IF LOOKS COULD KILL BY M. WILLIAM PHELPS

If Looks Could Kill By M.William Phelps

( Getting Away With Murder )

SYNOPSIS

Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn’t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight; executed in the parking lot of a BJ’s wholesale club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.

Jeff Zack’s murder stunned the community and the investigators but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and wealthy night club owner whose wife – a blond, a devoted mother and respected church member, hard-bodied former beauty queen he openly dated.

Did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? But the truth would get even stranger.

AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL

Genres: Mystery crime, Non fiction, True crime
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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY BY ERIK LARSON

The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson

( A Serial Killer And The Architect )

SYNOPSIS

The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.

A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.

While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.

AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime
Recommendation Links:www.eriklarson.com
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SMALL SACRIFICES BY ANN RULE

small Sacrifices by Ann Rule

( Shocking And Powerful Account Of The Destructive Forces That Drove Diane Downs, A Beautiful Young Mother, To Shoot Her Three Young Children In Cold Blood )

SYNOPSIS

When Diane Downs and her three children shot on a quite,county road,residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened.A busy haired stranger had flagged down their car,Diane told the police,as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children.Despite the fact she shot,too,the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child.But something about her story was fishy,and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying.

Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not,her supporters insisted. Diane,they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive,Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be? Or was she a woman so obsessed,she would kill her own young to do her goal?

AUTHOR: ANN RULE
TITLE : SMALL SACRIFICES
Genres: Mystery,True crime,Murder,True story,Non-fiction,Mystery-crime
Recommendation links: http://www.authorannrule.com
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COLD CASE CONFESSION BY ALEX ELISEEV

Cold case confession by Alex Eliseev

( Betty Ketani’s Murder )

THIS IS A TRUE LIFE STORY

SYNOPSIS

” If you are reading this then I am dead ”

This is the opening line of a letter hidden under a carpet for a decade. The chilling words followed by a confession to a murder committed nearly 13 years earlier. The chance discovery of the letter on 31 March 2012 reawakened a case long considered to have run cold, and a hunt begins for the men who kidnapped and killed Betty Ketani – and convinced they had gotten away with it.

The investigation spans five countries, with a world renowed DNA laboratory called in to help solve the forensic puzzle. The author of the confession letter might have feared death, but he is very much alive, as are others implicated in the crime.

Who would want Betty Ketani dead, and why?

AUTHOR: ALEX ELISEEV
TITLE: COLD CASE CONFESSION
Genre: Murder, Non fiction, Mystery, Crime, True story
Recommendation Links: alexseliseev.co.za
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TO KILL AND KILL AGAIN BY JOHN COSTON

To Kill And Kill Again By John Coston

( The Murderer Was A Neighbor )

A shocking true story of a homicidal misfit.
Wayne Nance also known as ” Missoula Maula” a trusted and friendly furniture delivery man littered the pristine Northwestern Montana landscape for over twelve years with the brutally murdered bodies of his young women victims.

For the residents in the idyllic town had no reason to suspect that the killer was one of their own. The police did not pursue Nance thoroughly, who was a neighbor of the first victim and place by witness near the murder scene.

After a troubled stint in the Navy, Nance returned home to a job in a furniture warehouse, which gave him entrée into many homes and the opportunity for deadly deeds.

AUTHOR: JOHN COSTON
TITLE: TO KILL AND KILL AGAIN
Genre: True crime, Non-fiction
Recommendation Links: http://www.johncoston.com
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31 BOND STREET

31 Bond Street By Ellen Horan

Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New York The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. “Who killed Dr. Burdell?” was a question that gripped the nation.

When an errand boy discovers Burdell’s body in the bedroom of his posh Bond Street home. The novel’s central characters are Dr. Harvey Burdell, a dentist and unscrupulous businessman; his lover, the ambitious, Brooklyn-born Emma Cunningham; the District Attorney, Abraham Oakey Hall (later to become mayor of New York); and Henry Clinton, a prominent defense lawyer. The enigmatic relationship between Emma and Dr. Burdell makes her the prime suspect, and her trial is nothing less than sensational. During the trial, the two lawyers fight for truth, justice and their careers. 

AUTHOR: ELLEN HORAN

TILE: 31 BOND STREET

GENRE: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Crime

Recommendation: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780007304059/31-bond-street

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THE LAUGHING MAN

Broken By Matthew Storm

Three years ago, top San Diego homicide detective Nevada James went up against an infamous serial killer called the Laughing Man and lost. The mental breakdown that followed left her institutionalized and no longer able to work as a police officer.

Having lost everything, Nevada is content to do odd jobs to keep a step ahead of the bill collectors and fund her out-of-control drinking problem. But that changes when Alan Davies, a local crime lord, comes to her with a problem. His wife and daughter are missing and he can’t go to the police. If Nevada helps him, he’ll pay her enough that she’ll never have to worry about money again. But what should have been a simple missing person’s case quickly turns deadly. Alan Davies has enemies, and in the course of trying to save his family Nevada finds herself in the middle of a gang war. But her own demons are even more menacing, and the Laughing Man is still out there.

AUTHOR: MATTHEW STORM

TITLE: BROKEN

GENRE: Mystery, Thriller

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