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!

Birthright

Author: Ronald J. Watkins
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN:
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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.

Tangled Vines

Author: Frances Dinkelspiel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250033217
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Tangled Vines from the Author: Frances Dinkelspiel. On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. With a propane torch and a bucket of gasoline-soaked rags, Anderson annihilated entire California vineyard libraries as well as bottles of some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica from one of the oldest vineyards in California made by Frances Dinkelspiel's great-great grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875. Sadly, Mark Anderson was not the first to harm the industry. The history of the California wine trade, dating back to the 19th Century, is a story of vineyards with dark and bloody pasts, tales of rich men, strangling monopolies, the brutal enslavement of vineyard workers and murder. Five of the wine trade murders were associated with Isaias Hellman's vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga beginning with the killing of John Rains who owned the land at the time. He was shot several times, dragged from a wagon and left off the main road for the coyotes to feed on. In her new book, Frances Dinkelspiel looks beneath the casually elegant veneer of California's wine regions to find the obsession, greed and violence lying in wait. Few people sipping a fine California Cabernet can even guess at the Tangled Vines where its life began.

The Good Son

Author: Stella Sands
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429992749
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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.

Murder By The 1 2 Dozen

Author: Warren R. Kemp
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477245421
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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
Size: 70.18 MB
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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.

Under Cover Of The Night

Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638532
Size: 31.94 MB
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Under Cover Of The Night from the Author: Diane Fanning. It was planned to look like a suicide. But even in the best-laid plans, evidence is left behind… Jocelyn Branham Earnest was found dead on the floor of her living room in Forest, Virginia. By her side was a gun and a suicide note—typed, lacking a signature, and with one fingerprint on it. A fingerprint apparently belonging to Jocelyn’s estranged husband… Wesley Earnest was a respected high school administrator, poised to restart his life in a new community. Parents entrusted their children to his care and believed he was above reproach. But the investigation into the life the couple once shared would reveal adultery, troubled finances, and shattered dreams—enough for one man with murder on his mind to travel hundreds of miles… Under Cover of the Night INCLUDES PHOTOS

King Leopold S Ghost

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469940
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King Leopold S Ghost from the Author: Adam Hochschild. WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE. 'Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read' Neal Ascherson'. 'A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years. Conan Doyle wrote a pamphlet on the Congo atrocities which sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone. Yet today not one person in a thousand could say what the fuss was all about, unless, of course, they have read this amazing book.' Tariq Ali, Financial Times 'Fascinating ... brilliant and gripping' Mail on Sunday 'An exemplary piece of history writing: urgent, vivid and compelling' Literary Review

Death Of A Greedy Woman

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446585505
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Death Of A Greedy Woman from the Author: M. C. Beaton. From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A GREEDY WOMAN: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryThere's not a cloud in Constable Hamish Macbeth's sky, just plenty of warm sunshine and not quite enough of beautiful Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike each other. The arrival of Maria's gross, greedy partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal, and Hamish is left with a baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a big red apple in her mouth? Surely not of those singles...

House Of Gucci

Author: Sara G. Forden
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060937750
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House Of Gucci from the Author: Sara G. Forden. Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995 because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility she didn't do it at all? In this gripping account of the ascent, eventual collapse, and resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, Sara Gay Forden takes us behind the scenes of the trial and exposes the passions, the power, and the vulnerabilities of the greatest fashion family of our times.