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Sketches of Murder

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Sketches of Murder revisits the murder scenes of some of Michigan's most gruesome murders torn from the headlines of the daily newspapers in Arnold Hannon's hometown of Detroit, Michigan, snippets of murder from our past. With the accounts of over 240 murders committed over the last 50 years, 1960-2009, Hannon powerfully delivers a vital message through a small sampling of man and woman's inhumanity toward our fellow beings.
American Murder

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Investigating the way Hollywood scoops up notorious criminals and turns them into legends, this entertaining who's-who guide provides thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather. Noting that some figures are glamorized in popular culture (Jesse James), while others are demonized (Charles Manson), this encyclopedic collection explores the legends' emotional truths as depicted in movies, stories, and songs. Facts of the real cases behind these notorious criminals are also presented, including the landmark rulings that pioneered new approaches to criminal justice.
Untidy Murder

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When a magazine editor falls from his window, the case lands in the laps of Mr. and Mrs. North The body hits the pavement at 12:25 p.m., but Dorian Hunt doesn't know a thing about it. She has come to the offices of Esprit magazine to deliver some sketches, and she has a meeting with the art director, Paul Wilming. When his secretary opens the door, Wilming isn't in his office. He's not anywhere on the floor. But there's a cigarette burning in the ashtray, a window open to the sky ... and a tragedy on the sidewalk below. The case is handed over to Dorian's husband, Lt. William Weigand, who can't help but involve the indefatigable amateur sleuths Jerry and Pamela North. In their own particular gin-sodden fashion, they'll find the hand that pushed Wilming but can they do it before another body begins the same long, deadly fall?
Murder

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This book seeks to unravel the issues associated with the crime of murder, providing a highly accessible account of the subject for people coming to it for the first time. It uses detailed case studies as a way of exemplifying and exploring more general questions of socio-cultural responses to murder and their explanation. It incorporates a historical perspective which both provides some fascinating examples from the past and enables readers to gain a vision of what has changed and what has remained the same within those socio-cultural responses to murder. The book also embraces questions of race and gender, in particular cultural constructions of masculinity and femininity on the one hand, and the social processes of 'forgetting and remembering' in the context of particular crimes on the other. Particular murders analysed included those of Myra Hindley, Harold Shipman and the Bulger murder.
Murder

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USD 28.99
'This book... shines a bright light on a murky world. The contributors attempt to understand the origins of murder, but they also deal with the detail of treatment and show us how professionals are affected by powerful psychological forces. The impartial detachment of the observer/supervisor is an artificial construct, and once we realise that, we will be in a better position to do the job properly. The approach is psychodynamic, but there is plenty here to stimulate non-believers. In fact, the book is a challenge to the world of cognitive behavioural therapy; there is more to murder than relapse prevention. It made me think, and what more can you ask?' - Professor Tony Maden, from the Foreword
Murder

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In Murder , the keenly researched chapters tell the stories behind some of Canadas most fascinating murder cases, from colonial times to the 20th century, and from the Atlantic provinces to the West Coast and up to the Arctic.
Murder

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John Connolly raved that "few writers blend mystery and the supernatural as well as Sarah Pinborough, but there are none who do it better. Quite, quite brilliant." In this gripping sequel to the acclaimed Mayhem , author Sarah Pinborough continues the adventures of troubled Victorian forensics expert Dr. Thomas Bond. Haunted by the nerve-shattering events he endured during the Jack the Ripper and Thames Torso Killer investigations, Dr. Bond is trying to reestablish the normal routines of daily life. Aiding in his recovery is the growing possibility that his long-held affections for the recently widowed Juliana Harrington might finally be reciprocated. He begins to allow himself to dream of one day forming a family with her and her young boy. Soon, however, a new suitor arrives in London, challenging the doctor's claims on Juliana's happiness. Worse, it seems the evil creature that Dr. Bond had wrestled with during the Ripper and Torso Killer investigations is back and stronger than ever. As the corpses of murdered children begin to turn up in the Thames, the police surgeon finds himself once again in a life-and-death struggle with an uncanny, inexorable foe.