. Jane Stanford, the co-founder of Stanford University. Was she poisoned, and, if so, why was it covered up? There are nine other unsolved murders for you to try to help to solve. Maybe one of you out there holds the final piece of the puzzle.
Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsin - Michael Bie Summary
Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Badger State Was Joe Davis, Civil War veteran and Menominee Indian, really the son of Confederate president Jefferson Davis? What really happened the night that banker H. C. Mead was murdered inside the Exchange Bank of Waupaca? Did a flying saucer really land in Joe Simonton’s yard, and did the aliens aboard ask for a jug of water and serve him pancakes? From pirate ships to pancakes from outer space, Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsin makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating and compelling stories.
Mill City - Minnesota Historical Society Summary
Fully-illustrated history of the growth of an American community -- its numerous diverse industries, the ingenuity of its leaders and the stories of the average workers behind the products. Larry B. Massie and Peter J. Schmitt detail the area's many distinguished persons -- ranging from "Peppermint King" Albert Todd and S.J. Dunkley, inventor of the cherry pitter, to author Edna Ferber.
Cold Cases - Hélèna Katz Summary
This book explicitly chronicles 40 cases of unsolved murders and disappearances over a period of more than 160 years, tracing the evolution of criminal investigation and forensic techniques. * 40 chapters document all the major unsolved murders and disappearances of the 19th and 20th centuries * A complete chronology of unsolved murders and disappearances from 1841 to 2003, illustrating how murder investigations and forensic science have advanced * 31 photographs depict the victims of unsolved murders and disappearances portrayed in this book * Bibliography of books, magazine and newspaper articles, and websites about unsolved murders and disappearances * Includes an appendix detailing milestones in the development of forensic techniques, from a Chinese text from 1248 explaining the differences between death by drowning and by strangulation, to the modern use of DNA
The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery - Barbara D'Amato Summary
Chronicles the experiences of Dr. Branion, who in 1968 was accused and convicted of killing his wife and who, despite the prosecution's knowledge of his innocence, endured more than twenty years of appeals and jail time before he was vindicated. Reprint.
With One Shot - Dorothy Marcic Summary
“A rapid-fire, real-life thriller.” —New York Times bestselling author M. William Phelps The lovely widow had confessed to the coldblooded murder of her husband. But Dorothy Marcic suspected a more sinister tale at the heart of her beloved uncle’s violent death. The brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked his Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock’s wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow’s insanity plea. Dorothy Marcic, a playwright, theatrical producer, and university professor, couldn’t put her doubts to rest. In 2014 she embarked on a two-year mission to uncover the truth. In the bestselling tradition of Ann Rule and M. William Phelps, With One Shot weaves a spellbinding tale of unmet justice and the truth behind a shocking family tragedy. “A riveting, personal story of the American justice system.” —Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me “A gripping tale, well worth reading.” —Lawrence M. Miller, author of The Lean Coach “Marcic excavates new depths of perfidy, cruelty and lies.” —Randy Cohen, former Ethicist for The New York Times “A compelling read about a true family murder mystery marked by intrigue, betrayal and injustice.” —Leslie J. Mann, assistant prosecutor, Essex County, New Jersey
The Slenderman Mysteries - Nicholas Redfern,Nick Redfern Summary
It's the dead of night; you are fast asleep. Suddenly, you are wide awake but unable to move. Hunched over you in the shadows is an eight- or nine-foot-tall gaunt entity with spider-thin limbs, dressed in an old-style black suit, its pale face missing eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. You finally manage to cry out. The monstrous thing disappears as suddenly as it appeared. You just had a terrifying encounter with the Slenderman. Who'or what'is the Slenderman? His existence began on the Internet, but he didn't stay online. The Slenderman may be a tulpa, a thought-form that can stride out of our darkest imaginations and into reality if enough people believe in it. In May 2014, two young Milwaukee girls almost killed a friend in the name of the Slenderman. Perhaps, like the vast Skynet system in the Terminator movies, the Internet is turning against us'and attacking us with digital equivalents of our own online nightmares. The Slenderman has come to life. For the first time, this book reveals the full and fear-filled saga.
Skinwalkers - Tony Hillerman Summary
From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers is the seventh novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee—a riveting tale of sorcery, secrets, and murder. Three shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee’s trailer as the Navajo Tribal Policeman sleeps. He survives, but the inexplicable attack has raised disturbing questions about a lawman once beyond reproach. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn wonders why Chee was a target and what connection the assault has to a series of gruesome murders that has been plaguing the reservation. But the investigation is leading them both into a nightmare of ritual, witchcraft, and blood . . . and into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the “skinwalkers.”
Criminal Poisoning - John H. Trestrail, III Summary
In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.
50 Wisconsin Crimes of the Century - Marv Balousek,J. Allen Kirsch Summary
Wisconsin's most notorious crimes and criminals are profiled in this book of the Crimes of the Century series. Read about the killer dairy princess and meet notorious fiends Edward Gein, Jeffery Dahmer, and others.
It Happened in Wisconsin - Michael Bie Summary
It Happened in Wisconsin takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Badger State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.