The Murderer Next Door

David Buss's pioneering work has made major national news in the past, and this provocative book is sure to generate a storm of attention.

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117699

Category: Psychology

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As acclaimed psychological researcher and author David Buss writes, "People are mesmerized by murder. It commands our attention like no other human phenomenon, and those touched by its ugly tendrils never forget." Though we may like to believe that murderers are pathological misfits and hardened criminals, the vast majority of murders are committed by people who, until the day they kill, would seem to be perfectly normal. David Buss's pioneering work has made major national news in the past, and this provocative book is sure to generate a storm of attention. The Murderer Next Door is a riveting look into the dark underworld of the human psyche—an astonishing exploration of when and why we kill and what might push any one of us over the edge. A leader in the innovative field of evolutionary psychology, Buss conducted an unprecedented set of studies investigating the underlying motives and circumstances of murders, from the bizarre outlier cases of serial killers to those of the friendly next-door neighbor who one day kills his wife. Reporting on findings that are often startling and counterintuitive—the younger woman involved in a love triangle is at a high risk of being killed—he puts forth a bold new general theory of homicide, arguing that the human psyche has evolved specialized adaptations whose function is to kill. Taking readers through the surprising twists and turns of the evolutionary logic of murder, he explains exactly when each of us is most at risk, both of being murdered and of becoming a murderer. His findings about the high-risk situations alone will be news making. Featuring gripping storytelling about specific murder cases—including a never used FBI file of more than 400,000 murders and a highly detailed study of 400 murders conducted by Buss in collaboration with a forensic psychiatrist, and a pioneering investigation of homicidal fantasies in which Buss found that 91 percent of men and 84 percent of women have had at least one such vivid fantasy—The Murderer Next Door will be necessary reading for those who have been fascinated by books on profiling, lovers of true crime and murder mysteries, as well as readers intrigued by the inner workings of the human mind.
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The Murderer Next Door

Rafael Yglesias. The Murderer Next Door Rafael Yglesias for Lewis Contents
THE MURDER GRIEF THE MURDERER NEXT DOOR.

Author: Rafael Yglesias

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453205129

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

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To protect the child she loves, Molly Gray must cooperate with a killer in this critically acclaimed novel from a master of contemporary American fiction Molly Gray never trusted Ben Fleiss, her best friend Wendy’s abusive husband. When Wendy’s broken body is found in a dumpster, Molly is devastated—and knows exactly who the killer is. But as viscerally as Molly hates Ben, she loves Ben and Wendy’s seven-year-old child, Naomi. While awaiting trial, Ben retains custody of his daughter, and Molly soon realizes the only way to keep Naomi safe is to stay as close to Ben as possible—even if it means consoling and flattering the man who murdered her friend. Yglesias’s most suspenseful work, The Murderer Next Door is rich with startling twists and revelations hinged to uncanny psychological insight. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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Ted Bundy

Author: Steven Winn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062196790

Category: Criminals

Page: 359

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Evil Next Door

Describes how Detective Ken Copeland and his partner Jackie Taylor brought the killer of twenty-three-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, resident Stephanie Bennett to justice through DNA, providing closure for the victim's family.

Author: Amanda Lamb

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425233340

Category: True Crime

Page: 281

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Describes how Detective Ken Copeland and his partner Jackie Taylor brought the killer of twenty-three-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, resident Stephanie Bennett to justice through DNA, providing closure for the victim's family.
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Murder in the Condo Next Door

He was intent on finding out who murdered his brother. The rest, as they say, is
history. Our history. Buy it now! * * * * His Secret Admirer When the first note
showed up the restaurant, Jim laughed it off. When they continued, he didn't find
the ...

Author: Edward Kendrick

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 9781646560240

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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When the crazy woman from hell, as he thinks of her, moves in next door to Michael, he isn't happy about it. When she's murdered, he's even less ecstatic, especially when he has to deal with a detective's suspicions and a nosy reporter. Reid Hanson is a good reporter with a nose for a story. When he tries, and fails, to interview Michael, he's intrigued by the man's resistance. It takes all his persuasive powers to get Michael to open up to him about the murder ... and his past. When Michael does, the two men set out to try and learn more about the woman's murder ... and a related one a week later. In the process they begin to fall for each other. Will their attraction come to fruition or will the killer manage to eliminate Michael, the only witness to his existence, before that happens?
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Next Door to Murder

'Did these people found murdered live near you? ... traumatic events since she'd
devoted her time to journalism, but the fact that murder had been committed
actually next door to her, and presumably while she was at home, was a step too
far.

Author: Anthea Fraser

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781780102511

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A Rona Parish Mystery - Journalist Rona Parish continues her popular series on local family businesses with a piece on the Willow furniture emporium. For once, there don't seem to be any skeletons in the Willow family cupboards. But when Louisa, the daughter of Rona's reserved elderly neighbours, comes to Rona with a plea for help, it seems there may be a dark secret closer to home, and all Rona's journalistic instincts are aroused . . .
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Secrets Can be Murder

What kind of monster would do this? When journalists break the story of a child who's been kidnapped, a young woman who's been brutally raped, or a family who's been slaughtered, that's the question most of us ask.

Author: Jane Velez-Mitchell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743299374

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Draws on the author's experience as a courtroom and television reporter to analyze some of recent history's most sensational trials and cases, including those of O.J. Simpson, JonBenet Ramsey, and Robert Blake, to reveal how the darkest secrets of killers, as well as the vulnerabilities of high-profile victims, are shared by everyday people. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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The Killer Next Door

THE KILLER NEXT DOOR Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of a journalist who
has worked extensively across the British press. Marwood lives in South London.
Praise for The Killer Next Door “If you read Alex Marwood's The Wicked Girls, her
 ...

Author: Alex Marwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698177826

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen King Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Alex Marwood’s new book, The Darkest Secret, is available now from Penguin Books Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a sketchy South London building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret. Alex Marwood’s debut novel The Wicked Girls earned her lavish praise from the likes of Elizabeth Haynes, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly and received the Edgar Award. Now, Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? “Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls.” —The Guardian From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Murder Next Door

The killer could have used it to get into the rooms . “ It has not been found near
the cave where the women were murdered . If it is not there , hidden under the
snow , then it must have been taken by the killer , ” Superintendent Morris
suggested ...

Author: Edward Baumann

Publisher: Diamond Books

ISBN: 1557739161

Category: Murder

Page: 268

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Documents police efforts to track down eighteen brutal killers, including Eunice Yvonne Kleinfelder, a self-described devil worshiper who boiled her lover to death, and Tommy Pitera, a Mafia hitman who dismembered his many victims. Reprint.
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The Ghoul Next Door

about how the murder went down, he'll find a way to point the finger at you three.
You cannot talk to Dr. Sable or his fiancée about this! Do you understand?” I
ground my teeth together. I hated all this legal crap. “M.J.'?” Mack said. “Tell me
you ...

Author: Victoria Laurie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101634943

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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On a well-deserved hiatus from the ghoulish grind of their TV show, Ghoul Getters, psychic medium M. J. Holliday, her boyfriend, Heath, and her best friend, Gilley, are back home in Boston. But there’s no rest for the weary ghost busters. M. J.’s ex comes to her for help—his fiancée’s brother Luke seems haunted by a sinister spirit. The crew sets up surveillance cameras to watch for the possessive poltergeist while Luke is sleeping. But when he goes outside in the middle of the night and returns hours later covered in blood, they are all very concerned—especially when the news reports the murder of a young woman in the neighborhood. Now M. J., Heath, and Gilley must remain self-possessed as they try to stop a wicked ghost whose behavior is anything but neighborly.
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Bind Torture Kill

But the intricate twists and shocking turns of this story have never before been told by the people who were intimately acquainted with the BTK killer and Rader the family man, or by the dedicated cops who finally caught him.

Author: Roy Wenzl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061739118

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

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For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.
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The Boy Next Door

Details the true story of Jon Dunkle, a seemingly innocent young boy who turned into a psychotic killer and who was able to outsmart investigators to kill again. Reissue.

Author: Gretchen Brinck

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786019956

Category: True Crime

Page: 369

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Details the true story of Jon Dunkle, a seemingly innocent young boy who turned into a psychotic killer and who was able to outsmart investigators to kill again. Reissue.
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Next Door

were the murderer Brockendorf . She didn't cry , he thought , as he said goodbye
to her an hour later in front of her hotel . Tomorrow or the day after or in a week's
time she'll cry , not now though , not today . Her eyes had begun to prick , forcing
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Author: Johanna Moosdorf

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B783425

Category:

Page: 224

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Next Door Murder

Time is running up, well-hidden secrets are exposed, but the original question remains. Who killed Mary Fanning?A short story by the author of "What's on True Crime Tonight?" Catherine H. Ambrose

Author: Catherine H. Ambrose

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798687157636

Category:

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Mary Fanning is not dead; she's been murdered.Jessica Flynn is about to exit her apartment as two police officers knock on her door. After a sleepless Friday night, and before the essential morning caffeine dose, she is informed that Mary Fanning, the loud and annoying tenant of 8C, is dead. She soon finds out that her neighbor has been murdered, and to get things even worse, she may be a suspect.Jessica now must recall everything that happened the night before, cooperate with the insistent Detective Philippa Mortimer, and find time to sleep on top of that. Meantime, she begins to realize the residents of 116 Heinsbury Street are probably not who they seem to be. Time is running up, well-hidden secrets are exposed, but the original question remains. Who killed Mary Fanning?A short story by the author of "What's on True Crime Tonight?" Catherine H. Ambrose
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The Rancher Next Door Mills Boon Love Inspired

One look at the playful pout turning down Caley's full lips, and safe was the last
thing Brady felt. Something about Caley seemed way too dangerous. Not in an ax
-murderer-next-door kind of way, but in a she'sgonna-weasel-into-your-heart ...

Author: Betsy St. Amant

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472012906

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Riskiest Business of All For firefighter Caley Foster, every day is an adrenaline rush. Now that she’s back in Broken Bend, Louisiana, it’s clear that putting down roots may be just as tough as putting out fires. To her surprise, sweet Ava next door makes Caley’s new nanny job feel fulfilling.
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The Marshal and the Murderer

Even so, he was gladenough when Niccolini burst out of the studio, slammingthe
door behindhim anderupting into theMarshal's tiny Fiat 500, which could hardly ...
“The woman next door—” “The woman next door—what's she called?

Author: Magdalen Nabb

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781569478349

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A young Swiss art student who commutes to a small town near Florence is reported missing. Then her body is found. Was it a sex crime? Guarnaccia suspects a local feud with its roots in World War II.
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The House Next Door

No one had. Whatever it had been was never found. Kim Dougherty and his crew
discovered no more small murders at the Harralson house. It was as though the
murderer, having made some small point to the Harralsons, had moved on.

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416553441

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The house next door to the Kennedys appears to be haunted by an all-pervasive evil, and the couple watches as a succession of owners becomes engulfed by the sinister force, until the Kennedys set out to destroy the house themselves.
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Deacon of Death

Through exclusive interviews with Smithers’s wife, who described her spouse as nothing but a doting husband and father, author Fred Rosen learned why this man of God, raised in an intensely religious Tennessee home, was the last person ...

Author: Fred Rosen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504022651

Category: True Crime

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Baptist deacon, family man, pillar of his Florida community . . . and serial killer of prostitutes: chilling true crime from the author of Lobster Boy. By day, Sam Smithers was the deacon of his Baptist church in Plant City, Florida, a respected neighbor to many, and a devoted husband and father. But after the sun set, he became something else: a violent attacker—and killer—of prostitutes. Smithers’s twisted double life came to light when a local woman who had hired him to take care of her property found him in her garage, cleaning an ax—and then discovered a puddle of blood. Through exclusive interviews with Smithers’s wife, who described her spouse as nothing but a doting husband and father, author Fred Rosen learned why this man of God, raised in an intensely religious Tennessee home, was the last person anyone would suspect of committing these savage crimes. Rosen reveals the details behind the deaths of Christy Cowan and Denise Roach after Smithers picked them up in Tampa—and the fate of a man who seemed holier than thou, but was actually guilty as sin.
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That Affair Next Door

The house next door had been lighted since ten, and I was in momentary
expectation of its nocturnal visitor. ... was not so positively like, nor yet so
positively unlike, that of the supposed murderer that I could definitely say, " This is
he," or, " This ...

Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000964841

Category: Adultery

Page: 399

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Murder and the Reasonable Man

Dana Sachs, The Murderer Next Door, Mother Jones, July–August 1989, at 54 (
emphasis added). 106. Yen, Racial Stereotyping of Asians and Asian Americans,
supra note 99, at 11, citing Who Killed Vincent Chin? (a film by Renee Tajima ...

Author: Cynthia Lee

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814765142

Category: Law

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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.
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