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World Encyclopedia Of 20th Century Murder

| October 15, 2016 | admin | 0

By Jay Robert Nash

The 20th century has witnessed an exceptional explosion of violent homicide that has affected degrees of society during the global and remodeled what used to be probability right into a consistent fact, lurking round the nook, residing down the block making everybody at risk of the unthinkable. international Encyclopedia of twentieth Century homicide, an alphabetical day trip throughout the so much celebrated and traditionally vital homicide instances during this century, seeks to give an explanation for the explanations in the back of those surprising and celebrated killings.

More than simply a unbelievable chronicle of chilling occasions, this impressive ebook by means of Edgar Award-winning writer Jay Nash, is the definitive connection with smooth around the world homicide.

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The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

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By Steve Berkman

Uncovering the realm Bank’s mortgage courses within the constructing international in The global financial institution and the Gods of Lending, writer Steve Berkman unearths not anything yet mismanagement and hypocrisy: a long time of advice with none major development within the lives of the bad; billions loaned for bettering governance, health and wellbeing care and schooling with little to teach for it; and donor money given to dysfunctional govt associations or officers with a background of looting nationwide treasuries. With 16 years as a financial institution employees member and advisor, Berkman offers compelling proof of misleading reporting and absence of due diligence as billions of bucks are wasted each year on corrupt and ill-conceived courses.

Using inner stories and memos, undertaking files and the Bank’s Annual studies as reference, Berkman demonstrates management’s obsession with lending regardless of the excessive fiduciary dangers concerned. Taking the reader inside of numerous venture fraud investigations, he exposes the convenience with which cash may be stolen from the Bank’s portfolio, and the measure to which those thefts are missed. portray an image of an establishment that's run by way of a bloated paperwork, The global financial institution and the Gods of Lending proposes adjustments that would rouse the financial institution from its bureaucratic complacency and restoration its valuable project of assuaging poverty.

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The White Angel Murder

| October 14, 2016 | admin | 0

By Victor Methos

The main VICIOUS homicide IN A CITY'S background . . . A killer stalks town of San Diego, brutally slaying ladies at the fringes of society. The physique of a tender girl torn aside in her bed room makes even the hardened detectives of the San Diego PD's murder Unit tremble with disgust and rage. A DETECTIVE WITH A afflicted prior . . . For SDPD murder detective Jon Stanton, the younger lady is greater than simply one other case. His former associate, Eli Sherman, used to be the unique detective assigned to the case; earlier than he was once chanced on to be one in every of San Diego's such a lot ruthless serial killers. a last probability AT REDEMPTION . . . Stanton used to be not able to determine Sherman for what he used to be and blames himself for the murders he dedicated whereas at the strength. close to dying, Stanton swears that he'll by no means put on the badge back. yet with a wicked killer eluding the easiest San Diego PD has to provide, he needs to once more struggle to discover a killer that leaves no facts at the back of, and that has grew to become his awareness to new prey . . . concerning the writer Victor Methos holds levels in philosophy and ethics and a doctorate in legislation from the collage of Utah. he's a former prosecutor focusing on the prosecution of violent crimes, and is at the moment a legal security lawyer within the usa. He has defended everybody from murderers and the mafia, to the homeless and disabled. he's at the moment on a quest to climb the "Seven Summits," the seven maximum peaks in the world. THE WHITE ANGEL homicide, his 3rd novel, is loosely according to real instances and is through stroll IN DARKNESS and SIN urban murder.

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Hodejegerne

| October 14, 2016 | admin | 0

By Jo Nesbø

En nervepirrende, drivende og uutholdelig spennende pageturner av en forbryterroman. Handlingen fører oss fra samfunnets pengeelite til en underverden av torpedoer og svindlere, og vi opplever de mest utspekulerte drap, forfølgelsesscener og forsvinningsnumre som sjangeren kan via på. Roger Brown er en new york og uforglemmelig figur, som vil glede alle Nesbøs gamle lesere og skaffe ham mange nye.

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Phantom Prey

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By John Sandford

After one bothered college-age scholar disappears and are discovered slashed to demise, Lucas Davenport unearths himself looking what seems to be a modern day Jack the Ripper. yet Lucas retains getting the sneaking suspicion that there's anything else concerned. anything very undesirable, very darkish, and as elusive as a phantom.

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The Pusher (An 87th Precinct Novel)

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By Ed McBain

A bitterly chilly evening deals up a physique grew to become blue—not frozen, yet swinging from a rope in a dank basement. The lifeless teenager sounds like a transparent case of suicide, yet Detective Steve Carella and Lieutenant Peter Byrnes discover a few evidence misplaced, and an post-mortem confirms their suspicions. The boy hadn’t hung himself yet OD’d on heroin earlier than an unknown spouse strung him as much as cover the genuine reason behind dying. The revelation dredges up sufficient muck to muddy the waters of what should’ve been an open-and-shut case. to discover the solutions to a lifestyles long gone off the rails, Carella and Byrnes face a deep slog into the group of clients and pushers—but a grim cellphone calls discloses that very group already has its claws in a cop’s son. a brand new pusher is staking a declare correct below the 87th Precinct’s noses, and it’s as much as Carella and Byrnes to snag the viper sooner than it poisons their entire lives.

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Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series

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By David Pietrusza

History recollects Arnold Rothstein because the guy who mounted the 1919 international sequence, an underworld genius. The real-life version for the good Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from men and Dolls, Rothstein was once a lot more—and less—than a fixer of baseball video games. He was once every thing that made Twenties new york roar. that includes Jazz Age Broadway with its thugs, speakeasies, showgirls, political movers and shakers, and stars of the Golden Age of activities, this can be a biography of the guy who ruled an age. Arnold Rothstein was once a personal loan shark, pool shark, bookmaker, thief, fence of stolen estate, political fixer, Wall highway swindler, hard work racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind of the fashionable drug exchange. between his monikers have been "The giant Bankroll," "The Brain," and "The guy Uptown." This bright account of Rothstein's existence can be the tale of con artists, crooked law enforcement officials, politicians, gang lords, newsmen, speakeasy proprietors, gamblers and so forth. eventually unraveling the secret of Rothstein's November 1928 homicide in a instances sq. lodge room, David Pietrusza has cemented the massive Bankroll's position one of the such a lot influential and engaging mythical American criminals. sixteen pages of black-and-white images are featured.

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The Mystery Box: The Mystery Book Collection

| October 14, 2016 | admin | 0

By Eva Pohler

Football mother Yvette Palmer lives a regular existence in San Antonio, Texas while a field is brought to her by way of mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner—a crotchety neighbor named Mona who stocks her again fence—is drawn right into a unusual and haunting story.

Mona’s ratty gown, temper swings, and secretive habit all elevate pink flags, and Yvette is certain another person resides there regardless of Mona’s declare to dwell on my own, yet Yvette is not able to wreck away as she listens to how Mona remodeled from a tender university lady approximately to be married to the atypical, reclusive, ghost of a girl she is now.

As Yvette listens to her neighbor's story, she discovers a surprising connection, yet does not comprehend even if Mona's come to aid or to hurt her and her family members.

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