From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, discover the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With a foreword by bestselling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book explores over 100 crimes and examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history´s most infamous crimes.
EngLits: Crime and Punishment:Detailed Summaries of Great Literature
Within a maze of true crime books that tend to provide only minor portions of the whole story, Serial Killers 101 provides a much more detailed and comprehensive insight into the world of some of the most infamous serial killers in American history. From their births to childhoods to teenagers to adults, this book examines the whole story of each serial killer. Profiled here are: Ted Bundy - the man who gave life to the term serial killer The ´´hands of death´´, Henry Lee lucas and Ottis Toole Born-again killer David Berkowitz And many more Also included in the second half of the book are in-depth interviews with the killers - some of which were their final interviews before their executions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitchell Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051021/bk_acx0_051021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
The Life and Crimes of Joseph Stalin is a scathing indictment of the atrocities committed by the Soviet dictator, a highly detailed yet accessible biography, and a true crime pause resister of the highest order. Joseph Stalin rose from humble roots to become the greatest madman of the 20th century. His disregard for human life dwarfs Hitler´s, as does the scale of his crimes. This book by author Andrew Klein exposes ´´Uncle Joe´´ as the perpetrator of mass killings, mass incarcerations, and mass starvations across four decades. From Stalin´s close association with Vladimir Lenin and his role in the Russian Revolution to his criminal conduct in the 1930s´ Red Terrors, the famines across his western territories, his role in WWII, and his hand in the rise of the infamous Gulag Soviet prison system, this book spares no detail and minces no words about the evil deeds of one of history´s most brazen tyrants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070632/bk_acx0_070632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. The sport´s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing´s heyday. ´´This impressive work deserves the attention of scholars even if they care little about sports per se.´´ (The Journal of American History) ´´This work will stand as a source-of-record for historians for years to come.´´ (Saratoga Living) ´´Riess has broken new ground with his richly-textured study of the dynamic relationship between horse racing, politics, and gambling as they built New York´s thoroughbred industry a century ago.´´ (Field Horne, author of The Saratoga Reader) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emil N Gallina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124412/bk_acx0_124412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Major crimes of murder, burglary, home invasions, kidnapping, carjackings, and distribution of heroin, cocaine, and meth are the primary focus of coverage in the Chesapeake region. Many reports include detailed accounts of plea deals and criminal history of the accused. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sterling Trainor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111352/bk_acx0_111352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two women go away for the weekend, but only one comes back alive. Was it just the music they were into? And who was the man the victim met at the festival? DCI Sophie Allen is back in charge after the emotional upheavals she suffered in Deadly Crimes, but is she really in control? And Detective Constable Rae Gregson joins the team and immediately faces challenges that put her life in peril. Discover a gripping and detailed mystery that will have you hooked from the start until the stunning twist at the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cat Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006991/bk_tant_006991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Major crimes of murder, burglary, home invasions, kidnapping, carjackings, and distribution of heroin, cocaine, and meth are the primary focus of coverage in the Chesapeake region. Many reports include detailed accounts of plea deals and criminal history of the accused. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sterling Trainor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116606/bk_acx0_116606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction - and one of the best crime writers of our time - a new critically acclaimed novel centered around the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. It´s August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. With his retirement quickly closing in, Johansson forms a new group comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn for the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. Sharply detailed and boldly plotted, Persson´s work lifts the veil on one of history´s greatest unsolved crimes in a novel that goes toe to toe with the best of true-crime books. Shortlisted for the 2015 Petrona Award and the 2015 CWA International Dagger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002245/bk_rhuk_002245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.