The Black Dahlia

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543584
Size: 55.56 MB
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The Black Dahlia from the Author: Brenda Haugen. In 1947 the murder of beautiful aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, who became known as the Black Dahlia, horrified the nation. Read all about a notorious case that has fascinated people for more than 60 years.

The Black Dahlia

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492648
Size: 75.61 MB
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The Black Dahlia from the Author: James Ellroy. A neo-noir crime novel from the legendary crime novelist James Ellroy. Los Angeles, 15th January 1947: a beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood and cut in half. The newspapers called her 'The Black Dahlia'. Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life...

The Zodiac Killer

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756543576
Size: 17.99 MB
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The Zodiac Killer from the Author: Brenda Haugen. Examines the details of the Zodiac Killer case in 1960s San Francisco, including the victims, the crimes, and speculations as to the identity of the Zodiac Killer.

White Jazz

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798429
Size: 57.26 MB
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White Jazz from the Author: James Ellroy. The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary noir masterpiece of historical paranoia. Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire. Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins--all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time. Klein tells his own story--his voice clipped, sharp, often as brutal as the events he's describing--taking us with him on a journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, avarice, and perversion. It's a world he created, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive. Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering.

True Crime

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 36.12 MB
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True Crime from the Author: Harold Schechter. A comprehensive analysis that explores how American authors have written on crime in its various incarnations is a compendium of excerpts from the past three hundred years, in an anthology that includes literary evaluations of pieces on some of history's most notorious cases. 30,000 first printing.

The Hilliker Curse

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307594327
Size: 43.37 MB
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The Hilliker Curse from the Author: James Ellroy. The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.” The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later. The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756510732
Size: 48.29 MB
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Alexander Hamilton from the Author: Brenda Haugen. Profiles the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

L A Confidential

Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455528749
Size: 79.29 MB
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L A Confidential from the Author: James Ellroy. L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors. (124,000 words)

Black Sunday

Author: Thomas Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101100905
Size: 43.89 MB
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Black Sunday from the Author: Thomas Harris. From the genius of Thomas Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter, comes his terrifying and prophetic debut of an American who plans an act of terrorism at the Super Bowl?as the whole world watches. But in a mob of 80,000 people, how can they find him to stop him? The clock is ticking?

Who Killed These Girls

Author: Beverly Lowry
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101947993
Size: 73.99 MB
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Who Killed These Girls from the Author: Beverly Lowry. From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed it. The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls--each one shot in the head--were found in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.