The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox by Nina Burleigh

By Nina Burleigh

The sexually violent homicide of twenty-one-year-old British pupil Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, at the evening of November 1, 2007, turned a global sensation while certainly one of Kercher’s housemates, twenty-year-old Seattle local Amanda Knox, in addition to her Italian boyfriend and a neighborhood guy Knox stated she “vaguely” knew, was once arrested and charged with the homicide. The deadly present of good looks is award-winning writer and journalist Nina Burleigh’s enthralling literary research of the homicide, the arguable prosecution, the conviction and twenty-six-year sentence of Knox, the machinations of Italian justice, and the underground depravity and conflict of cultures in a single of crucial -Italy’s so much liked cities.

while Perugia gurus concluded that the homicide was once a part of a dismal, twisted rite—a “sex game”—led through the yank with an uncanny resemblance to Perugia’s Madonna, they unleashed a media frenzy from Rome to London to manhattan and Seattle. the tale drew a global cult passionate about “Foxy Knoxy,” a fine looking honor pupil on a junior yr in another country, who both awakened one morning right into a nightmare of superstition and misogyny—the darkish aspect of Italy—or participated in whatever unspeakable.

The research starts off within the outdated stone cottage overlooking bucolic olive groves the place Kercher’s physique was once present in her locked bed room. It winds throughout the shadowy, arched alleys of Perugia, a urban of artwork that also is a magnet for tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars who widespread its bars, golf equipment, and drug bazaar at the steps of the Duomo. It climaxes in an up-close account of Italy’s dysfunctional felony process, because the trial slowly unfolds on the town’s Tribunale, and the prosecution’s thunderous ultimate attract God prior to the quivering woman defendant resembles a scene from the Inquisition.

to bare what truly occurred on that negative evening after Halloween, Nina Burleigh lived in Perugia, attended the trial, and corresponded with the incarcerated defendants. She additionally delved deeply into the heritage, secrets and techniques, and customs of Perugia, well known both for its Etruscan tunnels, early Christian artwork, medieval sorcerers, and pagan roots.

a brand new York instances bestseller, The deadly reward of attractiveness is the considerate, compelling exam of an everlasting secret, an old, storied position, and a disquieting side of Italian tradition: an obsession with lady eroticism. it's also an acute window into the minds and personalities of the accused killers and of the conservative Italian Justice of the Peace striving to make experience of an inexplicable act of evil. yet at its middle is an indelible portrait of Amanda Knox, the surprisingly childlike, enigmatic good looks, whose photogenic face turned the focus of foreign hypothesis in regards to the shadow aspect of teen and freedom.

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Copycat (Deleu, Book 7) by Luc Deflo

By Luc Deflo

Op een slechtverlichte weg verliest Jozef Michiels de controle over het stuur. Zijn Toyota duikt de berm in, en als hij op zoek gaat naar hulp wordt hij aangereden door een dronken chauffeur en sterft ter plekke.
Speciaal commissaris Fernand De Decker wordt opgeroepen. Hij haast zich naar de onheilsplek, waar hij beseft dat Cel five, in het leven geroepen om de 'vergeten kinderdossiers&resquo; van onder het stof te halen, voorbij wordt gesneld door het heden.
Het blijkt het startschot van een waanzinnige race tegen de tijd.

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Landed Gently (Inspector George Gently, Book 4) by Alan Hunter

By Alan Hunter

Having been invited to spend Christmas within the nation, fishing for pike, lightly reveals himself looking a totally various predator whilst a visitor at purely corridor, a close-by stately domestic, is located lifeless on the foot of the grand staircase on Christmas morning. firstly the tragedy is thought to be an easy coincidence, yet lightly isn't really one to leap to conclusions and is quickly in without doubt whatever that this was once homicide. purely produces the best tapestries in England however the threads that delicately needs to resolve in his research are extra complicated than any weaver's layout, with every body from the lord of the manor to his such a lot lowly servant falling less than suspicion.

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The Priest: A Novel by Gerard O'Donovan

By Gerard O'Donovan

From the main riveting author to come back out of eire due to the fact John Connolly, the 1st in a sequence of Dublin-based thrillers introducing Inspector Mike Mulcahy, who's pitched right into a lethal conflict with a religion-obsessed serial killer.

Gerard O'Donovan places Dublin at the map with this gripping story that includes a diabolical serial killer steeped in Ireland's Catholic historical past. suffering to discover his toes again in eire after a long posting with Europol in Spain, medicinal drugs expert Mike Mulcahy is plunged into unexpected territory while the daughter of a political candidate suffers a bad intercourse assault. Dragged into the case opposed to his will, Mulcahy turns into confident there's extra to it than a random frenzied sexual attack, specifically while he discovers that the weapon utilized by the attacker to torture the sufferer used to be a crucifix. yet know-it-all colleagues and politically encouraged bosses, longing for a brief, uncontroversial consequence, forget about his trust that the assault had spiritual instead of sexual motivations. Sidelined and overruled, Mulcahy units approximately his personal research, yet frustrations abound at each turn-until reporter Siobhan Fallon turns up asking awkward questions. As extra younger ladies are attacked and attack turns to homicide, Mulcahy and Fallon are drawn into an uneasy alliance, and every step they take hurtles them ever in the direction of the large killer recognized simply because the Priest and a last showdown that's as explosive because it is unforgettable.

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Prisons and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges by Johan Fuhrmann, Stefan Baier

By Johan Fuhrmann, Stefan Baier

During this publication, the authors current present study within the research of the practices, kinds and demanding situations in prisons and felony structures. issues mentioned comprise the chinese language legal process for girl offenders; a examine of solitary confinement; an exploratory examine on baby care in prisons; the demanding situations of re-entry from felony to society; offence paralleling behaviours in incarcerated offenders; ladies offenders and the legal justice process; accomplishing therapy within the legal process and rehabilitation learn; violence prevention booster courses and the consequences on wisdom; angle and recidivism; and an evaluate of HCV and HIV inside correctional associations.

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The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a by Bill Bonanno, Gary B. Abromovitz

By Bill Bonanno, Gary B. Abromovitz

Born right into a robust mob kinfolk, Salvatore “Bill” Bonanno was once aware of a personal international that existed simply outdoor the legislation for many years in America—a global governed by means of the tenets of loyalty, secrecy, brotherhood, and survival at any expense: the Mafia.

The son of Joe Bonanno—the Godfather-like head of 1 of the unique 5 ny Crime Families—Bill Bonanno got here of age within the Golden Age of the Mafia. during this interesting ultimate testomony he ushers readers into that cloistered global, from its origins in medieval Sicilian and Italian background to its upward thrust, tumultuous top, and precipitous fall in the US. instructed from the inside—and entire with infrequent unpublished pictures of candid moments, significant avid gamers, rituals, and ceremonies—The final testomony of invoice Bonanno is the last word insider’s ultimate notice on the most secretive and misunderstood phenomena of our time.

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Joyland (Hard Case Crime, Book 112) by Stephen King

By Stephen King

Stephen Kings Bestseller Der Anschlag - seine Zeitreise in die Sechzigerjahre - wurde von der Kritik einhellig in höchsten Tönen gelobt. In Joyland nun nimmt der Autor den Leser auf einen journey in die Siebzigerjahre mit. Auf verhängnisvolle Weise kreuzen sich in einem kleinen Vergnügungspark die Wege eines untergetauchten Mörders und eines Kindes. Und mitten im sich überschlagenden Geschehen steht ein junger, unschuldiger scholar und weiß: Irgendwann ist es mit der Unschuld vorbei. Irgendwann hört jeder Spaß auf.

Um sich sein Studium zu finanzieren, arbeitet Devin Jones während der Semesterferien im Vergnügungspark Joyland an der Küste von North Carolina. Drei Dinge sind es, die ihn im Laufe des Sommers 1973 vor allem beschäftigen: Seine große Liebe Wendy gibt ihm consistent with short den Laufpass. In der Geisterbahn Horror residence soll es spuken, nachdem dort ein Mädchen ermordet wurde. Und er fragt sich, welches Geheimnis sich wohl hinter der schönen jungen Frau mit ihrem behinderten Sohn verbirgt, an deren Strandvilla er jeden Tag vorbeikommt. Vom unbekümmerten Schaustellerleben in Joyland fasziniert, verlängert Devin seinen Aufenthalt. Mit seinen neugierigen Nachforschungen tritt er jedoch eine Lawine von Ereignissen los, bei denen es schließlich um Tod oder Leben geht ...

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For Kicks by Dick Francis

By Dick Francis

"For Kicks" is a secret agent tale. confronted with a probability to the total recreation of steeplechasing, the stewards make a decision that purely an undercover operation can reach revealing the secret. Daniel Roke, taking over the task light-heartedly, unearths himself headed for lethal probability. but the worst of his issues comes no longer from his enemies yet from the 2 devastating daughters of October release.

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Bare It All (Love Undercover, Book 2) by Lori Foster

By Lori Foster

A cop's yearning to understand extra in regards to the lady round the corner may end up deadly within the steamy new novel from big apple instances bestselling writer Lori Foster.

As the individual liable for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at each flip. not anyone is familiar with approximately her previous, that's precisely how she prefers it...until the horny cop round the corner comes knocking.

Detective Reese Bareden thinks he is familiar with what makes ladies tick, yet his ever-elusive neighbor retains him guessing like no different. Is his target to unmask Alice's secrets and techniques? Or defend her from a deadly new danger? something is sure: their chemistry is a time bomb ready to blow up. And without one to belief yet one another, Reese and Alice are quickly drawn right into a lethal maze of corruption, intrigue and desire-and into the road of fire....

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The Encyclopedia of American Crime (2nd Edition) (Volume 1) by Carl Sifakis

By Carl Sifakis

During this finished and target connection with America's legal earlier, the writer bargains 2000 A-to-Z entires overlaying major crimes, criminals and legislations enforcement figures and strategies. Entries are selected in keeping with their symbolic or ancient relevance and encompass biographies, definitions and targeted debts of legal actions. the second one variation good points new and up-to-date entries on such figures, themes and occasions because the Oklahoma urban bombing; Lee Harvey Oswald; financial institution robberies; serial killers, similar to Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Cunanan, in addition to girl serial killers; the O.J. Simpson case; the area exchange Centre bombing; the Unabomber/Theodore Kaczynski; the Hillside Stranglers; Jean Harris and the Scarsdale nutrition healthcare professional; the sundown Slayer; the remedy of intercourse criminals; white collar criminals, comparable to Charles Keating and Michael Milken; and wrongful convictions.

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