By Eric Ambler
Said first printing sure in maroon textile and grey forums. a superb reproduction in a close to positive dirt jacket. light dirt soiling to the airborne dirt and dust jacket's backbone and panels.
By Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi - XKP
Imam Abu Muhammad al-Hasan (a.s) has a super heritage jam-packed with the main remarkable pages of heroism and jihad. He has noble manners beating with justice and piety. His lifestyles flows with distinctive skills and stable trends. Noble ethical qualities, unique concepts, and deep considering meet jointly in that character. The biographers have unanimously agreed on that al-Hasan was once the main clement of the folks, and the ablest of them in restraining rage, exhibiting persistence towards destructive and detested issues. He was once sort to humans and continually pardoned them and forgave their errors. He was once like his grandfather, the Prophet (a.s), whose ethics and clemency embraced all of the people.
By M. William Phelps, Melissa Schickel
Struggling with for her lifestyles . . .
A few days ahead of her twenty sixth birthday, Melissa Schickel again to her Indianapolis domestic and went to mattress. An hour later, she was once yanked from her desires into terror. an outsider held her down, brutally beating and stabbing her.
Melissa fought fiercely. The assailant fled, leaving her to stand a protracted street to restoration from deep-seated worry and post-traumatic rigidity. She tells her particular actual tale as a part of a compelling narrative through bestselling crime specialist M. William Phelps. Her power and braveness will encourage all ladies with comparable studies to think about themselves proudly as survivors—not sufferers.
“Phelps basically exhibits how the ugliest crimes can ensue within the quietest of suburbs.” —Library magazine on by no means See Them Again
“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.”—New York Post
“Anything through Phelps is often an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine
By Dean Unkefer
MAD MEN MEETS THE WIRE during this GRIPPING TRUE-CRIME MEMOIR via A FORMER AGENT on the FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS IN Nineteen Sixties NEW YORK
Before Nixon famously declared a "war on drugs," there has been the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
big apple urban within the mid-1960s: The conflict in Vietnam used to be at the nation's tongue-but so is whatever else. Clandestine and chaotic, yet both ruthless, the brokers of the Bureau have been feared via the Mafia, buyers, pimps, prostitutes-anyone who did his or her enterprise at the streets. With few ideas and virtually no oversight, the battle-hardened brokers of the bureau have been frequently extra vicious than the criminals they chased.
Agent Dean Unkefer used to be a naive child with notions of justice and reasonable play while he joined up. yet all that fast adjustments as soon as he will get thrown into the lion's den of ninety Church, the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the place he's surprised to work out the brokers he respected are frequently extra like thugs than lawmen.
while he ultimately will get the opportunity to end up his mettle by way of going undercover within the box, the strains develop into more and more blurred. As he spirals into the hell of dependancy and watches his existence develop into a fancy balancing act of lies and half-truths, he starts to ask yourself what facet he's quite on.
ninety Church is either the memoir of 1 man's disagreement with the darkish corners of the human event and a desirable window right into a little-known time in American historical past. examine the tale of the brokers who make the DEA appear like choirboys.
In October 2007, twenty-three-year-old Stacy Peterson vanished from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, abandoning her husband and youngsters. Retired Police Sergeant Drew Peterson, thirty years Stacy's senior, steadfastly asserted his innocence and maintained that his spouse had easily fled their tumultuous marriage and run off with one other guy.
Throngs of newshounds and digital camera crews besieged Peterson's quiet suburban cul-de-sac, however the ex-cop looked as if it would enjoy this newfound limelight. As exhaustive searches for Stacy's physique grew to become up not anything and suggestive clues led nowhere, questions have been raised: approximately their strange marriage, approximately Stacy's previous vocal issues for her protection, and approximately Drew Peterson's weird and wonderful public habit within the wake of Stacy's disappearance.
Then, in February 2008, got here a startling improvement. After a moment post-mortem, the bizarre loss of life of Peterson's 3rd spouse, Kathleen Savio, used to be governed a murder. 3 and a part years prior, Savio have been came upon useless within the tub in their domestic, yet in mild of Stacy's curious disappearance, Kathleen's physique was once exhumed and the case used to be reopened. of Drew Peterson's 4 other halves, it seemed, had met premature fates tragic and unforeseen yet not often coincidental.
Drawing upon unique interviews with Stacy's family and friends or even Drew himself, Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey provides the main researched account of the Stacy Peterson case but. nonetheless, because the fees opposed to Drew Peterson mount, one haunting query continues to be: the place in the world is Stacy?
By Carol Pogash
She used to be fifteen whilst she visited the therapist; nonetheless a young person once they had intercourse. She used to be twenty-five while she married him and forty-four whilst she killed him.
In October 2002, the quiet northern California city of Orinda was once rocked by means of homicide whilst Susan Polk, the mum of 3 teenage boys, was once arrested for stabbing her husband and previous therapist, Dr. Felix Polk, to loss of life. The arrest and next trial quick grew to become some of the most referred to homicide instances within the kingdom, as spectators and newshounds realized the unusual heritage in the back of this surprising killing.
Now in Seduced via Madness, Carol Pogash--the prime journalist operating the case--has written the definitive account of the Polk relations saga, delivering a wealthy and textured new edition of this traumatic and tragic American story. analyzing the decadent tradition of California within the Seventies, Pogash seems to be at how, during this interval of gear and sexual exploration, a fifteen-year-old Susan came upon herself stuck within the grab of Felix, her therapist--who, like others within the psychological healthiness occupation, fell for each passing development in psychological health and wellbeing treatment. Culled from years of cautious study, Pogash reconstructs the obscure beginnings of the couple's sexual courting within the therapist's place of work, exploring how Felix's comfortable angle towards treatment blinded him to the complicated nature of Susan's psychological kingdom, and the way their mutual obsession with one another sealed their destiny.
With lyrical prose, Pogash skillfully strains the Polks' story--from their early yearnings for each other via their fallacious marriage, which produced 3 very smart yet emotionally divided sons. Weaving a complicated narrative of a relations who lived in multimillion buck houses yet lingered within the shadow of disorder, Pogash reassembles their lifestyles within the years and months sooner than Felix's dying, in detail describing what led this soft-spoken spouse to homicide.
Three years after Felix's loss of life, Susan Polk was once attempted for first measure homicide, and the following Pogash offers a first-hand account of the wild, media-circus trial within which Susan defended herself and cross-examined of her sons. Illustrating how the prosecution and the court docket replied to Susan's unstable habit, Pogash takes you contained in the deliberation room and uncovers how jurors reached their awesome verdict.
Filled with the main entire case proof and interviews to be had, Seduced by way of Madness bargains an exceptional examine the most beautiful homicide circumstances in fresh years.
By Craig Welch
A precise mix of ordinary heritage and crime drama, Shell video games by Craig Welch is a riveting story of rogues, scoundrels, and the quest for nature’s bounty within the culture of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction actual tale based round a larger-than-life personality who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led flora and fauna police on a two-year-long chase, Shell video games is captivating and noteworthy from web page one on.
By Lee Butcher
I did not kill them for any pride. It was once distasteful. It was once dreadful. after all, i used to be in a position to do it as a result of my normal rage opposed to society.
Meredith Emerson was once a contemporary university graduate who disappeared whereas taking her cherished puppy, Ella, for a hike on Georgia's Blood Mountain on New Year's Day, 2008. Cheryl Dunlap used to be a nurse whose physique was once present in Florida's Apalachicola nationwide woodland after she did not appear to educate her general Sunday tuition classification in December 2007. shiny, appealing, worrying ladies, enjoyed by way of their buddies and households, with every little thing to reside for. . .until they fell into the seize of Gary Michael Hilton, a former eco-friendly Beret paratrooper and specialist outdoorsman with a twisted lust for violence. What they suffered at his fingers used to be unspeakable. Even after convictions, the query remains--how many blameless sufferers have been prey to his evil designs?
Includes killer's surprising confession and sixteen pages of dramatic photos.
Case visible on 48 Hours
"Chilling actual crime by way of a grasp storyteller." --Don Lasseter
By Allison Hoover Bartlett
In the culture of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set in the unusual and genteel global of rare-book gathering: the genuine tale of an notorious booklet thief, his sufferers, and the guy decided to capture him.
Rare-book robbery is much more frequent than fine-art robbery. such a lot thieves, after all, scouse borrow for revenue. John Charles Gilkey steals in basic terms for the affection of books. In an try to comprehend him larger, journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett plunged herself into the realm of booklet lust and came upon simply how risky it might be.
John Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant publication thief who has stolen millions of greenbacks worthy of infrequent books from publication festivals, shops, and libraries round the nation. Ken Sanders is the self-appointed "bibliodick" (book broker with a penchant for detective paintings) pushed to trap him. Bartlett befriended either outlandish characters and located herself stuck in the midst of efforts to get well hidden treasure. With a mix of suspense, perception, and humor, she has woven this pleasing cat-and-mouse chase right into a narrative that not just unearths precisely how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, the place he stashed the loot, and the way Sanders eventually stuck him but in addition explores the romance of books, the trap to gather them, and the temptation to scouse borrow them. Immersing the reader in a wealthy, huge global of literary obsession, Bartlett appears on the background of booklet ardour, assortment, and robbery in the course of the a long time, to check the yearning that makes a few humans prepared to prevent at not anything to own the books they love.
By M. William Phelps
Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers. –Allison Brennan
"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine
The crime shocked quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: 49-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his personal mattress, his invalid mom locked within the subsequent room--and a cache of do-it-yourself porn starring the town's underage ladies. the 2 accused killers--teen fans Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones--were at the run, cause on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping story of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, whereas wondering the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. have been either ladies both accountable of homicide? Or was once one simply a pawn within the other's dainty, blood-stained fingers?
"One of America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi
Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos