Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned by Richard S. Jaffe

By Richard S. Jaffe

Spotlighting sensational homicide situations in addition to his illustration of the Olympic and Birmingham bomber, Eric Rudolph, here's the tale of Richard Jaffe, the main winning lawyer ever at exonerating blameless humans accused of homicide and wrongfully sentenced dying row inmates.

Join Jaffe, a commentator through the O.J. Simpson trials and common visitor on NPR, CNN and NBC. stick with him as he learns the reality approximately savage capital crimes, then via demanding court docket trials as he advocates in the event you are actually combating for his or her lives.

It’s a taut, suspenseful trip via crime and the criminal procedure: homicide scenes, courtrooms, judges’ chambers and felony vacationing rooms. listen how the demise penalty is set and administered. Peer into Jaffe’s soul and inspect the souls, hearts and eyes of the lads and ladies he has defended and those that hostile him in those battles to the death:

* The serial bomber who refrained from catch for over 5 years

* The younger lawyer falsely accused of conspiracy to homicide a police detective

* The bribe-taking pass judgement on who pulled a gun on Jaffe within the courtroom

Quest for Justice bargains a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes examine America’s felony justice system.

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A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris

By Errol Morris

Academy Award-winning filmmaker and previous deepest detective Errol Morris examines the character of facts and evidence within the notorious Jeffrey MacDonald homicide case

Early at the morning of February 17, 1970, in castle Bragg, North Carolina, Jeffrey MacDonald, a eco-friendly Beret medical professional, referred to as the police for help.  while the officials arrived at his domestic they discovered the bloody and battered our bodies of MacDonald’s pregnant spouse and younger daughters. The observe “pig” used to be written in blood at the headboard within the master suite. As MacDonald used to be being loaded into the ambulance, he accused a band of drug-crazed hippies of the crime.

So started essentially the most infamous and mysterious homicide instances of the 20 th century. Jeffrey MacDonald used to be ultimately convicted in 1979 and continues to be in felony this present day. on account that then a few bestselling books—including Joe McGinniss’s Fatal Vision and Janet Malcolm’s The Journalist and the Murderer—and a blockbuster tv miniseries have instructed their models of the MacDonald case and what all of it means.

Errol Morris has been investigating the MacDonald case for over two decades. A barren region of Error is the end result of his efforts. it's a stunning e-book, since it indicates us that nearly every thing now we have been instructed in regards to the case is deeply unreliable, and an important parts of the case opposed to MacDonald easily aren't real. it's a masterful reinvention of the true-crime mystery, a e-book that pierces the haze of fable surrounding those murders with this type of impressive gentle that could purely be produced through years of dogged and cautious research and difficult, lucid thinking.

by way of this book’s finish, we all know numerous issues: that there are very various narratives we will create approximately what occurred at 544 fort force, and that the one who resulted in the conviction and imprisonment for all times of this guy for butchering his spouse and younger daughters is nearly definitely wrong.  alongside the way in which Morris poses bracing questions on the character of facts, felony justice, and the media, exhibiting us how MacDonald has been condemned, not just to legal, yet to the tales which were created round him.

during this profoundly unique meditation on fact and justice, Errol Morris reopens one among America’s most famed situations and forces us to confront the unbelievable. Morris has spent his profession unsettling our complacent assumptions that we all know what we’re taking a look at, that the tales we inform ourselves are actual. This ebook is his best and most vital fulfillment to date.

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Let Me Go (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, Book 6) by Chelsea Cain

By Chelsea Cain

Detective Archie Sheridan simply has to get during the following couple of days, then his birthday and Halloween may be over. But with escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell at the unfastened, the research into the homicide of a DEA agent hard his recognition, and journalist Susan Ward displaying up at his residence desiring a desire, it’s going to be a protracted weekend.

Soon Archie unearths himself crashing a masked ball on a personal island owned by way of Jack Reynolds, a infamous neighborhood drug kingpin. through morning, Archie is again on soreness killers, a visitor is useless and Archie quick realizes that little is what it sort of feels. something is apparent: Gretchen is again, and Archie’s nemesis and infrequently lover has whatever certain in brain for the birthday boy, whatever she’s been making plans for a protracted, very long time. On Halloween Eve, with time working out, and the lifetime of an individual just about Archie at the line, Archie is aware his merely probability is to offer Gretchen precisely what she wishes. yet Gretchen will end up extra scary, and unpredictable, than Archie may ever imagine.

Back together with her so much exciting novel but, Chelsea Cain can provide the head of what lovers of this sequence have come to anticipate: intercourse, homicide, twists, darkish wit, and a few of the simplest characters within the style.

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The Night Watcher by John Lutz

By John Lutz

From bestselling writer John Lutz comes a lightning-paced mystery of a urban gripped by way of a killer's savage reign of terror. . .

Someone is killing filthy rich Manhattanites. one after the other, the sufferers are chanced on in sumptuous high-rise flats. certain, gagged--brutally murdered within the "safety" in their personal houses, by way of anyone whose modus operandi is as frightening as whatever NYPD Detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez have ever seen.

As Stack and Lopez examine the harsh deaths, they've got no concept that they're being watched from the shadows--observed by means of a crafty assassin deciding upon up all of the clues essential to remain one step sooner than the police whereas perfecting a dangerous craft. And whilst a trend slowly emerges, the detectives observe that the killings aren't the random acts of a maniac, however the own crusade of somebody bent on retribution. . .someone who's been staring at heavily and is aware their case too well.

Someone whose vengeance will burn endlessly.

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The Luxembourg Run by Stanley Ellin

By Stanley Ellin

A younger drug runner will get revenge on against the law syndicate during this novel of deception and foreign double crosses from an Edgar Award–winning author.

by the point David Hanna Shaw is shuttled off to an Ivy League university through his preoccupied mom, the intense younger linguist is already fluent in a part dozen languages. He’s additionally a short learn in foreign swindling, deceit, drug smuggling, and forex profiteering. That’s what comes from having been dragged throughout each eu capital through a mendacious diplomat father. Then, at some point, innately unsettled and concerned, David abruptly disappears from campus.

eventually on his personal and dwelling just for himself, David heads again to Europe, the place he turns into a qualified drifter, taking over abnormal jobs as every little thing from a brothel handyman in Paris to an occasional courier for a cadre of smugglers in Amsterdam. Swayed via the money, and a stunning new lover, David has chanced on his niche—only to be betrayed through his syndicate bosses and left for lifeless. Now, David’s simply concepts are of revenge.

yet for a wise guy like David, homicide is simply too universal. The payback he has deliberate is an elaborate video game of deception, a number of identities, and mental torture as creative because it is dishonest. And it may be. in any case, David has been taught via a master.

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Angel Face: The Real Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Regardless of the entire airtime dedicated to Amanda Knox, it’s nonetheless demanding to reconcile the fresh-faced honor scholar from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 homicide of her British roommate. Few american citizens have heard all the strong proof that confident a jury that Knox was once one among 3 humans to sexually attack Meredith Kercher, brutalize her physique, and reduce her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior author Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated own relationships with the foremost figures in either the prosecution and the safety – describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to regulate media assurance distorted the evidence, infected an American viewers, and painted an offensive, misguided photo of Italy’s justice method. An eye-opener for any mother or father contemplating sending a toddler away to review, Angel Face unearths what fairly went on during this incomprehensible crime.

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Blackmailer by George Axelrod

By George Axelrod

From the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Manchurian Candidate comes a panoramic tale of homicide and mischief…

It's the tale of a big-game hunter, fisherman, fighter, customer to Cuba, inebriated, and Nobel Prize-winning writer, lately deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whose ultimate unpublished manuscript might fetch a mint…

It's the tale of a quick, balding guy with a high-pitched voice and a vicious wit, whose cocktail events are the controversy of the city, specifically whilst a stunning girl dies at one in every of them…

It's the tale of Hollywood’s sexiest starlet, who manages to hide issues even if she’s donning not anything yet a towel…

…and it’s the tale of Dick Sherman, intrepid big apple writer, at the path of the literary locate of the century – and the killer who will cease at not anything to maintain it from being found.

First released 1952

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Exit Music by Ian Rankin

By Ian Rankin

James MacPhersons home-grown Scottish burr is positioned to very good use narrating Rankins seventeenth and probably top crime novel that includes Det. Insp. John Rebus of the Edinburgh police. At 60, its retirement time for Rebus and, as anticipated, Rankins rebellious sequence hero isn't going quietly. now not with the homicide of a dissident Russian poet to resolve and a career-long conflict with neighborhood crime lord tremendous Ger Cafferty to shut down. MacPherson simply conveys Rebuss gruff impatience, Caffertys deeper, nastier threat and Det. Siobhan Clarkes brittle coolness. He even manages to lose the burr lengthy sufficient to get previous a number of Russian-thick accents. although Rebuss point out of perusing his unsolved situations in retirement deals a few desire of destiny sleuthing, this reads like a farewell novel. in addition to its anticipated well-crafted procedural components, Rankin has integrated a number of moments of wistfulness and remorse, and MacPherson makes the main of each considered one of them.

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Dead Heat by Dick Francis

By Dick Francis

‘I questioned if i used to be death. I wasn’t afraid to die, yet such was once the ache in my intestine, i needed it is going to take place soon.’ The evening sooner than the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket sees the good and the nice of the horse-racing neighborhood collected for a black-tie gala dinner on the Hay web - the racing town’s favorite Michelin-starred eating place - based by way of Max Moreton, whatever of a neighborhood famous person. Spending the evening retching within the throes of discomfort is the very last thing Max anticipated of the night. yet a lot worse is to come…his nutrition is suspected of placing twenty-four dinner site visitors in health facility. inside of hours, Max’s eating place is forcibly closed, his popularity teeters on the point of destroy, and a court docket case looms. however the day is much from over, for quickly Max Moreton unearths himself desperately combating for greater than simply his livelihood…

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The Man Who Never Was by Hylton Smith

By Hylton Smith

In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works used to be closed and demolition paintings all started. a wierd discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is not any noticeable clarification as to why many of the artefacts might be there, the police get involved. the single clue which deals any development issues to occasions which came about decades in the past. simply whilst a tender police officer thinks she has obvious whatever just like one of many items, and a brand new line of inquiry looms, better authority descends at the research. The intrigue thickens.

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