The Professor & the Coed: Scandal & Murder at the Ohio State University True Crime #ad - The true story of james howard Snook, Theora Hix, and one of the most shocking crimes of the 1920s. During the trial, the details of the illicit love affair were so salacious that newspapers could only hint about what really led to the coed’s murder and the professor’s ultimate punishment. In the sweltering summer of 1929, the people of Columbus, Ohio, were enthralled by the story of Dr.
This is the first full account of this astonishing story, from scandalous beginning to tragic end.
Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson MysteryThe History Press #ad - A web of intrigue” Our State. More than half a century later, the story was all but forgotten when local resident Diane McLellan spied an old photograph at a yard sale and became obsessed with solving the mystery. A politically charged coroner’s inquest failed to determine a definitive cause of death, and the following civil action continued to expose sordid details of the couple’s lives.
He takes the reader through the wild inquest, a later trial over Elva’s will, and buckets of speculation. Salisbury Post. Her enthusiastic sleuthing captured the attention of Southern Pines resident and journalist Steve Bouser, who takes readers back to those blustery winter days so long ago in the search to reveal what really happened to Elva Statler Davidson.
Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery #ad - A socialite bride, a $1 million inheritance, an older husband of questionable social rank, Yankees misbehaving on Southern soil . . . Includes photos “as compelling as any crime mystery an American writer has ever written: suspenseful, titillating, true and set in Moore County. The pilot “bouser is both compassionate and balanced in his reports of the Davidson affair.
Authors ’round the south “bouser uses a story ‘ripped from the headlines’ as they say to reveal what’s known and unknown about a young Pinehurst socialite’s bizarre death . .
The Townhouse Massacre: The Unforgettable Crimes of Richard Speck True CrimeRyan Green Publishing #ad - Speck woke the residents and ordered them into a room, calmly requesting money in exchange for their safety. The young women obliged. They believed that he was just going to take the money and leave but Speck had other plans. The situation took a turn for the worse when two more resident nurses burst into the townhouse, surprising Speck in the act.
It just wasn’t their night” – richard speckon the evening of 13 July 1966, an intoxicated Richard Speck broke into a townhouse at 2319 East 100th Street in Chicago, to rob a group of student nurses. He tied them all up with strips of bed linen, and led one of the girls into a separate room to “talk alone”.
The Townhouse Massacre: The Unforgettable Crimes of Richard Speck True Crime #ad - The townhouse massacre is a chilling and gripping account of one of the most brutal and gruesome true crime stories in American history. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further. What transpired in the following hours would grip the nation with fear and forever change the perception of society.
Ryan green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller. Caution: this book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence.
The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery True CrimeThe History Press #ad - In 1931, the tensions of the great depression took hold of Detroit at every level—even spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the Delray boardinghouse. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres and her son Bill were convicted of the brutal killing and suspected in a dozen more.
Their cries of innocence went unheeded—until one lawyer, determined to seek justice, took on the case. Following the twists and turns of this shocking story, The Witch of Delray explores the tumultuous 1930s in a city notorious for corruption and reveals the truth of Detroit’s own Hex Woman. An immigrant woman and her son are accused of murder and witchcraft in this powerful true crime story of corruption in 1930s Detroit.
The Nun's Tale The Owen Archer Series Book 3Diversion Books #ad - Based on an enigmatic entry in the records of Clementhorpe Nunnery, this authentic, gripping mystery conjures a fourteenth century ripe with forbidden passions and political intrigue. Along the way he encounters geoffrey chaucer, renegade mercenaries, a spy for the king of England, who believes there is a connection between the nun’s troubles, and the powerful Percy family.
Engrossing . . . Robb lives up to the standard set by master medievalist Ellis Peters. Booklist. When young nun joanna calverley dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. Imbued with the flavor of english medieval life, Robb’s story melds true events with fiction to create a gripping historical mystery” Publishers Weekly.
The Nun's Tale The Owen Archer Series Book 3 #ad - And death seems to ride in her wake. Back in york, lucie, owen’s wife, pregnant with their first child, however, has won the confidence of the mysterious nun and realizes that there are secrets hidden in the woman’s seemingly mad ramblings . . . But a year later, archbishop thoresby learns of a woman who has arrived in York claiming to be the resurrected nun, talking of relic-trading and miracles.
The archbishop sends owen archer to retrace the woman’s journey, an investigation that leads him across the north from Leeds to Beverley to Scarborough.
In the Mind of a Female Serial KillerPen & Sword History #ad - Using original research based on family-owned primary sources and government files only recently made available, In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer delves into to the grisly psyche of these infamous murderesses. Kate webster committed one of the sickest slayings of the Victorian era. Four turn-of-the-century fiends whose “crimes, even by today’s standards, are still shocking—because they were committed by women” Yorkshire Magazine.
Louie calvert, a prostitute condemned for only one murder. But more than a century ago they made headlines and enthralled a bloodthirsty public. But her unique death cell autobiography revealed much more to her story. Willis, an english “baby farmer” whose services included foster care, wet-nursing, and infanticide.
In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer #ad - Their names may not be as familiar as such notorious female serial killers as Aileen Wuornos, Myra Hindley, Martha Beck, or Belle Gunness. Now, a london servant girl whose victims of choice were children, journalist Stephen Jakobi unearths the life and crimes of four of history’s most twisted women: Agnes Norman, venturing into the darkest side of human behavior, including three infants.
. Was she also responsible for the Thames Torso Murders which rivaled Jack the Ripper? Finally, the mysterious Mrs. Most startling is that Agnes was a child herself—only fifteen-years-old.
The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt: Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts KillerThe History Press #ad - She traveled to detroit to marry her correspondent, but in March 1917, she mysteriously disappeared. In the fall of 1916, new york housemaid Augusta Steinbach fell in love with a man she met through a matrimonial advertisement in her local newspaper. The author of true crime: michigan “tells the tale of an alleged World War I German spy and love-ad bandit from Royal Oak who killed to cover up his work” C&G News.
Follow detectives as they unravel the tangled web spun by Michigan’s original lonely-hearts killer—a criminal mastermind the Detroit News dubbed “one of America's master outlaws. Includes photos. What began as a routine search for a missing person turned into a baffling case of deception, bigamy, and murder.
Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley True CrimeThe History Press #ad - Police arrested only one suspect for Lindsley’s murder, which remains unsolved to this day. Gossip swirled that neighbor frances Bemis knew who killed Lindsley and would notify authorities—and then Bemis was later murdered on her nightly walk. Kennedy, Jr. Is still notorious more than four decades after it occurred.
Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley True Crime #ad - The only eyewitness said a man attacked Lindsley with a machete in broad daylight on the front steps of her mansion. The true story of the long-unsolved killing of a celebrity in northern Florida: “A page-turner. First coast living the murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley, a former model and television hostess who was once engaged to Joseph P.
Here, records, and draws from over one thousand pages of depositions, official county documentation, Elizabeth Randall replaces the rumors with research, and interviews to reveal the story behind this shocking crime. Includes photos .
Wicked New Orleans: The Dark Side of the Big EasyThe History Press #ad - Since as early as the 1700s, New Orleans has been a city filled with sin and vice. It was also considered one of the country’s most dangerous cities, with a reputation of crime and loose morals. Those first pioneering citizens of the Big Easy were thieves, vagabonds, and criminals of all kinds. By the time louisiana fell under American control, New Orleans had become a city of debauchery and corruption camouflaged by decadence.
Tales in this volume include that of the notorious axeman who plagued the streets of the Crescent City in the early 1900s and Kate Townsend, a prostitute who was murdered by her own lover, a man who later was awarded her inheritance. Includes photos. Rampant gambling and prostitution were the norm in nineteenth-century New Orleans, and over one-third of today’s French Quarter was considered a hotbed of sin.
Wicked New Orleans: The Dark Side of the Big Easy #ad - Troy taylor takes a look back at New Orleans’s early wicked days and historic crimes. The author of haunted new orleans digs up NOLA’s long and lawless history—from pirates and prostitutes to mobsters and murderers.
The Snake and the Spider: Abduction and Murder in Daytona BeachRosettaBooks #ad - A new york times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicles the murder and abduction of two teens during a dream spring break vacation. When they failed to come home on their planned return date, their parents were terrified. Best friends daryl barber and james Boucher were responsible, and their parents trusted them to spend Spring Break at Daytona Beach unchaperoned.
The Snake and the Spider: Abduction and Murder in Daytona Beach #ad - What starts as a dream vacation, ended as every parent’s worst nightmare . . . New york times–bestselling author Karen Kingsbury narrates the tragic tale of a road trip gone horribly wrong in this not-to-be missed true crime novel. They could not have known that their innocent sons would encounter two violent men on the Florida coast.
They could not have imagined the torture their children would endure before their bodies turned up four months later in a Florida swamp. When the boys missed their agreed-upon daily check-ins, their parents were disappointed.
Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and MurderDiversion Books #ad - Before he wakes has the suspense of a novel” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With every new discovery, more of Barbara’s impeccable image unraveled. When she “accidentally” shot her husband, the police were inclined to believe her—until they learned that ten years earlier, Russ, popular high school coach, her first husband had died in a strangely similar way.
With “the fine-toothed-comb reporting of an ace crime journalist, lethal lust, ” this book takes us deep into a spellbinding case of double life, and almost perfect murder Kirkus Reviews. But the greatest shock—a damning piece of evidence Russ Stager left behind—revealed the nightmare truth about Barbara.
Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder #ad - Another stunning success. Patricia cornwell, New York Times–bestselling author of Chaos. A shocking and well-written portrait of a dangerous woman. The new york Times “Mesmerizing. Ann rule, new york times–bestselling author of the stranger Beside Me “This account of manipulation, compulsive spending, promiscuity, lying, and murder is made even more chilling by the fact that appearances are often deceiving.
Library journal “A profile of evil . . . Barbara stager was known as a devoted mother, loving wife, and dedicated church leader in her Durham, North Carolina, community.