Greed Chose Murder

Author: Walter McKeever
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595463827
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Greed Chose Murder from the Author: Walter McKeever. When psychology professor Redmond McClain joins the Ravenslake University faculty in Pleasanton, Ohio, he and artist wife Jennifer enjoy the historic town, thrilling athletic and cultural events, and interesting new friends. They learn that Anita Parmalee, onetime Pleasanton resident, recently fell to her death at their favorite place-the Grand Canyon. On Fall Break in Flagstaff, local professor Margo Layne tells them of Anita's affluent background. But Pleasantonian, Tierney Thornhill, tells a quite different story of Anita. They speculate on how the promiscuous Anita acquired money in Arizona. At Grounds for Thinking, a coffee shop and used bookstore, Jen prices book acquisitions for the shop. She discovers a cryptic note in an untraceable book. What could it mean-murder? Speculations, insights, and discoveries pull crimes separated by years and distance together in the lively minds of Mac and Jen. Then a horrific here-and-now killing shocks peaceful Pleasanton. Mac and Jen can't know their insatiable curiosity puts them in deadly peril-but that knowledge is coming!

Deadly Greed

Author: Joe Sharkey
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504041747
Size: 28.48 MB
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Deadly Greed from the Author: Joe Sharkey. The horrifying account of the Charles Stuart case, in which ambition drove a man to murder his pregnant wife—and blame a fictitious African-American killer. On October 23, 1989, affluent businessman Charles Stuart made a frantic 911 call from his car to report that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, a lawyer, had been robbed and shot by a black male in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and the baby was soon lost as well. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community. Even more appalling, while the injuries were real, Stuart’s story was a hoax: He was the true killer. But the tragedy would continue with the arrest of Willie Bennett, a young man Stuart identified in a line-up. Stuart’s deception would only be exposed after a shocking revelation from his brother and, finally, his suicide, when he jumped into the freezing waters of the Mystic River. As the story unraveled, police would put together the disturbing pieces of a puzzle that included Stuart’s distress over his wife’s pregnancy, his romantic interest in a coworker, and life insurance fraud. In an account that “builds and grips like a novel” (Kirkus Reviews), New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey delivers “a picture of a man consumed by naked ambition, unwilling to let anyone or anything get in his way” (Library Journal). Revised and updated, this ebook also includes photos and a new epilogue by the author.

Birthright

Author: Ronald J. Watkins
Publisher: William Morrow
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Birthright from the Author: Ronald J. Watkins. An account of the U-Haul dynasty describes how, after creating the billion-dollar business, L. S. Schoen was cut out of the corporation by his own family, in a battle that ended in murder. 35,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Sparkling Greed

Author: David Wilde
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467007587
Size: 76.86 MB
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Sparkling Greed from the Author: David Wilde. Clifford and Elaine Jessop were a suburban couple living in a penthouse in Chelsea. Not exactly high flyers but nevertheless they were career minded. Clifford held an important position with HM customs and Immigration. Elaine had just been promoted to Personal assistant to the MD of her company which specialised in processing and distributing high quality gems and diamonds. Their world was turned upside down when murder, kidnapping and mayhem suddenly shattered their peaceful lives. David has attempted to produce an "easy reading" story without omitting the suspense. Not exactly a "who done it" more of a "how will it end".

Death Comes For The Archbishop

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307805220
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Death Comes For The Archbishop from the Author: Willa Cather. Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

The Good Son

Author: Stella Sands
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429992743
Size: 38.11 MB
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The Good Son from the Author: Stella Sands. Rick and Suzanna Wamsley were well-loved in their Mansfield, Texas, community. Former high-school sweethearts, they provided their two children with every comfort. But their twenty-year-old son, Andrew, had a bitter, rebellious streak...and resented his parents for making him go to college, for not giving him the title to the sports car he wanted, and for their disapproval of his teenage girlfriend, Chelsea Richardson. She was from the other side of the tracks—and she had a deadly plan in store for the Wamsleys... On the night of December 11, 2003, Chelsea and two accomplices entered the Wamsley home. Carrying guns and knives, they killed Suzanna instantly. Rick fought his attackers tooth and nail...but couldn't save himself. Later, DNA evidence would link Chelsea's best friend, Susana Toledano, to the crime scene. Then authorities learned that a fourth suspect provided the murder weapon. It was only a matter of time before investigators closed in on the last perpetrator—the one person who stood to inherit almost two million dollars in the event of the Wamsleys' deaths: Andrew, The good SON.

King Leopold S Ghost

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547525730
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King Leopold S Ghost from the Author: Adam Hochschild. In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.

Murder By The 1 2 Dozen

Author: Warren R. Kemp
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477245421
Size: 68.52 MB
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Murder By The 1 2 Dozen from the Author: Warren R. Kemp. This is a true story of greed and hatefulness that led to 6 murders by 4 hit men in 6 short months, hired by the Woodman Brothers. A story of close knit family ties that ended in one man’s wanton taking life. Steven Homick masterminded the ruin and devastation of the Woodman family. Ray Gregory, Bobby Jean Tipton, Marie Bullock, James Meyers, Vera Woodman, and Gerald Woodman were the six that dies by his hand as he orchestrated murder and mayhem.

Murder And Mayhem In North London

Author: Geoffrey Howse
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1844687406
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Murder And Mayhem In North London from the Author: Geoffrey Howse. Geoffrey Howse delves into the his crime files covering 200 years of the area's darkest past. Events covered include long forgotten cases that made the headlines in their day as well as others more famous: Britain's first railway murder, the first criminal to be caught via wireless telegraphy and the anarchists who left a trail of murder and mayhem following a raid on a Tottenham factory. There are many other cases to appeal to anyone with an interest in the local and social history of North London.