Archive For The “True Crime” Category
By Stan Lauryssens
An outstanding memoir of fortune, fraud, and the grasp of recent art
Art broker Stan Lauryssens made thousands in glossy paintings, but he sold only one identify: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s paintings was once a sizzling commodity for the newly wealthy, traders, and shady businessmen seeking to launder their black-market money. Stan didn’t brain taking a look the wrong way; he simply was hoping the purchasers might glance the opposite direction in addition. The works of art he offered got here from a few very questionable resources, yet he quickly stumbled on that the shadiest resource of all used to be Dalí himself.
The extra winning Stan grew to become, the nearer he got here to Dalí, till he came across himself residing round the corner to the getting older artist, within the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, enterprise affiliates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He realized approximately Dalí’s mystery historical past, the studio of artists who produced his paintings, and the lucrative desktop that stored Dalí’s extravagant way of life afloat lengthy after his creativity started to flounder.
Dalí & I bargains a behind-the-scenes view of the trade and conspiracy that pass hand in hand in the overseas artwork international, written via a guy who has been to the top only to discover that it’s now not so various from the ground.
By Nicola Sly
Existence within the principally rural county of Dorset has no longer consistently been idyllic, for through the years it has skilled quite a few murders, a few of that are little recognized outdoors the county borders, others that experience stunned the country. those comprise arguments among fans with deadly outcomes, family members murders, baby murders and mortal altercations at Dorset's infamous Portland legal. the complete state extremely joyful to the scandalous situations of Alma Rattenbury and Charlotte Bryant who, within the Thirties, discovered residing with their husbands so tough that either stumbled on a terminal approach to the matter. In 1856, Elizabeth Browne rid herself of a husband and, in doing so, grew to become the inspiriation for Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. The secret of the Coverdale Kennels at Tarrant Keynston, the place no longer one, yet kennel managers died in suspicious conditions, continues to be unsolved to today. And it used to be in Bournemouth that Neville Heath devoted the second one of his murders, which resulted in his arrest and eventual execution in 1946. Illustrated with fifty fascinating illustrations, Dorset Murders will attract an individual attracted to the shady facet of the county's heritage.
By Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi - XKP
This textual content encompasses a precise biography of the lifestyles, lineage, and conditions of our 11th Imam [a]. except detailing the lifetime of the Imam [a], the writer additionally discusses the tafsir (exegesis) of the Qur'an that's attributed to him, in addition to lists and describes all of the partners of his who narrated traditions from him.
Published by way of: Ansariyan guides Qum Iran.
By William J. Mann
New York Times Bestseller
Edgar Award winner for top truth Crime
The Day of the Locust meets The satan within the White City and Midnight within the backyard of fine and Evil during this juicy, untold Hollywood tale: an addictive actual story of ambition, scandal, intrigue, homicide, and the construction of the fashionable movie industry.
By 1920, the films had abruptly turn into America’s new favourite hobby, and one of many nation’s biggest industries. by no means earlier than had a medium possessed such strength to steer. but Hollywood’s glittering ascendency was once threatened by way of a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the homicide of William Desmond Taylor, the preferred president of the movie administrators organization, a mythical crime that has remained unsolved till now.
In a fiendishly concerning narrative, bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann attracts on a wealthy host of assets, together with lately published FBI documents, to unpack the tale of the enigmatic Taylor and the varied forged that surrounded him—including 3 attractive, formidable actresses; a greedy degree mom; a faithful valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom may need fired the deadly bullet. And overseeing this complete panorama of intrigue was once Adolph Zukor, the intense and ruthless founding father of Paramount, locked in a fight for keep watch over of the and desirous to cover the reality concerning the crime. alongside the best way, Mann brings to lifestyles la within the Roaring Twenties: a glowing but schizophrenic city full of celebration women, drug buyers, non secular zealots, newly-minted legends and starlets already previous their prime—a harmful position the place the robust may well nonetheless run afoul of the desperate.
A real tale recreated with the suspense of a singular, Tinseltown is the paintings of a storyteller on the top of his powers—and the answer to a criminal offense that has stumped detectives and historians for almost a century.
By T. J. English
Here is the surprising actual saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling writer and arranged crime specialist 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; titanic invoice Dwyer, New York's such a lot infamous rumrunner in the course of Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, Vietnam vet grew to become Westies gang chief; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest ny 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 felony background -- and penetrates to the guts of the yankee experience.
By Gregg Olsen
First, the suspicion: Munchausen Syndrome through Proxy. Then, Tanya was once charged and convicted with criminal baby abuse of her son. She was once later attempted and eventually convicted for first measure homicide of Morgan. it can turn into a landmark trial that spread out in a sequence of reversals and weird twists of destiny because it progressively printed one other facet of Tanya Reid-of her personal troubling adolescence and the darkish secrets and techniques that drove a girl to the most harsh deception of all...
By Jonathan Oates
Homicide and theft devoted at the railways have lengthy held a different position in British felony heritage. Railways and trains create certain stipulations – and possibilities – for felony acts. mythical large-scale robberies came about at the British railways – the nice Bullion theft of 1855 and the good teach theft of 1963 – and those amazing episodes are frequently used as examples of the last word in felony audacity.
But as Jonathan Oates exhibits during this robust choice of case reports, such a lot railway crime is much less sensational but, in lots of methods, extra revealing. He reconstructs in shiny aspect one of the most memorable circumstances relationship from Victorian occasions to the current day. integrated are circumstances of adults and youngsters who have been thrown to their deaths from trains, decapitated corpses discovered beside railway strains, passengers who have been driven from systems into the trail of oncoming trains and others who have been stabbed, shot or strangled in the course of their trips and have been chanced on useless on arrival. The sheer number of crimes is brilliant, as are the tales that get to the bottom of in the back of them. As he retells those sensational, extraordinary, frequently ghastly stories, Jonathan Oates supplies an perception into the truth of railway crime. His assortment is a needs to for addicts of actual crime circumstances and for readers who get pleasure from railway background.
By James Keene, Hillel Levin
Featured on Dateline and CNN, the real tale of a tender guy destined for greatness at the soccer field―until a number of mistaken turns led him to a ten-year legal sentence. He was once provided an most unlikely challenge: Coax a confession out of a fellow inmate, a serial killer, and stroll free.
Jimmy Keene grew up outdoors of Chicago. even supposing he was once the son of a policeman and rubbed shoulders with the city's elite, he ended up at the flawed aspect of the legislations and used to be sentenced to 10 years with out probability of parole.
Just a couple of months into his sentence, Keene was once approached by way of the prosecutor who positioned him at the back of bars. He had convicted a guy named Larry corridor for abducting and killing a fifteen-year-old. even if corridor was once suspected of killing nineteen different younger ladies, there has been an opportunity he might nonetheless be published on charm. If Keene might get him to admit to 2 murders, there will be without doubt approximately Hall's guilt. In go back, Keene could get an unconditional free up from criminal. yet he can also get killed.
A tale that received nationwide notoriety, this is often Keene's strong story of peril, violence, and redemption.
By M. William Phelps
"Phelps is certainly one of America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan
It was once Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of the summer time. millions headed to Ocean urban, Maryland, to get pleasure from its scenic shorelines, vigorous boardwalk, and stylish nightclubs. one of the bright-spirited tourists used to be a pair with a miles darker suggestion of enjoyable. Erica Sifrit, a former honor scholar, used to be packing a gun in her trainer bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, was once expert in violence. What begun as an opportunity stumble upon with one other couple ended with dismembered sufferers buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of cash, insanity, intercourse, and homicide. . .
Praise for M. William Phelps
"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine
"One of our most tasty crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland
Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos
By Corinna Underwood
Atlanta, the biggest urban within the Southeast, hides a depressing and violent previous. sign up for neighborhood writer Corinna Underwood as she investigates a few of Atlanta's such a lot infamous crimes, a lot of that are unsolved, from the city's first murder to the homicide of Lance Herndon. Who quite killed younger Mary Phagan in an Atlanta pencil manufacturing unit? used to be there quite an Atlanta Ripper, or simply a chain of copycat killings? After interpreting those chilling debts, you can be bound to lock your door.