Download E-books The Plantation (Payne & Jones Book 1) PDF

By Chris Kuzneski

The bestselling mystery that introduced the award-winning Payne & Jones series!

one after the other, in towns throughout the US, humans of every age are taken from their houses, their autos, their lives. yet those aren't random kidnappings. they're crimes of ardour, deliberate and researched a number of months prematurely, then finished with a unique goal in brain. Revenge.

Ariane Walker is likely one of the sufferers, dragged from her condo with few clues to stick with. The police acknowledged there is little they could do for her, yet that won't more than enough for her boyfriend, Jonathon Payne.

With the aid of his ally, Payne supplies chase, hoping lead in New Orleans by some means can pay off. jointly, they discover the secret of Ariane's abduction and the reality at the back of the South's such a lot violent secret.

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“Chris Kuzneski monitors a awesome experience of suspense and motion within the PLANTATION. A riveting journey from begin to end as an ex-Special Forces soldier searches for the abductors of his female friend, resulting in a global man-hunt that would depart readers breathless and up a lot too overdue. Don’t leave out it!”

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Download E-books Hellbound: The Tally Man PDF

By David McCaffrey

Obadiah Stark aka The Tally guy, is achieved at ADX Absolom, his demise sentence watched by means of the world's media, sufferer kin and one investigative reporter, Joe O'Connell. Penning an account of Stark's own historical past and next crimes within the wish of selecting what parts make the sociopathic brain tick, Joe discovers clues and inconsistencies which reason him to enquire Stark's execution. whereas this can be taking place within the actual international, Obadiah Stark awakens to an afterlife the place he has a spouse and daughter absolute to his formative years place of birth. Following his typical predatory intuition, Obadiah proceeds to torment town, committing a number of murders prior to being gunned down by way of the police. He awakens to discover that every thing has reset, without one recalling his murderous spree - a fact which deals no break out. because the scenes repeat, he's compelled to undergo feelings he hasn't ever skilled before...and with it, a toxic dose of morality.

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Download E-books Feuding, Conflict and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica PDF

By Stephen Wilson

Corsica is linked in lots of people's minds with vendetta and banditry, yet those phenomena haven't been studied systematically. utilizing money owed by way of viewers and officers and especially judicial files, this booklet offers this type of examine for the 19th century. bills of particular feuds lasting over many generations are given, together with that which impressed Mérimée's Colomba, and the total phenomenon is decided in its right context of festival for scarce fabric assets and gear in a conventional agro-pastoral society. Attitudes to dying and the lifeless are tested, and demonstrate a divergence among neighborhood perform and trust and professional Christianity, and the endurance of the idea that the spirit of the slain calls for to be placated with blood. A basic subject matter is the impression upon an remoted conventional society, and its process of sanctions, of incorporation right into a glossy country with courts and police.

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Download E-books Champagne for One (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) PDF

By Rex Stout

All people who knew religion Usher knew she constantly carried a bottle of poison round along with her, so while she dies after consuming champagne, each person from the police to her buddies to the daddy of her baby assumes she killed herself. Nero Wolfes ace assistant Archie Goodwin is the single person who insists it was once a homicide. because the portly detective investigates, all of the humans he talks to appear to be attempting to get him to prevent investigating, which in fact merely makes Wolfe the entire extra obdurate. The devilish query he has to reply to is, How do you resolve a homicide while every person hooked up to the sufferer swears its a suicide?

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Download E-books Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters PDF

By Peter Vronsky

During this targeted ebook, Peter Vronsky records the mental, investigative, and cultural elements of serial homicide, starting with its first recorded example in historical Rome, via fifteenth-century France, as much as such infamous modern circumstances as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as "the serial rampage killer" akin to Andrew Cunanan.

Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and that includes updated details at the apprehension and conviction of the golf green River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's distinctive books covers each feasible element of an eternally riveting true-crime phenomenon.

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Download E-books Road Dogs: A Novel PDF

By Elmore Leonard

Road Dogs is exceptional, and Elmore Leonard is in a category of one.”
—Dennis Lehane, writer of Shutter Island and Mystic River

 

“You understand from the 1st sentence that you’re within the palms of the unique Daddy Cool....This one’ll kill you.”
—Stephen King

 

Elmore Leonard is everlasting. In Road Dogs, the PEN united states Lifetime success Award winner and “America’s maximum crime grasp” (Newsweek) brings again 3 of his favourite characters—Jack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from La Brava, and sunrise Navarro from Riding the Rap—for a twisting, explosive, regularly brilliant masterwork of crime fiction the San Francisco Chronicle calls, “a sly, violent, humorous and fantastically written tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal.”

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Download E-books The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting PDF

By Rachel Shteir

Rachel Shteir’s The thieve is the 1st severe research of shoplifting, trying to background to bare the roots of our smooth limitation. brushed off by means of academia and the mainstream media and mostly misunderstood, shoplifting has develop into the territory of moralists, mischievous children, tabloid tv, and self-help professionals. yet shoplifting incurs striking real-life expenditures for shops and shoppers. The “crime tax”—the quantity each American kinfolk loses to shoplifting-related rate inflation—is greater than $400 a 12 months. Shoplifting rate American outlets $11.7 billion in 2009. The robbery of 1 $5.00 merchandise from complete meals can require revenues of thousands of greenbacks to wreck even.

The thieve begins while shoplifting entered the fashionable checklist as urbanization and consumerism made London into Europe’s busiest mercantile capital. Crossing the channel to nineteenth-century Paris, Shteir tracks the increase of the dept shop and the pathologizing of shoplifting as kleptomania. In Sixties the United States, shoplifting turns into a

symbol of resistance whilst the e-book of Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This booklet popularizes shoplifting as an antiestablishment act. a few modern analysts see our present epidemic as a reaction to a tradition of hyper-consumerism; others question

whether its upticks may be tied to fiscal downturns in any respect. Few supply convincing theories approximately why it is going up or down.

Just as specialists can’t agree on why humans shoplift, they can’t agree on the right way to cease it. Shoplifting has been punished by way of dying, discouraged by way of disgrace strategies, and guarded opposed to through high-tech surveillance. Shoplifters were handled via psychoanalysis, medicated with prescribed drugs, and enforced through legislation to wait rehabilitation

groups. whereas a number of members have deserted their sticky-fingered behavior, shoplifting exhibits no symptoms of slowing.

In The scouse borrow, Shteir courses us via a outstanding journey of all issues shoplifting—we stopover at the Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall, the place boosters run rampant, watch the surveillance photos from Winona Ryder’s famed buying journey, and examine the background of antitheft expertise. A groundbreaking learn, The scouse borrow shows us that shoplifting in

its many guises—crime, illness, protest—is most sensible understood as a mirrored image of our society, ourselves.

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