By Bill Osinski
By Bill Osinski
By Guenter Klein
By Karen Kingsbury
Florida. Spring holiday.
Words that evoke excited anticipation for teens . . . and severe angst for his or her mom and dad. however the mom and dad of most sensible pals Daryl Barber and James Boucher have been convinced their sons may be depended on to spend every week within the solar with out them. As all of them waved see you later, not anyone imagined it'd be the final time they’d see one another alive.
When the men ignored their agreed-upon day-by-day check-ins, either units of folks have been disillusioned. whilst the lads didn't come domestic on their deliberate go back date, either units of folks have been livid. And whilst it was once transparent the lads had vanished with no hint, either units of oldsters have been terrified.
The Snake and Spider, by way of number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer Karen Kingsbury, is a sad story of a street journey long past, the place innocence collides with violence. What begins as a dream holiday for 2 most sensible neighbors ends as each parent’s worst nightmare.
Available digitally for the 1st time in a repackaged layout, The Snake and the Spider is considered one of 4 precise crime novels written at first of the author’s profession. those books were re-released with new covers, a clean edit, and a distinct reader’s letter from Karen explaining how the darkness in those tales turned greater than she might undergo and brought on a dramatic occupation swap to write down Life-Changing Fiction ™.
By Gail Feichtinger,John DeSanto,Gary Waller
By G. Richard Hoard
When i used to be twenty I got here nose to nose with the previous guy convicted of paying 5 thousand funds for the homicide of my father.
From the gripping first line of this precise tale, you'll keep on with a tender man's trip via grief and depression to recognition and forgiveness. Summoning the thoughts of the occasions surrounding the August 7, 1967, motor vehicle bombing of Jackson County, Georgia, prosecutor Floyd "Fuzzy" Hoard, Alone one of the Living is G. Richard Hoard's remembrance of the daddy he misplaced that day and his next fight to come back to phrases with the murder.
By John P. Rosa
Local tale is an in depth exam of the way local Hawaiians, Asian immigrants, and others spoke back to demanding situations posed through the army and federal govt in the course of the case’s research and aftermath. as well as supplying a concise account of occasions as they spread out, the publication indicates how this historic narrative has been advised and retold in later a long time to verify a neighborhood id between descendants of working-class local Hawaiians, Asians, and others—in truth, this realizing of the time period “local” within the islands dates from the Massie-Kahahawai case. It appears to be like on the racial and sexual tensions in pre–World battle II Hawai‘i that stored neighborhood males and white ladies aside and on the uneasy courting among federal and armed forces officers and territorial directors. finally, it examines the revival of curiosity within the case within the previous few a long time: precise crime debts, a fictionalized television mini-series, and, so much lately, a play and a documentary—all spurring the formation of latest collective stories in regards to the Massie-Kahahawai case.
By Lloyd Billingsley
“I imagine I shot my husband,” acknowledged the voice at the 911 name. “Is he dead?”
The date was once July 27, 1985. The caller used to be Colleen Batten of Placerville, California. Colleen had shot her husband Jim Batten. She shot him two times with a shotgun, and he used to be lifeless.
Colleen Batten claims her husband was once a violent predator, and that she has no reminiscence of taking pictures him. A jury believes her, and Colleen Batten walks loose.
Colleen marries Bob Harris of the U.S. wooded area provider. They reside fortunately for greater than two decades, but if issues begin to pass south, Bob turns into cautious.
On January 6, 2013, a 911 name reviews a murder on the place of abode of Bob and Colleen Harris.
“He seems so beautiful,” Colleen tells police. within the bed room officials locate Bob Harris useless from a shotgun blast to the top.
Colleen faucets an identical attorney from 1985 and stands trial for homicide within the related courthouse. back she claims to haven't any reminiscence of capturing her husband, yet this time will the jury think her? Will she back stroll loose?
Author Lloyd Billingsley attended the trial and probed each nook of the situations. Shotgun Weddings tells the total story.
By Glenn Wall
Praise for Sympathy Vote:
“So authentic and concise that it introduced me again to the murder scene. you can actually keep on with the research because it went alongside. plenty of new evidence and hazard of a chilly case remedy makes it extra interesting.” -Joe DiLeonardi, Chicago Police murder Detective, retired
"Sympathy Vote is a chilling account of a brutal homicide that terrified Chicago's North Shore suburbs and drew the eye of 1000s of investigators and scores of law enforcement agencies. Glenn Wall, whose review of the records that crammed rooms assembled through veteran crime detectives, who labored day and evening to discover the killer of the daughter of a United State's Senator, provides us this brilliant, hold-your-breath rendering of the tale of a homicide that has remained unsolved -until now.” -Phil Donahue
“Anyone drawn to fixing a well-known ‘cold case’ will locate this publication fascinating. Years of analysis and dogged specialist research unearthed clues that eluded police. For inquisitive minds, keep on with this net of common sense to its end. I savored each web page of this new revelation right into a forty seven- year-old murder.” -Neil Burghard, former own Aide to Senator Charles Percy
By Tobin T. Buhk
By Jim Hall,Claudine L. Ferrell PhD