Michael Benson's True Crime Bundle: Watch Mommy Die, A Killer's Touch & A Knife In The Heart

In The palms Of A Sadist…

First, he sure and beat his female friend, a 43-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenaged daughter-warning her, "Scream and that i will kill you both"-before knocking her subconscious. whilst the teen aroused from sleep, he proceded to rape her. And in a last scary act of depravity, he pressured the lady to monitor as he slit her mother’s throat. however the killing didn’t cease there...

In The Crosshairs Of A Killer…

Stephen Stanko was once defined as "a excellent gentleman" who "seemed so pleasant…and so normal." yet in the back of Stanko’s mild-mannered visual appeal, around spectacles, and quiet intelligence used to be a coldblooded ex-convict who saved a grisly scrapbook on serial killers-and confident every person he was once a pleasant guy-until he killed and killed back.

On the path Of A Psycho…

A well-orchestrated manhunt stuck up with Stanko, who attempted to break out along with his crimes by way of pleading madness. however the jury observed via his ruse and the ruthless killer used to be sentenced to dying.

Case visible On forty eight Hours

Includes sixteen Pages of stunning Photos

A beautiful younger girl . . .

Denise Amber Lee was once a 21-year-old fortunately married mom of 2 little boys. She had her complete lifestyles prior to her…until an outsider broke into her Florida domestic. inside a number of brief hours she used to be savagely terrorized, murdered, and buried bare in a shallow grave close to a desolate swamp.

A wicked KILLER . . .

Michael King, a 38-year-old out-of-work plumber, was once a ticking time bomb. For years, friends known as the police on King, complaining that, between different issues, he'd thrown battery acid of their pool and slashed their tires. Denise’s destiny used to be a long way worse. In a frightening act of cruelty, King sure her with duct tape, raped her time and again, then shot her dead.

A TRAGIC FAILURE. . .

Incredibly, Denise controlled to name 911 twice in the course of her abduction. Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also known as, yet a sluggish, inefficient process tragically failed her. for this reason, Florida handed the Denise Lee legislations, environment voluntary criteria for 911 structures. King was once sentenced to loss of life. yet for Denise and her loving relations, it used to be too late.

Includes sixteen Pages of stunning Photos

Difficult to place down. . .. this is often one who I hugely suggest. --True Crime publication Reviews on Watch Mommy Die

Die For Love

Sarah Ludemann used to be new to like. The Pinellas, Florida, 17-year outdated was once a past due bloomer. whilst she fell for a boy she was once ignorant of the realm of intercourse, medicinal drugs and drama swirling round her. quickly, Sarah had a sour enemy in 18-year-old waitress Rachel Wade; either women have been head-over-heels with a cocky two-timer named Joshua Camacho. On a hot spring evening, their passions erupted into violence. A knife flashed lower than the streetlights. whilst the struggle used to be over one woman was once useless and the opposite charged with homicide. In an emotion-packed court the entire tale took shape--a troubling story of conflicting lives, tangled sexual affairs, and the excessive rate of getting the correct emotions for the inaccurate man. . .

"Brisk pacing. . .shocking details." --Publishers Weekly on The Burn Farm

Includes dramatic photos.

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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4)

By Alan Bradley

“Every Flavia de Luce novel is a cause to celebrate.”—USA Today
 
ALAN BRADLEY, writer OF the main AWARD-WINNING sequence DEBUT OF ANY yr, RETURNS WITH one other impossible to resist FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL.
 
“[Alan] Bradley has created essentially the most unique, captivating, devilishly artistic and hilarious detectives of any age or any time.”—Bookreporter
 
It’s Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a fondness for chemistry—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. yet she is quickly distracted whilst a movie team arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English property, to shoot a film starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging snowstorm, the total village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to observe Wyvern practice, but no one is ready for the evening’s stunning end: a physique came across strangled to loss of life with a size of movie. yet who one of the assembled visitors might level the sort of chilling scene? because the hurricane worsens and the checklist of suspects grows, Flavia needs to ferret out a killer hidden in simple sight.
 
“[Flavia is] the main intrepid and captivating adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post–World conflict II England.”—The Seattle Times
 
“Quirky and pleasant . . . Flavia is a vintage literary personality who manages to entice either old and young readers equally.”—Wichita Falls Times checklist News
 
“Bradley’s plot twists and turns delightfully.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram
 
NAMED the most effective MYSTERIES OF THE yr BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Book 1]

By Joanne Fluke

Take one novice sleuth. combine in a few eccentric Minnesota locals. upload a beneficiant dollop of crackling suspense, and you've received the recipe for this scrumptious new secret sequence that includes Hannah Swensen, the red-haired, cookie-baking heroine whose gingersnaps are virtually as tart as her mouth and whose penchant for fixing crime is well stirring issues up.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Hannah already has her palms complete attempting to ward off her mother's makes an attempt to marry her off whereas working The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's preferred bakery. yet as soon as Ron LaSalle, the cherished supply guy from the comfortable Cow Dairy, is located murdered in the back of her bakery with Hannah's recognized Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered round him, her lifestyles simply can't get any worse. made up our minds to not permit her cookies get a nasty popularity, she units out to trace down a killer. but when she doesn't watch her again, Hannah's candy existence may possibly get burned to a crisp.

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Maigret Goes to School

By Georges Simenon

The hugely well known pipe-smoking Inspector Maigret embarks on extra detective adventures which contain the darker impulses of the human middle and violent betrayals. those titles are reissued to coincide with the Granada dramatizations starring Michael Gambon.

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Mourning Raga (Felse, Book 9)

By Ellis Peters

As a favour to his female friend Tossa's appealing yet erratic filmstar mom, Dominic Felse concurs to escort a teenage heiress to her father in India. yet traveling with the spoilt, precocious Anjili is not any sinecure - and the duty of offering her again to her kinfolk proves lower than effortless. Dominic and Tossa locate themselves embroiled in a secret that quickly and shockingly turns into a homicide research. For at the back of the vibrant, smiling masks of India that the vacationer sees is one other nation - distant, mysterious - and infrequently shatteringly brutal...

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Ghost Sea: A Novel (Dugger/Nello Series)

"It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."―Vancouver Sun

A spellbinding story of the ocean: love, homicide, and mysticism: on the flip of the century, a Kwakiutl warrior from British Columbia's wild northern islands raids an artifact collector's yacht to reclaim stolen sacred mask. he is taking the collector's spouse, Kate, as hostage on his 200-mile canoe voyage domestic. The collector hires Dugger, a coastal dealer dwelling at the edges of the legislations, to offer chase in his ketch with the collector as passenger, yet Dugger's monetary salvation comes at a bad rate, for he's Kate's mystery lover. Day and evening Dugger sails the uncharted islands, via raging currents and ship-swallowing whirlpools, and the account of his pursuit is interwoven with Kate's harrowing and erotically charged journey.

in line with a real tale, this novel reaches its exciting climax on the final mystery, hallucinatory potlatch of the traditional Kwakiutl tradition, the place the background of a doomed humans is melded with the fury of 3 hearts.

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Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart (Felse, Book 6)

By Ellis Peters

Singers and musicians are collected for a direction in people track that would occupy a weekend within the marvelous state mansion known as Follymead. so much come in simple terms to sing or to pay attention, yet one or have non-musical rankings to settle. whilst brilliantly gifted Liri Palmer sings “Black, black, black is the colour of my true-love’s heart!" she in actual fact has a message for somebody within the viewers. Passions run excessive, and there's homicide brewing at Follymead.

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Maigret Takes a Room

By Simenon Georges

One of many world’s so much winning crime writers, Georges Simenon has delighted secret fanatics all over the world considering that 1931 together with his matchless production Inspector Maigret.
A exceptional writer and his exceptional personality Georges Simenon used to be by means of many criteria the main profitable writer of the 20 th century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and recognized, ranks purely after Sherlock Holmes because the world's top identified fictional detective. there's not anything regular concerning the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are not like the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are usually much less crucial to our curiosity than Maigret's trip in the course of the discovery of the solid of characters... in the direction of an figuring out of guy. Simenon stated he used to be passionate about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting shade, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
Although such a lot of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it was once initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris was once "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he was once 'an international,' an international vacationer who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the USA, and Switzerland.
Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking international locations, many of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French in addition. not like his personal books notwithstanding, a lot of those have by no means been on hand in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of thousands of books — from which greater than 50 motion pictures were made, besides hundreds and hundreds of tv episodes — there's a lot to gather, to check, to reveal and talk about. (trussel.com)

Janvier is shot within the chest whereas maintaining watch outdoor Mlle. Clément's boarding residence looking forward to the go back of Emile Paulus, a tender guy who lived there, suspected of getting robbed a bar. M, his spouse in Alsace taking care of her sister, strikes within the the home. He discovers Paulus hiding lower than Mlle. Clement's mattress, yet he seems to be unconnected to the taking pictures. A boarder, Mlle Blanche Dubut, mentions to M the occasional unusual of the blinds in the home contrary, the place Mme Francoise Boursicault, the invalid spouse of a ship's purser lives, and M is going to interview her. He realizes that the individual that shot Janvier was once it appears an individual who came visiting her every now and then, and forces the difficulty, ultimately gaining knowledge of that Julien Foucrier, her lover from in the past, who had fled France 20 years past to flee apprehension for a robbery-murder he had dedicated, had again to France, and was once her customer. He had shot Janvier to escape the condo ahead of the go back of her husband, wrongly assuming that the watch on the street was once for him. He turns himself in after M has the same opinion to maintain the woman's connection to the affair a mystery. (trussel.com)

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The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders

Alone in manhattan urban, Lizanne Steffasson comes head to head with fact while her dream of performing on Broadway collapses.

Now she simply must pay her lease. So she solutions an strange advert within the paper, for 'a appealing woman. One now not afraid to seem on danger's shiny face'.

Lizanne is neither appealing nor fearless, but she is unquestionably approximately to seem possibility within the face. a brand new York property legal professional wishes her support to trace down a tender guy who has vanished into the wilds of the town at the eve of inheriting an unlimited amount of money from his billionaire past due father, a Swedish guy often called the Cross-Eyed Bear.

It seems that Lizanne is the ideal individual for the activity, as she is familiar with extra concerning the tale than her company has bargained for . . .

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Eat Him If You Like

16 August 1870, Alain de Monèys makes his approach to the village reasonable. He arrives at o'clock. hours later, the group has long gone loopy; they've got lynched, tortured, burned, and eaten him. With scary precision, Jean Teulé reconstructs some of the most shameful tales within the historical past of France.

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