De Cock en danse macabre (De Cock, Book 35) by A. C. Baantjer

By A. C. Baantjer

Een vrouw meldt zich aan de Warmoesstraat en doet aangifte van diefstal. Bij haar overleden oom is een kostbare verzameling gestolen. De Cock onderzoekt de zaak en ondervraagt de betrokkenen. Volgens de arts van de oom is het slachtoffer een natuurlijke dood gestorven. De Cock twijfelt hieraan als er nog een guy onder vergelijkbare omstandigheden om het leven komt. Het mysterieuze is dat beide heren vlak voor hun dood een maillot aantrokken. Als een derde slachtoffer valt, gelooft De Cock niet meer in een natuurlijke dood.

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Crime and Justice at the Millennium: Essays by and in Honor by Freda Adler Ph.D. (auth.), Robert A. Silverman, Terence P.

By Freda Adler Ph.D. (auth.), Robert A. Silverman, Terence P. Thornberry, Bernard Cohen, Barry Krisberg (eds.)

Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was once the best criminologist within the country within the final half the twentieth century, if now not the total century. We first met on March three, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his paintings with Edwin Newman's NBC experiences: Violence in the US. He was once a young, loving, being concerned person who enjoyed excellence-whether or not it's an highbrow problem, the humanities or the other pursuit. it's a nice privilege to participate in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a good American. Our methods to the topic of crime got here from diversified views­ one as a researcher and the opposite because the founding father of one of many world's greatest safety providers businesses. We either desired to comprehend the explanations of crime, and our discussions started a greater than 21-year friendship, in keeping with mutual appreciate and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the aim of marketing a more secure, extra wealthy society, one within which fiscal chance changed legal company. He by no means observed crime in isolation yet as a part of a fancy internet of social relatives. purely via realizing the factors and styles of crime can society locate how you can hinder it. merely via scholarship can the felony justice neighborhood impact coverage makers. To motivate the leading edge scholarship that marked Marvin's occupation, Guardsmark confirmed the Lipman Criminology Library on the collage of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a countrywide criminology award in his identify, the Wolfgang Award for wonderful fulfillment in Criminology.

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Blood Relation by Eric Konigsberg

By Eric Konigsberg

A brand new Yorker author investigates the lifestyles and occupation of his hit-man great-uncle and the effect on his family.

Growing up in a family as commonly used as Midwestern Jews get, writer Eric Konigsberg consistently needed there has been whatever diverse approximately his kinfolk, anything unique and mysterious, even stunning. whilst he was once despatched off to boarding university, he realized from an ex-cop protection defend that there has been: His great-uncle Harold, in legal in upstate big apple, used to be a mythical Mafia enforcer, suspected via the FBI of upwards of twenty murders.

Konigsberg had exposed a shameful, long-hidden kin mystery. His grandfather, a Jewish Horatio Alger tale who had develop into a revered service provider via honesty and tough paintings, by no means pointed out his child brother. while different kinfolk may be coaxed into conversing approximately him, he wasn't "Kayo" Konigsberg, the "smartest hit man" and "toughest Jew" defined by means of police officers and colleagues; he was once Uncle Heshy, the loudmouth nogoodnik and smalltime con, lengthy when you consider that written off as lifeless. Intrigued, Konigsberg missed his family's protests and organized a gathering, which impressed the acclaimed New Yorker piece this e-book is predicated on.

In Blood Relation, Konigsberg portrays Harold as a desirable, paradoxical personality: either brutal and successful, a cold-blooded killer and a larger-than-life charmer who taught himself to learn as an grownup and served as his personal legal professional in significant trials, to riotous impression. Functioning through turns as Kayo's pursuer, jailhouse scribe, pawn, and antagonist, Konigsberg lines his great-uncle's checkered and outlandish existence and investigates his effect on his kinfolk and others who crossed his direction, weaving jointly strands of kinfolk, Jewish identification, justice, and post-war American background.

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Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human by Annie Cheney

By Annie Cheney

Body Brokers is an audacious, stressful, and compellingly written investigative exposé of a bit identified point of the “death care” global: the profitable enterprise of purchasing, procuring, and promoting human cadavers and physique components.
 
Every yr human corpses intended for anatomy periods, burial, or cremation locate their manner into the arms of a shadowy crew of marketers who revenue via trading human continues to be. whereas the govt has controls on organs and tissue intended for transplantation, those “body brokers” capitalize at the myriad different makes use of for useless our bodies that obtain no federal oversight whatever: advertisement seminars to introduce new scientific gadgetry; clinical study reports and coaching classes; and U.S. military land-mine explosion tests.  A unmarried corpse used for those reasons can generate as much as $10,000.

As journalist Annie Cheney came across whereas reporting in this topic over the process 3 years,  when there’s that a lot cash to be made with out federal rules, there are all types of shady (and interesting) characters who're keen to hire questionable practices—from deception and outright robbery -- to procure, industry, and distribute human our bodies and parts.   In Michigan and long island she discovers funeral administrators who purchase corpses from scientific colleges and provide the elements to surgical gear businesses and institutions of surgeons. In California, she meets a crematorium proprietor who bought the physique components of individuals he used to be imagined to cremate, producing thousands of bucks in profits.  In Florida, she attends a scientific convention in a luxurious resort, the place clean torsos are brought in huge coolers and displayed on gurneys in a room in general used for banquets.  “That torso that you’re dwelling in instantly is simply flesh and bones.  To me, it’s a product,” says the recent Jersey-based dealer presiding over the torsos.   Tracing the origins of physique brokering from the “resurrectionists” of the nineteenth century to the marketers of this day, Cheney chronicles how call for for cadavers has lengthy pushed unscrupulous funeral domestic, crematorium and scientific tuition team of workers to regard human our bodies as commodities. 
 
Gripping, usually chilling, and likely to reason a reexamination of the yank means of death, physique Brokers is an enthralling paintings of first-person reportage.

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The Handle (Parker, Book 8) by Richard Stark

By Richard Stark

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is without doubt one of the such a lot unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded through critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and cherished through fanatics who flip every one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing, his books as influential as any within the style. The college of Chicago Press has launched into a venture to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.

In The Handle, Parker is enlisted by way of the mob to knock off an island on line casino guarded by way of speedboats and heavies, 40 miles from the Texas coast

"Parker . . . lumbers in the course of the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering useless our bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a fancy global [he] makes issues simple.”—William Grimes, New York Times

“Whatever Stark writes, I learn. He’s a stylist, a professional, and that i completely get pleasure from his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard

“Westlake is familiar with accurately the best way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually break out is impossible.”—Washington publish publication World

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. fail to remember all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that wilderness island.”—Lawrence Block

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For Kicks by Dick Francis

By Dick Francis

"For Kicks" is a undercover agent tale. confronted with a probability to the total recreation of steeplechasing, the stewards come to a decision that in simple terms an undercover operation can reach revealing the secret. Daniel Roke, taking up the task light-heartedly, unearths himself headed for lethal chance. but the worst of his problems comes now not from his enemies yet from the 2 devastating daughters of October release.

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The Dead Hand of History (DCI Monika Paniatowski, Book 1) by Sally Spencer

By Sally Spencer

The 1st in a brand new sequence that includes Charlie Woodend's protégé, DCI Monika Paniatowski.

It may be no effortless job to fill DCI Charlie Woodend's footwear, the newly-promoted Monika Paniatowski tells herself, yet, given a bit time, she thinks she will develop into them. but, with the invention of a severed hand, time is the only factor she doesn't have. while her colleagues turn out untrustworthy, the urge to name Woodend for support turns into virtually irresistible...

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The Paradiso Files: Boston's Unknown Serial Killer by Timothy M. Burke

By Timothy M. Burke

During this daring and suspenseful true-crime tale, former murder prosecutor Timothy M. Burke makes his case opposed to one Leonard Paradiso. Lenny "The Quahog" used to be convicted of assaulting one younger girl and paroled after 3 years, yet Burke believes that he used to be in charge of even more -- that Paradiso used to be a serial killer who operated within the Boston quarter, and perhaps farther afield, for almost fifteen years, assaulting numerous younger women and answerable for the deaths of as many as seven. Burke takes the reader contained in the minds of prosecutors, police investigators, and one very harmful guy who notion he had found out the right way to rape and homicide and escape with it.
The Paradiso records generated headlines while first released in February 2008. 9 days later, Paradiso died on the age of sixty-five with out commenting on any of Burke's accusations, together with that he murdered Joan Webster, a Harvard graduate pupil who disappeared from Logan Airport in 1981. Boston-area prosecutors introduced in September 2008 that Burke's revelations had led them to reopen the unsolved homicide situations of 3 younger ladies -- Melodie Stankiewicz, Holly Davidson, and Kathy Williams.There have been "too many similarities among the person situations to ignore," a prosecutor fascinated with the hot research acknowledged. Burke's account leaves no doubt that Paradiso's deeds should still cross down in infamy, along these of the Boston Strangler.

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The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews by Anna Bikont, Alissa Valles

By Anna Bikont, Alissa Valles

A huge paintings of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the effect of its truth

Jan Gross's highly debatable Neighbors was a historian's disclosure of the occasions within the small Polish city of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941, while the electorate rounded up the Jewish inhabitants and burned them alive in a barn. The bloodbath was once a stunning mystery that were suppressed for greater than sixty years, and it provoked an important public debate in Poland because 1989. From the outset, Anna Bikont pronounced in town, combing via documents and interviewing citizens who survived the struggle interval. Her writing grew to become an important a part of the controversy and she or he herself an actor in a countrywide drama.
half background, half memoir, The Crime and the Silence is the journalist's account of those occasions: either the tale of the bloodbath advised via oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish city coming to phrases with its darkish earlier. together with the views of either heroes and perpetrators, Bikont chronicles the resources of the hatred that exploded opposed to Jews and asks what myths develop on hidden stories, what destruction they reason, and what occurs to a society that refuses to just accept a terrible truth.
A profoundly relocating exploration of being Jewish in glossy Poland that Julian Barnes known as "one of the main chilling books," The Crime and the Silence is an important contribution to Holocaust background and a desirable tale of a city coming to phrases with its darkish prior.

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Dead Men Talking: The World's Worst Killers in Their Own by Christopher Berry-Dee

By Christopher Berry-Dee

Well known crime professional Christopher Berry-Dee has received the belief of a few of the main notorious inmates from world wide, having corresponded with them or even entered their felony lairs to debate their bad crimes intimately. topics include John Edward Robinson, convicted in 2003 of the murders of a number of girls in Kansas; "Ice Queen" Melanie McGuire of recent Jersey, convicted in 2007 of the homicide and dismemberment of her husband; Philip Carl Jablonski, convicted of killing 5 girls in California and Utah among 1978 and 1991; 94-year-old Viva Leroy Nash, serving consecutive lifestyles sentences in Utah for homicide and theft; Michael Bruce Ross, finished in 2005 via the country of Connecticut, and "The chuffed Face Killer" Keith Hunter Jesperson, serving 3 consecutive lifestyles sentences on the Oregon country reformatory.

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