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.

A story of a man who loved the wrong woman and was brutally murdered by a killer with deadliest possible motive of all.

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
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THE FRIEND I MET IN JAIL BY JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU

What I Used To Think Of Jail Until I Met A New Friend

 

A picture from a jail cell

THE CRIME I COMMITTED

My crime was that, I stood in as a guarantor for a friend to secure a bank loan and she ended up not paying all the amount that required of her. And I had no idea that this was going on until the bank called notifying me to come over. I went there the next day thinking I could have some agreement with them to pay whiles I look for my friend.

As I entered the bank managers office, I got introduced to two detectives who will be taking me into custody unless I pay up the remaining balance that day or I tell them where they can find my friend and arrest her instead. I couldn’t believe this was happening until I was behind bars. This was where I met a new friend Achaa.

THE INMATE

There was a woman who had been there for two days over domestic issues and her name was Achaa. She was stronger than I was because it was my first time to sleep alone without my child beside me. It was very difficult as a mother. She did her best to cheer me up throughout the night but I couldn’t sleep. She told me she would be released the next day and that made me more sad because I was going be left alone in the police cells and I know that’s not a place anyone even for a minute, but I wished within me that she would be spending some few days more with me.

TWO WEEKS IN JAIL

I spent two weeks in jail and sworn not to befriend anyone nor do good to anyone for that matter. Because I ended up in jail by helping out a friend. The cold nights, loneliness and the fact that it was Christmas holidays and I wasn’t at home celebrating with my family especially not being able to celebrate with my child, that really broke my heart.

ACHAA THE NEW FRIEND

Achaa changed my decision on friendship again when she visited me and brought along food,clothes,pillow and blankets since I had to sleep on the bare cold floor because there was nothing to sleep on. She ended up helping me to pay part of the amount and she was there when I released. Then I remembered something my grandma used to tell us, ” everything happen for a reason “. I never thought that being betrayed by someone who was a dear friend could help me find another wonderful and kind-hearted person who has now become like sister to me till date.

 

Two African women in their African attire walking on the streets of Accra

Achaa and I, the friend i met in jail.

 

THE LESSON

Spending time in jail has thought me not to judge quickly and not everyone who ends up in jail is guilty or a bad person. Rather,the innocent are victims of circumstances like myself and you are likely to meet some of the lifelong friends at the unusual places.

 

AUTHOR: JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU ( Josbons )
TITTLE: THE FRIEND I MET IN JAIL
Genres: Inspiration,Friendship,True story,Non-fiction
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DO YOU KNOW ME BY JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU

SUCCEED WITH SMILE AND SILENCE

DO YOU KNOW ME BY JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU

Do you know me

Do you really know me? What made you think so?

Is it because you know my name?
Is it because you know where I work?
Is it because you know where I live?
Is it because you see me pass-by everyday?
Then you are mistaken, you don’t know me at all.

Do you know what makes me happy?
Do you know what make me cry?
Do you know what makes me angry?
Do you know my favorite color?
Do you know my favorite food?
Do you know the kind of movies I like?
Do you know the genre of music that I listen to?
Do you know the things I believe and those that I don’t?
Do you know what my addictions are?

I might laugh when I get upset and cry when I’m happy. When a joke is too funny, I can’t even laugh. This is just a little piece of me.

When you heard or read that story about me,you jumped into conclusion that you know me but you don’t. And you might never know me. You judged me from afar when you have no right to do so.

Being the hypocrite you are, you will never know anyone at all.

AUTHOR : JOSEPHINE OSEI BONSU
TITLE : DO YOU KNOW ME
Genre : Writing,Personal,People,Blogging,Friends,Non-fiction
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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
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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
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LOVE WHO YOU ARE BY JOSEPHINE OSEI

Be who you are

The Rabbit runs, jumps, moves faster and lives for only fifteen ( 15 ) years whiles the Tortoise doesn’t even attempt any of such activities but lives for one hundred and fifty ( 150 ) years or more?

Life is not about rushing, comparing and doing what everybody else is doing but rather keep calm and do what is right. The Rabbit and the Tortoise may live in the same forest and play together but have different life expectancy.

We must remember that we will have age mates, class mates, school mates, office mates but there are no ” Destiny Mates ” in life. Discover your inner genius and influence people with it in a positive way. Be who you are, love who you are and thank God for your special journey which may not look like others.

Stay blessed.

AUTHOR : JOSEPHINE OSEI

TITLE: LOVE WHO YOU ARE

Genre : Inspiration,Life,Love, God

SUCCEED WITH SMILE AND SILENCE

Smile and silence

Successful people have two things on their lips ” Smile and Silence “. A Smile can solve problems, whiles Silence can avoid problems. Sugar and Salt might be mixed together but ants rejects the Salt and carry away only the Sugar.

Select the right people in life and make your life better and sweet. If you fail to meet your dreams, change your ways not your God. Remember, trees change their leaves sometimes but not their roots.

PROVERBS FROM AFRICA

African way of life through proverbs.

( Family, Values, Life )

Proverbs acts as a catalyst of knowledge, philosophy, wisdom, morals and ethics. They cover all aspects of life, example : God, family, human beings, values, plants, animals and marriage.

Proverbs are a metaphor, folk tale, euphemism or idiom.

Here are some interesting proverbs from Africa. Read them and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

a). Fire and gunpowder are not bed fellows.

b). A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.

c). A crab does not beget a bird.

d). Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food.

e). Hate has no medicine.

f). No one tests the depth of the river with both feet.

g). One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.

h). Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

I). It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man not the hot one.

j). Do not expect to offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.

k). By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have already dispersed.

l). The snake and the milliped might craw with their bellies but that does not make them brothers.

m). A trap does not catches the wind.

n). The changing colours of the chameleon only deceive the fool.

o). The snake that strike at the tortoise will discover a toothache.

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
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TWO YEARS ON WORDPRESS BY JOSBONS

Two years of blogging by Josephine Osei

Today marks exactly two years since I started blogging and have enjoyed every bit of it. The new friends that I have made even though I haven’t met any of them and might probably not see them ever, but it feels so good to find other people who share the same interest from a different continents.

Some few years back, when I read a book and finds it interesting, all I wanted to do was to share it with some friends. But funny enough, most of my friends didn’t like reading novels so they keep asking, what is it with you and books? And I will reply, why don’t you like reading? 😁

This continued for sometime before I got introduced to WordPress and the magic began. I was so happy to know that, finally I can share something that I love to do with the world.

To sum all up…

Coffee never knew it will taste nice and sweet before it met sugar and milk. We are good as people but become better when we blend with the right people. The world is full of nice people, if you can’t find one, be one.

The richest wealth is wisdom
The strongest weapon is patience.
The best security is faith.
The greatest tonic is laughter.
The greatest force is love.
The surest assurance of our hope is God.
The source of our strength is the joy of the Lord.

surprisingly, all are free so let’s enjoy it.

Thanks to you all.
Josbons