The Devil's Dozen: How Cutting-Edge Forensics Took Down 12 Notorious Serial Killers

By Katherine Ramsland

A forensics professional follows the historical evolution of CSI via a century of serial killers.

"Katherine Ramsland has brilliantly captured the insights and drama of a few attention-grabbing instances" (Dr. Henry Lee) in her prior bestselling books. Now she examines the case histories of twelve of the main infamous serial killers of the final 100 years, and solutions the questions: What clues did they depart at the back of? How have been they ultimately stuck? How was once each one twist and switch in their crimes matched by way of the both compelling guns of technological know-how and logic?

From exploring the 19th century's earliest investigative instruments to outstanding twenty-first century CSI advances, The Devil's Dozen offers a desirable window into the realm of these who kill-and those that devote their lives to bringing them to justice.

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The Night of the Hunter (Vintage Movie Classics)

By Davis Grubb

The bestselling, nationwide booklet Award--finalist novel that encouraged Charles Laughton's expressionist horror vintage starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters.

Two young ones, Pearl and John Harper, are being raised on my own by way of their mom in Cresap's touchdown, Ohio. Their father Ben has simply been accomplished for killing males during an armed theft. Ben by no means instructed someone the place he concealed the 10 thousand money he stole; now not his widow Willa, no longer his legal professional, nor his cell-mate Henry "Preacher" Powell. yet Preacher, along with his lengthy historical past of fascinating his method into widows' hearts and lives, has an inkling that Ben's cash can be inside his succeed in. once he's unfastened, Preacher makes his means up the river to go to the Harper family members where--he hopes--a little baby shall lead him to the fortune that he seeks.

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Bad Things Happen

By Harry Dolan

"Witty, subtle, suspenseful and never-ending fun..." -- The Washington Post 

The guy who calls himself DAVID LOOGAN is hoping to flee a violent previous by way of top a quiet, nameless existence in Ann Arbor, Michigan. yet his solitude is damaged whilst he unearths himself drawn right into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, writer of the secret journal Gray Streets -- and into an affair with Laura, Tom's modern blond spouse. while Tom bargains him a role as an editor, Loogan sees no damage in accepting. What he does not discover is that the tales in Gray Streets are inclined to keep on with an easy formulation: Plans get it wrong. undesirable issues occur. humans die.  

ELIZABETH WAISHKEY is the main proficient detective within the Ann Arbor Police division. but if Tom Kristoll turns up useless, she does not comprehend particularly what to make of David Loogan. Is he a killer, or an best friend who may help her locate the reality? As extra deaths commence mounting up -- a few of them echoing tales released within the journal -- it is as much as Elizabeth to resolve either the murders and the secret of Loogan himself.

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Because the Night

By James Ellroy

A botched liquor shop heist leaves 3 grisly lifeless. A hero cop is lacking. not anyone may well see a trend in those stray bits of information–no one other than Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, an excellent and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive wish to defend the blameless. To him they bring about one scary conclusion--a killer is at the free and preying on his urban. From the grasp of L.A. noir comes this pretty and brutal story of a cop and a felony squared off in a lifestyles and demise fight.

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Zoenoffer (Van In, Book 8)

By Pieter Aspe

Terwijl Brugge zich opmaakt voor Hibrugia, een prestigieuze tentoonstelling over Spaanse schilderkunst, waar ook de 'Guernica' van Picasso te zien zal zijn, wordt commissaris Van In geconfronteerd met een extraordinary afrekening in het Minnewaterpark, een plek waar homo's elkaar in het geniep ontmoeten. Het slachtoffer, Jos Viaene, wordt afgetuigd door twee onbekenden en naar het ziekenhuis overgebracht, waar hij de volgende dag wordt vermoord. Als later blijkt dat Viaene als beveiligingsagent van de Brugse musea de blauwdrukken van de alarminstallatie heeft versjacherd, wordt iedereen zenuwachtig. Als even later een onbekende Spanjaard in verdachte omstandigheden wordt neergeschoten en een paneel van Hieronymus Bosch wordt gestolen uit het Groeningemuseum, gaan de poppen aan het dansen. Van In gaat op onderzoek uit, maar in plaats van de kunstdieven te ontmaskeren komt hij op het spoor van een terroristische splintergroep van de ETA die een politieke aanslag voorbereidt...

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Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus)

By Ian Rankin

Rebus and Malcolm Fox move head-to-head while a 30-year-old homicide research resurfaces, forcing Rebus to confront crimes of the past

Rebus is again at the strength, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. he's investigating a motor vehicle twist of fate whilst information arrives case from 30 years in the past is being reopened. Rebus's crew from these days is suspected of supporting a assassin break out justice to extra their very own ends.

Malcolm Fox, in what's going to be his final case as an inner affairs cop, is tasked with checking out the reality. prior and current are approximately to collide in stunning and murderous style. What does Rebus need to cover? And whose facet is he quite on? His colleagues again then referred to as themselves "The Saints," and swore a bond on whatever referred to as the Shadow Bible. yet occasions have replaced and the crimes of the earlier won't remain hidden for much longer -- and should additionally play a job within the current, as Scotland gears up for a referendum on independence.

Allegiances are being shaped, enemies made, and enormous questions requested. who're the saints and who the sinners? and will the single ever develop into the opposite?

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Heaven's Keep: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

By William Kent Krueger

Intrepid hero Cork O’Connor faces the main harrowing venture of his existence while a constitution aircraft sporting his spouse, Jo, is going lacking in a storm from snow over the Wyoming Rockies.

Months after the tragedy, ladies appear on Cork’s doorstep with proof that the pilot of Jo’s aircraft used to be now not the guy he claimed to be. it will possibly now not be definitive evidence, yet it’s a ray of sunshine within the darkness. Agreeing to enquire, Cork travels to Wyoming, the place he battles the interference of neighborhood legislations enforcement who can be at the take, the open hostility of the Northern Arapaho, who've a lot to lose if actually recognized, and the continued makes an attempt on his lifestyles by means of assassins who shadow his each movement. on the heart of the entire probability and deception lies the chance that Jo’s disappearance used to be no longer the tip of her, that someplace alongside the labyrinthine direction of his seek, perhaps even within the wide shadow of Heaven’s continue itself, Cork will locate her alive and looking forward to him.

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The Likeness: A Novel

By Tana French

The haunting stick to as much as the Edgar Award-winning debut In the Woods

Tana French astonished critics and readers alike together with her enchanting debut novel, In the Woods. Now either French and Detective Cassie Maddox go back to solve a case much more sinister and enigmatic than the 1st. Six months after the occasions of In the Woods, an pressing cellphone name beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The sufferer seems precisely like Cassie and consists of identification making a choice on herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie as soon as used. all of sudden, Cassie needs to observe not just who killed this woman, yet, extra importantly, who's this lady? A tense story of transferring identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as a major voice in suspense fiction.

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The Hanging Garden: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Series/Ian Rankin)

By Ian Rankin

Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried below a pile of bureaucracy generated via his investigations right into a suspected conflict legal. His fast supervisors are more than pleased to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for a number of months, however the escalating dispute among the upstart Tommy Telford and large Ger Cafferty's gang supplies Rebus an break out clause.

Telford is understood to have shut ties to a guy nicknamed Mr. crimson Eyes, a brutal gangster operating a profitable company bringing Chechen refugees into Britain to paintings as prostitutes. And while Rebus takes lower than his wing a distraught Bosnian name lady, it supplies him a private cause to ensure Telford takes the excessive street out of city.

inside of days, Rebus's daughter is the sufferer of an all-too-professional hit-and-run, and Rebus is aware that there is not anything he will not do to deliver down top suspect Tommy Telford-even if it potential slicing a take care of the satan.

A chilling glimpse into the darkest extremes of human cruelty, a page-turning literary mystery, this 9th access in Ian Rankin's award-winning sequence confirms his acceptance as a author of infrequent and lasting gifts.

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Money Laundering Through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective

By Fausto Martin De Sanctis

​The paintings international has been came upon by means of criminals as a great way for cash laundering and different clandestine actions on a world point. regrettably, in such a lot international locations investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory organizations usually are not outfitted to thoroughly notice, examine and prosecute this sort of illegal activity. additionally, law and overseas legislation and treaties related to the paintings global have many loopholes which may very likely bring about the laundering of huge sums of cash.
This e-book offers a bird’s eye view of novel ways that funds laundering occurs via unlawful actions regarding paintings. it could actually function a advisor for legislations enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others keen on efforts to decrease funds laundering and financing of terrorism, revealing why by some means new ideas utilized by criminals were overlooked via legislation enforcement in such a lot nations. Drawing from his personal adventure with the problem in either Brazil and within the usa, the writer makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory development, extending past mere rules of the artwork marketplace.

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