"In 1956, three days after Christmas, two Chicago girls, Barbara Grimes, fifteen, and her thirteen-year-old sister Patricia, left home to see Love Me Tender, the first movie starring the heartthrob of the day, Elvis Presley.
Author: Tamara Shaffer
Publisher: Ghost Research Society
Category: True Crime
"In 1956, three days after Christmas, two Chicago girls, Barbara Grimes, fifteen, and her thirteen-year-old sister Patricia, left home to see Love Me Tender, the first movie starring the heartthrob of the day, Elvis Presley. They never made it home, intercepted somewhere between the Brighton Theater and their house on South Damen Avenue. Twenty-six days later, following a series of bizarre reports of sightings far and wide, they were found dead on a road southwest of the city, their bodies frozen and marked by rodents. While Chicago residents reeled with shock and parents tightened reins on their children, a full -scale investigation ensued, but a fresh snowfall at the deathsite and disputes over jurisdictional authority marred its progress from the start. In the end no one was ever brough tto trial."--Back cover.
The only one of the group to be left to face the executioner for his part in the murder of Constable Murphy was young Tom ... But, in a time of world war and
civil unrest, for the killing of a policeman to have gone unpunished would have
sent the ...
Author: Greg Patrick
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Category: Social Science
On a cold, damp January night in 1961, 19-year-old Pearl Gamble made the final goodbye to her Mother an set off excitedly with two friends to the local dance. Little did Mrs Gamble know, it was the last time that she would see her daughter alive...The following day, the naked body of Pearl was discovered in the fields surrounding the small rural hamlet. She had been ferociously attacked: there were stabs wounds on her body and she had been severely beaten around the face. A post-mortem revealed a shocking list of injuries: one of the stab wounds had punctured her hart and would have led to her death had the perpetrator not finished the job by strangulation.This in-depth and intriguing book investigates all aspects of the murder: it looks at the police investigation as it unfolded; it traces the last known movements of Pearl and her friends at the local dance and it analyses the character and strange behaviour of the murderer, Robert McGladdery.McGladdery has been described as a Walter Mitty character who managed to lead the police on a merry dance once he was confirmed as their prime suspect. Strangely, almost everyone in Newry Town knew that he was the only suspect and watched while he was tailed by plain clothes police in an attempt to catch him returning to vital evidence which was concealed away from the murder scene.This gripping investigation tells the tale of a small-town community shattered by a brutal and savage crime. It is an emotive story which concludes with the execution of McGladdery, the last man to be hanged in Northern Ireland. It's a must-read for any true crime fan.
by a pair of sex murders that had been carried out in bohemian Greenwich
Village. These cases, too, had gone cold, the murderer seemingly leaving the
area without a single hint as to his identity. First had been the 1971 rape and death by ...
Author: Brad Hunter
Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
Category: True Crime
Murder is the most vile crime known to man. It can be triggered by love or money or sex. Those are the three big ticket items for homicide. But people are strange. They will kill for the most obscure and ridiculous of reasons. In 30 years covering murder, I have discovered each one has its own flavour. Cops and friends can be stunned by the evil lurking within a seemingly ordinary man or woman. In this collection of some of the most memorable cases I've reported on, there are serial killers, rich kid monsters, football stars and wives in pursuit of hormone-charged hijinks... The very rich and the very poor. Successful lawyers and hotel executives. Southern belles who could melt butter with a come hither wink and a sexy drawl. Daddy’s girls with gleaming smiles, good marks and possessed by the devil. These are stories of American crimes and they stretch from coast to coast. You will find cheating husbands and wives so desperate for love that they’ll kill for it. When the mob kills, it’s never personal. It’s strictly business. With the murderers in Cold Blooded Murder, it’s ALWAYS personal.
The bestselling 7th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series __________________________________ A CITY IN FLAMES A string of fatal arson attacks has broken out in San Francisco.
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
The bestselling 7th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series __________________________________ A CITY IN FLAMES A string of fatal arson attacks has broken out in San Francisco. The targets have one thing in common: they are all rich, successful, married couples. With four couples dead, Detective Lindsay Boxer is determined to put an end to the killings. A TRAIL GONE COLD When the governor’s son vanished without a trace one evening long ago, the search to find him, dead or alive, went cold very quickly. But now a devastating new lead has changed everything... THE HEAT IS ON Under immense political pressure to crack both cases, Lindsay must race to stop the cold-blooded killers. Despite the help of her fellow Women's Murder Club members - Yuki, a high profile attorney, Claire, a medical examiner and Cindy, a reporter for a San Francisco newspaper - she is soon pushed to breaking point. And then she starts to suspect the two cases are connected... THERE’S NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE...
“No, and Vera is too far gone to give much more information. Chuck was at Vera's
house when the sheriff arrived. He had to be forcibly removed from his room. He's
still insisting someone is going to kill him.” “Maybe he knows about Vera's ...
Author: Shirlee McCoy
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Her hometown of Loomis, Louisiana, holds no charm for Jodie Gilmore. Why be reminded of her mother's abandonment? Then the novice FBI agent is assigned to a missing person's case, and refusal isn't an option. Her coworkers are counting on her. Surely the tight-lipped locals will talk to one of their own. Or will they? A decades-old double homicide is discovered, and Harrison Cahill, the handsome forensic anthropologist on the case, thinks Jodie knows more than she's saying. But speaking freely can be deadly in Loomis….
Twelve years after a kidnapping destroyed former US Marshal Simon Fisk's family, he is newly determined to find the people responsible for taking his then-six-year-old daughter.
Author: Douglas Corleone
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Twelve years after a kidnapping destroyed former US Marshal Simon Fisk's family, he is newly determined to find the people responsible for taking his then-six-year-old daughter. Returning home from a case, Simon transforms his apartment into a war room and refuses to step away from the cold case, even after enduring months of dead ends and frustration. And then, at last, he gets a break in the case. On a brutal January night, Simon finds an urgent message on his computer. Attached are two images: one, a computer-generated image of Hailey Fisk had she reached eighteen years of age; the second, a sketch of a young woman wanted for murder in Ireland. The two images aren't identical, but there are striking similarities. Within a matter of hours, Simon is on a flight to Dublin, setting off to find a girl who may be Hailey Fisk—before she's arrested for murder.
Jack Olsen's Cold Kill is a stunning testament to the profoundly discerning eye of a grand master of true crime. To read Cold Kill is not to forgive David West.
Author: Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Books
Category: True Crime
David loved Cindy and was loved in return. Or so he thought. The troubled young man clung to his new love and dreamed of their future together. So begins the chain of events that was to evolve into a horror of terrifying proportions. Jack Olsen, bestselling author of "Son," now reveals the details of a true-life romance gone hideously awry. After weeks of planning, the young misfits from two fine old Texas families donned grotesque battle gear and crept into the luxurious home where Cindy Ray's parents lay asleep with her two small sons. In the hot muggy room, the "cold kill" was over in seconds. Everyone who knew the unpredictable Cindy suspected that she was involved, but the ghastly crime had been so carefully orchestrated that Houston's top homicide detectives could get nowhere. Cindy wore black and sobbed at the funeral, then began a frenzied attempt to collect her inheritance and as many of her wealthy parents possessions as she could haul away. No one except David West was surprised when she walked out on him. Then the story took another bizarre turn. In a final bid to solve the case, a seductive young private investigator named Kim Paris was assigned to cozy up to West. Soon the gullible killer was in love, once again with fateful consequences. Traditionally, true-crime drama illuminates the sinister motivations in the human psyche. Yet Cold Kill reveals something still more frightful -- unspeakable murders are committed, not out of greed, revenge, or blind demented rage, but out of a troubled young man's tragically misconceived code of honor and a desperate need to please and protect the woman of his dreams. Jack Olsen's Cold Kill is a stunning testament to the profoundly discerning eye of a grand master of true crime. To read Cold Kill is not to forgive David West. It is, however, to undergo the uncanny experience of feeling oneself slowly but surely moving into the shoes of a pathological killer.
But after a jury found him guilty of murder, the judge overturned his case. Why? As Michael awaits a second trial, many are left to wonder if justice will ever be served for the woman who is DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Author: Amber Hunt
Category: True Crime
Barbara and Michael ran a Detroit-area comic book shop, where Renee Kotula was an employee—and Michael's lover. Their torrid affair took a shocking turn when one night Barbara was found dead at the shop, a bullet through her skull. Did Michael kill his wife so that he could collect her life insurance policy...and run off with Renee? With no weapon or witnesses, the police weren't able to arrest Michael...until, eighteen years later, a new district attorney reopened the case and found overlooked evidence that placed him at the scene of the crime. Michael was finally arrested. But after a jury found him guilty of murder, the judge overturned his case. Why? As Michael awaits a second trial, many are left to wonder if justice will ever be served for the woman who is DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Scent of Murder . . - - - Of course , she ' d gone cold on him when he asked her to
dinner . The thought gave him pause as he opened the pickup ' s door . Weird .
She seemed to like him , and yet she didn ' t want to go out with him . Had he ...
Author: Virginia Smith
Publisher: Harlequin Books
A unique, page-turning series combines suspense, romance, hope, and faith, featuring tales of Christian characters facing challenges to their faith and their lives.
Carlton Smith, coauthor of the true crime classic The Search for the Green River Killer, reveals one shocking surprise after another in this harrowing tale of broken vows and deadly betrayal.
Author: Carlton Smith
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: True Crime
From a New York Times–bestselling journalist: The story of the murder of a California attorney at the hands of the lethally cunning wife he never doubted. A wealthy and well-connected legal ace and the proud owner of a champion show horse, Larry McNabney had every reason to love his life. But when he disappeared in September 2001, his wife, Elisa, claimed he joined a cult. When Larry’s body was found in a shallow grave three months later, Elisa was already gone. In a red convertible Jaguar, her brown hair dyed blond, Mrs. McNabney was speeding toward a new life in Florida—and a brand new identity. Who was Elisa McNabney? Beautiful, seductive, and ruthless, she had thirty-eight aliases and a rap sheet a mile long. Carlton Smith, coauthor of the true crime classic The Search for the Green River Killer, reveals one shocking surprise after another in this harrowing tale of broken vows and deadly betrayal.
Her hands had gone cold and her lips dry . Then Miss Gurney must have been murdered too . The shocked , living horror that she had not felt when she read the
message surged over her . Miss Gurney was murdered too . She sat down in the
Most records had gone with the owners . ... ever see what her face looks like in
the dream and yet her eyes glare at me from that dark hole where her face should
be and I wake up cold and alone ... Sara ' s skin turned cold as polished granite .
Author: Hugh MacDonald
Publisher: Loon in Balloon Incorporated
"A moody mystery, set in a perfect atmosphere: a tiny and remote village with salty sea air, rugged shorelines, dark secrets and a huge mansion on a hill. People are being murdered, some by arson, others by beatings. Even worse, some suspect the town's children! In steps Sara, an attractive American reporter fleeing a brutal boyfriend and seeking a big break in her new career in Canada. As she investigates the murders, Sara stumbles across some colourful characters, like the amputee who feeds her, the orphan who clings to her, and the cop who romances her. But who, or what, is the real killer?"--BOOK JACKET.
We lose Billy and Cheryl Dean goes missing at the same time . I don ' t like it ,
Sven . " “ Maybe we should haul this guy in . As your friend David Folk says ,
there ' s no such thing as coincidences . If this girl doesn ' t turn up soon , I say we
Author: David Wickes
Publisher: Hushion House
Category: Petersen, Jack (Fictitious character)
Homicide Detective Lieutenant Jack Petersen is out in the cold again, with another chilling case.Affluent communities on a private lake in rural Minnesota are terrorized by a brutal serial killer.Petersen is called to investigate. His plane is sabotaged. That makes it personal. Jack and his team battle the elements as winter storms paralyze the area but six feet of snow doesn't hamper the murderer.Beautiful young Ingrid Nielsen, a local teacher, finds herself torn between her grief over the tragedies and her friendship with a suspect.Icy suspense, fast action, and zig-zag plot twists hurtle this thriller to its surprise ending with the speed of an Olympic bob-sled.The author's first novel, Killing Time, was released in 2001. Wickes appeared on TV and radio shows in major cities and attended book signings in over forty stores in Canada. Killing Time was reviewed in thirty newspapers.
As soon as Paphlagloss had piped up with the combination , he knocked you cold and ran downstairs to pull the job by himself . He didn't hit you hard enough
to kill - he's squeamish about murder — but he didn't mind leaving you here to
"It sets like that when he goes cold," she explained. Presently, their task of laying
Ben out was over; they all returned to the kitchen, when, without explanation, Mrs.
Dorbell began rummaging about on the top shelf of the cupboard. To reach this ...
Stabbed to death . ' ' For money ? ' ' I don't ... Do you remember the Thames Nude murders in the mid - 1960s - Jack the Stripper ? He used to strangle ... Then it
might not have been found until the trail had gone cold . ' ' He was probably in too
Ken Mulkearn of its says that many firms which had secured lower increases The
Markov murder in 2007 in the ... for even his sangfroid . an umbrella - had long
been known , the trail to those who ordered the killing seemed to have gone cold
Yamamura knocked the dottle from his pipe , which had gone cold between his
teeth , and said , “ Let's assume for now that he is telling the truth . Then what
have we got ? ” “ A couple of murderers still hanging around , ” said Kintyre . “
Author: Poul Anderson
Category: Berkeley (Calif.)
"Trygve Yamamura and a young history professor at the University of California cope with the modern repercussions of a book on witchcraft dating from the Renaissance"--Baird & Greenwood.