• Dead Center

    By Shiya Ribowsky, Tom Shachtman

    A urban with 8 million humans has 8 million how one can die

    For fifteen years, Shiya Ribowsky labored as a medicolegal investigator in long island City’s clinical examiner’s office—the greatest, so much refined association of its sort on the earth. using his historical past in medication, he led the investigations of greater than 8 thousand person deaths, turning into a key determine in a few of New York’s such a lot weird and wonderful dying situations and finally taking cost of the most important forensic research ever tried: picking the lifeless within the aftermath of the September eleven tragedies.

    Now, during this enchanting e-book, Ribowsky pulls again the curtain at the manhattan City’s scientific examiner’s place of work, giving a captivating, never-before-seen glimpse into loss of life and town. Born and raised in manhattan City’s orthodox Jewish neighborhood, Ribowsky turns out an not going candidate for this macabre occupation. however he has forsaken a promising occupation of scientific paintings with the dwelling, descending as an alternative into the area of the lifeless, enticed by means of the problem of confronting demise every day. Taking you thru the vermin-infested Bowery flophouses and posh top East aspect flats of the city’s lifeless, Ribowsky explores in grotesque aspect the skeletons that grasp within the monstrous Apple’s closets. Combing in the course of the post-mortem room, he additionally exposes the awful secrets and techniques that just a scalpel and a useless physique can inform and explains how forensic research doesn't in basic terms resolve crimes—it saves lives.

    But it's within the aftermath of September eleven that the ME’s place of work is passed its largest problem: to spot as a few of the fallen as attainable. With poignant descriptions, Ribowsky presents a dramatic account of the office’s diligent and unflappable paintings with the households of the sufferers, supporting them emerge from the ashes of this tragedy whereas showing the energy, grit, intelligence, and compassion that american citizens anticipate from actual New Yorkers.

    At as soon as compelling and heartbreaking, Dead middle is a narrative of recent York in contrast to the other, mixing the haunting with the elegant, whereas portray a remarkable portrait of demise (and lifestyles) within the urban that by no means sleeps.

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  • Boss of Bosses: A Journey into the Heart of the Sicilian Mafia

    By Clare Longrigg

    In the Eighties, the vast criminal mandate of the RICO act succeeded in crushing a lot of the spine of the normal American Mafia. around the ocean even though, within the ancestral Sicilian fatherland of l. a. Cosa Nostra, the Mafia used to be whatever yet accomplished. Possessed of an influence notion to rival that of the Italian nation itself, for the earlier a long time, the Sicilian Mafia has waged a warfare at the forces of legislation and order that has not just left hundreds of thousands lifeless, yet has created a ripple impression of crime and violence that may be felt at the streets of America’s towns this day.
    Taking us into the attention of this legal typhoon, Boss of Bosses tells the tale of Bernardo Provenzano, who rose from humble origins to turn into the top of the Sicilian Mafia, overseeing a dangerous empire of corruption so huge in scope, the complete sweep of its darkish succeed in has but to be totally accounted. at the run for over forty three years ahead of his arrest, Provenzano’s existence is a testomony to Mafia background, and typifies the code of the last word gangster.

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  • Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption

    By Michael W. Cuneo

    The haunting real tale of a triple homicide within the Ozarks, fans at the lam, and a death-row inmate kept via the pope.
    On a spring day greater than ten years in the past, sixty-nine-year-old Lloyd Lawrence was once gunned down in rural Missouri. The shooter additionally became his twelve-gauge shotgun on Lawrence’s spouse and their paraplegic grandson. The crime came about in a quarter recognized regularly for Pentecostal fervor, kingdom track, and family-friendly tourism. yet quickly the murders could disclose a gloomy underbelly within the Ozarks: Lloyd Lawrence used to be a notoriously violent crystal-meth kingpin, killed through an aspiring drug broker named Darrell Mease.Capturing the uncooked situations that took Mease from his clean-cut formative years to front strains of Vietnam and an aftermath of drug use, Almost Midnight unites an unforgettable variety of characters in a few of America’s such a lot unusual locales. while Mease and his female friend fled to the Southwest on a hair-raising highway journey, this in basic terms introduced Mease towards dying row. After his conviction, he claimed to obtain a non secular revelation making certain that his lifestyles will be stored by way of astonishing intervention, a long-shot prediction that got here real. A strange accident introduced Pope John Paul II to Saint Louis, the place he pleaded with Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan to shuttle the sentence simply months ahead of Carnahan’s deadly airplane crash. In a triumph of investigative journalism, Michael Cuneo won exceptional entry to Mease and immersed himself within the tradition of the Ozarks, exploring its bucolic farms and seedy strip joints, and the lives of its preachers, cockfighters, and outlaws. via turns chilling and riveting, virtually Midnight brilliantly inspires the lifetime of debatable renegade Mease, and the stranger-than-fiction international he nonetheless inhabits.

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  • Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers

    The number one New York occasions bestseller and topic of the foremost movie Bridge of Spies directed via Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan—now nominated for 5 Academy Awards together with most sensible Picture.

    Originally released in 1964, this is often the “enthralling…truly awesome” (The long island occasions e-book Review) insider account of the chilly battle secret agent exchange—with a brand new foreword by way of Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling writer of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason.

    In the early morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan all started his stroll towards the guts of the Glienicke Bridge, the well-known “Bridge of Spies” which then associated West Berlin to East. With him, walked Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, grasp undercover agent and for years the executive of Soviet espionage within the usa. imminent them from the opposite facet, below both heavy shield, was once Francis Gary Powers, the yankee U-2 undercover agent airplane pilot famously shot down via the Soviets, whose alternate for Abel Donovan had negotiated. those have been the strangers on a bridge, males of East and West, representatives of 2 antagonistic worlds assembly in a second of excessive drama.

    Abel was once the main talented, the main mysterious, the simplest undercover agent in his time. His trial, which all started in a Brooklyn usa District courtroom and resulted in the superb courtroom of the U.S., chillingly published the tools and successes of Soviet espionage.

    not anyone was once larger built to inform the complete soaking up background than James B. Donovan, who used to be appointed to safeguard one in every of his country’s enemies and did so with scrupulous ability. In Strangers on a Bridge, the lead prosecutor within the Nuremburg Trials bargains a clear-eyed and fast moving memoir that's half procedural drama, half darkish personality research and reads like a noirish espionage mystery. From the 1st interview with Abel to the alternate at the bridge in Berlin—and that includes unseen pictures of Donovan and Abel in addition to trial notes and sketches drawn from Abel’s legal cell—here is a crucial old narrative that's “as attention-grabbing because it is intriguing” (The Houston Chronicle).

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  • Jack the Ripper / Miriam Rivett & Mark Whitehead

    An outstanding replica; fantastic in an both fantastic dw, now mylar-sleeved. rather and unusually well-preserved; tight, vibrant, fresh and particularly sharp-cornered. actually as new.; a hundred and sixty pages; actual desc. : one hundred sixty p. ; 20 cm. Illustrated endpapers. prior ed. : 2001. contains bibliographical references and index. matters: Jack, the Ripper --Serial murderers --England --London --History --19th century. precis: This revised and up-to-date version includes a precis of Jack's crimes, sufferers and the ill-fated police research. It considers a number of the Ripper's proposed identities, brigning you brand new with the most recent suspects and contains a advisor to the Ripper's many fictional outings, from The Lodger to From Hell.

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  • Murder and Mystery in Atlanta (Murder & Mayhem)

    By Corinna Underwood

    Atlanta, the biggest urban within the Southeast, hides a gloomy and violent prior. sign up for neighborhood writer Corinna Underwood as she investigates a few of Atlanta's so much infamous crimes, a lot of that are unsolved, from the city's first murder to the homicide of Lance Herndon. Who fairly killed younger Mary Phagan in an Atlanta pencil manufacturing unit? used to be there rather an Atlanta Ripper, or simply a sequence of copycat killings? After analyzing those chilling debts, you may be bound to lock your door.

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  • Dali & I: The Surreal Story

    By Stan Lauryssens

    An awesome memoir of fortune, fraud, and the grasp of contemporary art

    Art broker Stan Lauryssens made hundreds of thousands in glossy artwork, but he sold only one identify: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s paintings used to be a sizzling commodity for the newly wealthy, traders, and shady businessmen seeking to launder their black-market money. Stan didn’t brain having a look the opposite direction; he simply was hoping the dealers might glance the wrong way in addition. The works of art he bought got here from a few very questionable assets, yet he quickly found that the shadiest resource of all used to be Dalí himself.

     The extra winning Stan turned, the nearer he got here to Dalí, till he stumbled on himself dwelling round the corner to the getting older artist, within the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, enterprise affiliates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He discovered approximately Dalí’s mystery heritage, the studio of artists who produced his paintings, and the rewarding desktop that stored Dalí’s extravagant way of life afloat lengthy after his creativity started to flounder.

     Dalí & I deals a behind-the-scenes view of the trade and conspiracy that move hand in hand in the overseas paintings international, written via a guy who has been to the top only to discover that it’s no longer so varied from the ground.

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  • Bible John's Secret Daughter: Murder, Drugs and a Mother's Secret Heartbreak

    By David Leslie

    There has been one associate the beautiful younger ladies who danced away the Nineteen Sixties in Glasgow's Barrowlands have been eager to steer clear of: Bible John, so named simply because he quoted scripture to his sufferers. He used to be being looked for 3 brutal unsolved intercourse murders, and every of his sufferers have been picked up after an evening on the recognized dance corridor.

    Police have been nonetheless investigating the 1st terrifying homicide whilst Hannah Martin used to be raped on her manner domestic from the Barrowlands. whilst Bible John struck two times extra, Hannah confided to acquaintances that his description matched that of her personal attacker.

    The subsequent surprise got here while Hannah chanced on she was once pregnant. Her distraught father banished her from the family members domestic and compelled her to offer her baby up for adoption. She could by no means see her daughter back, yet in a weird and wonderful twist 3 many years later, an research into the notorious World's finish homicide may bring about Hannah's daughter getting to know the identification of the mummy she by no means knew. Tragically, the inside track got here too overdue for them to be reunited, however it set her on a direction to discover the surprising secrets and techniques of her mother's lifestyles.

    Did Hannah comprehend Bible John? What did Hannah Martin show of her baby's father? How did she then join a multimillion-pound drug-smuggling gang? Why, after watching for an incredible bounty, did she die in poverty? The solutions are all the following in Bible John's mystery Daughter.

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  • Sniper: The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

    By Jon Wells

    The precise tale of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

    Sniper opens in October 1998 close to Buffalo, long island. a guy is by myself at midnight in a wooded area. He clutches an attack rifle and is considering his undertaking. "You can lower holes within the fences round the dying camps," he thinks. "A trickle of aid within the abortion holocaust. it's your accountability to do it." He nestles the rifle into his shoulder and shoots at  his objective during the again window of a home, then flees. Barnett Sepia, a physician who presents abortions, is fatally wounded.

    The shooter is James Kopp, the son of a Marine, who got here to include the pro-life reason and finally the suggestion of "justifiable murder: opposed to abortion prone. Kopp fancies himself a lone wolf within the move; a celibate guy pushed to "defend the unborn." he's nicknamed "Atomic puppy" within the move and is helping orchestrate attacks on abortion clinics. because the tale unfolds, he turns into the principal determine in a world manhunt for a number of shootings in Canada. at the FBI's best Ten such a lot sought after record, Kopp flees to Mexico, eire, and France. Award-winning journalist Jon wells Kopp's footsteps, traveled to his place of birth, and interviewed investigators within the united states, Canada, eire, and France to inform this gripping detective tale and darkish mental drama.

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  • The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation

    From historic Rome throughout the darkish a while to the burgeoning West to the open highways of city the United States, from the unconscionable exploits of French non secular zealot Gilles de Rais to such all-American monsters as Jeffrey Dahmer and Aileen Wournos, Katherine Ramsland makes an eye-opening case for the life of serial killers all through time, and provides an entire chronological list of the serial-killer phenomenon-as good because the parallel improvement of psychology, forensic technology, and FBI profiling within the serial killer's evolving manifestation all through human historical past.

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