Category: Crime

  • Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    By Piper Kerman

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    With a profession, a boyfriend, and a loving relations, Piper Kerman slightly resembles the reckless younger lady who added a suitcase of drug cash ten years prior to. yet that prior has stuck up along with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months on the notorious federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith collage alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the hundreds of thousands of people that disappear “down the rabbit gap” of the yankee penal process. From her first strip seek to her ultimate free up, Kerman learns to navigate this unusual global with its strictly enforced codes of habit and arbitrary ideas. She meets ladies from all walks of lifestyles, who shock her with small tokens of generosity, challenging phrases of knowledge, and straightforward acts of reputation. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and every now and then enraging, Kerman’s tale bargains a unprecedented look at the lives of girls in prison—why it truly is we lock such a lot of away and what occurs to them while they’re there.
    Praise for Orange Is the hot Black
    “Fascinating . . . the genuine topic of this unforgettable booklet is girl bonding and the binds that even bars can’t unbind.”People (four stars)
    “I enjoyed this publication. It’s a narrative wealthy with humor, pathos, and redemption. What i didn't count on from this memoir was once the love, compassion, or even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all of the girls she encountered whereas she was once locked away in penal complex. i'm going to always remember it.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love
    “This booklet is most unlikely to place down simply because [Kerman] will be you. Or your ally. Or your daughter.”Los Angeles Times
    “Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre’s traditional self-centeredness to discover how humans can constantly shock you.”USA Today
    “It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one—both for the reader and for Kerman.”—
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  • Serial Killer Investigations: The Story of Forensics And Profiling Through the Hunt for the World's Worst Murderers

    By Colin Wilson

    During this attention-grabbing, in-depth account of the quest for serial killers, Colin Wilson, one of many world's best gurus at the topic, examines the methods they are often tracked down and stuck, from the tried-and-true equipment of the early twentieth century to the high-tech tactics in use this day. Wilson examines such components as mental profiling, genetic fingerprinting, and the release of the Behavioural technological know-how Unit. He delves into the significance of delusion to serial killers, the urge to maintain on killing, the will to develop into infamous, and homicide as an addictive drug. He contains his personal correspondence with serial killers and follows the profession of FBI specific Agent Robert Ressler, the fellow who coined the time period 'serial killer' in 1977. together with the worst murderers in Britain and the United States similar to Peter Sutcliffe, Fred and Rosemary West, Jeffrey Dahmer and Paul Bernardo, this e-book is a vital learn for precise crime lovers. it truly is for we all morbidly fascinated about those ugly murders yet particularly through the recommendations used to deliver these dependable to justice.
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  • De Cock en tranen aan de Leie (De Cock, Book 48)

    By A. C. Baantjer

    Op een zomerse avond meldt een jonge vrouw de vermissing van haar vader aan rechercheur De Cock in het aloude politiebureau aan de Amsterdamse Warmoestraat. Het is een van de vele meldingen van vermissing en niet iets om speciale aandacht aan te schenken. Maar toch... het gaat hier om de vermissing van de president van de rechtbank, en dan is justitie in final, en zeker de al zo veel geplaagde mevrouw Lastensjouwer. Het onderzoek dat De Cock en zijn medewerker Vledder instellen, leidt chicken al snel naar Gent, de stad aan de Leie, waar de president voor internationale kwesties veel overleg had met collega's. Het is voor De Cock en Vledder, die zo gewend zijn in Amsterdam te werken, een even onverwachte als zeer spannende excursie. Eerlijk gezegd hadden zij zich de oplossing van de vermissing van de rechter, en van de misdrijven die erop volgden, wel wat eenvoudiger en minder spannend voorgesteld.
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  • L'homme aux cercles bleus

    By Fred Vargas

    Les trottoirs de Paris présentent certains matins une véritable curiosité : des cercles bleus entourent des objets a priori sans intérêt. Le commissaire Adamsberg a L'intuition que cela va mal tourner : l. a. mort guette. Et il a, hélas, raison... Pour trouver l'assassin, il devra faire preuve de ruse et suivre son intuition. Au cours de cette enquête pleine de rebondissements, il rencontre des marginaux, êtres généreux et meurtris par los angeles vie, unis par Leurs échecs et leur toughé à s'adapter au monde qui les entoure... Avec L'Homme aux cercles bleus, les élèves de troisième et de lycée professionnel découvriront avec revenue une nouvelle intrigue, où l'on retrouve l'humour et los angeles générosité propres à Fred Vargas. l. a. lecture de ce texte d'une grande efficacité stylistique les tiendra en haleine jusqu'à los angeles fin et leur permettra d'approfondir, grâce à un auteur spécialiste du style, leur connaissance des mécanismes du roman à énigmes. L'appareil pédagogique, situé à los angeles fin de l'ouvrage, est suivi d'une interview specific de Fred Vargas.
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  • The Impossible Dead (Malcolm Fox)

    By Ian Rankin

    Ian Rankin's significant new hero, Malcolm Fox, who made his celebrated debut in The Complaints, is investigating a police division the place the corruption is deep and deadly.

    The proceedings: that is the inner Affairs division that seeks out soiled and compromised police officers, those who have made bargains with the satan. and infrequently the lawsuits needs to shuttle. a brand new inquiry units Malcolm Fox and his colleagues adrift in unknown territory with befuddling protocol, and no transparent consultant to belief. while Fox uncovers a path resulting in the secrets and techniques at the back of a politician's suicide, all of sudden reputations are at the line. Rankin's most modern mystery indicates our personal lives mirrored during this age of worry and paranoia.
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  • The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans

    Few growing to be up within the aftermath of global conflict II will ever omit the frightening studies that Nazi focus camp medical professionals had got rid of the outside of prisoners to makes universal, daily lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the tale of the way he got here into ownership of 1 of those lousy items, and of his seek to set up the beginning, and bigger which means, of what can in basic terms be defined as an icon of terror.

    Jacobson’s mind-bending historic, ethical, and philosophical trip into the hot previous and his personal soul starts in typhoon Katrina–ravaged New Orleans. it is just months after the typhoon, with America’s such a lot romantic urban nonetheless in tatters, while pass Henderson, an outdated pal of Jacobson’s, purchases an merchandise at a rummage sale: a truly unusual taking a look and oddly textured lampshade. whilst he asks what it’s made from, the vendor, a guy lined with jailhouse tattoos, replies, “That’s made of the outside of Jews.” the fee: $35. a couple of days later, Henderson sends the lampshade to Jacobson, asserting, “You’re the journalist, you discover out what it is.” The lampshade couldn’t almost certainly be genuine, may possibly it? however it is. DNA research proves it.

    This revelation sends Jacobson midway all over the world, to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and to the Buchenwald focus camp in Germany, the place the lampshades have been supposedly made at the order of the notorious “Bitch of Buchenwald,” Ilse Koch. From the time he grew up in Queens, manhattan, within the Fifties, Jacobson has heard tales concerning the human dermis lampshade and knew it to be the final word image of Nazi cruelty. Now he has the sort of issues in his condominium with a DNA report back to end up it, and nearly every little thing he unearths out approximately it truly is contradictory, mysterious, shot via with legend and specious information.

    Through interviews with forensic specialists, recognized Holocaust students (and deniers), Buchenwald survivors and liberators, and New Orleans thieves and law enforcement officials, Jacobson steadily involves see the lampshade as a ghostly illuminator of his personal existential prestige as a Jew, and to appreciate precisely what that suggests within the context of human responsibility.

    One query looms as his seek is going on: what to do with the lampshade—this unsettling factor that was once an individual? it's a tough predicament to be certain, yet faraway from the final one, seeing that as soon as a lampshade of human epidermis enters your lifestyles, it's very, very challenging to overlook.
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  • Deadly Diamonds: A Novel (Knight and Devlin Thriller)

    What do Boston, Dublin, and Sierra Leone have in universal? The move of blood diamonds at huge, immense revenue yet grave human price: mafia killings in Boston and eire and baby enslavement and homicide in Sierra Leone. And who's ensnared in the midst of all of this - Michael Knight and Lex Devlin. Can they cease the greatly ecocnomic exchange of those tainted jewels? they need to come among the Italian mafia in North Boston and the Irish mafia in South Boston together with a few remnants of the IRA in eire. they have to additionally pit themselves opposed to the enslaved and lethal child-army in Sierra Leone, who smuggle those diamonds into the mainstream for money to shop for guns and medication. At nice own probability, Knight and Devlin fight to discover an answer that satisfies this disparate mixture of characters and, expectantly, dampens the diamond circulate.
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  • Enigma (Deleu, Book 14)

    By Luc Deflo

    Dirk Deleu en Nadia Mendonck worden geconfronteerd met een zwaar toegetakeld lijk in de loft van een IT-specialist. Die heeft weliswaar een waterdicht alibi, maar wat deed het slachtoffer tijdens zijn afwezigheid in de loft? En vooral: waarom werd hij op zo’n brutale wijze vermoord? Als de speurders in het verleden van het slachtoffer gaan spitten, blijkt dat de guy er vreemde voorkeuren op na hield. Beetje bij beetje vallen een aantal gruwelijke puzzelstukken uit het verleden in elkaar.
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