Download E-books A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes PDF

By Rajan Khanna

What different characters from English literature have captivated hearts and minds as completely as Sherlock Holmes and his dependable better half John Watson? Many lovers think the connection among those males is deep and greater than platonic. In A examine in Lavender, the Holmes universe is queered and authors have devised tales within which Holmes and Watson are fans, or examine mysteries of inverts hidden from the legislation and cultures of the Victorian period; even the indomitable Lestrade has his flip at love; and eerie apparitions within the evening sky, such as Jules Verne, draw Holmes to Cleveland highway, domestic to an notorious scandal.

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Download E-books Asylum Harbor (A Rachel Scott Adventure Book 1) PDF

By Traci Hohenstein

Amber Knowles, a stunning highschool senior and Florida governor John Knowles’s daughter, has every little thing going for her till she disappears in the course of a cruise to the Bahamas. After an in depth seek of the send SeaStar, it’s transparent that Amber has vanished and not using a hint. whilst Governor Knowles gets the distressing information, he asks for Rachel Scott’s help.

The teenager’s disappearance represents each parent’s worst worry, and Rachel, founding father of Florida Omni seek, is aware merely too good what wasting a daughter seems like. Her three-year-old, Mallory, went lacking 5 years in the past. As she works with FBI specified agent, Drake Reynolds, Rachel discovers an equipped crime ring associated with the cruise line. The final individual identified to determine Amber aboard the send used to be an incognito DEA agent, who additionally has vanished. the place is he? And the place is Amber? ultimately, the place is Mallory?

Traci Hohenstein’s Asylum Harbor attracts idea from the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005 and delves deeply into the mysteries and suspense of missing-person investigations and arranged crime detection. the 1st in a chain, Asylum Harbor introduces Rachel Scott and her group and compels readers to stick with Florida Omni seek and all their investigations.

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Download E-books Devoured PDF

1856, London: The specimen-collecting craze is turning out to be, and discoveries in distant jungles are reshaping the recognized international. whilst the glamorous woman Bessingham is located murdered, surrounded by way of her colossal selection of fossils and tribal mask, Professor Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are known as in to ascertain the crime scene - and the physique.

In the hot and suspicious global of forensics, Hatton and Roumande are the easiest. however the crime scene isn't really restrained to 1 room. of their efforts to assist the notorious Scotland backyard detective Inspector Adams music down the Lady's killer, Hatton and Roumande discover a path of murders attached to a packet of seditious letters that, if released, could switch the face of society and faith irrevocably.

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Download E-books Witsec: Inside the Federal Witness Protection Program PDF

By Pete Earley

For many years no legislations enforcement application has been as cloaked in controversy and secret because the Federal Witness safeguard software. Now, for the 1st time, Gerald Shur, the guy credited with the construction of WITSEC, groups with acclaimed investigative journalist Pete Earley to inform the interior tale of turncoats, crime-fighters, killers, and traditional people stuck up in a life-and-death online game of deception within the identify of justice.

WITSEC
Inside the Federal Witness safety Program

When the govt was once wasting the warfare on geared up crime within the early Nineteen Sixties, Gerald Shur, a tender legal professional within the Justice Department’s prepared Crime and Racketeering part, instructed the dep. to attract mobsters into breaking their code of silence with provides of safeguard and relocation. yet as high-ranking mob figures got here into this system, Shur chanced on that conserving his witnesses alive within the face of demise threats concerned greater than removing previous identities and growing new ones. It additionally intended removing households from their pasts and giving new identities to other halves and kids, in addition to to mob girlfriends and mistresses.

It intended getting late-night telephone calls from safe witnesses not able to deal with their new lives. It intended arranging funerals, delivering monetary aid, and in a single example even supporting a mobster’s spouse get breast implants. And all too frequently it intended odds safe witness may go back to what he knew best–crime.

In this publication Shur offers a you-are-there account of notorious witnesses, from Joseph Valachi to “Sammy the Bull” Gravano to “Fat Vinnie” Teresa, of the lengths this system is going to to maintain its fees secure, and of situations that went very mistaken and sometimes even safe those that went directly to kill back.

He describes the pain persevered by way of blameless those that chanced on themselves within the mistaken position on the incorrect time and ended up in a application adapted to criminals. And besides Shur’s battle tales, WITSEC attracts at the haunting phrases of 1 mob spouse, who vividly describes her lifetime of lies, secrecy, and loss contained in the application.

A robust actual tale of the internal workings of 1 of the simplest and debatable guns within the struggle opposed to equipped crime and the interior workings of equipped crime itself–and extra lately opposed to Colombian drug buyers, outlaw motorbike gang contributors, white-collar con males, and foreign terrorists–this booklet takes us right into a annoying, harmful twilight global conscientiously hidden in simple sight: the place the kin residing round the corner will not be who they are saying they're. . .

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Download E-books Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City PDF

Starting with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, we're organize for a grisly day trip via London as a urban of ne'er do wells, taking in beheadings and brutality on the Tower, Elizabethan highway crime, cutpurses and con-men, via to the Gordon Riots and street theft of the 18thcentury and the increase of prisons, the police and the Victorian period of incarceration. in addition to the crimes, Arnold additionally appears to be like on the gruesome punishments meted out to people who transgressed the legislation all through London's historical past - from the hangings, drawings and quarterings at Tyburn over 500 years to being boiled in oil at Smithfield. This renowned historian additionally investigates the effect of London's felony periods at the literature of the 19thand 20thcenturies, and finally ends up with our previous favourites, the Krays and Soho gangs of the 50s and 60s. London's crimes have replaced over the centuries, either in strategy and execution. Underworld London lines those advancements, from the street robberies of the eighteenth century, made attainable through the consistent site visitors of rich retailers out and in of the town, to the beatings, slashings and poisonings of the Victorian period.

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Download E-books The French Powder Mystery PDF

By Ellery Queen

 A corpse in a division shop window deals a ugly puzzle for Ellery Queen

The home windows of French’s division shop are considered one of New York’s nice sights. Year-round, their screens blow their own horns the best in style, paintings, and residential décor, and travelers and locals alike make some extent of preventing to work out what’s on supply. One afternoon, because the board debates a merger upstairs, a salesgirl starts an illustration in a single of the home windows, exhibiting off French’s new Murphy mattress. A crowd gathers to monitor the mattress reduce from the wall after a unmarried contact of a button. yet because the mattress opens, humans run screaming. Out tumbles a woman—crumpled, bloody, and dead.
 
The sufferer used to be Mrs. French, spouse of the corporate president, and discovering her killer will flip this esteemed shop the other way up. just one detective has the delicate contact necessary—debonair highbrow Ellery Queen. As Queen and his police inspector father dig into French’s secrets and techniques, they locate their killer is extra severe than any window shopper.

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Download E-books Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand PDF

By Jarrod Gilbert

For greater than 5 a long time, gangs have performed a pivotal function in New Zealand crime lifestyles, starting with the bodgies and widgies of the Nineteen Fifties. in keeping with 10 years of gang learn, this book chronicles the increase of the Hell’s Angels and different motorbike gangs within the Sixties, the expansion of the Mongrel Mob and Black energy within the Nineteen Seventies, and organized crime over the last decade. With descriptions of such occasions because the Devil’s Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails on the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch’s first gang battle and Black strength participants surrounding best Minister Rob Muldoon at Wellington’s Royal Tiger Tavern, it additionally discusses the importance of colours and class. With money owed from gang participants, police, and politicians, this violent and occasionally frightening publication transports its readers to a difficult but revealing a part of New Zealand life.

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Download E-books The Incumbent (The Madison Glenn Series #1) PDF

By Alton Gansky

An abduction...a path of annoying clues... Politics are approximately to turn into lethal. because the arguable mayor of the attractive coastal group of Santa Rita, Madison 'Maddy' Glenn loves to face issues head-on. yet not anything can arrange her for a adversarial stopover at from the manager of police---or his poor information. Lisa Truccoli, Maddy's good friend and the treasurer of her final crusade, has been abducted. All that continues to be on the crime scene is a stunning clue...with Maddy's identify on it. the resultant hunt for solutions merely turns up extra sinister clues in a terrifying video game the abductor desires to play...with Maddy. stuck among a haunting previous and a deadly current, Maddy unearths the partitions that maintain her from religion starting to collapse. The stakes flip deadly with a moment abduction and a clue that unearths within information regarding Maddy's run for Congress---a determination she has no longer made but. somebody goes to harmful lengths to make the alternative for her...but it's a selection she'll live to tell the tale?

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Download E-books En De Moord In Extase (De Cock, Book 18) PDF

By A. C. Baantjer

Bij de overval op een geldtransport wordt de chauffeur doodgeschoten. Volgens ooggetuigen een lafhartige moord: de overvaller kwam er speciaal voor terug en joeg de guy twee kogels door het hoofd. Ruim vijf kwartier na deze misdaad zit de Cock al volop in het onderzoek. Is het toeval dat het geldtransport dit keer een bijzonder groot bedrag bevatte? De Cock gelooft niet in toevalligheden. Hij heeft het beangstigende gevoel dat de affaire nog lang niet is beëindigd, dat de jacht naar het geld eerst begint en dat de courageous geldtransporteur niet het enige slachtoffer blijkt in de macabere dans om drie miljoen.

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