A Welcome Murder

A Welcome Murder Author Robin Yocum
ISBN-10 9781633882645
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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After his unspectacular professional baseball career ends with a knee injury in Toledo, Ohio, Johnny Earl gets busted for selling cocaine. After serving seven years in prison, all he wants to do is return to his hometown of Steubenville, retrieve the drug money he stashed before he went to jail, and start a new life where no one has ever heard of Johnny Earl. However, before he can leave town with his money, Johnny is picked up for questioning in the murder of Rayce Daubner, the FBI informant who had set him up on drug charges in the first place. Then his former prison cellmate shows up--a white supremacist who wants the drug money to help fund an Aryan nation in the wilds of Idaho. Five memorable characters, each with a separate agenda, come together in this layered tale of murder, deceit, and political intrigue.

A Brilliant Death

A Brilliant Death Author Robin Yocum
ISBN-10 9781633881297
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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A 2017 EDGAR AWARD® NOMINEE! Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? While it was generally accepted that she had died when a coal barge rammed the pleasure boat she was sharing with her lover, her body was never found. Travis Baron was an infant when his mother disappeared. After the accident and the subsequent publicity, Travis’s father scoured the house of all evidence that Amanda Baron had ever lived, and her name was never to be uttered around him. Now in high school, Travis yearns to know more about his mother. With the help of his best friend, Mitch Malone, Travis begins a search for the truth about the mother he never knew. The two boys find an unlikely ally: an alcoholic former detective who served time for falsifying evidence. Although his reputation is in tatters, the information the detective provides about the death of Amanda Baron is indisputable—and dangerous. Nearly two decades after her death, Travis and Mitch piece together a puzzle lost to the dark waters of the Ohio River. They know how Amanda Baron died, and why. Now what do they do with the information?

Murder in the Mystery Suite

Murder in the Mystery Suite Author Ellery Adams
ISBN-10 9781101612873
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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First in a new series! WHO WOULD RESORT TO MURDER? Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…

Murder in Tottenham

Murder in Tottenham Author Rowan Day
ISBN-10 0992467144
Year 2015-10-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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As World War I raged and Prime Minister William Morris Hughes urged Australia to vote for conscription, a young police constable named George Duncan was murdered in Australia's first political assassination. The only policeman in the western New South Wales town of Tottenham, in September 1916 Duncan was felled by a volley of rifle fire. Within months three local members of the Industrial Workers of the World, commonly known as the IWW or 'Wobblies', were tried for his murder and two were executed.Murder in Tottenham: Australian's first political assassination looks at the local politics behind the strikes of the 1890s leading up to the Great Strike of 1917 when workers resisted parliamentary workplace reforms. This book explains the appeal of the IWW and why some members took up arms. We see the struggles of local agitators who carried their revolutionary flag across Australasia and North America. The response to the murder and the executions accentuated the split within the Labor movement, the actions in Tottenham infiltrating the national conscription debate.Never in Australian history has a person been executed after 'turning King's evidence' or becoming a witness for the Crown. The whole affair was the most politicised and polarising example of capital punishment in Australia since Ned Kelly.

Insured for Murder

Insured for Murder Author Robin Yocum
ISBN-10 0879758422
Year 1993
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher
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Recounts a complicated insurance fraud involving murder, and explains how the crime was uncovered

Murder Makes Waves

Murder Makes Waves Author Anne George
ISBN-10 9780061849466
Year 2009-02-24
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Those hilarious southern sisters, who prove that sibling rivalry never ends, are heading for a vacation at the beach. Mary Alice's flamboyant behavior aside, serious, sensible Patricia Anne looks forward to relaxing at her sister's beachfront condo in Destin, Florida, so she kisses her ever-loving spouse Fred god-bye, reminds him to water the plants and feed the dog, and the girls head south for some fin in the sun. Mary Alice loses no time in making the acquaintance of just about everyone in sight, so watching the sun go down on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico is a welcome respite as far as Patricia Anne is concerned. . .until a dead body washes up in the waves and the victim turns out to be one of Mary Alice's newfound friends. With no witnesses t the crime except a few great blue herons, the sisters have no choice but to bypass the clueless police and follow their own instinct to find the killer. Before long they_re on a murky trail of dirty real-estate deals, giant turtle habitats, and a sea of evidence pointing to a mammoth motive for murderer.

Murder com

Murder com Author Haughton Murphy
ISBN-10 9781504030359
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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A not-so-anonymous victim sends Reuben Frost on a chase to catch a high-tech killer The girl is found lying beside the East River, strangled. She’s in her late twenties—so why was she carrying a fake ID? The case should have nothing to do with Reuben Frost, legendary retired Wall Street lawyer, but Frost has never been known to mind his own business. Not to mention, his wife, Cynthia, has been slowed down by arthritis, and his social calendar is barren for the first time in decades. It’s the perfect time to find a murderer. The dead girl is Marina Courtland, daughter of millionaire food distributor Daniel Courtland, a treasured client of Frost’s old firm. Working alongside his dear friend Luis Bautista, the sharpest detective in the NYPD, Frost digs into Marina’s past. But what he discovers is a tangled web of plagiarism, infidelity, and indiscreet emails that will ultimately put him face to face with Marina’s killer. Murder.com is the 8th book in the Reuben Frost Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Murder at Mansfield Park

Murder at Mansfield Park Author Lynn Shepherd
ISBN-10 9781780336862
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had turned her hand to murder? Murder at Mansfield Park takes Austen's masterpiece and turns it into a riveting murder story worthy of PD James or Agatha Christie. Just as in many classic English detective mysteries, this new novel opens with a group of characters in a country house setting, with passions running high, and simmering tensions beneath the elegant Regency surface. The arrival of the handsome and debonair Henry Crawford and his sister forces these tensions into the open, and sparks a chain of events that leads inexorably to violence and death. Beautifully written, with an absolute faithfulness to the language in use at the time, Murder at Mansfield Park is both a good old-fashioned murder mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page, and a sparklingly clever inversion of the original, which goes to the heart of many of the questions raised by Jane Austen's text. Austen's Mansfield Park is radically different from any of her other works, and much of the pleasure of Lynn Shepherd's novel lies in the way it takes the characters and episodes in the original, and turns them into a lighter, sharper, and more playful book, with a new heroine at its centre - a heroine who owes far more to the lively and spirited Elizabeth Bennet, than the dreary and insipid Fanny Price.

Murder at the 42nd Street Library

Murder at the 42nd Street Library Author Con Lehane
ISBN-10 9781250036872
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Minotaur Books
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This first book in an irresistible new series introduces librarian and reluctant sleuth Raymond Ambler, a doggedly curious fellow who uncovers murderous secrets hidden behind the majestic marble façade of New York City’s landmark 42nd Street Library. Murder at the 42nd Street Library follows Ambler and his partners in crime-solving as they track down a killer, shining a light on the dark deeds and secret relationships that are hidden deep inside the famous flagship building at the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. In their search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler and his crew uncover sinister, and profoundly disturbing, relationships among the scholars studying in the iconic library. Included among the players are a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the library’s crime fiction collection; that writer’s long-missing daughter, a prominent New York society woman with a hidden past, and more than one of Ambler’s colleagues at the library. Shocking revelations lead inexorably to the traumatic events that follow—the reading room will never be the same.

Grilled For Murder

Grilled For Murder Author Maddie Day
ISBN-10 9781617739286
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kensington
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Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business… In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans 'N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer's brother, but she doesn't appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie's store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious--even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie's friend Phil, who closed up after the party. To clear Phil and calm her customers, Robbie needs to step out from behind the counter and find the real killer in short order… Includes Recipes for You to Try!

The Murder Complex

The Murder Complex Author Lindsay Cummings
ISBN-10 9780062220028
Year 2014-06-10
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller—set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate—by Lindsay Cummings, co-author (with Sasha Alsberg) of the New York Times #1 Bestseller Zenith. "Legend meets La Femme Nikita in this dark and dangerous bloody thriller. The nonstop action of The Murder Complex kept us guessing at every twist and turn. It's a must for fans of action-packed dystopians like The Hunger Games and Divergent."—Justine Magazine Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn't know it—one of the MC's programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family? Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

Murder Medicine and Motherhood

Murder  Medicine and Motherhood Author Emma Cunliffe
ISBN-10 9781847316608
Year 2011-05-27
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Since the early 1990s, unexplained infant death has been reformulated as a criminal justice problem within many western societies. This shift has produced wrongful convictions in more than one jurisdiction. This book uses a detailed case study of the murder trial and appeals of Kathleen Folbigg to examine the pragmatics of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. It explores how legal process, medical knowledge and expectations of motherhood work together when a mother is charged with killing infants who have died in mysterious circumstances. The author argues that Folbigg, who remains in prison, was wrongly convicted. The book also employs Folbigg's trial and appeals to consider what lessons courts have learned from prior wrongful convictions, such as those of Sally Clark and Angela Cannings. The author's research demonstrates that the Folbigg court was misled about the state of medical knowledge regarding infant death, and that the case proceeded on the incorrect assumption that behavioural and scientific evidence provided independent proofs of guilt. Individual chapters critically assess the relationships between medical research and expert testimony; the operation of unexamined cultural assumptions about good mothering; and the manner in which contested cases are reported by the press as overwhelming.