Category: Murder

  • Video Kill

    By Joanne Fluke

    Lights. . .Camera. . .

    With painstaking care, he "casts" his sufferers, each one girl akin to an Alfred Hitchcock superstar, every one killing echoing six of the mythical director's motion pictures. the one clue he leaves in the back of is a grotesque video of his handiwork. however the Video Killer shoots the dying scenes as he believes they need to were done--with overall realism. . .


    A former actress, Allison Rocca is familiar with her husband, Tony, a screenwriter, has been additional busy in recent years. And information reporter Katy understands her ex, leader Detective Sam Ladera, is desperately searching the Video Killer. nonetheless, every one girl senses anything strange in regards to the men's habit. yet as they try and locate the reality, they unwittingly draw toward the lens of a calculating madman looking for his subsequent top woman. . .
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  • The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juárez

    The intimate tale of a teenager’s homicide of his kin, from award-winning Mexican journalist

    In Ciudad Juárez, simply around the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, sixteen-year-old Vicente and of his highschool neighbors murdered his mom, his father, and his little sister in chilly blood. via a Truman Capote–like reconstruction of this probably incomprehensible triple homicide, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto paints a haunting and unforgettable portrait of 1 of the main violent towns on the earth. This in-depth and harrowing research into the concept tactics of 3 boys leads the reader on an exploration of town of Juárez, in addition to the drug cartels that experience waged conflict on its streets, in a daring try and clarify the inexplicable.

    Ideally certified for telling this tale, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto used to be an investigative reporter for the day-by-day newspaper El Diario de Juárez for almost a decade. regardless of great possibility and the assassination of 1 of her closest colleagues, she endured. She didn’t wish the tale of her urban informed completely by means of international newshounds, simply because, in her phrases, “I understand what's beneath the violence.” This e-book lines the increase of a countrywide tradition of homicide and bloody retribution, and is a testomony to the intense bravery of its writer. between different issues, the tale of Vicente is an account of the way poverty, political corruption, failing govt associations and US meddling mixed to create an explosion of violence in Juárez.

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  • Maigret and Monsieur Charles

    By Georges Simenon

    One of many world’s so much winning crime writers, Georges Simenon has overjoyed secret fans world wide on the grounds that 1931 along with his matchless construction Inspector Maigret.
    A exceptional writer and his out of the ordinary personality Georges Simenon was once by means of many criteria the main winning writer of the 20 th century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and well-known, ranks in simple terms after Sherlock Holmes because the world's most sensible identified fictional detective. there's not anything regular concerning the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are in contrast to the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are frequently much less critical to our curiosity than Maigret's trip throughout the discovery of the solid of characters... in the direction of an realizing of guy. Simenon acknowledged he used to be keen about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting color, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
    Although such a lot of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it was once initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris used to be "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he used to be 'an international,' a global traveller who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the U.S., and Switzerland.
    Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking nations, many of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French to boot. in contrast to his personal books although, lots of those have by no means been on hand in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of countless numbers of books — from which greater than 50 movies were made, in addition to 1000s of tv episodes — there's a lot to assemble, to check, to reveal and speak about. (

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles used to be the final Maigret novel to be written and released (1972). Simenon introduced his retirement the next yr. during this novel, Maigret explores the area of nightclubs and unsatisfied marriages. Simenon paints a startlingly transparent photo of a bitterly unsatisfied lady who fails to get what she desires from her marriage. It isn't a sympathetic portrait, accurately, and the inability of sympathy may be troubling. nonetheless, very acute. If the 1st Maigret books have been frequently extra of an exploration of position and tradition, this could be obvious as an exploration of personality. valuable finisher to the sequence. (Amazon)

    Mme Nathalie Sabin-Levesque seems to be in M's workplace and studies that her husband, Gérard Sabin-Levesque, the well known attorney, has been lacking for a month. He'd frequently long past off for as much as every week at a time together with his transitority girlfriends, yet in these instances he'd regularly known as his place of work. M starts to enquire the nightclubs Sabin-Levesque had long past to and learns that he used to be recognized as M. Charles. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque is an alcoholic, and shortly turns into uncooperative. The final time Gérard Sabin-Levesque were obvious was once Feb. 18. no longer too lengthy afterwards, his physique is located within the Seine, the place it have been for approximately a month.
    M searches the lawyer's table, unearths a photograph of Nathalie with the identify Trika at the again, and learns that she were a hostess at Chez Mademoiselle, the place she'd met "M. Charles" and married him a month later. M unearths out that she had sneaked out of her house... quickly the auto Sabin-Levesque used to be murdered in is located in Puteaux, and Nathalie makes an attempt suicide. day after today the physique of Joe Fazio is located shot. M is going to confront Nathalie. Fazio have been her lover, and had demanded extra money. She may hardly ever be mindful why they'd determined to kill her husband. She'd most likely spend her criminal time within the infirmary... (
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  • Maigret in Montmartre

    By Georges Simenon

    It's 4 o'clock within the morning and out of the rain-slick cobbled streets of Montmartre seems to be a garishly dressed younger lady. Her lipstick is smudged and her gait is unsteady, yet there isn't any mistaking her amazing attract. on the police station within the rue de l. a. Rochefoucauld she insists that she has details of bad urgency - then denies it an hour later. It takes brutal stranglings and a gorgeous corpse to guide Maigret, assisted through a lovelorn detective, into an all-too-familiar underworld the place he strains a determined eroticism to its inevitable end.
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  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case: Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot series Book 39)

    By Agatha Christie

    The Queen of puzzle has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the said mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth pass over Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and such a lot of different unforgettable characters—brings her whole oeuvre of inventive whodunits, locked room mysteries, and puzzling puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. The mythical detective saves his top for final as he races to understand a five-time killer sooner than the ultimate curtain descends in Curtain: Poirot’s final Case.
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  • The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir

    By Stephen Elliott

    In this groundbreaking memoir, Stephen Elliott pursues parallel investigations: a gripping account of a infamous San Francisco homicide trial, and an electrical exploration of the self. Destined to be a vintage, The Adderall Diaries was defined by way of The Washington submit as "a critical literary paintings designed to make you notice the realm as you've got by no means really visible it before."

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  • Double Dexter (Dexter, Book 6)

    By Jeff Lindsay

    THE DEXTER PHENOMENON—IN PRINT, at the reveal, AND within the HEARTS OF hundreds of thousands OF FANS—CONTINUES WITH a dangerous DUEL . . .
    Dexter is displeased. like several self-respecting, absolutely respectable, soundly homicidal man, Dexter Morgan takes nice satisfaction in his paintings and is cautious to stay nameless. So he's, clearly, disappointed to find that somebody has pointed out him and—worst of all—is now turning his personal equipment opposed to him. the placement quickly turns into extra advanced whilst a brutal cop-killer starts off focusing on Miami’s police detectives—leaving at the back of our bodies which are battered past recognition—and stoking the department’s worst fears. As his colleagues develop extra paranoid of the psychotic killer of their midst, Dexter’s place is more and more perilous. he's operating out of time to trace down this copycat and convey his ordinary specified justice, sooner than his darkish pastime is published to the world.

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