Strange Crime

Strange Crime

The Law Sure Did Ketchup with Her Officials and patrons at the Ada County Library in Boise, Idaho, were perplexed by a bizarre series of crimes in 2009 and 2010: Someone was dumping ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and even syrup into the ...

Author: Editors of Portable Press

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684123742

Category: Humor

Page: 450

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From dognappings to Munchausen by proxy to early forensics and hot felons, these unbelievable true crime stories will blow your mind. 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner—2018 BRONZE Winner for Humor (Adult Nonfiction) Loaded with dozens of entertaining and amusing articles about actual crimes, this latest book from Portable Press will definitely leave you scratching your head. Dumb crooks, celebrities gone bad, unsolved mysteries, odd laws, and more, Strange Crime has plenty of stories that will make you ask yourself, “What could they possibly have been thinking?” This easily portable ebook is ideal for readers on the go. Take it to school, to work, to jury duty! Strange Crime delves into such weirdness as . . . · The Dexter influence · Eerie similarities in the trials of Lizzie Bordon and O. J. Simpson · Bird testimony—parrots as witnesses · Cases of instant justice · Celebrities’ days in court · Mediocre masterminds · Terrible twins · Night Stalker strangeness And more
Categories: Humor

Strange Crime

Strange Crime

These oddball stories about real-life crimes will make you shake your head. 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner - 2018 BRONZE Winner for Humor (Adult Nonfiction) Loaded ...

Author: Editors of Portable Press

Publisher: Portable Press

ISBN: 1684122775

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 920

These oddball stories about real-life crimes will make you shake your head. Loaded with dozens of entertaining and amusing articles about actual crimes, this latest book from Portable Press will definitely leave you scratching your head. Dumb crooks, celebrities gone bad, unsolved mysteries, odd laws, and more—Strange Crime has plenty of stories that will make you ask yourself, “What could they possibly have been thinking?” This easily portable paperback book is ideal for readers on the go. Take it to school, to work, to jury duty!
Categories: Law

The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

The Strange Crime of John Boulnois

Strange. Crime. of. John. Boulnois. Mr Calhoun Kidd was a very young gentleman with a very old face, a face dried up ... review called the Natural Philosophy Quarterly a series of articles on alleged weak points in Darwinian evolution, ...

Author: G K Chesterton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141968513

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 844

The colossus of crime leaned over to the little rustic priest with a sort of sudden interest. 'You have heard of it?' he asked. 'Where have you heard of it?' 'Well, I mustn't tell you his name, of course,' said the little man simply. 'He was a penitent, you know. He had lived prosperously for about twenty years entirely on duplicate brown-paper parcels. And so, you see, when I began to suspect you, I thought of this poor chap's way of doing it at once.' 'Began to suspect me?' repeated the outlaw with increased intensity. 'Did you really have the gumption to suspect me just because I brought you up to this bare part of the heath?' 'No, no,' said Brown with an air of apology. 'You see, I suspected you when we first met. It's that little bulge up the sleeve where you people have the spiked bracelet.' 'How in Tartarus,' cried Flambeau, 'did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?' 'Oh, one's little flock, you know!' said Father Brown, arching his eyebrows rather blankly. One of detective fiction's most idiosyncratic and best-loved characters, G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown is both a diminutive, genial clergyman and a master sleuth. In these two stories involving the ingenious, unobtrusive priest, a murdered man denounces his killer with his dying breaths, and a brilliant French inspector follows a trail of gentil carnage across London. This book includes The Strange Crime of John Boulnois and The Blue Cross.
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Amelia Butterworth Mystery Series

The Complete Amelia Butterworth Mystery Series

STRANGE. CRIME. CHAPTER I Red Light Mr. Gryce was melancholy. He had attained that period in life when the spirits flag and enthusiasm needs a constant spur, and of late there had been a lack of special excitement, and he felt dull and ...

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479424818

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 315

This volume collects all three Amelia Butterworth novels by Anna Katharine Green: "That Affair Next Door," "Lost Man's Lane" and "The Circular Study." If you are not yet familiar with Green's work, you will soon be a fan -- she was a major influence on the development of the modern mystery story and a strong influence on Agatha Christie. (Miss Marple was modelled after Amelia Butterworth.)
Categories: Fiction

Strange Hollywood

Strange Hollywood

Look for other titles in this successful series! ... Strange Science Strange Science has all the facts your professors didn't teach you, but should have. ... Strange Crime Dumb crooks, celebrities gone bad, unsolved mysteries, odd.

Author: Editors of Portable Press

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684128211

Category: Humor

Page: 416

View: 542

More like Hollyweird, right? Unearth fun facts from Bryan Cranston’s body hair double to the Martha Stewart vs. Gwyneth Paltrow Goop feud, and much more. Hollywood stars may be accustomed to the limelight, but there are some things they may wish had never seen the light of day. Scandals, stunts gone wrong, off-camera feuds, eccentric lifestyles, it’s all here in Strange Hollywood. Dozens of entertaining articles about the world of showbiz will amuse you and make you realize that being a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at: · Celebrity gaffes, online and off · Diva demands · Jeopardy’s most annoying contestants · Rotten reviews · Star Trek tidbits · Spooky set locations · Showbiz slang And more
Categories: Humor

Father Brown Complete Series 53 Murder Mysteries

Father Brown  Complete Series  53 Murder Mysteries

He turned once to say: "Better get hold of that Yankee, or 'Crime of John Boulnois' will be all over the Republic in large letters." "You don't understand," said Mrs. ... "I know it was a strange crime," assented Brown in a low voice.

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664114563

Category: Fiction

Page: 853

View: 183

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Father Brown collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Secret of Father Brown The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime in the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Scandal of Father Brown The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village Uncollected Stories: The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, but also for his reasoned apologetics.
Categories: Fiction

100 American Crime Writers

100 American Crime Writers

In 2001 he started another series of books with the protagonist Derek Strange. Strange is a black middle-aged ex-policeman who now runs his own detective agency, Strange Investigations. In the first novel RightAs Rain (2001), Strange is ...

Author: Steven Powell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230525375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

View: 957

From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES Complete Series in One Volume

FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES   Complete Series in One Volume

Boulnois looked at him steadily, but a red bar began to show across his broad brow; and he seemed like one discovering embarrassment for the first time. "I know it was a strange crime," assented Brown in a low voice.

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026879169

Category: Fiction

Page: 870

View: 130

Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective with shapeless clothes, a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil. He solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. Table of Contents: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Secret of Father Brown The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime in the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Scandal of Father Brown The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village Uncollected Stories: The Donnington Affair ... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, but also for his reasoned apologetics.
Categories: Fiction

FATHER BROWN Complete Series All 53 Stories in One Volume

FATHER BROWN  Complete Series  All 53 Stories in One Volume

Boulnois looked at him steadily, but a red bar began to show across his broad brow; and he seemed like one discovering embarrassment for the first time. "I know it was a strange crime," assented Brown in a low voice.

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027232840

Category: Fiction

Page: 870

View: 386

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Secret of Father Brown The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime in the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Scandal of Father Brown The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village Uncollected Stories: The Donnington Affair ... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. He is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Chesterton is best known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, but also for his reasoned apologetics.
Categories: Fiction

FATHER BROWN Complete Series All 51 Short Stories in One Edition

FATHER BROWN Complete Series   All 51 Short Stories in One Edition

Boulnois looked at him steadily, but a red bar began to show across his broad brow; and he seemed like one discovering embarrassment for the first time. "I know it was a strange crime," assented Brown in a low voice.

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027231096

Category: Fiction

Page: 802

View: 971

Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 51 detective short stories, most of which were later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor, a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism. The relationship was recorded by O'Connor in his 1937 book Father Brown on Chesterton. This omnibus contains the following books: 1. The Innocence of Father Brown 2. The Wisdom of Father Brown 3. The Incredulity of Father Brown 4. The Secret of Father Brown 5. The Scandal of Father Brown Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox".
Categories: Fiction