Category: Crime

Death Wish: A Novel by Brian Garfield

By Brian Garfield

Paul Benjamin, a profitable accountant in long island urban, is having fun with a three-martini lunch whilst his house is damaged into by way of a gang of drug addicts. for only a handful of cash, they savagely beat Paul's spouse and daughter, leaving his spouse lifeless and his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and compelled to reevaluate his perspectives, Benjamin turns into disappointed with society and plots his revenge at the perpetrators, whom the police are not able to convey to justice. Armed with a revolver and overall put out of your mind for his personal defense, he units out to even the score.

tailored right into a characteristic movie starring Charles Bronson that spawned 4 sequels over 20 years, Death Wish is a gritty, strong mystery approximately simply how a long way a guy could be driven earlier than he loses keep watch over.

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Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin, Book 1) by Boris Akunin

By Boris Akunin

This is often the 1st publication that includes Erast Fandorin, the well-known gentleman sleuth. Moscow 1876. a tender legislation pupil commits suicide in large sunlight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. yet this can be no usual dying, for the younger guy used to be the son of an influential industrialist and has left a substantial fortune. Erast Fandorin, a hotheaded new recruit to the felony research division, is assigned to the case. magnificent, younger, and complicated, Fandorin embarks on an research that may take him from the palatial mansions of Moscow to the seedy backstreets of London in his hunt for the conspirators at the back of this mysterious dying.

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The Killing Room (The China Thrillers, Book 3) by Peter May

By Peter May

A mass grave leads Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell to a chain of unsolved murders. The sufferers have all gone through "live" autopsies. they're looking a monster.

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An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment by Mitchel P. Roth

By Mitchel P. Roth

From “an eye for an eye” to debates over capital punishment, humanity has a protracted and arguable dating with dishing out justice for felony acts. at the present time, crime and punishment stay major elements of our tradition, yet societies differ drastically on what's thought of felony and the way it's going to be punished. during this worldwide survey of crime and punishment all through historical past, Mitchel P. Roth examines how and why we penalize sure actions, and he scrutinizes the effectiveness of such efforts in either punishing wrongdoers and bringing a feeling of justice to victims.
           
Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, folklore, and literature, Roth chronicles the worldwide heritage of crime and punishment—from early civilizations to the outlawing of intercourse crimes and serial murder to the improvement of prepared crime and the chance this present day of world piracy. He explores the beginning of the reformatory and the perform of incarceration in addition to the trendy philosophy of rehabilitation, arguing that those are might be crucial advances within the attempt to defend voters from damage. having a look heavily on the retributions societies have condoned, Roth additionally examine execution and its many kinds, displaying how stoning, hemlock, the firing squad, and deadly injection are thought of both barbaric or justified throughout various cultures. finally, he illustrates that regardless of advances in each point of human adventure, there's striking continuity in what's thought of against the law and the sanctions administered.
           
ideal for college kids, lecturers, and basic readers alike, this interdisciplinary booklet presents a desirable examine criminal activity and its effects.

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Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner

By Gabi Kreslehner

Veteran murder detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her task within the iciness. summer time is for starting to be, no longer for demise. So while the physique of a pretty younger lady is located at the autobahn, wearing a glittering occasion costume and bathed in June rain, Franza is set to provide her justice.

Revealing victims’ hidden lives is a part of the task, yet as Franza and her accomplice, Felix, peel again the layers shrouding the girl’s demanding prior, darker mysteries emerge. every body has whatever to hide—even Franza, who needs to face her personal secrets and techniques to bare the reality.

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Mr. Clarinet: A Novel (Max Mingus Thriller) by Nick Stone

By Nick Stone

There was once not anything looking forward to ex-cop Max Mingus while he walked out of Attica felony after serving tough time for murder—his loved spouse died in a vehicle crash whereas he used to be locked up. Now Miami's one-time most sensible detective is haunted by way of an empty condo, undesirable thoughts . . . and an very unlikely task provide for obscenely strong cash. 3 years in the past, Charlie Carver, the five-year-old son of a strong Haitian billionaire, vanished. His father is providing Max $15 million to deliver the boy back—or, not less than, to discover his physique and convey his abductors.

Max is aware he may still flip this situation down. There's no manner the child continues to be alive, and pursuing his ghost capacity plunging headfirst into Haiti, a steaming island hotbed of crime, greed, voodoo, and corruption. And the 3 detectives who preceded Mingus are all useless . . . or worse. yet Max has not anything left to lose—even if his research stirs up a murky evil which could swallow a guy entire . . . and leads him to the soul-destroying fact a few terrifying neighborhood delusion, a child-stealing nightmare known as "Mr. Clarinet."

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime by Miles Harvey

By Miles Harvey

Book Details:

ASIN: B004478ATI
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 2010-10-06
Number of Pages: 432
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

The Island of misplaced Maps tells the tale of a curious crime spree: the robbery of ratings of worthwhile centuries-old maps from probably the most in demand examine libraries within the usa and Canada. The offender was once Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques broker from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had long gone almost undetected until eventually he used to be stuck in 1995–and used to be unmasked because the such a lot prolific American map thief in historical past. As Miles Harvey unravels the secret of Bland's existence, he maps out the realm of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving jointly a desirable tale of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the entice of the unknown.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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On Laughton Moor (DS Catherine Bishop, Book 1) by Lisa Hartley

By Lisa Hartley

Detective Sergeant Catherine Bishop has an enigmatic new boss, DI Jonathan Knight. How he'll adapt to lifestyles in Lincolnshire after years within the Met is anyone's bet.

When the physique of a well-known neighborhood thug is chanced on, an exciting message chanced on on his battered corpse increases unwelcome questions. Is DS Bishop herself being accused of the grisly homicide, or does the message element to a extra sinister mystery?

As the physique count number grows greater, Bishop and Knight locate themselves in a race opposed to time to find the identification of a cruel, faceless killer whose motivation is a secret.

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Firework by Eugene Marten

By Eugene Marten

Compliment for Eugene Marten's Waste:
"When a poet good friend had placed a replica of Waste into my arms, I without delay went nuts. . . . the following, stated I, in wild proclamation, is one for background and a half."— Gordon Lish

Firework is the tale of a guy who, notwithstanding ill-equipped to aid himself, makes an attempt to aid another individual, and the superbly rendered, maybe valuable disaster that effects. Unequaled in depth and infrequently blackly funny, it's also a thrilling expression of the all-too-human impulse to turn into greater than what we appear to be.

From Publishers Weekly
A bleak 3rd novel by means of Marten (Waste) obliquely pursues paranoia and grim condition through the twisted tale of Jelonnek, a drab, tight-lipped, now not unsympathetic nation govt functionary, who, because the novel opens, is in penitentiary after having been arrested in the course of a prostitution sting. After his free up, Jelonnek's regimen is printed: his live-in female friend is an both nondescript financial institution worker. They either drink much, and he many times watches the video of an analogous Kansas urban Chiefs soccer online game. The plot collects a few impetus whilst Jelonnek attends his brother's marriage ceremony; whereas on a cigarette run together with his sister's boyfriend, George, he reveals himself on a scary pleasure trip after George selections up black prostitutes and turns frighteningly abusive. once they ditch George, a highway journey ensues with Jelonnek using one of many girls, Littlebit, and her younger daughter, omit D, to California to discover an elusive cousin. Marten performs with ethnic and racial stereotypes and notions of family members, because the 3 outcasts shape a startlingly worrying unit regardless of Jelonnek's expanding unbalance. Marten turns out to thrill in making the reader uncomfortable, notwithstanding his prose should be as obfuscating because it is enlightening, blunting the impression of his unapologetically stark worldview.

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Illdåd (Alex King, Book 2) by Thomas Erikson

By Thomas Erikson

Lower than en efterfest på lucianatten blir Sara Leijon brutalt våldtagen av fyra män. Chockad och skadad tar hon sig until eventually polishuset och gör sin anmälan. Fallet tycks glasklart, alla bevisen finns där, på Saras kropp och i hennes berättelse. males när det gäller en våldtäktsrättegång är ingenting enkelt. Kriminalinspektör Nina Mander vet vad Sara ger sig in på när hon anmäler männen, hon vet att Sara har alla odds emot sig och i ett försök att hjälpa henne kallar Nina in beteende-vetaren Alex King. Kanske kan han stötta och lotsa Sara genom den extrema påfrestningen. Alex tar sig an uppdraget, och beslutar sig snart för att med sina egna metoder försöka påverka utgången av fallet. Vad han inte räknar med är hur starkt situationen kommer att påverka honom själv. Rättegången river upp fula sår ur det förflutna och för despatched inser Alex att han tagit sig vatten över huvudet.

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