McLaren develops a historiographical survey on Victorian attitudes toward sexuality and morality, and their relation to violence as he describes the story of Dr. Thomas Cream. Cream murdered prostitutes and women seeking abortions in England and North America between 1877 and 1892.
He was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to the rugby club, organising charity collections. His patients thought the world of him: he was attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known, with between 200 and 300 victims. Quietly, for many years, the small, bespectacled GP was making unexpected house calls - and walking out leaving a dead body behind. The murderous career of Dr Shipman only came to an end when police in Hyde, Greater Manchester, were called to investigate a forged will. Overnight, they found themselves embroiled in the biggest murder case in British history. Substantially revised and updated since Shipman's suicide in prison, this is a compelling account of these monstrous crimes and of the man who committed them. The authors have had unparalleled access to friends, colleagues and patients. Their in-depth and authoritative investigation looks at how he killed, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and - most important of all - why.
Within these covers are stories about a group of risk-takers and adrenaline junkies who lived a life of stimulating and physically challenging activity. It is a rollicking adventure account of men who chose a wilderness avocation and lifestyle in lieu of comfort and leisure for their relaxation. This is also a travelogue about much of the backcountry of this nation. Their journeys into these wilderness areas lasted over twenty years comprising some seventy expeditions into places like the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Trail, Pesidential Range, and the desert of Joshua Tree. Learn more about the history of these locations and other backwoods areas primarily in the mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Read about these unusual people, their travels, and the physical trials they put their aging bodies through as they pursued their exploring passion, seeking exciting adventures, demanding experiences, and refuge from there professional lives. They wanted to be explorers, test themselves physically, and to see what was over the horizon. Their interest level had no valley and no summit. It was limitless. They were not purists in the sense of following the conventional standards of "roughing it" in the wilderness. Instead, they did it their way. They were the real thing and enjoyed living "On The Edge." Not many people do. These journeys are humourous, filled with dubious judgement, lessons on field-craft, history, philosophy, geology, and survival comparisons drawn from combat experiences. These stories should appeal to all readers with similar inclinations, despite age or gender. Travel along with them in these stories and expereince a rush of adrenline as you read about their trips and learn more about the backwoods of this great country. .
In Diagnosis Death: A Prescription for Murder, as an economic downturn causes a city to have paralyzing financial hardships, you learn even good people can be forced to do the unthinkable. Consequently, darkness and evil are found to be alive and well at University Hospital, a facility initially started as a safety net for the uninsured. With deception and blackmail having become routine, the truth is waiting to be discovered, however will it be, and if so, who will discover it? And will those responsible face justice? These are just a few of the questions waiting to be answered in this saga of love, hate, life, death, murder, and intrigue told against the backdrop of the world’s noblest profession. In learning the answers, you may forever question health care after discovering that at University Hospital, what you don’t know might kill you.
Harold Shipman was a pillar of the community. His patients thought the world of him; he was attentive, kind and never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known with between 200 and 300 victims. This is an account of these crimes and the man who committed them.
Jill is a struggling professional female in a cynical male dominated world. As a criminal investigator for Lubbock District Attorney's Office, she has found refuge in her work and devoted to finding the truth. Jill comes from a family of law enforcement, sadly losing her father at the hand of a criminal. She has learned to use his death to become strong and build from her fears. Jill falls for an older, successful pharmacist and begins to let down the wall she has built to keep from being hurt, only to find that she has set herself up for heartache. She is forced to end destructive behavior by doing the very acts she despises. In the end she is reminded just how strong she is and that she will heal from anything.
The Closter Drug company is going to double in value as soon as it perfects its cure for migraine: most of the directors are set to make sizeable fortunes as they float the company on the Stock Exchange. When a group pledged to stopping experiments on animals demonstrates at a Closter news conference, the action is seen as no more than embarrassing. But the kidnap of one of the Closter directors that follows cannot be so easily ignored, especially when, instead of a ransom, the kidnappers demand that the other directors sell their company shares at a crippling loss... No one understands what the kidnappers themselves are gaining by this, until banker Mark Treasure - the non-executive Chairman of Closter Drug - returns from an American trip and works out what's really happening. Even so, he is too late to prevent two murders and the stock market skulduggery that decimates Closter management and threatens to wipe out the company. The fourteenth of David Williams' elegant and intelligent Mark Treasure murder mysteries, Prescription for Murder is a perfect corporate puzzle with a cast of truly unique characters.
To celebrate the depth and history of British crime, this Bello omnibus brings together three talented writers in one volume. Murder In Moscow: Foreign correspondent George Gerney investigates the murder of a member of a pro-Soviet delegation from England, in Andrew Garve’s classic Cold War thriller. Refusing to accept the official Russian explanation and better versed than most foreigners in Soviet tactics of every kind, Gerney does his own investigating – giving a shrewd and often amusing picture of life behind the Iron Curtain. A Game of Murder: A young Scotland Yard officer is on leave when his father dies in a golfing accident but he cannot let the mystery go. Who is the young man seen on the golf links and why is everyone so interested in a dog’s collar? The twisting, turning plot drips suspense on every page, quickening into a flood of action and mystery. Francis Durbridge’s novel of his classic 1966 TV serial keeps the reader guessing unti the very end. Prescription For Murder: When animal rights’ protesters disrupt a Closter Drug Company press conference it’s seen as no more than an embarrassment, but then one of the company directors is kidnapped. An unusual demand for ransom — that the other directors sell their company shares at a crippling loss — adds to the puzzle and it’s up to David Williams’ famous merchant banker turned investigator, Mark Treasure, to figure out what’s really happening.
In the newest novel in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher must diagnose a killer with a taste for bad medicine… Jessica’s latest book tour brings her to Tampa, Florida, where she meets up with an old friend, Cabot Cove’s Dr. Seth Hazlitt. Seth is in town visiting Alvaro Vasquez, a renowned physician who is developing a potentially groundbreaking cure for Alzheimer’s disease. If he’s successful, his American backers stand to make millions. But there’s a growing fear that the drug may fall into the wrong hands. Jessica attends a party at Vasquez’s lavish home, but the celebration ends abruptly when Vasquez seems to be struck by lightning. Jessica and Seth do some digging into the physician’s checkered past and learn that his death was no accident. As they work together to find a cure for the common killer, they become enmeshed in international intrigue involving the local police, the FBI, and the CIA—and begin to wonder whether they’ll ever see Cabot Cove again.
The new DCI, Harriet Love, is a stunner. Tall, lively and stylish, she also has sparkling green eyes... a law degree... and a distinguished admirer, in the shape of Mr Justice Fitzwilliam. It all upsets DI Ed Harrington a lot - and he doesn't know why. Is it her voice, her perfume, her friendliness, her beauty... ? Ouch! Things don't get better when a chain of murders touches Torreston, and Ed and Harris are put on the case. Can DCI Love get the best out of her team - and Ed? Find out as they battle with a serial killer who turns the softest cashmere scarves into the stuff of nightmares. There's something in the air in this fine novel of detection and suspense - don't dare miss it!
In the seemingly quiet town of Knighton drink there is never a dull moment for Dr Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what is wrong with her. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what is wrong with her. When Eric Dawson, a stranger, claims to have known Richard's second fiancee - a woman Richard claims does not exist - Barbara's health worsens and she isn't the only one. When Eric Dawson, a stranger, claims to have known Richard's second fiancee - a woman Richard claims does not exist - Barbara's health worsens and she is not the only one. With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as bad news, it seems somebody is out to kill Barbara, and anyone else who gets in their way. Inizio Pagina With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as bad news, it seems somebody is out to kill Barbara, and anyone else who gets in their way.
In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.
"Rx For Murder" Dr. Kurt Mason thinks a clinic run by Dr. James Howard is just a scam, and persuades his wealthy friend, Birney Britt, former investigative reporter, to check into the clinic to find out what is taking place there. Dr. Howard is murdered, and Birney learns that James Howard was a blackmailer and had hidden tapes containing the information he used in his extortion schemes. Police Lieutenant Randall O'Halloran makes life miserable for Birney as she tries to complete her investigation, even threatening prosecution if Birney continues. Birney accidentally finds Dr. Howard's tapes, but she keeps their contents to herself, wanting to learn what is on them before turning them over to the police. The information on the tapes puts Birney's life in danger as she moves through the maze created by the killer.
The annual steeplechase races at Montpelier, once the home of James and Dolley Madison, are the high point in the social calendar of the horse-mad Virginians of cozy Crozet. The race meet offers a cracking good time with old friends and a chance to get even—on the racecourse—with old enemies. Postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen will be in the thick of the action on this day of high spirits and fierce competition. But the glorious thoroughbreds and the pinks and greens and purples worn by the riders do not blind Harry to the dangerous undercurrents that start to surface. There's sure to be some emotional fireworks at Montpelier. Still, no one expects the day to end in tragedy. Found dead in the main barn is one of the day's riders, a knife plunged through the jockey's heart. The only clue is a playing card, the Queen of Clubs, impaled over the fatal wound. Within the wealthy, tight-knit world of horse owners, trainers, and jockeys, the victim had both admirers and enemies. Was the murderer's motive greed, drugs--a pervasive evil in the race world—or sexual rivalry? Luckily for Crozet's humans, the tiger cat Mrs. Murphy is right at home in the stable yard...and on the trail of the shocking truth. But will Harry catch on in time to stop a killer grown bloodthirsty with success? In Murder, She Meowed Sneaky Pie Brown and her co-author, Rita Mae Brown, have penned another clever and sassy mystery that probes the depths of human depravity and the heights of feline genius.
In the newest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher is invited to ring in the New Year with British aristocracy. Too bad someone’s about to end the life of the party.... Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady’s maid in the garden. While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out. And that’s only during teatime! As midnight beckons at the ball the next night, the earl offers a toast, complete with fireworks. But the merriment crashes to a halt when he falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned—and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it’s up to Jessica and George to find the killer—or killers—before another corpse welcomes in the New Year....
A Prescription for Adversity makes the revolutionary case that Ambrose Bierce, far from being a bitter misanthrope, was instead both a compassionate and moral author. Berkove, focusing on Bierce's short fiction, establishes the necessity of recognizing the pattern of his intellectual and literary development over the course of his career. The author shows that Bierce, probably the American author with the most extensive experience of the Civil War, turned to classical Stoicism and English and French Enlightenment literature in his postwar search for meaning. Bierce's fiction arose from his ultimately unsatisfying encounters with the philosophies those sources offered, but the moral commitment as well as the literary techniques of their authors, particularly Jonathan Swift, inspired him. Dating Bierce's fiction, and introducing uncollected journalism, correspondence, and important new literary history and biographical information, Berkove brings new insights to a number of stories, including "A Son of the Gods" and "A Horseman in the Sky, " but especially "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, " and presents compelling readings of the Parenticide Club tales and "Moxon's Master." A Prescription for Adversity substantiates how Bierce at his best is one of the few American authors who rise to the level of Mark Twain, and the only one who touches Jonathan Swift. A work of both biography and literary criticism, this book rescues Ambrose Bierce and his literature from the neglect to which it has been assigned by "illfounded, obtuse, and unproductive approaches based on skewed notions of his personality and forced or facile readings of individual stories."
CLAWS AND EFFECT Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital–until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It’s not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love. But it’s tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, roaming the netherworld of Crozet Hospital, who sniffs out a secret that dates back to the Underground Railroad. Then Harry is attacked and a doctor is executed in cold blood. Soon only a quick-witted cat and her animal pals feline Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker stand between Harry and a coldly calculating killer with a prescription for murder.
Spring fever comes to the small town of Crozet, Virginia. As the annual Dogwood Festival approaches, postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen feels her own mating instincts stir. As for tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, feline intuition tells her there’s more in the air than just pheromones. It begins with a case of stolen hubcaps and proceeds to the mysterious death of a dissolute young mechanic over a sobering cup of coffee. Then another death and a shooting lead to the discovery of a half-million crisp, clean dollar bills that look to be very dirty. Now Harry is on the trail of a cold-blooded murderer. Mrs. Murphy already knows who it is--and who’s next in line. She also knows that Harry, curious as a cat, does not have nine lives. And the one she does have is hanging by the thinnest of threads.