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Proof of Murder
Author: Lauren Elliott
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 149672710X
Pages: 320 pages

Proof of Murder Book Summary : Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original . . . The seaside New England town of Greyborne Harbor is home to many grand estates, including the Queen Anne Victorian Addie inherited from her great aunt. Now one of those mansions is holding an estate sale, which is just what the bookshop owner needs to replenish her supply of rare editions—even if the house is rumored to be haunted. Assisting an overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, Addie discovers an 1887 magazine containing Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, which she estimates to be worth over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. But when Addie later finds the appraiser dead in the estate's private library, with the door bolted from the inside, and the priceless edition missing, it's a mystery worthy of the Great Detective himself. She's certain the death and the robbery are connected—but who, other than a ghost who can walk through walls, could have gotten in to do the deed? It's up to Addie to find the key to the crime—before she's the next one cornered by a killer . . . Visit us at

Evidence Of Murder
Author: Samuel Roen
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release Date: 2007-07-01
ISBN 10: 0786037792
Pages: 320 pages

Evidence Of Murder Book Summary : Missing On Tuesday, June 10, 1997, in Orlando, Florida, Carla Ann Larson, 30, left work for a lunch break. She never returned. Happily married and mother of an infant daughter, Carla Ann had no reason to desert her family. Initially suspicious of husband James Larson's numb reaction, detectives were shocked to learn that his sister had been murdered by a serial killer in 1990. Manhunt A massive search soon uncovered the beaten and strangled body of Carla Ann Larson. The burnt-out hulk of her Ford Explorer was found in the palmetto backwoods. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown man driving the vehicle after her disappearance. Most Wanted After the crime was featured on television's America's Most Wanted, a tip led to the estranged wife of career criminal John Huggins. Angel Huggins had never known the joy of a loving marriage, but she and Carla Ann Larson had one thing in common: first-hand experience with John Huggins's brutal wrath. Angel lived to tell about it, and what she had to say led to her husband's arrest. To Catch A Killer Nothing would deter investigators from bringing him to justice, but ex-con Huggins wasn't about to make their job any easier. His refusal to cooperate prompted detectives to set a new plan into motion. Could their ingenuity nail the cold-blooded murderer of a woman who was guilty only of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Includes Sixteen Pages Of Shocking Photos

Murder on the Rabbit Proof Fence
Author: Terry Walker
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780859051897
Pages: 152 pages

Murder on the Rabbit Proof Fence Book Summary : Describes the murder of Louis J. Carron also known as Leslie George Brown by Snowy Rowles (real name John Thomas Smith) using a method described by the writer Arthur Upfield who was in the process of writing his novel The Sands of Windee. Details the police investigation, the evidence, the trial and its aftermath. Snowy Rowles was hanged.

A New Homicide Act for England and Wales
Author: Great Britain: Law Commission
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release Date: 2006-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780117302648
Pages: 336 pages

A New Homicide Act for England and Wales Book Summary : This consultation paper reviews the law relating to homicide in England and Wales, and sets out a number of provisional proposals in order to establish a more rational and coherent framework of legislation. Issues discussed include: the existing law and problems with it; the definition of murder and manslaughter; partial defences including provocation, diminished responsibility and duress; the fault element in murder and the concept of intention; and the doctrine of double-effect. The paper proposes the creation of a new Homicide Act (to replace the Homicide Act 1957) to establish clear definitions of murder and the partial defences to it, as well as defining manslaughter, within a graduated system of offences (the ladder principle) to reflect seriousness of offence and degrees of mitigation. For example, the offence of murder should be divided into two categories, of 'first degree murder' (with a mandatory life sentence) and 'second degree' (with a discretionary life sentence maximum). Responses to the consultation paper proposals should be received by 13.04.2006.

Murder in Shakespeare s England
Author: Vanessa McMahon
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2006-10-25
ISBN 10: 9781852855369
Pages: 285 pages

Murder in Shakespeare s England Book Summary : A social history of how murder was committed, investigated, and punished in Stuart England examines a range of specific cases while discussing the seventeenth-century public's fascination with violence as reflected in its overflowing courtrooms and numerous crime-inspired works of art.

The Politics of Murder
Author: Margo Nash
Publisher: WildBlue Press
Release Date: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 1942266766
Pages: 350 pages

The Politics of Murder Book Summary : This true crime investigation of a Boston teenager’s murder trial is “a chilling story about corruption, political power and a stacked judicial system" (John Ferak, author of Failure of Justice). On a hot night in July 1995, Janet Downing was stabbed ninety-eight times in her Somerville home, two miles northwest of Boston. Within hours, fifteen-year-old Eddie O’Brien was identified as the prime suspect. The best friend of one of Janet’s sons, Eddie was a peculiar choice. He had no criminal record or symptoms of mental illness. He had neither motive nor opportunity to commit the crime—while others had both. And yet, powers far beyond Somerville decided that Eddie was guilty. Perhaps it was politics. At the time, a movement targeting the supposed scourge of young “superpredators” was sweeping the nation. Dubbed the alter boy murder case by Court TV, Eddie’s trial garnered national publicity and changed juvenile law in Massachusetts. But, as attorney Margo Nash demonstrates in this explosive expose, the justice system failed Eddie. Appointed Eddie’s guardian ad litem, Nash attended every court session and gained access to his files. Examining the investigation, trial transcripts, and forensic evidence, Nash demonstrates that Eddie could not have committed the crime and that other viable suspects were never properly considered. Now readers can decide if politics sent an innocent boy to adult prison for the rest of his life.

Murder and the Reasonable Man
Author: Cynthia Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 0814765149
Pages: 371 pages

Murder and the Reasonable Man Book Summary : A man murders his wife after she has admitted her infidelity; another man kills an openly gay teammate after receiving a massage; a third man, white, goes for a jog in a “bad” neighborhood, carrying a pistol, and shoots an African American teenager who had his hands in his pockets. When brought before the criminal justice system, all three men argue that they should be found “not guilty”; the first two use the defense of provocation, while the third argues he used his gun in self-defense. Drawing upon these and similar cases, Cynthia Lee shows how two well-established, traditional criminal law defenses—the doctrines of provocation and self-defense—enable majority-culture defendants to justify their acts of violence. While the reasonableness requirement, inherent in both defenses, is designed to allow community input and provide greater flexibility in legal decision-making, the requirement also allows majority-culture defendants to rely on dominant social norms, such as masculinity, heterosexuality, and race (i.e., racial stereotypes), to bolster their claims of reasonableness. At the same time, Lee examines other cases that demonstrate that the reasonableness requirement tends to exclude the perspectives of minorities, such as heterosexual women, gays and lesbians, and persons of color. Murder and the Reasonable Man not only shows how largely invisible social norms and beliefs influence the outcomes of certain criminal cases, but goes further, suggesting three tentative legal reforms to address problems of bias and undue leniency. Ultimately, Lee cautions that the true solution lies in a change in social attitudes.

Murder Must Appetize
Author: H. R. F. Keating
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-10-28
ISBN 10: 1448202310
Pages: 64 pages

Murder Must Appetize Book Summary : A monograph of Golden Age detective fiction from H.R.F. Keating, doyen of classic detective writers. Murder Must Appetize is an affectionate return to the halcyon days of the detective story when Hercule Poirot and Lord Peter Wimsey were young and a touch of arsenic was still the ultimate deterrent. Apart from old friends like Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie, we meet the less well remembered pioneers of detective fiction, including E.C.R. Lorac (alias for Edith Caroline Rivett) and her bookworm hero Inspector Macdonald; E.R. Punshon and his water swilling Chief Constable: not to mention Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, Gladys Mitchell's 'cacklingly reptilian psychiatric adviser to the Home Office' and many others. H.R.F. Keating's unashamed nostalgia is blended with the critical eye of a master of the detective fiction craft. He is uniquely equipped to act as guide and philosopher on this enthralling tour of Britain's rich heritage of fictional murder. No self-respecting escapist reader should fail to climb aboard.

Trials Per Pais  Or  the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius   c
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1793
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Trials Per Pais Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius c Book Summary :

A Report of the Evidence and Points of Law Arising in the Trial of John Francis Knapp for the Murder of Joseph White Esquire Book Summary :

Moving Is Murder
Author: Sara Rosett
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 0758272804
Pages: 352 pages

Moving Is Murder Book Summary : "A fun debut for an appealing young heroine." --Carolyn Hart Meet military spouse, soccer mom, professional organizer, and savvy sleuth, Ellie Avery! Moving four times in five years has honed Air Force wife Ellie Avery's packing and unpacking skills. But moving with a newborn daughter and husband Mitch in tow, during a heat wave, is enough to make her turn to chocolate for comfort. And when Ellie finds a local environmentalist dead on the side of the road, her instincts tell her this was no accident ... Ellie snoops into the activist's suspicious demise, only to realize she's getting closer to the killer . . . maybe too close! This first Ellie Avery mystery launched a series that continues to win readers' hearts. Includes great tips for an organized move! "A fresh new voice...a terrific read." --Denise Swanson "Rosett's cute cozy debut introduces perky Ellie appealing heroine." –Publishers Weekly "Armed with her baby and her wits, Ellie Avery battles to unmask a wily killer in this exciting debut mystery." –Nancy J. Cohen

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1812
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time Book Summary :

Parliamentary Debates
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1812
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Parliamentary Debates Book Summary :

Too Many Murders
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 1476767637
Pages: 384 pages

Too Many Murders Book Summary : Master of suspense and bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with this novel starring Carmine Delmonico, set in the late sixties in a sleepy New England college town—now in paperback. • Loyal fans: McCullough has an excellent track record across genres, and this intricately plotted page-turner represents some of her best work. The second installment in a three-book crime series, Too Many Murders features the newly married Carmine and Desdemona of On, Off, along with a new cast of richly drawn characters. • Rich, historical detail: McCullough paints a portrait of a quintessential New England university town during the 1960s. From the stately buildings of the campus to the town’s greasy diner, from gender politics to Cold War tensions, McCullough brings to life a period that many of her readers remember. • Murder in a small town: Twelve murders have taken place on one day. All are different, and no victim is connected to any of the others. At the same time, Delmonico finds himself pitted against the mysterious Ulysses, a spy giving armaments secrets to the Russians. Are the murders and espionage somehow linked?

Proof of Intent
Author: William J. Coughlin,Walter Sorrells
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429903233
Pages: 320 pages

Proof of Intent Book Summary : Okay, so your client is a liar. Does that make him a murderer? In the dark hours of morning, Charley Sloan arrives at the palatial home of Miles Dane, celebrated novelist from the Detroit suburb of Pickeral Point, to find Dane's wife murdered in their bed. Dane tells Charley he was downstairs working. Heard nothing, saw nothing. The police arrive. Dane tells his story again. Only, this time there's a mysterious intruder fleeing down the hallway, with Dane in pursuit. Miles Dane became a famous writer because he had a wild and violent imagination. But now that imagination seems to be getting him in trouble. The more he talks to the police, the crazier his story sounds. Is he making things up because that's just what he does? Or is it because he has something to hide? Once the cops uncover physical evidence linking Dane to the crime, they're sure they know the answer. Dane is charged with murder. Charley Sloan has his work cut out for him. How do you protect and represent a client who seems to be his own worst enemy? Miles Dane's wild thoughts continue to dog him as the evidence rolls in. The police soon suspect that he had planned this crime many years ago. And made the mistake of writing it all down. In exact detail. Was it a plan of action or just another of Miles Dane's strange fantasies? At first Charley can't help but think that Miles killed his wife. But as he begins conducting his own investigation into the case, Charley comes to believe that Miles his client has been framed. And that the real killer is using Dane's own bizarre imagination against him. But if that's true, why doesn't Dane speak up? Charley thinks he knows why. Dane has something to hide. Something from his past. Something shameful. Charley understands shame. A recovering alcoholic with a string of wrecked marriages behind him, he has his own dark past. Charley has long been separated from his daughter Lisa, a law student and recovering alcoholic, who now joins the hard-pressed legal team. Will the case bring father and daughter together or drive them apart? The trial begins and still it's unclear where Miles Dane's wild imaginings stop and reality begins. Or whether he is committing the ultimate sacrifice in order to atone for something he did long ago. Only in the crucible of the final, fevered moments of trial will Charley finally put the pieces together. And reveal the stunning truth.