Sunday, September 2, 2012

True Crime
His wife Fanny has stripped him of all his belongings. He plots his revenge with the use of a special poison, X, he made. Then puts it in her orange juice with interesting results. 
This is one of a series of short stories under the heading of "Les Girls", all of which are different aspects of women young and old, good and bad. Read Nikki, Nellie, Elsie and Cynthia, with Sally and Billie to come.
 John "Babbacombe" Lee is one of the most notorious murderers in British criminal history! Lee was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of his elderly landlady in Babbacombe, Devon in 1884. However, on the morning of 23rd February 1885 the infamous hangman James Berry failed on three consecutive occasions to successfully hang Lee.

Was it incompetence, providence, a practical joke or the rain from the night before which caused the gallows to malfunction? Which ever way, there was not a man in England who did not have an opinion on why Lee was still alive.

But if Lee wasn't the killer then who was? Was it his mad Lawyer who was having an inappropriate relationship with Lee's pregnant Sister? Was it Lee's Sister herself? Or was it perhaps one of many others who'd suddenly taken a disliking to the meddling elderly landlady?

This screenplay, based on a true story follows hundreds of hours of research going back over one hundred years. What really happened on that fateful night in a secluded beach house?

If not for Jack the Ripper who emerged onto the scene of Victorian England only 3 years later, John "Babbacombe" Lee would be the most infamous convicted "killer" in history!

3 Cases of Murder by Teenagers

New Port Richey, FL; THEY JUST WANTED TO KILL SOMEBODY, 1992 case file (Kids going out to commit murder just because...)
Spring Hill, FL; JUST TO DRIVE THE OLD MAN'S T-BIRD, 1989 case file (He killed the so that he could take teens for a joy ride in the old man's T-Bird) 
Brooksville, FL; RUMBA AT THE OLD PUBLIX; 1990 case file (fight between white and black teenagers end in death and prison to the players and a huge crisis in the city of Brooksville.)

From the files of Patricia Lieb, former crime reporter and writer for true crime magazin

Could you imagine being in an area like a mall or restaurant when someone pulls out weapons and starts killing people? It's scary!  I have chosen ten of these stories to write about and compiled them in this book. 

* Rodrick Shonte Dantzler - Grand Rapids, Michigan
* Michael Kenneth McLendon - Geneva County Massacre
* Tim Kretschmer - The Winnenden School Shooting
* Nidal Malik Hasan - Fort Hood Shooting
* Joseph T. Wesbecker - The Standard Gravure Shooting
* George Hennard - The Luby's Massacre
* Seung-Hui Cho - Virginia Tech Killing Spree
* Howard Barton Unruh - The Walk of Death, Camden, New Jersey
* Michael Robert Ryan - The Hungerford Massacre
* Patrick Henry Sherrill - Edmond United States Post Office Massacre

"I just bought and finished this book today. VERY well documented. I look forward to reading many more books from this author." - Danielle Calhoun

This book was formerly titled Spree Killers.

RJ Parker is the author of six Serial Killer books as well as Top Cases of The FBI. His Serial Killer Files Series include:

Women Who Kill
Unsolved Serial Killings
Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured
Spree Killers
Doctors Who Killed
No Killing in The Hallways (Shoot Shootings

Dogs are not called ‘man’s best friend’ for nothing. Over the centuries, we have enjoyed a close connection with canines: they have provided invaluable help with hunting, tracking, guarding, haulage and rescue work, and have been affectionate and loyal companions without peer. 

In this fascinating book, Nigel Allsopp lifts the lid on the world of police dogs, examining the vital roles they play both in Australia and around the world. Despite the numerous high-tech devices now available to law-enforcement officials, ‘K9’s – as they’re known in the trade – remain an indispensable part of police work in a range of fields, notably terrorism and border protection. K9s may sometimes be sent into difficult and dangerous situations, but this is never done without care and concern, for at the heart of their role is the intimate and symbiotic relationship between dog and handler. 

K9 Cops explores the history, training and current use of police dogs, as well as considering what future dogs have in modern law enforcement. It also includes an A–Z of police canine units in 47 countries. 

For all police and military personnel, K9 Cops is an informative, must-read book. For the rest of us, it is an entertaining and heart- warming account that dog lovers the world over will enjoy.

I am publishing this book on behalf of my father-in-law Ben T. Calvert, who wrote this book to preserve the history of the legendary bank robbery that occurred in Stamping Ground, Kentucky on November 28, 1932. 

Stamping Ground is a small community of less than 600 people and is located about 30 minutes outside of Lexington, Kentucky. The odds of this town falling victim to bank robbers during the early 1930's was not very likely. 

The story of the bank robbery was a big part of the Stamping Ground community while Ben was growing up there, and he will share with you his accounts of the story as it has been told in the past, his personal interviews with witnesses, and many hours of research he has conducted. 

*Was someone really shot during the robbery?
*Was there one bank robbery or three?
*Who were the robbers and where did they come from?
*Who was the ringleader?
*Did someone receive the death penalty for this crime?
*Why Stamping Ground Kentucky?

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