( Getting Away With Murder )
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
( A Serial Killer And The Architect )
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
( 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 )
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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( 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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