The Pumpkin Muffin Murder

Author: Livia J. Washburn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101466138
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It's Thanksgiving in Weatherford, Texas, and Phyllis is taking her grandson, Bobby, to the first annual Harvest Festival with hopes of winning the baking contest now that her friendly competitor, Carolyn, is judging and not competing. But when a decorative scarecrow turns out to be a dead body in disguise, Phyllis must dish out some justice...

A Small Case Of Murder

Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Lauren Carr
ISBN: 1453818685
Size: 32.69 MB
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AUTHOR'S REVISED EDITION!Rave Reviews for Lauren Carr's Debut NovelA Small Case of Murder!“A Small Case of Murder is a GRAND case of murder. Following a style, reminiscent of that of Lisa Scottoline, and David Rosenfelt, Lauren Carr in her debut novel A Small Case of Murder, delivers a powerful and strong detective- legal thriller that has all the makings of a Hollywood movie.” New Mystery Reader“Carr weaves an extraordinary story that is gripping and crafted at the highest level to entertain the reader with its touch familial centerpiece amidst evil and chaos.” Midwest Book ReviewsA Small Case of Murder is set in the quaint West Virginia town of Chester, where everyone knows everyone, and there is never a secret that someone doesn't know. In such an intimate town, how many suspicious deaths can be left unquestioned?Following his wife's death, Joshua Thornton leaves a promising career in the U. S. Navy's JAG division to move across country with his five children into his ancestral home. While clearing out the attic they find a letter written to their grandmother postmarked 34 years ago. In the letter Lulu Jefferson wrote “…Remember that dead body we found in the Bosley barn?...I saw him today…I went to talk to the reverend and there was his picture on the wall.” What dead body? His interest piqued, Joshua asks about Lulu and finds that in 1970 she died on the same day that she penned the letter implicating the pastor in an unreported murder. There is much more to this story than a 34-year-old letter. It's a 34-year-old mystery! Today, a double murder has the whole town under a microscope. The state attorney general appoints Joshua special prosecutor to solve the crimes. In a small town where gossip flies as swiftly as a spring breeze it is impossible to know who to trust.Asking simple questions about events long ago could prove to be deadly for Joshua and his family.Read this Author Revised Edition of Lauren Carr's debut mystery novel. It's the same GRAND mystery, revised and edited for re-release by the author herself!

The Death Of Innocents

Author: Richard Firstman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307806987
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Unraveling a twenty-five-year tale of multiple murder and medical deception, The Death of Innocents is a work of first-rate journalism told with the compelling narrative drive of a mystery novel. More than just a true-crime story, it is the stunning expose of spurious science that sent medical researchers in the wrong direction--and nearly allowed a murderer to go unpunished. On July 28, 1971, a two-and-a-half-month-old baby named Noah Hoyt died in his trailer home in a rural hamlet of upstate New York. He was the fifth child of Waneta and Tim Hoyt to die suddenly in the space of seven years. People certainly talked, but Waneta spoke vaguely of "crib death," and over time the talk faded. Nearly two decades later a district attorney in Syracuse, New York, was alerted to a landmark paper in the literature on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome--SIDS--that had been published in a prestigious medical journal back in 1972. Written by a prominent researcher at a Syracuse medical center, the article described a family in which five children had died suddenly without explanation. The D.A. was convinced that something about this account was very wrong. An intensive quest by a team of investigators came to a climax in the spring of 1995, in a dramatic multiple-murder trial that made headlines nationwide. But this book is not only a vivid account of infanticide revealed; it is also a riveting medical detective story. That journal article had legitimized the deaths of the last two babies by theorizing a cause for the mystery of SIDS, suggesting it could be predicted and prevented, and fostering the presumption that SIDS runs in families. More than two decades of multimillion-dollar studies have failed to confirm any of these widely accepted premises. How all this happened--could have happened--is a compelling story of high-stakes medical research in action. And the enigma of familial SIDS has given rise to a special and terrible irony. There is today a maxim in forensic pathology: One unexplained infant death in a family is SIDS. Two is very suspicious. Three is homicide. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tudor Murder Files

Author: James Moore
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147385704X
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In the Tudor age the murder rate was five times higher than it is today. Now, in this unique true crime guide, the Tudor Murder Files reveals just how bloody and brutal this fascinating era really was. From the dark days of Henry VIII to the turbulent times of Shakespeare, James Moore’s new book is the first to chart the period’s most gripping murder cases in all their grizzly detail. Featuring tales of domestic slaughter, sexual intrigue and cunning assassinations, as well as murder mysteries worthy of Agatha Christie, the book vividly brings to life the violent crime wave that gripped the 16th century both at home and abroad. Enter a world in which stabbings were rife, guns were used to kill victims for the first time and in which culprits frequently escaped justice. The book also reveals just how severe some of the penalties could be, with gruesome punishments for those who dared to commit the gravest of crimes. Discover how one murderer was gruesomely ‘pressed to death’, another boiled alive for poisoning his victims and meet some of history’s most notorious serial killers, including one considered so barbaric she was labelled a vampire.

Witches And Ghosts Pirates And Thieves Murder And Mayhem

Author: John P. Hunter
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879352363
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Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, Cry Witch; and Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts, here are scary stories from the eighteenth century. Here are the stories of a farmer whose hitchhiker turns out to be a deadly spirit; of a young woman buried alive; of a finger detached from its body but still able to point to that person s murderer; of a man and woman whose love outlasted their lives, of a groom whose brides never survived the wedding night; of a ship and its crew forever frozen in an icy hell. Here are the stories that amused and frightened Virginians more than two hundred years ago. Read them if you dare!

The Mormon Cleric Murder

Author: Shawn B. Childers
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475959737
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In an Indianapolis suburb, a high-level official in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka, Mormon Church) has been found murdered. Detective James Creekbaum, not being a Mormon himself and finding that the Latter-day Saints seem to have their own peculiar culture and language, encounters some confusion as he begins investigating the case. Enter Alan Marrett, a Latter-day Saint financial analyst, who gets paired with the non-Mormon detective. Creekbaum takes the opportunity to ask and receive answers to many of the more commonly-asked questions about the Mormon Church and its teachings as the two pursue their investigation, a hunt that eventually puts them on the trail of an enigmatic killer who, calling himself Kishkumen, has killed once and may kill again, his next target being the prophet and worldwide leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The author is a lifelong, practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you are seeking accurate and correct information regarding the practices and teachings of said church in casual, non-threatening language, the author promises that buying this book will not bring the Mormon missionaries knocking on your door.

Maggots Murder And Men

Author: Zakaria Erzinçlioglu
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466852429
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The science of forensic entomology-the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime-is extremely specialized, combining as it does an expert knowledge of entomology with keen powers of observation and deduction. Dr. Erzinclioglu has been a practitioner for over twenty-five years and has been involved in a great number of investigations, including some recent high-profile cases, where his evidence has been critical to the outcome. A great admirerer of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Erzinclioglu compares his own techniques with those of his fictional hero, and takes the reader behind the often gruesome but deeply fascinating scenes of a murder investigation. This absorbing book ranges over cases from history, prehistory and mythology to the present day and is as gripping and readable as a good thriller.

Cold Pressed Murder

Author: Kelly Lane
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698180046
Size: 70.20 MB
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Eva Knox and her quirky Southern family are back in the second in the “intriguing”* culinary mystery series. It’s the pits for the attendees of the annual Farm Family Fare in Abundance, Georgia, when olive oil farmer Eva Knox finds herself in the middle of a murder case... Eva and the residents of Knox Plantation are oozing with excitement over the activities planned for the Farm Family Fare. The weekend event consists of two days of tours, exhibitions, music, tastings, and, most important, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs from the Chow Network. The enthusiasm, however, begins to dribble away after one of the star chefs goes missing—and is later found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck. The scandal gets messier after the police discover that Eva’s sister Daphne spent the night with the victim right before he died, making her the prime suspect for his murder. It’s up to Eva, with the help of her other sister, Pep, and her best friend, Precious, to track down the real killer before Daphne finds herself squeezed into handcuffs... INCLUDES RECIPES! From the Paperback edition.

Thriller 3 Love Is Murder

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 0778313441
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This edge-of-your-seat anthology, written exclusively by members of International Thriller Writers, Inc., features 30 tales of suspense from today's hottest writers, including Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid as she rescues a man from drowning only to discover that he is in far greater danger on land.