THE CRIME BOOK

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The Crime Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465466679
Genre : Law
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An essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time, from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes and more. From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through info-graphics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish, and study the police and detective work of each case. Find out how pirates, the Japanese yakuza, Chinese triads, and modern drug cartels operate around the world. Dive deep into the Black Dahlia murder investigation and follow other high-profile cases, including Lizzie Borden with her ax and the Patty Hearst kidnapping. Learn how media coverage changed through history, from the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to romanticizing Bonnie and Clyde's doomed fate to the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby, which is considered the first international crime tabloid story. The Crime Book is a complete compendium for crime aficionados to add to their collection.
Category: Law

The Book Of The Crime

Author : Elizabeth Daly
ISBN : 9781631940941
Genre : Fiction
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Young Rena Austen, newly wed, is afraid she's made a terrible mistake. Her husband, once a dashingly romantic figure of a wounded war hero, has turned into a moody lay-about, and they are sharing a gloomy house on the Upper East Side of New York with his unpleasant, always-there family. When her husband reacts in a frighteningly angry way to Rena pulling a particular volume off the library shelf, she has had enough, and flees her home in fear for her life. Thankfully, Henry Gamadge is on hand to solve the mystery of the book and the dead body that inevitably turns up. This 1951 novel is, sadly, Gamadge's last appearance, but on the bright side he is as charming here as he was on his first outing.
Category: Fiction

The Crime Novel

Author : Tony Hilfer
ISBN : 9781477300060
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although rarely distinguished from the detective story, the crime novel offers readers a quite different experience. In the detective novel, a sympathetic detective figure uses reason and intuition to solve the puzzle, restore order, and reassure readers that "right" will always prevail. In the crime novel, by contrast, the "hero" is either the killer, the victim, a guilty bystander, or someone falsely accused, and the crime may never be satisfactorily solved. These and other fundamental differences are set out by Tony Hilfer in The Crime Novel, the first book that completely defines and explores this popular genre. Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own. Hilfer provides in-depth analyses of novels by Georges Simenon, Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, and Jim Thompson. He also treats such British novelists as Patrick Hamilton, Shelley Smith, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as the American novelists Cornell Woolrich, John Franklin Bardin, James M. Cain, and Fredric Brown. In addition, he defines the distinctions between the American crime novel and the British, showing how their differences correspond to differences in American and British detective fiction. This well-written study will appeal to a general audience, as well as teachers and students of detective and mystery fiction. For anyone interested in the genre, it offers valuable suggestions of "what to read next."
Category: Literary Criticism

Murder By The Book

Author : Sally Rowena Munt
ISBN : 9781134838431
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Murder by the Book? is a thorough - and thoroughly enjoyable - look at the blossoming genre of the feminist crime novel in Britain and the United States. Sally Munt asks why the form has proved so attractive as a vehicle for oppositional politics; whether the pleasures of detective fiction can be truly transgressive; and when exactly it was that the dyke detective appeared as the new super-hero for today. Along the way Munt poses some critical questions about the relations between fiction and activism, politics and representations, the writer and the reader. This will be an enticing book both for addicts of the genre and for teachers and their students.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Arvon Book Of Crime And Thriller Writing

Author : Michelle Spring
ISBN : 9781408131220
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Death Notice The Northland Crime Chronicles Book 1

Author : Alicia Dean
ISBN : 9781614176190
Genre : Fiction
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When newspaper columnist Monroe Donovan receives an obituary listing a future date as the date of death, she blows it off as an error. But after a second one comes in, she senses something more is at play. Her suspicions are confirmed when a victim sharing the name of the ‘deceased’ is found murdered—on the predicted date. Detective Lane Brody sees Monroe as a suspect, accusing her of hiding a connection to the latest victim, while Monroe can't deny the attraction between herself and the unhappily married Detective. In her quest for the truth, Monroe stumbles into the clutches of the killer, and she can only hope Detective Brody stops suspecting her and starts looking for her—before her name is the next to appear in the obits. REVIEWS: "...twists and turns, beautiful character development. The ending took me by surprise!" ~ Book Geeks Unite THE NORTHLAND CRIME CHRONICLES, in series order Death Notice Death Offerings THE ISLE OF FANGS SERIES, in order Liberty Awakened Liberty Divided
Category: Fiction

The Crime That Pays

Author : Frederick John Desroches
ISBN : 9781551302317
Genre : History
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The Crime That Pays is a study of higher-level drug syndicates and organized criminals who have achieved huge incomes and status in their deviant occupation. Based on interviews with drug couriers, drug investigators, and 70 higher-level drug traffickers, the book describes the characteristics of offenders, their modus operandi, the entrepreneurial aspects of organized crime, and the significance of friendship, kinship, race, and ethnicity in the development of criminal networks. Most of the dealers in this study operated at the wholesale level for years, had realized huge profits, and lived extravagant lifestyles. For many, their arrest occurred only after the police had undertaken a sophisticated and proactive criminal investigation that took years to complete. Included in the text are an analysis of the police strategies used to combat drug trafficking and the social policy implications from this and other research studies. The book includes original research both on the RCMP and on higher-level drug trafficking. Also included are analyses of Canadian drug laws and a critique of social policy relating to drug use and drug trafficking.
Category: History

The Crime And The Criminal

Author : Richard Marsh
ISBN : 9781775560166
Genre : Fiction
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In his own era, author Richard Marsh achieved a level of popular acclaim that rivaled -- and in some cases even surpassed -- that of luminaries such as Bram Stoker. Beginning with a seemingly chance encounter on a train, The Crime and the Criminal is a tightly plotted mystery packed with intrigue, blackmail, nefarious figures, and confounding clues. Fans of classic mystery and detective fiction will surely relish this engrossing tale.
Category: Fiction