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
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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
Size: 59.51 MB
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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.

Sparkling Greed

Author: David Wilde
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467007587
Size: 49.12 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".

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
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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.

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

A Case Of Greed

Author: Don L. McCarty
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480811661
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A Case Of Greed from the Author: Don L. McCarty. It is 1997 when retired attorney, Austin Wells, receives a desperate phone call from his former friend, Adele Ogden. Her brother, Frankie, has been reported being murdered in Ensenada, Mexico. After Austin reluctantly agrees to accompany her to Mexico to temporarily help sort things out, he has no idea he is about to walk into a complex mystery mired in malice, greed, and betrayal. With nothing to go on but a phone call from an unknow caller, the two leave San Diego for Mexico to determine if and why Frankie was killed. After finally locating a body in the morgue, Austin and Adele begin gathering facts from the locals and the American Embassy that soon leads them to believe Frankie’s death was part of a larger conspiracy. But it is only when the pair returns to San Diego that they discover that Frankie has bequeathed his property to unlikely recipients, further complicating a mystery that ultimately leads them back in time to World War II and into the depths of the Catholic Church where they uncover a shocking truth about Frankie. In this murder mystery, the past and present collide with ethical ironies as a secret is unveiled and a tenacious attorney attempts to piece together a conspiracy in time to save its innocent victims from a bleak destiny.