Killer Fiction

Killer Fiction
Author: G. J. Schaefer
Publsiher: Feral House
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 1932595503
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer Fiction Book Excerpt:

Including a foreword by a woman who once dated him, the perverse, violent stories, poetry, and fantastic scribblings of a man convicted in 1972 of murdering two women chart the killer's extreme pathology.

Art that Kills

Art that Kills
Author: George Petros
Publsiher: Creation Books
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art that Kills Book Excerpt:

Presenting a frightening fringe of the Underground where art & crime combined. The artists herein did society's dirty work, and society repaid them accordingly ...

Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture

Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture
Author: Temple Drake,David Kerekes
Publsiher: Critical Vision
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781900486354
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture Book Excerpt:

An indispensable sampling of the vast assortment of publications which exist as an adjunct to the mainstream press, or which promote themes and ideas that may be defined as pop culture, alternative, underground or subversive. Updated and revised from the pages of the critically acclaimed Headpress journal, this is an enlightened and entertaining guide to the counter culture - including everything from cult film, music, comics and cutting-edge fiction, by way of its books and zines, with contact information accompanying each review.

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Author: Michael Newton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 0816069875
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.

Black Widow

Black Widow
Author: Laurie Breton
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN: 9781502789792
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Widow Book Excerpt:

A steamy Southern summer. A beautiful ex-con. A burned-out cop. And a killer on the loose.Wrongly convicted of her husband's brutal murder, Kathryn McAllister has spent the last four years in a North Carolina prison for a crime she didn't commit. When new evidence leads to the overturn of her conviction, Kathryn returns to the sleepy little town of Elba, North Carolina, determined to clear her name and find Michael McAllister's killer.Police chief Nick DiSalvo has come to Elba to bury himself someplace where he can forget his past and pretend he was born the day he drove into town. His plan is working until Kathryn McAllister walks through the door of his office, hell-bent on justice.Drawn to each other by an irresistible heat, Nick and Kat are at cross-purposes. He wants her out of his hair; she wants to bag a killer. When the sizzling attraction between them explodes into full-blown passion, they discover that in this picturesque Southern town of many secrets, nothing is as it appears. As they draw nearer to discovering the identity of Michael McAllister's killer, they unearth a secret so terrible that one individual would stop at nothing—including killing again—to keep them from uncovering it.

Serial Killers and the Media

Serial Killers and the Media
Author: Ian Cummins,Marian Foley,Martin King
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 3030048764
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Killers and the Media Book Excerpt:

This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case including: the historical and geographical context of the murders, the reporting of the case and the unique features which have become standard for other murder cases e.g. nicknames for the serial killers, and it discusses the nature of evil and psychopaths and how they are represented in film, drama, novels and art. It also questions the ethics of the “serial killing industry” and how the modern cultural fixation on celebrity has extended to serial killers, and it explores the impact on the journalists and police officers from being involved in such cases including some interviews with them. The treatment of Brady and Hindley by the media also raises profound questions about the nature of punishment including the links between mental illness and crime and whether there is ever the prospect of redemption. This book draws on cultural studies, criminology, sociology and socio-legal studies to offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the impact of this case and then uses this as a basis for the analysis of more recent cases such as the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman.

29 MURDERS

29 MURDERS
Author: James Campbell
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-08
ISBN: 1483666956
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

29 MURDERS Book Excerpt:

29 MURDERS is based on a factual murder investigation of 29 murders of the famous Missing and Murdered Children case in Atlanta that took place from 1979 to 1981. Convicted and sentenced to life in a Georgia State prison was Wayne Williams for only two of the twenty-nine murders, a conviction that left many people around the country asking; if he only killed 2, who then killed the other 27? However, along came an anonymous letter that was written to Police Chief, Barry Mason describing its writer as being the real killer after thirty years of complete silence. This letter sparked a new investigation into a thirty year old case for fear the real killer had re-emerged. In charge of the investigation was Lieutenant Seville Patterson, who later convinced her retired police husband, John Sinclair to work with her on the case, because she feared that she could not trust anyone in the department. John on the other hand agreed to work with her because he believed that this was a very dangerous case, and it could get her killed if he did not work with her. And even with him on the case, both their lives were in danger. As a team, they set out to solve a case that was believed to be an impossible case to solve. And that belief was justified, because the two cops found themselves in a direct line of fire of a conspiracy that was reaching all the way to Washington, DC as well in the headquarters of the CIA. And they also found trouble in their own back yard, when they discovered that nine of the ten original police investigators on the case thirty years ago had all mysteriously met their demise, except one.

Schools of Fiction

Schools of Fiction
Author: Morgan Day Frank
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2023-01-09
ISBN: 0192867504
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schools of Fiction Book Excerpt:

In Schools of Fiction, Morgan Day Frank considers a bizarre but integral feature of the modern educational experience: that teachers enthusiastically teach literary works that have terrible things to say about school. From Ishmael's insistence in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard, to the unnamed narrator's expulsion from his southern college in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, the most frequently taught books in the English curriculum tend to be those that cast the school as a stultifying and inhumane social institution. Why have educators preferred the anti-scholasticism of the American romance tradition to the didacticism of sentimentalists? Why have they organized African American literature as a discursive category around texts that despaired of the post-Reconstruction institutional system? Why did they start teaching novels, that literary form whose very nature, in Mikhail Bakhtin's words, is not canonic? Reading literature in class is a paradoxical undertaking that, according to Day Frank, has proved foundational to the development of American formal education over the last two centuries, allowing the school to claim access to a social world external to itself. By drawing attention to the transformative effect literature has had on the school, Schools of Fiction challenges some of our core assumptions about the nature of cultural administration and the place of English in the curriculum. The educational system, Day Frank argues, has depended historically on the cultural objects whose existence it is ordinarily thought to govern and the academic subject it is ordinarily thought to have marginalized.

Romance Fiction

Romance Fiction
Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2012
ISBN: 159158177X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romance Fiction Book Excerpt:

Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.

The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings

The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings
Author: Michael Newton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1438129882
Category: Kidnapping
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings Book Excerpt:

Presents a historical survey of kidnappings from biblical times to the present.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cyborgs Santa Claus and Satan

Cyborgs  Santa Claus and Satan
Author: Fraser A. Sherman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1476611017
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyborgs Santa Claus and Satan Book Excerpt:

In the three decades since the first SF film produced for television—1968’s Shadow on the Land—nearly 600 films initially released to television have had science fiction, fantasy, or horror themes. Featuring superheroes, monsters, time travel, and magic, these films range from the phenomenal to the forgettable, from low-budget to blockbuster. Information on all such American releases from 1968 through 1998 is collected here. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, qualitative commentary, and notes of interest on aspects of the film. Appendices provide a list of other films that include some science fiction, horror, or fantasy elements; a film chronology; and a guide to alternate titles.

Film Review

Film Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Human Predator

The Human Predator
Author: Katherine Ramsland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN: 1101619058
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Predator Book Excerpt:

When we think of serial killing, we tend to think of it as a perversion of contemporary society. The Human Predator makes an eye-opening case for the existence of serial killers throughout time—the motives and methods, the societies that spawned them, and the historical periods in which they lived . . . and killed. From Ancient Rome and the Dark Ages to the open roads of America, from the exploits of French religious zealot Gilles de Rais to such high-profile monsters as Jeffrey Dahmer and Aileen Wuornos, Katherine Ramsland offers a complete chronological record of the serial-killer phenomenon—and the parallel development of psychology, forensic science, and FBI profiling in the serial killer’s evolving manifestation throughout human history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Murder Chronicles A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

Murder Chronicles  A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publsiher: R. Barri Flowers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder Chronicles A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales Book Excerpt:

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly. 3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer. 4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose. 5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies. 6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves. 7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice. 8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose. 9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly. 10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great. Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

British Film Institute Film Classics

British Film Institute Film Classics
Author: British Film Institute
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781579583286
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Film Institute Film Classics Book Excerpt:

This illustrated two-volume set is a compendium of more than 50 monographs published by the British Film Institute since 1992. Each entry focuses on a single great film of world cinema, presenting an essay by a prominent critic, novelist, academic, or filmmaker. You will read Camille Paglia on The Birds, Richard Schickel on Double Indemnity , Salman Rushdie on The Wizard of Oz , and many more. Such a spectrum of critics, covering an equally broad selection of films, emphasizes the diversity of ways in which people experience cinema. Film Classics showcases a breadth of styles and approaches to contemporary film criticism, offering informed and lively critiques of some of the most notable works in the history of film.

All Day and a Night

All Day and a Night
Author: Alafair Burke
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN: 9780062208392
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Day and a Night Book Excerpt:

When a New York City psychotherapist is murdered by an assailant with the same chilling signature used twenty years earlier by serial killer Anthony Amaro, Amaro asks to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted and that the true killer is on the loose. A young attorney named Carrie Blank, whose sister was among Amaro's victims, agrees to help him with his claim as a way to find the truth about her sister's death. But in her search for long-buried information, Carrie finds a worthy rival in NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, who, with her partner, J. J. Rogan, is tapped to reassess the investigation that led to Amaro's conviction. The case is personal for them, too: Ellie wonders whether they got the assignment because of her relationship with the lead prosecutor, and Rogan has his own reasons to distrust Amaro's defense team. As their investigations take them back to Carrie's hometown, secrets buried long ago lead to a brutal attack—one that makes it terrifyingly clear that someone has gotten too close to the truth.

Murder and Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 1

Murder and Menace  Riveting True Crime Tales  Vol  1
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publsiher: R. Barri Flowers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder and Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in a single volume for the first time in this gripping collection. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan is a more than a century old tale of child murder, anti-Semitism, racism, and mob violence. Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley tells the shocking story of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder in Northern England. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare is the harrowing real life tale of a mass family murder, by one of their own, in Amityville, New York. Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson is a puzzling historical mystery involving an attractive New York attorney and her husband, who was a Yugoslav army captain, and a ship bound for Europe but missing a passenger. The Scarborough Rapist: The Vile Crimes of Killers Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka tells the disturbing tale of a Canadian serial killer couple, rape, and sibling murder. The Pickaxe Killers: The Chilling Tale of Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett is a frightening story of how vengeance and drug use led to a vicious double murder in Houston, Texas. The Sunset Strip Killers: The Story of Douglas Clark & Carol Mary Bundy is a dark tale of fantasies, prostitution, kidnapping, and serial murder in Hollywood, California. Also included is a bonus excerpt from the author's bestselling true crime book, Serial Killers and Prostitutes, which includes tales on such killers as Jack the Ripper, the Edmonton Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos, and Kendall Francois. A second bonus is the complete mystery short story, Target of a Killer, that readers are sure to find riveting.

C J the Americas

C J  the Americas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C J the Americas Book Excerpt:

Death of a Nightingale

Death of a Nightingale
Author: Lene Kaaberbol,Agnete Friis
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1616953055
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Nightingale Book Excerpt:

From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thriller with a mystery seventy-years in the making. Nina. Natasha. Olga. Three women united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it. Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted for the attempted murder of her Danish ex-fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen’s police headquarters. That same night, the ex-fiancé’s frozen, tortured body is found in a car. It isn’t the first time the young Ukrainian woman has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was murdered three years earlier in Kiev in the same manner. Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has followed Natasha’s case for years now, ever since Natasha first took refuge at her crisis center. Nina just can’t see the young mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha’s daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn’t know about Natasha and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934, when a ten-year-old girl with the voice of a nightingale sang her family into shallow graves.