Unsolved Murders - Amber Hunt,Emily G. Thompson Summary
Ever wondered who murdered JonBenét Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the shooting of TV presenter Jill Dando? This true crime book makes you the detective, investigating some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries. Crime scenes, crucial evidence, witnesses, and persons of interest are clearly and concisely presented, along with essential details and clues, so you can judge for yourself: who could have done it? Unsolved Murders also profiles the psychology of the killer, discusses the background and life of the unfortunate victim (or victims), and how these horrific crimes impacted the victim's family and friends. From domestic tragedies to serial killers with a love for the macabre, this book will have you returning to the cases again and again. Can you unlock the secrets of these unsolved crimes where others have failed?* Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered is like having your favourite true crime podcast or documentary at your fingertips, every day. (*We can't promise that the book will give you the solution!)
Unsolved Murders in South Yorkshire - Scott C Lomax Summary
'Truth will come to light, murder cannot be hid long, a man's son may, but at the length truth will out.', said Launcelot in The Merchant of Venice. Whilst the passage of time can and has uncovered many secrets, killers could get away with their crimes in 1596 when Shakespeare penned these words and this is certainly the case in more recent times as Unsolved Murders in South Yorkshire clearly demonstrate. The early chapters include cases of historic interest where killers certainly went to the grave in the knowledge they had got away with murder. Cases include suspicious deaths which left detectives in South Yorkshire baffled, but which were, it would seem, acts of callous murder which were not recognised as such due to dubious police opinions and practices. There are also cases of clear murder such as a man shot in the head during the Victorian period, whose killer was never identified. The later chapters, however, feature more recent cold cases where there is still the possibility that the wicked men or women who were responsible for such acts of inhumanity may remain within our society. Cases include a man murdered for less than £70 in a city centre multi storey car park, a teenage girl abducted, sexually assaulted and left dead on a dung hill, a young mother who entered prostitution and died at the hands of a man with more than sex on his mind, a pregnant woman who left home one day to go shopping but was found days later dead in a ditch with her throat cut and a disabled woman who was strangled in her home which was then set ablaze. For some of these cases there is the chance that someone has information which, despite the passage of decades, could lead to one or more individuals standing trial for murder. Justice can still prevail.
Cricket in the Web - Paula Moore Summary
The murder of 18-year-old Ovida "Cricket" Coogler in 1949 launched a series of court inquiries and trials that would reshape the direction of New Mexico politics and expose political corruption. Paula Moore examines the infamous murder and the events that unfolded in its wake.University of New Mexico Press
Murder in California: Serial Killers and Famous Unsolved Murders - Marques Vickers Summary
“Murder in California” profiles some of California’s most infamous serial killers and unsolved murder cases. The edition more photographically transports you to several of the murder sites where the homicides occurred and/or images related to the case and perpetrator(s). The images and profiles offer a descriptive account, detailed location, and trial aftermath providing an important understanding into the further reaching effects of each crime. Convicted killers and their confirmed victims are identified. For criminals still living, their current incarceration location is provided. The captured snapshots portray visual testimonies of extinguished lives removed by acts of violence. Crime scenes often revert back into unremarkable landscape or unassuming buildings over the ensuing years and decades. Several have altered little since their moment of infamy. Many are passed daily by pedestrian and vehicular traffic unaware of a location’s unique significance. California has been the site for many notorious serial killers. The following are portrayed in this edition: The Zodiac: The Taunting Killer Charles Manson: Removing the Myths Behind an Iconic Serial Killer Dorothea Puente: Arsenic and Old Lace: Killing for Profit Efren Saldivar’s Definition of Assisted Medical Homicide Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber): To Arms Against A Faceless Society and Enemy The Zebra Killings: A Racially Intended Genocide? The Heaven’s Gate Cult Shutters Operations Abruptly and Permanently Edmund Kemper III: Constructing the Perfect Frankenstein Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: Pitch Darkened Hearts Juan Corona: The Macabre Massacre of the Invisible Richard Trenton Chase: The Consummation of Darkness The Boneyards of the Dead Speak: The Speed Freak Killers Herbert Mullin: The Blood Sacrifices of Earthquake Preventiveness David Carpenter: The Devil Behind Bifocals and a Stutter Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Massacre: No Way Home The Hillside Strangler Duo: Killing Cousins Rodney Alcala: A Beastly Killing Machine Slaying Beauty Richard Ramirez: The Devil’s Ambassador Golden State Killer: The Triumph of Forensic Evidence The section on famous unsolved murders include: The Santa Rosa Hitchhiking Murders: Preying on the Innocent David Nadel: The Death of a Man and Rebirth of a Performance Icon The Continued Fascination With the Black Dahlia Murder Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle: Ten-Minute Disputed Sex Scandal Was a 1963 Beachfront Slaying of a High School Couple a Prelude to Future Terror? Geneva Ellroy: The Transference of Tragedy Into Literary Expression Kym Morgan: Death By Classified Advertisement Kevin Collins: A Solitary Bus Bench Memorial to Every Parent’s Nightmare Ted Healy: The Suspected Homicide of the Fourth Stooge The Resolute Will To Keep William Desmond Taylor’s Murder Unsolved Ramona Irene Price Strolls Innocently Into A Vanished Past Raymond Washington: A Cycle of Senseless Violence Devours A Former Founder Author Marques Vickers’ own introduction into the expansive consequences of murder began with the 1968 killings of David Faraday and Betty Lou Jenson by the Zodiac killer in the author’s hometown. Faraday was an acquaintance of the author and his older sister knew both victims. His reflections on the trauma inflicted on his intimate suburban community correspond with the realization that a single homicide affects far more individuals than simply the victim. Hundreds and often thousands may be touched by the arbitrariness and unfairness of life being terminated abruptly and prematurely.
Congressional Record - United States. Congress Summary
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Cold Case Vancouver - Eve Lazarus Summary
Cold Case Vancouver delves into fifty years of some of Vancouver's most baffling unsolved murders. In 1953, two little boys were found murdered in the city's storied Stanley Park, and who remain unidentified to this day. In 1975, a country singer was murdered just as she was on the verge of an amazing career. And in 1994, Nick Masee, a retired banker with connections to the renegade Vancouver Stock Exchange, disappeared along with his wife Lisa, their bodies never found. Cold Case Vancouver is an intriguing whodunit for true-crime aficionados and armchair detectives. Eve Lazarus's previous books include Sensational Vancouver.
Antilynching and Protection of Civil Rights - United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary Summary
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The Faceless Villain - Jenny Ashford Summary
What is it about these unsolved murders that still fascinates us long after the cases have gone cold? Is it simply that we enjoy being able to come up with our own theories about what happened to the unfortunate victims? Or are we intrigued by the terrifying possibility that the killers are still out there somewhere?The Faceless Villain: Volume Three is the final installment in a three-volume series that explores the most mysterious and disturbing unsolved murders of the twentieth century. This volume is comprised of the years 1980 through 1999, and includesall of the best known cases of the period, as well as many more lesser-known murders, all presented in a compelling chronological narrative that takes the reader on a grisly journey through the blood-soaked avenues of late twentieth century crime.Featuring: The Keddie Murders - The Nude in the Nettles - The Highway of Tears - The Chicago Tylenol Murders - The Redhead Murders - The Kerry Babies Case - Günther Stoll: The YOG'TZE Case - The Texas Killing Fields - The Frog Boys - The Dardeen Family - Venus Xtravaganza - The Bolney Torso - Joe Cole - Mr. Cruel - The Alcàsser Girls - The Cheerleader in the Trunk - The Inokashira Park Dismemberment Incident - The Bain Family Murders - Judy Smith - Amber Hagerman - The Kingfish Boat Ramp Murders - JonBenét Ramsey - Jill Dando - Ricky McCormick - AND MUCH MORE
Murder on Easey Street - Helen Thomas Summary
1977, Collingwood. Two young women are brutally murdered. The killer has never been found. What happened in the house on Easey Street? On a warm night in January, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett were savagely murdered in their house on Easey Street, Collingwood – stabbed multiple times while Suzanne’s sixteen-month-old baby slept in his cot. Although police established a list of more than 100 ‘persons of interest’, the case became one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in Melbourne. Journalist Helen Thomas was a cub reporter at The Age when the murders were committed and saw how deeply they affected the city. Now, forty-two years on, she has re-examined the cold case – chasing down new leads and talking to members of the Armstrong and Bartlett families, the women’s neighbours on Easey Street, detectives and journalists. What emerges is a portrait of a crime rife with ambiguities and contradictions, which took place at a fascinating time in the city’s history – when the countercultural bohemia of Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip brushed up against the grit of the underworld in one of Melbourne’s most notorious suburbs. Why has the Easey Street murderer never been found, despite the million-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest? Did the women know their killer, or were their deaths due to a random, frenzied attack? Could the murderer have killed again? This gripping account addresses these questions and more as it sheds new light on one of Australia’s most disturbing and compelling criminal mysteries. ‘An overdue examination of the Easey Street murders that adds tantalising new information to known and forgotten facts.’ Andrew Rule, journalist and co-author of Underbelly
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
Real-Life Monsters: A Psychological Examination of the Serial Murderer - Stephen J. Giannangelo Summary
This book presents an in-depth psychological analysis of the development of the serial killer personality that will fascinate all readers, from the experienced criminology student to the casual true-crime reader. • Includes eight case studies of fascinating serial criminals, including recently convicted media stars Rodney Alcala and Anthony Sowell
Savage - Robert Scott Summary
Slayer In February, 1989, Los Angeles college coed Dondi Johnson was viciously knifed to death and set afire by James Angel. In March, 1991, in a New York City strip club, dancer Yvonne Hausley, 22, was hacked to death by Tony Perillo. In April, 1992, near California's famous Livermore labs, fortyish Barbara Muszalski died screaming under the blade of handyman "Robert" Gonzales. In all three cases, the alleged killer was the same person: fiendish, frenzied Benjamin Pedro Gonzales. Sicko A gangbanger and loan shark enforcer too violent for his gambler bosses, Gonzales had become a rootless drifter criss-crossing the U.S. on a rage-fueled killing spree. His signature technique was multiple stab wounds to his victims' faces, especially in the eyes. Profilers determined that his ultra-violent killings gave him a kind of sexual release. Savage Sparked by TV coverage, including a segment on "America's Most Wanted, " an intensive nationwide manhunt raced to find Gonzales before he killed again. Once caught, he threatened to turn the justice system upside-down by feigning madness to delay his trial. Yet none of his crazy-like-a-fox tricks could save him from drawing a life sentence in California's maximum security prison at Corcoran, where he occupies a cell opposite Charles Manson, and where his jailers call him "the most dangerous inmate." Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos
Murders Unsolved Vol. 2 - Mike Riley Summary
Murders Unsolved Vol. 2: More Cases That Have Baffled The Authorities For Years is a continuation of the Murders, Mayhem and Scandals Series, contains famous unsolved murders from history to today. Each case tells the story of the murder including the victim's backstory, the circumstances of their death, the investigation, any suspects and the current status of the case. From Al Swearengen, the deadly bar owner from the town of Deadwood (the site of many famous scandals) who ended up dying in unusual circumstances, to Evelyn Hartley who disappeared while babysitting and from Barbara and Patricia Grimes who disappeared together and were found dead together to the Walker Family who were all slaughtered for still unknown reasons. These famous true crimes remain unsolved and in some cases, still open on the police books. All cases are true and still unsolved. They include: Al Swearengen: Vicious Deadwood Bar Owner The Moore Family: The Villisca Axe Murder Victims Julia Wallace: A Husband's Plot? Lilly Lindestrom: A Vampire Murder Georgette Bauerdorf: The Hostess and the Soldier Evelyn Hartley: The Homecoming Babysitter The Grimes Sisters: Two Lives Cut Short Lynn Harper: Still Waiting For Justice The Walker Family: An Evil Obsession? And MANY more! These stories will shock and surprise you and feed your curiosity. Who did it and why? How were they never caught? All questions you will be asking yourself as you read through each famous true crime.
Unsolved Murders in Victorian and Edwardian London - Jonathan Oates Summary
Jonathan Oates has selected over 20 varied and intriguing unsolved murder cases from the late 1830s to just before the Great War. Among them are the headless body found in a bag at Waterloo Bridge, the pregnant maid who was bludgeoned to death and the barmaid whose corpse rode the train from Hounslow to Waterloo.
Cemetery Lake - Paul Cleave Summary
A chilling case of unsolved murders and mistaken identities unravels when a lake in a Christchurch cemetery releases its grip on the murky past in this exciting crime thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Laughterhouse. Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation—a routine job for the weathered former cop. But when doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues on the police force deal with it, but his strong sense of justice intervenes. Complicating matters are a few loose ends from Tate’s past. Even good guys have secrets, and Tate thought his were dead and buried for good. With time running out and a violent killer lurking, will he manage to stay one step ahead of the police, or will his truth be unearthed? Originally published in Paul Cleave’s native New Zealand in 2008, Cemetery Lake is the first novel to feature Theodore Tate, the “quintessential flawed hero” (Kirkus Reviews) from Collecting Cooper and The Laughterhouse. Full of the clever plot twists and sardonic humor for which Cleave has become known, it is at once a totally entertaining crime novel and an unforgettable drama about the universal battle against the darkness within.