Murder and Mayhem in the Napa Valley

Author: Todd L. Shulman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614236267
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The picturesque vineyards of California's Napa Valley, one of the world's premier tourist destinations, disguise a tangled history of lawlessness, depravity and frontier justice. Some crimes were committed over debts, some for retribution and others in the name of love. Famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge killed a man for seducing his wife but was acquitted. Other criminals were not so lucky and met the gallows, like murderer William Roe, the state's final public execution. From the Pomo massacre--the first criminal case heard by the California Supreme Court--to the cold cases that continue to haunt the region, Napa Police Detective Todd Shulman decants the crimes of the Napa Valley, memorializing the victims and honoring the efforts of local law enforcement.

Murder She Wrote Martinis and Mayhem

Author: Jessica Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673559
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Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda. Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be... From the Paperback edition.

Shooting Lincoln

Author: Nicholas J. C. Pistor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824701
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They took the most memorable photographs of the Civil War. Now their long rivalry was about to climax with the spilled blood of an American president--an event that would usher in a new age of modern media. Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. With their photographs they brought the Civil War--and all of its terrible suffering--into Northern living rooms. By the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition. And when the biggest story of the century happened--the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--their paparazzi-like competition intensified. Brady, nearly blind and hoping to rekindle his wartime photographic magic, and Gardner, his former understudy, raced against each other to the theater where Lincoln was shot, to the autopsy table where Booth was identified, and to the gallows where the conspirators were hanged. Whoever could take the most sensational--or ghastly--photograph would achieve lasting camera-lens fame. Compelling and riveting, Shooting Lincoln tells the astonishing, behind-the-photographs story of these two media pioneers who raced to "shoot" the late president and the condemned conspirators. The photos they took electrified the country, fed America's growing appetite for tabloid-style sensationalism in the news, and built the media we know today.

Guilty as Zin

Author: Chuck Toubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780970866967
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GUILTY AS ZIN tells a tale of murder and mayhem in the wine country. The action-packed story is told against a backdrop of Napa Valley, California, and opens a window on the wine industry. Numerous recipes with matching wines add spice to the plot. A Napa engineer is brutally gunned down and sexually mutilated as he leaves the house of his mistress. Napa police are certain the wife killed her husband in a fit of jealous rage. All of the facts point in her direction, but private eye Gene Ventura isn't so sure. When Ventura steps on the wrong toes during his investigation, all hell breaks loose, and he and his loved ones face mortal danger.

Dying on the Job

Author: Ronald D. Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442218436
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Dying on the Job looks at the variety of reasons people take the lives of coworkers or themselves and offers explanations for their behavior. Some are pathological; others are simply stretched to limits they can t sustain. The author offers real stories throughout and ends with a consideration of trends, responses, and prevention strategies."

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California Babylon

Author: Kristan Lawson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466854146
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California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.

Slurp

Author: Robert Hernandez
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452096708
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Robert Weinguard enters the wine business under the tutelage of an oenologist, Barry Long, who devises far-fetched and amazingly effective schemes to make a fortune making counterfeit wine across four countries. In the process, there are three unsolved murders, perpetual mayhem, and countless close calls for getting caught in the act. The blunderbuss antics of Vincenzo Calabrese and his oversexed cohort, Madame, are on their scent, but end up eating their just desserts with a counterfeit Chateau d’Yquem ’52 Sauternes.