Download E-books The Great Train Robbery: The Untold Story From The Closed Investigation Files PDF

By Andrew Cook

The good teach theft of 1963 is without doubt one of the so much notorious crimes in British historical past.

The bulk of the cash stolen (equivalent to over £40 million this day) hasn't ever been recovered, and there has now not been a unmarried 12 months because 1963 while one point of the crime or its contributors has no longer been featured within the media.
Despite the wealth and volume of this insurance, a number of questions have remained unanswered: Who was once at the back of the theft? was once it an inside of task? And who received away with the crime of the century? Fifty years of selective falsehood and fable has obscured the truth of the tale at the back of the theft.
The indisputable fact that a number of the unique research and prosecution documents on these concerned and imagined to were concerned have been closed, in lots of circumstances until eventually 2045, has simply served to muddy the waters nonetheless additional.

Now, via Freedom of knowledge requests and the particular establishing of a lot of those records, Andrew cook dinner finds a brand new photo of the crime and its research that, ultimately, presents solutions to a lot of those questions.

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Download E-books Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster PDF

By T. J. English

Here is the stunning precise saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling writer and arranged crime professional T. J. English brings to existence approximately centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; large invoice Dwyer, New York's so much infamous rumrunner in the course of Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, bothered Vietnam vet became Westies gang chief; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest long island and New Orleans road wars via many years of bootlegging scams, union moves, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a riveting journey de strength that restores the Irish American gangster to his rightful preeminent position in our legal historical past -- and penetrates to the center of the yankee experience.

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Download E-books And Never See Her Again (Pinnacle True Crime) PDF

By Patricia Springer

On March 26 1999, in Saginaw, Texas, 6-year-old Opal Jennings used to be fidgeting with different young ones in her grandmother's facet backyard while a black motor vehicle drove up. a guy bought out and snatched Opal, whisking her away in his motor vehicle. all of it occurred in a flash, earlier than her horrified grandparents may possibly react. neighborhood legislations enforcement and the FBI equipped an immense seek through the Dallas-Fort worthy quarter, whereas Opal's picture used to be generally circulated in newspapers and on tv. A probation officer famous that on March 27 - in the future after Opal's kidnapping - normally slovenly intercourse criminal Richard Lee "Ricky" Franks, 30, had lower his lengthy hair and used to be clean-shaven and well dressed. Why had he without warning wiped clean up his act? Franks, who'd been convicted of molesting his brother's 8-year-old daughter, admitted to sexually abusing one other younger female family member. He confessed to having had Opal in his automobile, yet claimed he'd purely been giving her a trip and enable her pass unhurt. His first trial led to a hung jury, yet in the end, in September 2000, a moment jury may confirm Franks' guilt within the disappearance of Opal Jennings. but it would not be until eventually December 2003 that facts of her destiny will be came across.

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Download E-books To Love and To Kill: A marriage, a mistress, a murder... PDF

By M. William Phelps

“Phelps dares to tread the place few others will: into the brain of a killer.” —TV Rage

“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.”—New York Post

The missing-persons case of Heather robust, a tender, appealing suburban mom, baffled Florida detectives. whilst the dossier was once passed to a veteran investigator, he knew Heather used to be useless. The problem was once to discover her body—and whoever killed her. quickly, a sordid triangle of intercourse, jealousy, and rage got here to light. The killers have been crafty, manipulative, depraved—and they have been as with regards to Heather as a guy and a lady might be. Vividly recreated by means of grasp investigative journalist M. William Phelps, this riveting account of seething small-town passions is a vintage story of crime and justice.

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Download E-books The Slaidburn Angel PDF

By M. Sheelagh Whittaker

Two sisters behavior a modern day research right into a Victorian-era homicide of a baby and realize their grandmother was once a key witness.

While studying her ancestry on the web one gloomy night, Penny is astonished by means of what she unearths. Urgently, she instructs her sister Sheelagh, "Search ’Slaidburn Suspected baby Murder!’ Now!" So starts off a impressive tale inside a narrative spanning greater than a century.

In 1885 Yorkshire, sisters Grace and Isabella, accused of murdering Grace’s mystery illegitimate boy or girl, have been on trial for his or her lives. A unfortunately ignored two-year-old boy used to be useless following a failed try to hotel him at a workhouse. A stressful and sensational trial in Victorian-era Leeds.

Sheelagh and Penny started keenly re-investigating those occasions. They suppose individually concerned simply because a prosecution witness on the homicide trial, nine-year-old Margaret Isherwood, could later turn into their grandmother. The ebook grips us with dramatic occasions, but in addition touches us with the abiding loyalty of sisterhood, the determined strength of our want for romance, and the loopy issues that it might probably make us do.

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Download E-books Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby PDF

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"Churchwell... has written a superb book... she’s earned the proper to play on [Fitzgerald's] court docket. Prodigious learn and fierce affection illumine each striking page.”

The autumn of 1922 stumbled on F. Scott Fitzgerald on the top of his repute, days from turning twenty-six years previous, and returning to ny for the book of his fourth e-book, Tales of the Jazz Age. A spokesman for America’s carefree more youthful iteration, Fitzgerald stumbled on a house within the glamorous and reckless streets of recent York. the following, within the ultimate impressive months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid monetary scandals, literary milestones, motor vehicle crashes, and megastar disgraces.

Yet the Fitzgeralds’ effective go back to long island coincided with one other occasion: the invention of a brutal double homicide in within sight New Jersey, against the law made the entire extra terrible via the farce of a police investigation—which didn't accomplish whatever past producing huge, immense exposure for the newfound megastar members. Proclaimed the “crime of the last decade” whilst its complaints dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall homicide has been totally forgotten this day. however the huge, immense influence of this strange crime can nonetheless be felt in The nice Gatsby, a unique Fitzgerald started making plans that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he finally set inside that fateful year.

Careless People is a special literary research: a gripping double narrative that mixes a forensic look for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s most sensible enjoyed novel. Overturning a lot of the acquired knowledge of the interval, Careless People blends biography and historical past with misplaced newspaper bills, letters, and newly found archival fabrics. With nice wit and perception, acclaimed pupil of yankee literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the occasions of that pivotal autumn, revealing within the strategy new methods of puzzling over Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.

Interweaving the biographical tale of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding research into the homicide of corridor and turbines, Careless People is an exhilarating mixture of literary background and homicide secret, a spell binding trip into the darkish center of Jazz Age America.

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Download E-books Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky PDF

By Aaron Fisher

Sufferer 1, at fourteen years of age, spoke up opposed to Jerry Sandusky within the Penn nation scandal, and now for the 1st time tells his tale.

Aaron Fisher was once a keen and lively eleven-year-old whilst mythical Penn kingdom soccer trainer Jerry Sandusky recruited him into his moment Mile children’s charity. supplying aid at a serious time in Aaron’s existence, Sandusky gave him presents and a focus, profitable the boy’s belief whilst he remoted him from his family members and friends. ahead of lengthy, Sandusky’s consciousness escalated into sexual attack. while Aaron summoned the braveness to talk up, he discovered himself ostracized and confused by means of the very those that have been presupposed to shield him. The research trigger via his coming ahead might drag on for 3 years—and may release the largest scandal within the heritage of activities.

In Silent No More, Aaron Fisher recounts his harrowing quest to carry Sandusky’s crimes to light—from the serious emotions of guilt that saved him from talking up prior and the phobia he felt at accusing a guy who was once a pillar of the group and a hero to the most important alumni community on this planet, to the infuriating delays within the arrest and conviction of his abuser. He catalogs the devastating own toll the case took on him: the shattered relationships, panic assaults, and betrayal of belief that persevered to hang-out him even after the fees went public within the fall of 2011. yet he additionally speaks of his mother’s determined efforts to get him out of harm’s means, the important support of psychologist Michael Gillum, and the vindication he felt at inspiring various different sufferers to leap forward . . . and at understanding that, due to him, there will be no destiny sufferers of Jerry Sandusky.

In the top, Aaron Fisher gained his struggle to reveal the reality, attaining a few degree of closure. informed within the sincere and unforgettable voices of Aaron; his mom, sunrise; and his psychologist, Mike, this inspiring booklet completes Aaron’s transformation from a anonymous casualty right into a resounding voice for switch.

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Download E-books The I-5 Killer PDF

By Ann Rule, Andy Stack

Award-winning scholar Randall Woodfield used to be each university girl's dream - and nightmare. This "boy-next-door" variety cruised an 800-mile-long northwestern road, the I-5 looking for his prey - girl of every age. He subjected them to scary abuse and notched up not less than forty four sufferers sooner than he was once stuck and convicted. this can be his tale.

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Download E-books The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter PDF

By Jason Kersten

Learn Jason Kersten's posts at the Penguin Blog.

The precise tale of an excellent counterfeiter who "made" thousands, outwitted the key carrier, and used to be eventually undone whilst he went looking for the only factor his cast funds could not purchase him: family.

Art Williams spent his boyhood in a comfy middle-class lifestyles in Nineteen Seventies Chicago, yet his idyll was once shattered while, briefly order, his father deserted the relatives, his bipolar mom misplaced her wits, and Williams came across himself residing in a single of Chicago's worst housing initiatives. He took to crime presently, beginning with petty robbery prior to graduating to robbing drug buyers. ultimately a guy nicknamed "DaVinci" taught him the centuries-old paintings of counterfeiting. After a stint in penitentiary, Williams emerged to find that the Treasury division had issued the main safe hundred-dollar invoice ever created: the 1996 New observe. Williams spent months attempting to defeat quite a few security measures sooner than arriving at a invoice so excellent that even legislation enforcement had hassle distinguishing it from the genuine factor. Williams went directly to print hundreds of thousands in counterfeit debts, promoting them to legal agencies and utilizing them to fund cross-country spending sprees. nonetheless unhappy, he went off looking for his long-lost father, environment in movement a series of betrayals that will be his undoing.

In The paintings of creating Money, journalist Jason Kersten information how Williams painstakingly defeated the anti-forging positive aspects of the hot be aware, how Williams and his partner-in-crime spouse switched over pretend accounts into valid gentle at buying department shops in every single place the United States, and the way they stayed one step sooner than the key carrier till trusting the incorrect individual introduced all of them down. A compulsively readable tale of the way having all of it isn't adequate, The artwork of creating Money is a stirring portrait of the increase and inevitable fall of a modern day felony mastermind.

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Download E-books The Blooding PDF

By Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled physique is located alongside a shady footpath close to the English village of Narborough. notwithstanding a huge 150-man dragnet is introduced, the case continues to be unsolved.

Three years later the killer moves back, raping and strangling teen sunrise Ashforth just a stone's throw from the place Lynda was once so brutally murdered. however it will take 4 years, a systematic leap forward, the most important manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of greater than 4,000 males ahead of the genuine killer is found.

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