Most female serial killers use poison or a gun to dispose of their victims.
Most female serial killers use poison or a gun to dispose of their victims. Dana Sue Gray was one of the few who was a "hands on" killer, strangling numerous elderly women in the Southern California area in the early 1990s. But what led her to go on this murderous rampage that one police detective described as "the most brutal crimes I've ever seen"? Dana was a compulsive "shopping addict" who would steal her victims credit cards and speed off to the nearest shopping mall to indulge in her habit. A lifelong thrill-seeker and horror movie fan, Dana would succumb to her base impulses and become arguably the most violent female serial killer in modern times.
I looked at Madame Karpova, seeking her permission to describe the murder to
her daughter. The woman closed her eyes, then gave a small nod of agreement.
... I hated being the cause of the wretchedness I saw on the poor girl's face.
Author: Shirley Tallman
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Nineteenth-century attorney Sarah Woolson is still trying to get her life together. Against her family's wishes, she opens her own San Francisco law firm, only to find that clients---paying clients, that is---are wary of allowing a woman to manage their legal affairs. Just when her patience, as well as her money, are about to run out, Sarah and her friend and former colleague, Robert Campbell, attend a séance at San Francisco's Cliff House. Making their way through the worst storm of the season, they arrive at their destination to find themselves in for much more than, in Robert's words, "silly parlor tricks." After a dramatic display of spirit apparitions, flying trumpets, and phantom music, Madame Olga Karpova---a renowned Russian clairvoyant---and her guests make a grisly discovery: One of the twelve people seated at the table has been brutally strangled. Later, when two more séance participants are found slain, Sarah is pressed into defending the accused murderer. Working on her client's case, she quickly finds herself at the center of a complicated murder plot involving ghosts, gypsies, and City Hall, all the while facing off with Robert in a volatile legal battle and investigating her brother Frederick's shady political dealings. Hardly proper behavior for a nineteenth-century woman, but Sarah wouldn't have it any other way. Feisty and determined, Sarah continues to flout the notions of "proper" femininity in this series that is a turn-of-the-century answer to Legally Blonde.
New York, police in reference to Brown's probe of the eleven unsolved Los
Angeles slayings attributed to the Bouncing Ball Strangler. “We need to know if
Sonny Busch was in New York State on July 29, 1960,” the officer said. “A sketch
Author: Robert Graysmith
Category: True Crime
Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It was a mystery that took decades to solve-and a crime that could only have happened in Hollywood.
that I won't choke the girl. It's one of my rules, you know that. I don't choke girls.” “
Yeah, yeah, I know,” I grumbled. “I told him. Cost us, too—as usual.” The Baron
had offered to double the fee if Greyboar'd burke the girl along with the Baron's ...
Author: Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Books
When Greyboar, a professional strangler, discovers the Supreme Philosophy of Life, he seeks to atone for his past through philosophical studies, until his sister asks him to help a group of persecuted dwarves escape from their human oppressors.
On June 14, a rainy Thursday evening, a fiftysixyearold woman named Helena
Jalakian was raped and murdered in her ... They tried out Phantom and Fiend,
even The Silk Stocking Murderer, before they finally settled on The Strangler.
Author: William Landay
Publisher: Random House
Boston, 1963. A city on the edge. The Boston Strangler has already claimed a dozen victims. For the three Daley brothers, crime is very much the family business but the Strangler's murderous spree is about to bring violent death a lot closer to home: Joe - tough-talking cop whose gambling habits - fast women, slow horses - drag him down into the city's gangland. Michael - Harvard-educated lawyer, tasked to bring the Strangler to justice. Ricky - expert burglar and the devil-may-care youngest son who is used to leading a charmed life. When the Strangler strikes, they will all be forced to look into their family's own lethal secrets and the one death in the past that has changed them forever...
Author: Richard B. ArmstrongPublish On: 2015-07-11
Bronson, Sebastian Spence (as son Eddie), and Barbara Williams (as daughter
Kate) appeared in all three films. ... Models were stalked by murderers in Blood
and Black Lace, Cover Girl Killer, She's Dressed to Kill, Lies of the Twins, Mind ...
Author: Richard B. Armstrong
Category: Performing Arts
The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.
The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
John E. Douglas, Johnny Dodd ... had always kept hidden away. Some of his
favorite headlines included: NEVER KILL ANYONE YOU KNOW. . . SCHOOL GIRL ...
Author: John Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: True Crime
A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.
And if she disobeys his instructions, how far will her father go in order to keep his deadly secrets?The Strangler's Daughter is the story of a man driven by demons, and about a woman who has to face the truth about her father.
Author: Amy Cross
Ten years ago, Lisa Ashford's father did a terrible thing... and he got away with it. He promised Lisa that he wouldn't kill again, and for the past decade they've both lived happily in their little cottage in an English village. But can the past ever truly stay buried?Last time her father killed, Lisa was an impressionable girl who struggled to understand society. Now she's a young woman, and ignoring the truth isn't so easy. Can she still stand by while her father commits terrible crimes? Or will she take a stand and try to stop him? And if she disobeys his instructions, how far will her father go in order to keep his deadly secrets?The Strangler's Daughter is the story of a man driven by demons, and about a woman who has to face the truth about her father.
The twelfth instalment in the Last Templar mysteries series. Praise for Michael Jecks ‘Michael Jecks is a national treasure’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Marvellously portrayed’ C. J. Sansom
Author: Michael Jecks
The discovery of a young girl’s skeleton leads to Simon and Baldwin’s darkest investigation yet... As the summer of 1322 brings sun to the Devonshire countryside, it seems that the small village of Sticklepath is destined to remain in gloom. Two playmates uncover the body of a young girl up on the moors. The body is that of Aline, the ten-year-old daughter of Swetricus, who went missing six years ago. Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock are summoned to the scene to investigate, and soon discover Aline is not the only young girl to have been found dead in recent years. It seems that the villagers have been concealing not only a serial killer, but, judging by the state of the girls’ bodies, a possible case of cannibalism. But strange noises heard late at night from the Sticklepath cemetery and a haunted look in the eyes of the villagers could suggest an explanation more... supernatural. A dark and compelling historical mystery from a master of the genre. The twelfth instalment in the Last Templar mysteries series. Praise for Michael Jecks ‘Michael Jecks is a national treasure’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Marvellously portrayed’ C. J. Sansom
Over the policeman's shoulder he could see in the anteroom a young girl, quite
pregnant, watching nervously. Roscoe, cruising through Harvard Square a few
minutes before, had come upon a crowd watching David struggling to force a
Author: John Stephen StrangePublish On: 2014-05-14
“Unpleasantness!” cried the poor girl bitterly. “You drive a man to kill himself and
... You think it over, young lady.” “I've been thinking it over,” said Adele in a lower
... “What would be the use of threatening you?” The Strangler Fig 91 Chapter XIII .
Author: John Stephen Strange
In 1922, on his private island off the coast of Florida, on a calm, lovely evening, Senator Stephen Huntington walked out on the terrace for an after-dinner cigar, and was never seen again. Local superstition has it that he was devoured by the strangler fig, a tropical vine that spreads itself onto other plants and kills again and again, slaying relentlessly and without compunction anything that stands in the path of its growth. Seven years later, Bolivar Brown accepts an invitation to vacation on the island with Huntington's family and some of the Senator's former friends. When a hurricane batters the island, clean-up crews soon find the dead strangler fig vine wrapped around a body dressed in the Senator's clothes. That evening another victim is strangled. Bolivar Brown is compelled to discover the truth buried beneath the passions and ambitions of the Senator's former friends before another falls victim to the strangler fig.
daughter had run off with a twenty-five-year-old married man from Lynn. Moran,
who would spend the next three weeks, day and night without interruption,
probing Evelyn's murder, took the complaint. Moran knew who the Lynn man was
, and ...
Author: Susan Kelly
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Category: True Crime
An infamous murder spree. A monstrous hoax. “This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism, and remarkable writing” (Robert B. Parker). “DeSalvo Is the Strangler!” declared the headlines after handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed to eleven brutal rape-murders that terrorized Boston from 1962 to 1964. The repeat sex offender boasted he had raped an additional two thousand women. His depraved story became the subject of a bestselling book and major Hollywood movie. But, it turns out, DeSalvo was not the Boston Strangler. This detailed investigation exposes the true DeSalvo as a pathological liar, burglar, and rapist whose hunger for celebrity drove him to false confessions. The Boston Strangler reveals that the stranglings were actually committed by at least eight—possibly eleven—different killers. In all likelihood, DeSalvo was not among them. In an eye-opening update that explores stunning DNA findings, a shocking re-autopsy, and expert profiling evidence, journalist Susan Kelly uncovers the facts behind a savage, unsolved case that continues to haunt and fascinate. “Raises disturbing questions about one of our nation’s most notorious crime sprees.” —Gail Zimmerman, producer of 48 Hours “Taut with suspense . . . Crackles like a bestselling novel.” —Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
The headline makes me catch my breath: Canal-Girl Killer Linked to Alley
Strangler. A team of detectives from West Midlands Police believe the death of
student Melanie Carter in March could still be linked to the murder of airline
Author: Samantha Hayes
Publisher: Random House
___________________________ A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Until You’re Mine and Before You Die. ___________________________ Fleeing the terrors of her former life, Isabel has left England, and at last is beginning to feel safe. Then a letter shatters her world, and she returns home determined not to let fear rule her life any more. But she's unable to shake off the feeling that someone who knows her better than she knows herself may be following her. Watching. Waiting. Ready to step back into her life and take control all over again. ___________________________
“Do you 'vaguely' recall the Catford strangler? That freak who was rap— ... “
Because his son got done for aggravated as— sault and the DNA showed he
was related to the killer.” “Yeah, they'd got ... knocking on his door. Peter The Last Girl ' 11.
Author: Jane Casey
Publisher: Minotaur Books
"Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character...What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections."—The Irish Independent (UK) Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters...and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn't help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best. In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.
Used by black people in London, to have sex with a girl. Jam strangler: jam is
another name for seman [sic] and strangler comes from the action that the man
does whilst mastubating [sic] like he is strangling someone hence jam strangler!
Author: Fabio Parasecoli
Category: Social Science
Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored - what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Me considers the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material - films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects - Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.
Baldwin i the girl in a cheap motel y needed to catch the killer, ything once. His
thoughts kely that the Strangler had 2I room for the night to kill ntally slapped
himself. You But if she was, and he left veil, that would be nice. A lg and a curse
Author: J.T. Ellison
When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene—the prior victim's severed hand. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close to this story she really is—or what it will cost her. As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth--that the purest evil is born of private lies.
... Ghost Government Girl Heavenly Days Mademoiselle Fifi Marine Raiders
Music in Manhattan Step Lively Youth Runs Wild 1945 Betrayal from the East The
Brighton Strangler Having Wonderful Crime Oregon Trail Winter , Al see Winters ,
Author: American Film Institute
Publisher: New York : R. R. Bowker
Category: Performing Arts
The American Film Institute Catalog has won great praise for its comprehensiveness, reliability, and utility. These volumes are an essential purchase for every library, and individual researchers will also find them indispensable. This newest AFI volume contains over 4,300 entries for feature-length films produced in the United States in the 1940s. The decade was an important and transitional one for filmmakers. Societal changes from the war years were reflected in films, and in the late 1940s the rise of television, the Hollywood blacklist, and the breakup of studio-owned theater chains greatly affected the number and types of films produced. Among films newly viewed for the book are such well-known classics as Citizen Kane, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Casablanca, along with less heralded films such as Fighting Men of the Plains and The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler. Entries include complete cast and crew credits, extensive plot summaries, and notes and sources for further study. A large accompanying volume provides access to the films through nine separate indexes, including personal and corporate names, subjects, and genres.
The Woman in Black . Illustrated Cover . Paper , 75 cents , cloth , $ 1.00 ... Jarl's Daughter and Other Tales . By Mrs. Burnett . Price 25 cents . Lindsay's Luck . ...
The Stranglers of Paris . By Adolphe Belot . Paper , 75 cents , cloth , $ 1.00 .
It was posted there by the young girl's parents, and I'll never forget it because the
words were painted in blood red on the sign right ... This was the day after the
Hillside Strangler had killed a young woman whom Ned had recently worked with
Author: Rowdy Roddy Piper
Category: Sports & Recreation
Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the greatest wrestlers ever—Rowdy Roddy Piper. The bagpipe-playing legend gets down and dirty about the world of professional wrestling—and his own career.
Lucht joined the ranks of their anonymous beach girls with roles in ¡964's Muscle
Beach Party (she can be seen twisting away, clad in a red and white striped
blouse opposite Jody McCrea, while Dick Dale and ... in “Who Killed the Strangler?
Author: Tom Lisanti
Category: Performing Arts
During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.