Written in Blood


Author: Mike Silverman,Tony Thompson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448167426
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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As one of the UK’s leading forensic scientists, Mike Silverman has helped to identify and convict dozens of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, burglars and muggers, thanks to the evidence they – or their victims – unwittingly left behind at the scenes of their crimes. Mike Silverman started his career in the days when fingerprints were still kept on card files and DNA profiling was just a pipe dream, so Written in Blood is more than just a casebook – it is also a definitive history of the development of forensic science over the course of the past thirty-five years. From collecting blood samples at gangland executions to investigating forensic science failings, including in the murders of Rachel Nickell and Damilola Taylor, Mike Silverman’s unique career provides a fascinating insight into the ways forensic science is used to help solve real-life crimes. Packed with genuine crime scene photographs and original sketches, Written in Blood is the ultimate insider’s account of the fascinating world of forensic science.

Written in Blood

Innocent or Guilty? An inside look at the Michael Peterson case, subject of the hit series The Staircase
Author: Diane Fanning
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473565782
Category: True Crime
Page: 416
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Accident or Murder? The Petersons seemed like the ideal couple: well-respected, prosperous and happy. All that came crashing down December 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home. But blood-spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder. Her trusted husband, Michael, stood accused. So what did happen on the staircase that fateful night? This is the inside look at the Michael Peterson case. It will make you question everything you’ve seen before. ‘The Staircase is an emotionally riveting drama, but it is nowhere near the whole truth. If anybody wants to know the whole story, read Fanning’s Book’ Ann Christensen, Michael Peterson's sister

Written in Blood


Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1626818681
Category: True Crime
Page: 272
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Extraordinary accounts of forensic crime detection—from poisoners in ancient Rome to modern day serial killers—by the bestselling author of The Outsider. In 44 BC, a Roman doctor named Antistius performed the first autopsy recorded in history—on the corpse of murder victim Julius Caesar. However, not until the nineteenth century did the systematic application of scientific knowledge to crime detection seriously begin, so that the tiniest scrap of evidence might yield astonishing results—like the single horsehair that betrayed the murderer in New York’s 1936 puzzling and sensational Nancy Titterton case. Many such dramatic tales appear in this updated edition of the most gripping catalog of crimes by acclaimed criminologist Colin Wilson. The book follows the progress of forensic science from the first cases of suspected arsenic poisoning right up to investigations using an impressive armory of high-tech methods: ballistic analysis, blood typing, voice printing, textile analysis, psychological profiling and genetic fingerprinting. “Colin Wilson has made himself the Philosopher-King of forensic speculation, the Diderot of the path labs.” —Times Literary Supplement “Will enthrall connoisseurs of violent crime.”—Glasgow Herald

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Inspector Barnaby #4
Author: Caroline Graham
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1631940139
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The Midsomer Worthy’s Writers’ Circle has never had much luck in attracting guest speakers. Consequently, there is much surprise—and, in the case of the Circle’s secretary, Gerald Hadleigh, a furious, inexplicable objection—when best-selling novelist Max Jennings accepts their invitation. Surprise turns into a variety of responses when Hadleigh is found dead the morning after Jennings’ visitation. Chief Inspector Barnaby soon determines that the key to solving the murder will lie with the illustrious Jennings. There’s only one problem: he has disappeared.

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Covenant Concepts
Author: Brian Lindsay Connell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434360024
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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Written in Blood Volume 2

The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen 1910-1928
Author: Richard F. Selcer,Kevin S. Foster
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574413228
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 440
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In 2010 Written in Blood Volume 1 told the stories of thirteen law officers who died in the line of duty between 1861 and 1909. Now Selcer and Foster are back with Volume 2 covering more line-of-duty deaths. This volume covers 1910 to 1928, as Fort Worth experiences a race riot, lynchings, bushwhacking, assassinations and martial law imposed by the U.S. Army.

Game of Thrones versus History

Written in Blood
Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119249449
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Since it first aired in 2011, Game of Thrones galloped up the ratings to become the most watched show in HBO’s history. It is no secret that creator George R.R. Martin was inspired by late 15th century Europe when writing A Song of Ice and Fire, the sprawling saga on which the show is based. Aside from the fantastical elements, Game of Thrones really does mirror historic events and bloody battles of medieval times—but how closely? Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood is a collection of thought-provoking essays by medieval historians who explore how the enormously popular HBO series and fantasy literature of George R. R. Martin are both informed by and differ significantly from real historical figures, events, beliefs, and practices of the medieval world. From a variety of perspectives, the authors delve into Martin’s plots, characterizations, and settings, offering insights into whether his creations are historical possibilities or pure flights of fantasy. Topics include the Wars of the Roses, barbarian colonizers, sieges and the nature of medieval warfare, women and agency, slavery, celibate societies in Westeros, myths and legends of medieval Europe, and many more. While life was certainly not a game during the Middle Ages, Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood reveals how a surprising number of otherworldly elements of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy are rooted deeply in the all-too-real world of medieval Europe. Find suggested readings, recommended links, and more from editor Brian Pavlac at gameofthronesversushistory.com.

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Fatal Attraction in Enlightenment Amsterdam
Author: Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814209556
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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"Pieter Spierenburg narrates two sensational murder cases among intimates in eighteenth-century Amsterdam. The cases recounted here both resulted from fatal attraction. They represented the darker side of the eighteenth-century revolution in love. This period witnessed great cultural changes affecting personal relationships and emotions. The new ideal of love demanded that couples spend much of their time together and explore each other's feelings. But this new ideal was meant for married and engaged couples only; for others it meant disaster. Love gone wrong was the theme of the sentimental novels of the age, but it also happened to real people, with fatal consequences." "Written in Blood traces the life and ultimate fate of Nathaniel Donker, who, together with the help of his mistress, brutally murders and dismembers his wife. The second tale focuses on J.B.F. van Gogh, who falls in love with a prostitute; she later rejects him and, when a letter written with his own blood fails to change her mind, he stabs her to death in a fit of passionate rage." "In Written in Blood, the reader gets two stories for the price of one. And, whereas earlier microhistories have been situated in a village or a small town, the scene here is Amsterdam and its canals. Spierenburg reveals in detail what concepts like honor and gender roles came down to in individual lives. He also shows that these murders produced a strange mixture of modern romantic feelings and traditional notions of honor and shame."--BOOK JACKET.

Into the Water - Traue keinem. Auch nicht dir selbst.

Roman
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641209323
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Der neue Spannungsroman von Paula Hawkins nach dem internationalen Nr.-1-Bestseller Girl on the Train. »Julia, ich bin’s. Du musst mich anrufen. Bitte, Julia. Es ist wichtig ...« In den letzten Tagen vor ihrem Tod rief Nel Abbott ihre Schwester an. Julia nahm nicht ab, ignorierte den Hilferuf. Jetzt ist Nel tot. Sie sei gesprungen, heißt es. Julia kehrt nach Beckford zurück, um sich um ihre Nichte zu kümmern. Doch sie hat Angst. Angst vor diesem Ort, an den sie niemals zurückkehren wollte. Vor lang begrabenen Erinnerungen, vor dem alten Haus am Fluss, vor der Gewissheit, dass Nel niemals gesprungen wäre. Und am meisten fürchtet Julia das Wasser und den Ort, den sie Drowning Pool nennen ...

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Author: Elaina Lee
Publisher: esKape Press
ISBN: 1940695368
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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Lyndi Crisdean is assigned one of the hardest cases in her career as a defense attorney. A serial murder case. Investigating is Alek Trevian, the lead investigator for the district attorney. A handsome and supremely dangerous man. Lyndi finds herself in over her head when she chooses desire for Alek over common sense. If they’re caught, Lyndi will lose everything she’s worked for. Circumstances beyond her control pull her toward Alek, for he turns out to be the only one who can help when threats start to mount against her. Lyndi may be the key Alek needs to bring down a murderous cult running loose in the city. When her beach house is broken into and a man begins to stalk Lyndi, Alek can’t help but reason Lyndi may be next on the cult’s hitlist. The question is, will he discover the identity of the cult, keep her safe, and still win the case against the serial killer she’s defending, all while losing a battle against the strong, untamable desire she alone ignites within him?

Written in Blood


Author: paul Gruzalski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244362254
Category:
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Written in Blood


Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695600
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Set in the harsh desert world of the Arizona Territory and northern Mexico during the 1870s, Written in Blood follows young Jim Doolen as he attempts to find some trace of the father who abandoned his family ten years earlier. As he travels through a scorched landscape very different from the lush West Coast forests of his home, Jim crosses paths with an assortment of intriguing characters, including an Apache warrior, a cave-dwelling mystic, an old Mexican revolutionary and a mysterious cowboy. And with each encounter he learns something more of the strange world he has entered and adds one more link in a chain that leads back to his father-and back to a dark, violent past. As his story approaches its thrilling conclusion in a ruined Mexican hacienda, Jim comes to realize that his father's life was much more complex than he had imagined, and that, in discovering his past, he has opened the way to his future.

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A Brief History of Civilisation (with All the Gory Bits Left In)
Author: Beverley MacDonald,Andrew Weldon
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781865087924
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 216
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Full of provocative facts and true stories of courage, rebellion and survival, this book will encourage young people to examine their own beliefs and values.

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Author: Layton Green
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633883620
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A career homicide detective returns to his small hometown and is soon asked to investigate a series of local murders with a perverse literary twist. Detective Joe "Preach" Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, is coming home. After a decade tracking down killers in Atlanta, and with a reputation as one of the finest homicide detectives in the city, his career derailed when he suffered a mental breakdown during the investigation of a serial killer who was targeting children. No sooner does Preach arrive at home in Creekville, North Carolina--a bohemian community near Chapel Hill--than a local bookstore owner is brutally killed, the first murder in a decade. The only officer with homicide experience, Preach is assigned to the case and makes a shocking discovery: the bookstore owner has been murdered in exactly the same manner as the pawnbroker in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. With the help of Ariana Hale, a law student and bibliophile who knew the victim, Preach investigates the local writer's community. As their questions increase, a second body is found, this time eerily resembling the crime scene in a famous Edgar Allan Poe novella. Preach and Ariana realize that their adversary is an intelligent, literate killer with a mind as devious as it is disturbed. And one or both of them may be his next target.

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A Forensic Handwriting Mystery
Author: Sheila Lowe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639604
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The widow of a rich, older man, Paige Sorensen is younger than—and hated by—her stepchildren. And they’re dead set on proving that she forged their father’s signature on his will, which left his entire estate, including the Sorensen Academy for Girls, to her. Claudia admits she’s intrigued by this real-life soap opera, and breaks her first rule: never get personally involved. But she’s grown attached to a troubled Sorensen student—and when disaster strikes, she’ll realize that reading between the lines can mean the difference between life and death…

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Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
Author: Wess Harris
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1629634530
Category: History
Page: 264
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Featuring Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, Written in Blood offers an accurate and uncensored understanding of coal mining history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this collection considers our past, present, and future. Sociologist Wess Harris further documents the infamous Esau scrip system for women, suggesting an institutionalized practice of forced sexual servitude that was part of coal company policy. In a conversation with award-winning oral historian Michael Kline, federal mine inspector Larry Layne explains corporate complicity in the 1968 Farmington Mine disaster which killed 78 men and catalyzed the passage of major safety reform. Moving to the next generation of thinkers and activists, attorney Nathan Fetty examines current events in Appalachia, and musician Carrie Kline suggests paths forward for people wishing to set their own course rather than depend on the kindness of corporations.

Written In Blood

Number 3 in series
Author: Chris Collett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748112731
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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DI Tom Mariner's home life is beginning to look more and more settled. There's talk of a move to the country, even kids. Mostly, of course, it's Anna doing the talking, and for once Mariner isn't running for the hills at the thought of commitment. But the quiet holiday season is shattered when, on the day of a community carol concert, an explosion rocks the centre of Birmingham. Running behind schedule, Tom and Anna are caught up in the aftermath of the event, but others are not so lucky, including DS Knox and his girlfriend. However, no one knows if the tragedy is accidental or another random act of terrorism. Meanwhile, as friends and colleagues struggle to deal with the after-effects of the explosion, an unexpected reunion with an old friend thrusts Mariner into the unofficial investigation of a violent double murder to which he is inextricably linked. Mariner enters a world of corruption where the boundaries of justice are blurred, making it impossible to distinguish between friend and foe.

Written in Blood

Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861–1881
Author: Lynn Ellen Patyk
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299312208
Category: History
Page: 368
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A fundamentally new interpretation of the emergence of modern terrorism, arguing that it formed in the Russian literary imagination well before any shot was fired or bomb exploded.

Written in Blood

A Cultural History of the British Vampire
Author: Paul Adams
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752497150
Category: History
Page: 224
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The British Isles has a remarkable association with vampires - chilling supernatural creatures of the night. From the nineteenth-century writings of John Polidori, James Rymer, Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker, to the modern literary horrors of Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley and Kim Newman, the vampire casts a strange and compelling shadow that spreads from the realms of fantasy into the world of the living. Here you will find vampire murderers and vampire hunters together with the real-life mysteries of Croglin Grange, Alnwick Castle, the Vampire of the Villas, the Yorkshire Vampire and the enduring phenomenon of London's famous Highgate Vampire.In this thought-provoking book, illustrated with never before seen photographs and drawing on extensive original research, writer and paranormal historian Paul Adams explores the fascinating history of British vampirism in both fact and fiction. With extensive chapters on the post-war revival of Gothic cinema horror and the influence of cult studio Hammer Films on the vampire in British television and music, here is a modern guide where every page is truly written in blood ...

Written in Blood

Vampire Tales
Author: Various
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627930817
Category: Fiction
Page: 381
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Collected here are twenty-two vampire stories by authors such as William Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert E. Howard, Bram Stoker, and Warren Lapine. With more than 350 pages of vampires this anthology is a must have for any vampire enthusiast. The anthology ranges from classic stories such as "The Vampyre" and "Carmilla" to more modern takes on vampirism with "Mona Lisa" and "Each Man Kills." There's enough blood here for everyone.