This book tells the story of five different homicide cases from Kansas City, Missouri as told by the prosecutor who handled the cases himself, Phil LeVota.
Author: Phil LeVota
Publisher: Phil Levota
This book tells the story of five different homicide cases from Kansas City, Missouri as told by the prosecutor who handled the cases himself, Phil LeVota. Five different stories are the five chapters that tell the different tale of true crime from the criminal's perspective, the police perspective, and the prosecution perspective. The Jackson County Prosecutor's office and the Kansas City Police department were involved in obtaining justice for the victims. From the horrific crime where the murderer made his son help him cut off the victim's head and hands to the robbery and rape of the sweet neighborhood grandmother, this is a "hard to put down" book that keeps you wanting more.
His name is Steve Roman. His car was photographed right outside Mrs.
Dempsey's neighborhood the day Lydia Levitt got killed in her yard.” Laurie could
not believe she was hearing her nine-year-old son talk this way about a homicide
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this collaboration between “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and bestselling author Alafair Burke, “the snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery” (Booklist). Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program—a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected—is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan’s boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen—but is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up? Together Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke deliver “plenty of intrigue and excitement” (Publishers Weekly) in this exciting start to a new series that will keep you guessing until the final page.
A . Yes , sir ; when Mr . Betts came there , he and Mr . Betts went into the back
room and called me in there , and toid me that his name was Charles Jefferds ,
and that he had been accused of being implicated in this Walton - Matthews
Author: Charles Edwin Wilbour
John Walton and John W. Matthews were murdered June 30, 1860. In July, 1861, Charles M. Jefferds was tried for the murder of Walton and acquitted. In December, 1861, he was tried in the Court of General Sessions for the murder of Matthews.
The glare of 'Islamic' revolution in Iran is reflected through the flares of every gulf oil refinery. This book is a reminder that the purpose of any religion is the spread of peace, tolerance and understanding.
Author: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad
Publisher: Islam International Publications Ltd
Murder in the Name of Allah is the first translation into English of Mazhab Ke Nam Per Khoon, a re-affirmation of the basic tenets of Islam. Hardly a day passes on which an Islamic event does not make headlines. The president of a Muslim country is assassinated by the supporters of Muslim brotherhood; a European journalist is taken hostage by Islamic Jihad; a Pan-American aircraft is hijacked by another Muslim group; American university professors are taken into custody by Hezbullah; Two passenger carrying airplanes were slammed in to world trade center. The glare of 'Islamic' revolution in Iran is reflected through the flares of every gulf oil refinery. This book is a reminder that the purpose of any religion is the spread of peace, tolerance and understanding. It argues that the meaning of Islam—submission to the will of God—has been steadily corrupted by minority elements in the community. Instead of spreading peace, the religion has been abused by fanatics and made an excuse for violence and the spread of terror, both inside and outside the faith. In confirming the true spirit of Islam, it makes the point to followers of all religions that the future of mankind depends on the intrinsic values of love, tolerance, and freedom of conscience and of belief.
Officer Gerald Hill testifies that he has custody of the .38 revolver found on
Oswald. He says that ... Bently reportedly takes LHO's wallet from his left hip
pocket and, in it, finds a selective service card bearing the name “Alek J. Hidell.”
LHO also ...
Author: James H. Fetzer
Publisher: Open Court
We now know vastly more about the killing of John F. Kennedy than was known 20 or 30 years ago, and new evidence is accumulating almost every day. This new evidence is being uncovered by the bold application of scientific and technological expertise to the assassination records, including the film, photographic, and autopsy records. Murder in Dealey Plaza presents the latest and best of the new assassination research. As a result of these freshly uncovered findings, it is possible to say with moral certainty and considerable scientific authority that the murder of President Kennedy was committed by a meticulously executed conspiracy which was then observed by an extensive cover-up.
My name and address was taken, together with that of my companion. When,
however, Ambler told the officers his name, both were visibly impressed. The
name of Jevons was well known to the police, who held him in something like
awe as a ...
Author: William Le Queux
Mr. Henry Courtenay is an old and wealthy member of London's elite with health problems is found dead in his bed. However, his illness doesn't seem to be the cause of his death and his main servant claims he was murdered. Dr. Ralph Boyd, the beloved of Mr. Courtenay's sister-in-law, who was present at the house in the time of the mysterious murder, involves his friend detective Ambler Jevons, and they pursue an independent inquiry. Suspects are few, but as the investigation moves forward, Boyd and Jevons are facing secrets and mysteries at every corner. William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy “The Great War in England in 1897” and the anti-German invasion fantasy “The Invasion of 1910.”
the things people throw away in their trash – things that haven't been used; things
of great value to someone who has nothing; to someone who has no place to ...
Mrs. Bradley befriended Ryder Haynes,” she repeated his name and paused.
Author: J. Russell Rose
Murder has been committed in Pleasant Grove, VA, a typical bedroom community, where middle class working Americans have fled to escape the problems and crime of city life.The victim - a young wife and mother of two.The only suspect - a homeless person seen fleeing the area.This is a story of what happens when two different worlds collide and there is Murder in Pleasant Grove.
“And his name—his name?” asks Raymond, eagerly. “His name, woman, if you
don't want to drive me mad.” “He called himself Smith, when he was a-teachin',
my dear,” said the old woman with a ghastly leer; “what are you going to pay me
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
M. E. Braddon is best known for her mysteries and sensation novels full of violence, schemes, murders, frauds and many unpredictable plot twists. This meticulously edited mystery collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd Henry Dunbar Run to Earth The Cloven Foot Wyllard's Weird His Darling Sin
The name on the passports was the Spanish version of A.W.'s legal first and
middle name, followed by two surnames (or family names) other than the legal
name he goes under. A.W. explained that the passports were issued for his
Author: Arthur Jay Harris
Publisher: Arthur Jay Harris
THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH IS A TWO-BOOK SERIES ALSO READ BOOK ONE: FINDING THE KILLER Six-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child’s severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helping find other parents’ children who had gone missing. In 2008, 27 years later, police announced at a live televised press conference that they’d finally solved the case, blaming the kidnapping and murder on a by-then dead man. Because of that there could never be a trial. All of that is true. But virtually everything else that you think you know about this famous case is wrong. In 1983, 25 years earlier, that suspect had volunteered a confession that he’d killed Adam Walsh. But the police then had deeply investigated his story and couldn’t verify anything he’d said, not even that he’d been within 400 miles of the area. In 2008, when a new Hollywood Police chief closed the case, he admitted they had no new evidence. What the new chief didn’t mention was that by then he had six separate police witnesses who’d been at the shopping mall on that day in 1981, and had since spoken up. Most had seen Adam; all had seen a much more likely suspect -- Jeffrey Dahmer. A microfilmed Miami police report the author found and had previously shown to the Walsh detectives proved that Dahmer was then living just a few miles from the Sears. Dahmer’s boss told the author that the prompt for the report was that Dahmer had told him he’d just found the body of a homeless man behind the store. Yes, bad luck, Jeffrey Dahmer found a dead body. 1981 was 10 years before Milwaukee police found severed heads in Dahmer’s refrigerator and arrested him as a serial killer. He said he’d killed his first victim in 1978. Even worse, it turned out that the identification of the child as Adam had been slapdash and suspect. The Walsh parents weren’t present for it; John Walsh wrote years later that he’d never viewed even photographs of the remains. A family friend had been present for the ID, and Walsh wrote that his first impression had been that it wasn’t Adam. Because the remains were only a severed head, there were no fingerprints, and forensic DNA was still years away. The pathologist making the identification did it strictly by teeth, but he admitted he wasn’t a dental expert. Dental X-rays, when available, are a standard for comparison, but he didn’t have them. He also had a forensic dentist available but never consulted him. A medical examiner in another regional office performed the autopsy, but he also never consulted a forensic dentist. Worse again, that medical examiner never wrote and submitted an autopsy report, as state laws and guidelines require. That perhaps never happens. Had police ever charged any live defendant with murder in this case, prosecutors in court would have been handcuffed to prove that the dead child was Adam. The case likely then would have ended. Why all the misdirection? Did Dahmer take Adam? Is Adam even dead, is that someone else’s child? Could Adam be… alive? Fifteen years of continuing research. Author’s story appeared in 2007 on ABC Primetime, and in 2010 on a Sunday front page of The Miami Herald. “I never, and to my knowledge no one in the office, prepared a report on the head of Adam Walsh.” -- 2010 email from Dr. Ronald K. Wright, in 1981 the Chief Broward County Medical Examiner, who performed the autopsy on the remains of the child previously identified as Adam Walsh, when asked if he had a personal copy of Adam Walsh’s autopsy report that neither the Medical Examiner’s Office nor the police had. “There’s no way in hell.” -- A Florida forensic dentist, viewing the teeth in both the last picture of Adam Walsh and the remains of the child identified as him, responding to the question of whether they could be the same child. Other forensic dentists shown the same material agreed.
Read the 33d Psalm and the 15th verse . “ He fashioneth their hearts alike , he
covereth all their works . " Amen . The man who wrote the Psalms was David , his
name was five letters , and so is Celia — that is the five senses of a man , Abram
Author: John William Holloway
This book examines the life and trial of John Holloway who was found guilty of murdering his wife, Celia Holloway, with the help of his mistress Anne Kenneth in 1831.
I liked his name — every element of it. Charles Wooldridge was another. I am
writing a poem about Wooldridge.' 'About the murder he committed?' 'About the
day he died. He was hanged in Reading Gaol — a year ago, when I was there.
Author: Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Hachette UK
In OSCAR WILDE AND THE MURDERS AT READING GAOL, the sixth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading Gaol's most famous prisoner is pitted against a ruthless and fiendishly clever serial killer. 'Intelligent, amusing and entertaining' Alexander McCall Smith It is 1897, Dieppe. Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright, novelist, raconteur and ex-convict, has fled the country after his release from Reading Gaol. Tonight he is sharing a drink and the story of his cruel imprisonment with a mysterious stranger. He has endured a harsh regime: the treadmill, solitary confinement, censored letters, no writing materials. Yet even in the midst of such deprivation, Oscar's astonishing detective powers remain undiminished - and when first a brutal warder and then the prison chaplain are found murdered, who else should the governor turn to for help other than Reading Gaol's most celebrated inmate? In this, the latest novel in his acclaimed Oscar Wilde murder mystery series, Gyles Brandreth takes us deep into the dark heart of Wilde's cruel incarceration.
The lady appeared to have been dead about ten hours. Judge Alford ordered a
full investigation and autopsy. We had Dr. Newell Cranbes called in for
questioning. The murder weapon was registered in his name. His wife admitted
she had ...
Author: George Barclay, Jr.
A chemical plant nurse is agrroted and shot. The plant physician is charged with murder. Case complicated by discovery of missing platium reactor whose design is vital to corporate and national security. Sandra takes the case and it goes to trial. Dramatic and surprise ending. Amusing, quick read, and absolutely ficticious.
name Marvin Smith. Then she screwed the top back onto her expensive fountain
pen, and sat back in her chair, very much relieved. Several minutes later
Gretchen rose from the table, her brow suddenly creased in worry. She went to
her coat ...
Author: A. L. Provost
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On the night of October 12, 1913, a beautiful and popular high school sophomore was murdered in the peaceful community of Hagerstown, Maryland. Upon discovering that her mentally-disturbed sixteen-year-old son Emil was the killer, Gretchen Heider was forced to make a choice. She could turn her son over to the authorities. Or she could conceal the truth. Unfortunately Gretchen Heider made the wrong decision. However she had made her catch-22 choice out of love for her son. The murders continued. Eight years later Gretchen Heider was faced with a similar dilemma. Would she be able to save her son from a society ill-equipped to deal with the mentally-disturbed? This is the story of Emil Heider.
“It's the only thing we have in his handwriting and he spells his name the Anglo
rather than the French way.” I nodded. “So all the references to LOUIS in the
journal and the spelling on the gravestone are based on how the Hardin family ...
Author: Malcolm Shuman
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
In a decaying plantation graveyard, Alan Graham finds a clue to a great American mystery The headstone reads Louis, and when Pepper Courtney finds it, she assumes it belonged to a slave. But when the old woman who owns the crumbling plantation house gives her an ancestor’s diary, Courtney discovers that Louis was a white man whose drifter’s appearance concealed a gentleman’s manners. Who was this stranger, and why did he die with the president’s name on his lips? Courtney’s boss, contract archaeologist Alan Graham, has a radical theory—and there are those who would kill to keep it quiet. Based on the diary, the dig, and the scant historical records, Graham believes the headstone may have belonged to explorer Meriwether Lewis, who was said to have died in Tennessee but may have survived to make a new life in Louisiana. To solve this centuries-old mystery, he will have to catch a modern-day killer.
As a result, they called the local sheriff, who stopped Spencer for questioning as
he waited for the 1 p.m. train to take him from town. ... Through murder — and
admitting to more murders than he ever really committed — his name would live
Author: Gini Graham Scott
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
America has long had the reputation as the most violent and murderous of modern industralized nations. Even while violent crime has dropped in recent years, our murder rate is still incredibly high. Since the beginning of the 20th century, our society has undergone profound changes, and our technologies have advanced, but the motives and methods for murder and escaping the long arm of the law have kept pace, often capitalizing on availble technologies. In addition, as the century progressed, the media would become an integral part of murder in America, helping investigations, glamorizing murder, and bringing it into our homes on a daily basis. Here, Scott examines the changing face of murder in the context of societal changes, and traces the advances in investigative techniques and technologies. Each chapter offers vivid accounts of the most notorious and representative murders for each time period, focusing especially on those murderers who have had the edge on their pursuers, even escaping detection to this day. Beginning at the turn of the century, Scott details one of the most notorious cases of the day, in which a jealous lover poisons the wife of her lover. The book ends with the still-unsolved Tupac Shakur murder case. Taking readers through the various developments in methods of murder, and the techniques used to capture the criminals, Scott provides a fascinating overview of the way murder has changed through the decades and how law enforcement has kept pace. This insightful book sheds light on both our fascination with murder and on murderers and their nemeses over the last one hundred years.
If the word “chance” must be placed in quotation marks, then the same cannot be
said about “coincidences”: their ... By deeply symbolic coincidence, the place
where Gorky spent his final days had long since seemingly borne his name,
Author: Arkadi Vaksberg
Publisher: Enigma Books
A fascinating view of the Soviet system at the beginning of the Stalin Terror among intellectuals.
I have no doubt that Spiers assisted Stanton in the murders committed in London
. When Stanton ' s name was put in the frame for the murders they decided to
move again . I suspect that Spiers ran into Donnie Grey in London , after Donnie
Author: Alex Mabon
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
When retired Detective Inspector Billy Saunders' assistance is requested by the police in Inverness following the murder of a local town councillor, he has no idea that the investigation will set him up for a confrontation that originated in the Medway towns 40 years earlier, when he was a young detective constable.
He was a half brother of Will " Tulsa Jack " Blake and Joe Blake and his best
friend and colleague in crime was Bitter Creek ... George's co - conspirators
included Jim Harhold ( correct name , Jim Harboli ) , and Jake McKenzie ( correct
Author: Bill Neal
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent cr