A Cold Case

Author: Philip Gourevitch
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429981105
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A tale of crime and punishment from a prizewinning writer. A few years ago, Andy Rosenzweig, an inspector for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, was abruptly reminded of an old, unsolved double homicide. It bothered him that Frankie Koehler, the notoriously dangerous suspect, had eluded capture and was still at large. Rosenzweig had known the victims of the crime, for they were childhood friends from the South Bronx: Richie Glennon, a Runyonesque ex-prizefighter at home with both cops and criminals, and Pete McGinn, a spirited restaurateur and father of four. Rosenzweig resolved to find the killer and close the case. In a surprising, intensely dramatic narrative, Philip Gourevitch brings together the story of Rosenzweig's pursuit with a mesmerizing account of Koehler's criminal personality and years on the lam. A Cold Case carries us deep into the lives and minds, the passions and perplexities, of an extraordinary cop and an extraordinary criminal whose lives were entwined over three decades. Set in a New York City that has all but disappeared, and written with a keen ear for the vibrant idiom of the colorful men and women who peopled its streets, this is nonetheless a book for our times. Gourevitch masterfully transforms a criminal investigation into a searching literary reckoning with the forces that drive one man to murder and another to hunt murderers."

Tatiana

Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849838135
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future. 'At times the writing mesmerizes with its originality...Long live Renko.' The New York Times Book Review 'Smith's point hits the mark with requisite force…Basic human behaviour - especially the worst of it - is so deeply embedded into psychological fabric that the same battles are waged even when the monsters keep shifting shapes.' The Los Angeles Times

Chasing the Dead

Author: Tim Weaver
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993324
Format: PDF, ePub
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Missing persons investigator David Raker’s heartstopping hunt for a mother’s vanished son—book one of Tim Weaver’s international bestselling mystery series One year ago, Alex Towne’s body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn’t. Mary Towne’s son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up—as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn’t want the work: it’s clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, he reluctantly agrees. As Raker digs deeper, he discovers that Alex’s life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found—and dark, dangerous men willing to kill to protect them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Diamond Eye

Author: Arthur Rosenfeld
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 076538566X
Format: PDF
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Max Diamond debuts in Diamond Eye, Arthur Rosenfeld's follow-up to A Cure for Gravity. Max Diamond has had better days. He's stuck in the mire of a child porn- snuff film-ring investigation when he receives a call that one of his old Yale buddies is dead. And the call comes from his sexy and sultry, one-time lover Phayle. Who can think of love at a time like this? Max Diamond can. But as Diamond delves deeper into the twisted and repulsive porn world, he begins to consider the suicides of his affluent and successful collegemates: a stellar woodworker killed by a power tool? a classical music affecionado electrocuted while listening to rock-n-roll? Something's not adding up. This wild and unforgiving ride can only be captained by whom? Who can control and make sense of this? Of snuff films, exploited children, secret societies, Miami drug cartels? Of Shining Path guerillas, and (thankfully at least) Grandma's cabbage rolls? Max Diamond can. And Diamond does. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Plague of Heretics

Author: Bernard Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cardiff-based Professor Knight, CBE, became a Home Office pathologist in 1965. During his 40-year career, he performed over 25,000 autopsies and was involved in many high-profile cases. The author of numerous non-fiction books, he has written fourteen novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Visit www.bernardknight.homestead.com

Hope Never Dies

Author: Andrew Shaffer
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1683690400
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The New York Times Best Seller "[Hope Never Dies is] an escapist fantasy that will likely appeal to liberals pining for the previous administration, longing for the Obama-Biden team to emerge from political retirement as action heroes."—Alexandra Alter, New York Times Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs. Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

The Patient Killer

Author: Sean Campbell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532941351
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bodies begin to pile up, the victims seemingly random. At first it seems that the only thing connecting the crimes is that each murder was meticulously planned and executed. When DCI Morton discovers that the latest victim, Primrose Kennard, was already at death's door, he has to ask: Who would bother to murder a dying woman?

Cold Case Research Resources for Unidentified Missing and Cold Homicide Cases

Author: Silvia Pettem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439861692
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cases in which all investigative leads appear to be exhausted are frustrating for both investigators and victims’ families. Cold cases can range from those only a few months old to others that go back for decades. Presenting profiles and actual case histories, Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide Cases illustrates how investigators can successfully apply resources that will enable them to reopen and solve cases gathering dust in the file room. Today’s investigators have found that, to solve cold cases, they need to be internet savvy and make the best use of the rapidly changing methodologies of the twenty-first century, but they also have to be time travelers and open the door to the past. This volume weaves together the nearly forgotten skill sets of traditional historical researchers with the latest online tools, including TLO, a premier investigative system; and NamUs, the revolutionary database for missing persons and unidentified remains. Along with practical applications, Cold Case Research gives investigators the tools they need to save time and money and to jump-start their cold cases, while keeping others from going cold in the future. Topics discussed include: Implementing cold case units People searches and working with databases Overlooked DNA in PKU cards The plight of the missing and unknown Applying historical and geographical context Online and off-line newspaper research Public and published records The use of volunteers Contact with co-victims Cold-case review teams and information-sharing resources Taking advantage of the media Using a thinking-outside-the-box approach, this volume helps fill major gaps in traditional cold case investigation training and techniques, enabling investigators to confidently reopen and crack the mystery of cases long thought unsolvable. Silvia Pettem was quoted in a January 29, 2012 article on missing persons in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

The Cedar Cage

Author: Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781910903056
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From the author of the bestseller, Samphire Coast. The boathouse had been built by an Edwardian aristocrat - from a single cedar of Lebanon - as a retreat, maybe even a cage, for his glamorous American bride. But in 2008, just weeks after moving into this dream home, Bertie starts to feel uneasy about living inside someone else's fantasy. Obsession takes hold when he becomes convinced that a carpenter, commissioned to fulfil Lord James Newton-Grey's vision, was murdered in the boathouse. His investigations immerse him in a sinister web of family secrets, as tangled and treacherous as the Norfolk marshlands that lie beyond his windows. Readers of The Cedar Cage - like its characters - must make up their own minds: is Bertie's strange, unquenchable imagination running riot...or has something genuinely supernatural been at work? 'Robert Greenfield's cleverly crafted thriller is a real page-turner!' - Christopher Warwick, royal biographer and broadcaster.

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ISBN: 1936560135
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