In 1964, and intelligent ex-wife of a top ciA official, the beautiful, rebellious, Mary Pinchot Meyer, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, the first to examine this haunting story.
From the Trade Paperback edition. Kennedy, newsman ben bradlee, whom she had known since private school days, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, and after her death, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. Mary meyer was a secret mistress of President John F.
A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated
His wife veronica – last surviving participant in this dark episode – died in September 2017. Laura thompson re-examines the truths behind one of post-war Britain's most notorious murders: the bludgeoning to death of nanny Sandra Rivett in a Belgravia basement on 7 November 1974. In this revised edition, and on the theories surrounding the murder, Laura Thompson sheds new light on the volatile mental state of Veronica Lucan, to which she adds a new, extraordinary and shocking possibility.
Lord lucan, found guilty of the murder, was only granted a death certificate in 2016.
The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town
He and his wife have a baby boy. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Today, bill Petit has remarried. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and yet it confirms our persistent, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, if often unspoken, we will always find it.
To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man’s life, D’Agostino digs deep into Bill’s all-American upbringing, but of a community’s power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values.
Broken and defeated, using unprecedented access to bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D’Agostino takes us into Bill Petit’s world, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance.
William petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. Bill’s story, is by turns compelling and uplifting, told as never before in The Rising, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit.
From the Hardcover edition. Following bill through the hardest days—through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it—The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost.
Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination
Others clearly seemed noteworthy; witnesses who did seem to know something and did seem to die mysteriously. Hit list is a fair examination of the evidence of each case, leading to necessarily different conclusions. After all, events don’t “consult the odds” prior to happening; they simply happen. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents.
. The impeccable research and writing of Richard Belzer and David Wayne show that if the government is trying to hide anything, they’re the duo who will uncover it. Richard belzer and david wayne are back to set the record straight after Dead Wrong; this time they’re going to uncover the truth about the many witness deaths tied to the JFK assassination.
The findings were absolutely staggering; as some cases were clearly linked to a “clean-up operation” after the murder of President Kennedy, while others were the result of ‘other forces’. For decades, government pundits have dismissed these “coincidental” deaths, even regarding them as “myths” as “urban legends.
Like most people, richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of these ‘coincidences’. Then someone comes along later and figures out what the odds of it happening were.
Cold-Blooded: A True Story of Love, Lies, Greed, and Murder
In a red convertible Jaguar, her brown hair dyed blond, Mrs. But when he disappeared in September 2001, Elisa, his wife, claimed he joined a cult. A wealthy and well-connected legal ace and the proud owner of a champion show horse, Larry McNabney had every reason to love his life. Mcnabney was speeding toward a new life in Florida—and a brand new identity.
From a new york times–bestselling journalist: The story of the murder of a California attorney at the hands of the lethally cunning wife he never doubted. . Carlton smith, coauthor of the true crime classic The Search for the Green River Killer, reveals one shocking surprise after another in this harrowing tale of broken vows and deadly betrayal.
When larry’s body was found in a shallow grave three months later, Elisa was already gone. Who was elisa mcnabney? beautiful, seductive, and ruthless, she had thirty-eight aliases and a rap sheet a mile long.
Dead Ends: The Pursuit, Conviction, and Execution of Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos
During the spring and summer of 1990, the bodies of six more middle-aged white men were discovered—all in secluded areas near their abandoned vehicles, all but one shot dead with a. 22 caliber pistol—and all without any suspects, motives, or leads. When police in florida’s volusia county were called to investigate the murder of Richard Mallory, whose gunshot-ridden body had been found in the woods just north of Daytona Beach in December 1989, their search led them to a string of dead ends before the trail went cold six months later.
The nation was quickly swept up in the drama of her trial and the media dubbed her the “Damsel of Death” as horrifying details of her past as a prostitute and drifter emerged. Written by the reuters reporter who initially broke the story, and ultimate sentencing to death by lethal injection, Dead Ends is a thrilling firsthand account of Wuornos’s capture, trial, that goes beyond the media frenzy to reveal the even more disturbing truth.
. The police speculated that the murders were connected, but they never anticipated what they’d soon discover: The killings were the work of a single culprit, Aileen Wuornos, one of the first women to ever fit the profile of a serial killer. The chilling true story of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, whose violent crimes shocked the nation—and inspired the Academy Award–winning film Monster.
With the cooperation of her former lover and accomplice, Tyria Moore, the police were able to solicit a confession from Wuornos about her months-long killing spree along Florida’s interstate highways.
The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation
On easter sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again—and enthrall the nation. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a brilliant young sculptor who had studied with some of the masters of the era. And Dr. But with his genius also came a deeply disturbed psyche; Irwin was obsessed with sexual self-mutilation and was frequently overcome by outbursts of violent rage.
Irwin’s primary victim, veronica gedeon, was a figure from the world of pulp fantasy—a stunning photographer’s model whose scandalous seminude pinups would titillate the public for weeks after her death. Irwin’s defense attorney, samuel leibowitz, was a courtroom celebrity with an unmatched record of acquittals and clients ranging from Al Capone to the Scottsboro Boys.
The young man who committed the murders would come to be known in the annals of American crime as the Mad Sculptor. Caught up in the easter sunday slayings was a bizarre and sensationalistic cast of characters, seemingly cooked up in a tabloid editor’s overheated imagination. It will keep you riveted until the very last page.
Harold schechter’s masterful prose evokes the faded glory of post-Depression New York and the singular madness of a brilliant mind turned against itself. Fredric wertham, psychiatrist and forensic scientist, befriended Irwin years before the murders and had predicted them in a public lecture months before the crime.
Based on extensive research and archival records, The Mad Sculptor recounts the chilling story of the Easter Sunday murders—a case that sparked a nationwide manhunt and endures as one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century.
Who Killed My Daughter?: The Startling True Story of a Mother's Search for Her Daughter's Murderer
When duncan loses faith in the system, including private investigators, she reaches out to anyone that can help, journalists, and even a psychic. A heartbreaking personal account by an edgar award–winning author known for such books as I Know What You Did Last Summer, this is a true story with “all of the elements of a suspenseful mystery” School Library Journal.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. The police gave up, but her mother would not. Written to inspire other families who have lost loved ones to unsolved crimes, Who Killed My Daughter? is a powerful testament to the tenacity of a mother’s love.
On july 16, kaitlyn arquette was shot to death in Albuquerque, 1989, New Mexico. In this tragic memoir and investigation, Lois Duncan searches for clues to the murder of her youngest child, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette. Duncan begins to suspect that the official police investigation of Kaitlyn’s murder is inadequate when detectives ignore her daughter’s accidental connection to organized crime in Albuquerque.
A Beautiful Child
Serving as a Lt. Colonel in the rotc, she earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering. She was the ultimate girl next door, sweet, generous, and well-adjusted. But sharon had disturbing secrets so shocking and unique, they took more than a decade to unravel. This is the horrifying true story of a mysterious young woman caught in the violent web of the murderous fugitive she called her father—and a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.
. Sharon marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime. A student at forest park high school near Atlanta, Georgia, popular blonde-haired Sharon Marshall was at the top of her class.
The Vatican Connection: The True Story of a Billion-Dollar Conspiracy Between the Catholic Church and the Mafia
Meticulously researched and relentlessly gripping, The Vatican Connection is a true story of corruption and deceit, packed with “all the ingredients of a thriller” San Francisco Chronicle. Unbeknownst to de lorenzo and rizzo, however, the NYPD was already on the case—thanks to the crusading work of Det.
Joseph Coffey. Coffey, the legendary new york policeman who investigated the Lufthansa heist and took the Son of Sam’s confession, first learned of the scheme in a wiretap related to the attempted mob takeover of the Playboy Club in Manhattan. Winner of the edgar award: the riveting account of an audacious fraud scheme that stretched from a Mafia hangout on the Lower East Side to the Vatican.
Shockingly, the plot involved Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, the scandal-plagued president of the Vatican Bank. In the spring of 1972, de lorenzo and his shrewd and ruthless business partner, Vincent Rizzo, traveled to Europe to discuss a plan to launder millions of dollars worth of phony securities. From those unlikely beginnings, dc, detective Coffey worked tirelessly to trace the fraudulent stocks and bonds around the world and deep into the corridors of power in Washington, and Rome.
. With a round, open face and a penchant for tall tales, Matteo de Lorenzo resembled everyone’s kindly uncle. But uncle marty, as he was known throughout the genovese crime family, was one of the New York mob’s top earners throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the mastermind of a billion-dollar trade in stolen and counterfeit securities.
Double Cross: The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
Chuck giancana, sam's brother, contributes a unique perspective of the mobs relationship with the Bay of Pigs and many other pivotal events of the 60's and beyond. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. Double cross is an eye-opening account of the interworking of the government and the mob and how this relationship has impacted American history.
. The book includes giancana's testimony about the truth of his involvement in the deaths of Monroe and others, among others. But the kennedy brothers double-crossed him, waging full-out war on organized crime throughout the United States. When politician joe kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task.
He partied with major stars such as frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. One of the most feared chicago mobsters Sam Giancana clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. And giancana went after them.
Written with suspense and conviction, we learn about how the CIA asked Giancana to assassinate Fidel Castro.