By Truman Capote
By Truman Capote
By Francis Selwyn
From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a guy to be hanged for a homicide he didn't devote. to arrive the United States and be misplaced eternally, 'Handsome' Jack Rann needs to break out the death-cell and pull off the theft deliberate through his lifeless partner, Pandy Quinn.
By Georges Simenon
185pages. poche. Poche. Commentaire: Quand Maigret arriva à Delfzijl, un après-midi de mai, il n'avait sur l'affaire qui l'appelait dans cette petite ville plantée à l'extrême nord de l. a. Hollande que des notions élémentaires. Un convinced Jean Duclos, professeur à l'université de Nancy, faisait une tournée de conférences dans les will pay du Nord. À Delfzijl, il était l'hôte d'un professeur à l'École navale, M. Popinga. Or, M. Popinga était assassiné et, si l'on n'accusait pas formellement le professeur français, on le priait néanmoins de ne pas quitter los angeles ville et de se tenir à l. a. disposition des autorités néerlandaises. resource: Pocket
By Prosper Mérimée
The novella that was once the foundation for probably the preferred opera of all time, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen is the swashbuckling tale of a nineteenth-century Spanish soldier who deserts his put up to pursue the fiery gypsy attractiveness, Carmen—who is as courageous as she is fickle.
The opera’s plot, it seems, is predicated basically on a part of the bigger experience that's Carmen. the tale opens, for instance, with the narrator, a historian like Mérimée, learning the misplaced website of an old Roman conflict at the plains of Andalusia, while he meets a infamous bandit, Don José Navarro, at the run from the legislations. Feeling a definite sympathy for Don José, whose face is “at as soon as noble and fierce,” and a vicarious thrill at this brush with threat, he is helping the bandit to escape.
When they subsequent meet back, Don José is in reformatory in Cordova, as a result of be hanged for his crimes. In his final days, he tells the narrator a couple of wild gypsy girl he met again in Seville . . .
What follows is an iconic and hugely interesting story of doomed ardour jam-packed with chases, sword fights, bullfights, smuggling, wild dancing, and more—except no mezzo-sopranos.
By Jim Thompson
A teenage woman is raped and murdered. A father turns his again on his son. A vicious press lord turns justice right into a carnival. A terrified boy is railroaded. within the twisted global of Jim Thompson, everyone seems to be accountable, and the worst crimes are unpunishable.
By C. Kelly Robinson
Fast-rising checklist exec Tony Gooden has his priorities in line: earning money and loving the only existence. yet his online game is thrown off stability whilst he sees Serena Kincaid, the one girl he ever positioned himself at the line for.
By Randy Singer
After the objective of an investigative file storms a Virginia seashore tv station, he kills one of many anchors sooner than the SWAT workforce takes him down. Following the victim’s funeral, her family members records a lawsuit opposed to the gun corporation who synthetic the killer’s weapon of selection. The legal professionals for the plaintiff and defendant―Kelly Starling and Jason Noble―are younger, charismatic, and profitable. They’re additionally effortless blackmail objectives, either harboring a private mystery so devastating it may possibly ruin their careers. thousands of dollars―and various lives―are at stake. yet as Kelly and Jason conflict one another, they notice that the genuine struggle is with unseen forces motive on controlling them either.
By Greg Iles
Will Jennings, his spouse and little lady are a cheerful American relations, residing in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He ambitions his sufferers very rigorously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever damage. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the money and the gurus have by no means been concerned. His ideal checklist is all the way down to issues: One, he regularly remains with the fogeys or individual with the cash. , he by no means asks for greater than they could have the funds for. but if he attempts to tear Will's relatives aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.
By Michael Capuzzo
Exciting, precise stories from the Vidocq Society, a staff of the world's best forensic investigators whose per 30 days connoisseur lunches bring about justice in ice-cold murders
Three of the best detectives within the world--a well known FBI agent grew to become deepest eye, a sculptor and lothario who speaks to the lifeless, and an eccentric profiler referred to as "the dwelling Sherlock Holmes"-were heartsick over the turning out to be tide of unsolved murders. sturdy buddies and someday opponents William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter determined sooner or later over lunch that anything needed to be performed, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice. the 3 males invited the best selection of forensic investigators ever assembled, drawn from 5 continents, to the Downtown membership in Philadelphia to start an audacious quest: to carry the coldest killers on the planet to an accounting. Named for the 1st glossy detective, the Parisian eugène François Vidocq-the flamboyant Napoleonic real-life sleuth who encouraged Sherlock Holmes-the Vidocq Society meets per 30 days in its secretive chambers to resolve a chilly homicide over a connoisseur lunch.
The homicide Room attracts the reader right into a chilling, darkly funny, awe-inspiring global because the 3 companions shuttle faraway from their Victorian eating room to seek the ruthless killers of a millionaire's son, a serial killer who carves off faces, and a toddler killer having fun with fifty years of freedom and darkish fantasy.
Acclaimed bestselling writer Michael Capuzzo's remarkable storytelling brings actual crime to existence extra realistically and vividly than it has ever been portrayed sooner than. it's a global of dazzlingly vivid forensic technological know-how; real evil as outdated because the Bible and darkish because the pages of Dostoevsky; and a bunch of unsuitable, passionate women and men, encouraged via their very own wounded hearts to make a stand for fact, goodness, and justice in an international long gone mad.
By Greg Iles
While he was once a prosecuting legal professional Penn Cage despatched hardened killers to demise row. however it is as mayor of his fatherland, Natchez, Mississippi, that Penn will face his most deadly enemy.