Sleep My Darlings

Sleep My Darlings Author Diane Fanning
ISBN-10 9780312945084
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 208
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Describes how devoted Army wife and mother of two Julie Schenecker murdered her sixteen-year-old daughter and thirteen-year-old son after they talked back to her.



Evil Twins

Evil Twins Author John Glatt
ISBN-10 9780312968892
Release 1999-05-15
Pages 288
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Details the mysterious connection between twins and what happens when they evolve into killers in ten true accounts, including that of a Harvard-educated chemical engineer who murdered her two children before ending her own life six years after her twin sister attempted to poison her own children. Reissue.



By Reason of Insanity

By Reason of Insanity Author Shane Stevens
ISBN-10 9781501106811
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 512
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Stevens takes readers on a harrowing descent into the mind of a mass murderer in this eerily realistic serial-killer novel. At the center of this gripping epic novel of mass murder, pursuit, and psychological terror is Thomas Bishop, a psychotic young killer who believes he is the son of Caryl Chessman, who was executed for rape in California amid intense controversy. Subjected to unmerciful physical and mental torture from an early age, Bishop kills his mother at the age of ten and is placed in an institution for the criminally insane. He grows to manhood knowing the outside world only through a television screen. At twenty-five, he succeeds in a brilliant escape and change of identity and begins to move across the country, murdering women in particularly gruesome ways. Pursued by reporters, police, and the mob, Bishop manages to elude them all, and the search for him becomes the greatest manhunt in US history.The chilling denouement will hold readers spellbound until the shattering, unforgettable conclusion.



Lydie of Peruwelz

Lydie of Peruwelz Author Richard Burack Sr. MD
ISBN-10 9781491743799
Release 2016-10-27
Pages 508
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In 1839, Lydie Fougnies, 20 years old, is attractive, refined, and educated. Her father is a well-to-do businessman. She meets Felippe Van Hendryk, single child of wealthy aristocrats. They fall in love and a two-year chaste affair leads to talk of marriage. However, his class-conscious, bigoted mother severs their relationship because Lydie is not from high society. Unhappy Felippe is sent to university in Switzerland where he marries, and divorces, the wanton daughter of a wealthy Swiss banker. Lydie is angry and resentful. She is a victim of emotion and, bent on revenge, she cannot think rationally. Believing she can wreak revenge on Mme Van Hendryk by proving her worth only if she belongs to the aristocracy, she directs her attention to Count Hippolyte de Bocarmé, a farmer who lives in a dreary, desolate 16th century chateau. Unschooled and crude, his size and strength seduce her. Certain that the rustic, prodigal son of a fine family can easily be led to the altar, she mentors him in reading, writing, and manners. Never does she suspect that he’s a conscienceless psychopathic felon. He conceals his craving to know her sexually, and plans to steal her family’s fortune.



The Trials of Laura Fair

The Trials of Laura Fair Author Carole Haber
ISBN-10 9781469607597
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 328
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On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A. P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's lawyers, supported by expert testimony from physicians, claimed that the shooting was the result of temporary insanity caused by a severely painful menstrual cycle. The first jury disregarded such testimony, choosing instead to focus on Fair's disreputable character. In the second trial, however, an effective defense built on contemporary medical beliefs and gendered stereotypes led to a verdict that shocked Americans across the country. In this rousing history, Carole Haber probes changing ideas about morality and immorality, masculinity and femininity, love and marriage, health and disease, and mental illness to show that all these concepts were reinvented in the Victorian West. Haber's book examines the era's most controversial issues, including suffrage, the gendered courts, women's physiology, and free love. This notorious story enriches our understanding of Victorian society, opening the door to a discussion about the ways in which reputation, especially female reputation, is shaped.



Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves Author Mark Z. Danielewski
ISBN-10 9780375420528
Release 2000
Pages 709
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries



Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind Author Julie Salamon
ISBN-10 9780375507014
Release 2001-06-12
Pages 320
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Robert and Mary Rowe’s second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes’ courageous response to adversity set an example for a group of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe’s pressures — professional and personal — took their toll, and he fell into depression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells the Rowes’ tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist — that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes — a young woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.



From Combat Zone to Love at Home

From Combat Zone to Love at Home Author Debbie Preece
ISBN-10 9780964707009
Release 1998-04
Pages 65
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What mother hasn't felt like she is living in a "Combat Zone" at some time or other? Who hasn't wondered how to get the children to help around the house when asked the first time & to cheerfully empty the garbage & set the table? Only in your dreams you say? Not True! This book is a How-To guide to escape the combat & replace it with happy faces & children willing to help on the first request. This book contains revolutionary concepts that will produce Love at home even by the most difficult child. Included in this book are many color pages, charts & graphs & how to use them instructions. There are also complete worksheets for most any room in the house that details children's assignments for the month with a check off column for the child to complete. This method has been tried & tested for over 13 years. It is truly inspired & will help every mother in combat go FROM COMBAT ZONE TO LOVE AT HOME. To order DKP Inc., 5632 Bayside Dr., Orlando, FL 32819. Phone: (407) 876-0829 or FAX (407) 876-6568.



Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices Author Ann Rule
ISBN-10 9781940018195
Release 2012-12-21
Pages 496
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When Diane Downs and her three children were shot on a quiet, country road, residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened. A bushy haired stranger had flagged down their car, Diane told police, as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children. Despite the fact she was shot, too, the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child. But something about her story was fishy, and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying. Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not, her supporters insisted. Diane, they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive, Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be? Or was she a woman so obsessed, she would kill her own young to achieve her goal? Ann Rule's critically acclaimed SMALL SACRIFICES, was an instant bestseller, and later Farrah Fawcett was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Downs in the TV miniseries based on Rule's book.



What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind Author Ellen Marie Wiseman
ISBN-10 9780758278463
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 336
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In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty--and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most. Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care--and Clara is committed to the public asylum. Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices--with shocking and unexpected results. Illuminating and provocative, What She Left Behind is a masterful novel about the yearning to belong--and the mysteries that can belie even the most ordinary life. Praise For Ellen Marie Wiseman's The Plum Tree "Ellen Marie Wiseman's provocative and realistic images of a small German village are exquisite. The Plum Tree will find good company on the shelves of those who appreciated Skeletons at the Feast, by Chris Bohjalian, Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, and Night, by Elie Wiesel." --NY Journal of Books "The meticulous hand-crafted detail and emotional intensity of The Plum Tree immersed me in Germany during its darkest hours and the ordeals its citizens had to face. A must-read for WWII Fiction aficionados--and any reader who loves a transporting story." --Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us "Wiseman eschews the genre's usual military conflicts of daily life during wartime, lending an intimate and compelling poignancy to this intriguing debut." --Publishers Weekly "Ellen Marie Wiseman weaves a story of intrigue, terror, and love from a perspective not often seen in Holocaust novels." --Jewish Book World "A haunting and beautiful debut novel." --Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August



A Justified Bitch

A Justified Bitch Author H.G. McKinnis
ISBN-10 9781945501029
Release 2017-08-08
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It takes a guilty bastard to make a justified bitch. When a severed finger shows up on her doorstep in a seedy section of Las Vegas, Helen Taylor does not freak out. She’s already crazy, as evidenced by her junk-stuffed house and its ever-growing population of cats. There’s also Bobby, her long-dead husband. Helen talks to him regularly, and Bobby talks back. The finger and the brutal murder it reveals are more than a hoarding cat lady with a phantom husband can ignore. Helen’s a suspect, and she ends up in jail. Summoned by the detective on the case, Helen’s sister Pat arrives from Phoenix with two teen-age boys in tow. While Helen is AWOL from a mental facility, another gruesome murder is discovered. Pat, the boys, and the detective struggle to separate fact from insanity, but it takes power beyond the ordinary to bring the truth to light.



MURDER My Love

MURDER  My Love Author
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Release 1973
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MURDER My Love has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MURDER My Love also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MURDER My Love book for free.



Insanity Begins at Home

Insanity Begins at Home Author Ken Ludmer
ISBN-10 9781491739815
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 326
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In his poignant memoir, Ken Ludmer, details his often raucous, always conflicted, and yet loving relationship with his mother. After sixty plus years of their epic battle, Ludmer and his Ma attempt to heal their wounds as he cares for her, following her broken hip at age 91. In the last eighteen months of her once brave and independent, world traveling life, they tell their stories to one another as they relive their battles in this American family life saga during the 40’s, and 50’s. Ludmer narrates his fun filled, adventurous hitchhiking throughout the USA and Europe in the 60’s, with hilarity and heartfelt honesty. His Ma is never at a loss for zingers. Insanity Begins at Home shares the heartwarming and insightful true story of a therapist’s struggle to survive his mother’s relentless ways, as they come full circle in this disarmingly touching memoir. “Ken Ludmer’s zest for life shines through every chapter of the remarkable book. This is a great story which will strike a chord with anyone who has lived through the 60’s and 70’s. and will make younger readers wish they had.” —Maggie Cobbett, Author Anyone for Murder?; Had We But World Enough; Swings and Roundabouts. www. maggiecobbett.co.uk “Ken Ludmer has had an extraordinary life. He’s done amazing things. He’s a larger than life character. The book is filled with much good humor, poignancy, truth telling and a huge heart. He is a natural story teller and these wonderful vivid chapters will touch your heart deeply.” —Amy Ferris, Author, Marrying George: Confessions from a midlife crisis (Seal Press)2010. blog www.marryinggeorgeclooney,com Book: Dancing at the Shame Prom, Anthology, Seal Press (2012) co-edited with Hollye Dexter “Ken Ludmer has the ability to renew a classical picaresque genre for contemporary readers. His book is a bitter sweet, often hilarious journey that betrays the author’s grand reservoir of jouissance. His honesty disarms while touching the core of our being. If you are down, and lonely and nobody to talk to, grab this book, your dark soul will be revived.” —Dr. Isaac Tylim the Buenos Aires Herald



Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil Author Jeff Harshbarger
ISBN-10 9781616386955
Release 2012
Pages 207
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Recognizing the real face of the occult Its tentacles have infiltrated the very fiber of our day-to-day existence. Its symbols adorn our buildings, our currency, and the clothes and jewelry we wear. Its followers are legion, some of them blind to their own devotion while others pour out effort and intellect searching for an understanding of the divine. It is the occult, and it dominates the world's mind-set. Jeff Harshbarger and his friends know about occult practices. After two unsuccessful suicide attempts and an offer to become a human sacrifice, Jeff left his life of Satanism to pursue a life with God. Dancing With the Devil tells his story along with the stories of nine others who have walked similar paths, including: · Satanism · Witchcraft · Demon possession · Spiritualism · Psychic vampirism Each author's account reveals the spiritual truths that enabled him or her to break free. Their stories weave a tapestry that shows the true face of the occult and the path we can take to break Satan's hold on those caught in its crosshairs.



Missing The Links

Missing The Links Author Gregory E. Burchett
ISBN-10 9781491814895
Release 2013-09
Pages 286
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Greg Burchett is a tenured professor of Life Sciences at Riverside City College, and currently lives in Riverside, California with his surving son, Gregory.



Of Murder and Madness

Of Murder and Madness Author Gerry Spence
ISBN-10 0312956878
Release 1995-10-15
Pages 608
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In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system



The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman Author Simon Winchester
ISBN-10 0060175966
Release 1998-08-26
Pages 256
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Mysterious (mistîe · ries), a. [f. L. mystérium Mysteryi + ous. Cf. F. mystérieux.] 1. Full of or fraught with mystery; wrapt in mystery; hidden from human knowledge or understanding; impossible or difficult to explain, solve, or discover; of obscure origin, nature, or purpose. It is known as one of the greatest literary achievements in the history of English letters. The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story--a story of two remarkable men whose strange twenty-year relationship lies at the core of this historic undertaking. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut, who had served in the Civil War, was one of thousands of contributors who submitted illustrative quotations of words to be used in the dictionary. But Minor was no ordinary contributor. He was remarkably prolific, sending thousands of neat, handwritten quotations from his home in the small village of Crowthorne, fifty miles from Oxford. On numerous occasions Murray invited Minor to visit Oxford and celebrate his work, but Murray's offer was regularly--and mysteriously--refused. Thus the two men, for two decades, maintained a close relationship only through correspondence. Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor--that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane--and locked up in Broadmoor, England's harshest asylum for criminal lunatics. The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness and genius, and the incredible obsessions of two men at the heart of the Oxford English Dictionary and literary history. With riveting insight and detail, Simon Winchester crafts a fascinating glimpse into one man's tortured mind and his contribution to another man's magnificent dictionary.