Category: Crime

Red Hook

By Gabriel Cohen

It's no longer the lifeless body--Jack Leightner has visible hundred of our bodies in his journey with the NYPD. it isn't the dank setting--the slender banks alongside Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. So why does the sight of the fatally stabbed younger guy make the detective virtually faint within the canal's tangled weeds?

Jack does not comprehend why he turns into captivated with this low-priority case, why he permits it to jeopardize his occupation or even his lifestyles. particularly because the research attracts him precisely the place he does not are looking to move: into the center of purple Hook. The local is Leightner's undesirable dream, scene of his bothered adolescence and a negative mystery.

The position additionally compels Jack's estranged son Ben, a tender documentary filmmaker eager about its background. The Hook has been domestic to dockworkers and drug purchasers, Al Capone and Joey Gallo, an incredible public housing venture, and one of many nation's maximum ports. Ben desires to discover why the once-thriving waterfront group has turn into a stunning ruin--and why it has broken his family. In Gabriel Cohen's gripping first novel, this unusual terrain is the place Jack Leightner needs to search his personal redemption--and even, maybe, the salvation of crimson Hook itself. greater than against the law tale, pink Hook is a deep and sympathetic exploration of the mysteries of human nature, the curse and advantages of kinfolk, and one unforgettable position.

 
Red Hook is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for most sensible First Novel.

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Savage Portrayals: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story

In 1989, the rape and beating of a white woman jogger in vital Park made foreign headlines. Many money owed stated the incident as an instance of “wilding”—episodes of negative, minority youths roaming the streets trying to find hassle. Police cause on quick justice for the sufferer coerced 5 African-American and Latino boys to plead responsible. The teenage boys have been speedy convicted and imprisoned. Natalie Byfield, who coated the case for the New York day-by-day information, now revisits the tale of the vital Park 5 from her point of view as a black woman reporter in Savage Portrayals.
 
Byfield illuminates the race, type, and gender bias within the tremendous media assurance of the crime and the prosecution of the now-exonerated defendants. Her sociological research and first-person account persuasively argue that the racialized reportage of the case buttressed efforts to aim juveniles as adults around the nation.
 
Savage Portrayals casts new mild in this well-known crime and its far-reaching effects for the wrongly accused and the justice system. 

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Buzz (Game)

“A well timed, lifelike mystery concerning the governance of on-line details” (Kirkus Reviews)—the moment novel in a groundbreaking foreign mystery trilogy a couple of lethal online game that blurs the road among fact and fiction.

It’s been 4 months considering Henrik “HP” Pettersson was once dragged right into a ruthless exchange fact video game that almost rate him his existence. even though he now has every little thing he ever wanted for—freedom, funds, and no responsibilities—he isn’t chuffed. He’s laid low with insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the sport. He misses the eye. now and then, he even hopes the sport grasp will locate him. And while HP catches the attention of a wealthy and strong CEO for the entire improper purposes, he might get his want. yet he fast learns that typically, try to be cautious what you need for...

The moment in a fast moving, intriguing trilogy, Buzz will continue you guessing till the top. HP believes the sport is over, yet is it quite simply starting?

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Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior

By Gail S. Anderson

In reviewing introductory texts to be had to criminologists, one is left with the influence that organic elements are beside the point to the formula of legal habit. the place biology is pointed out in any respect, it gets infinitesimal insurance. This dearth of cognizance may perhaps at one time be blamed on shoddy examine and the valid worry that facts amassed alongside this course will be used to help eugenics extremists. besides the fact that, long ago twenty years, enormously helpful paintings has been finished that legitimately correlates organic elements similar to genetics, biochemistry, nutrition, and mind sickness to felony habit.

Biological impacts on legal Behavior essentially questions the way in which so much criminologists try to clarify, not to mention ameliorate the matter of human legal habit. Written through Gail Anderson, a hugely revered professional in forensics, who additionally brings a much-needed organic heritage to the duty, this source champions modern organic idea through introducing criminologists to parts of analysis they won't in a different way come upon.

Dr. Anderson discusses uncomplicated organic techniques equivalent to usual choice and evolution relating to habit, and considers genetic elements together with styles of inheritance, sex-linked features, and propensities towards aggression. She explores stories on hormonal results, in addition to mind chemistry, and delves deeply into natural mind disorder. She additionally seems at investigations into fetal stipulations and birth-related problems, in addition to examine on foodstuff and meals bronchial asthma. whereas it truly is steeped in clinical learn, the cloth is gifted in a manner that doesn't require a systematic historical past.

The writer doesn't recommend that biology performs the major function in legal habit; although, her rigorously researched paintings does turn out that we will be able to achieve a much deeper and extra necessary figuring out once we objectively determine all the elements concerned.

A professor of forensic entomology within the institution of Criminology at Simon Fraser collage, Gail S. Anderson has a Ph.D. in clinical and veterinary entomology. She serves as a forensics advisor to the RCMP and town police throughout Canada. between her many accolades, she used to be indexed in TIME journal as considered one of most sensible 5 innovators around the world in legal justice and lately got the Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences.

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Tusenskönor

By Kristina Ohlsson

I Tusenskönor, den andra boken om Fredrika Bergman, väntar en komplex härva av unlawful flyktinghantering, ett dubbelmord på ett äldre prästpar och en ung svensk kvinna som får sin identitet kidnappad i Bangkok.

Ett äldre prästpar hittas skjutna i sin lägenhet vid Odenplan. Mannen verkar ha tagit livet av sin hustru och därefter sig själv. Ett avskedsbrev förklarar att han inte kunde fortsätta leva efter att hans dotter begått självmord.

Inlåst i en lägenhet väntar Ali på besked. Han har flytt från ett brinnande Irak och hoppas på en long island framtid i Sverige. Det enda hans välgörare kräver är en enkel byteshandel. Och att han tiger om deras uppgörelse.

I Bangkok håller en ung svensk kvinna på att bli avskuren från omvärlden. Någon monterar ner hennes liv, bit för bit. Efterlyst av thailändsk polis tar hon upp jakten på den som försöker ödelägga hennes tillvaro.

Fredrika Bergman och hennes kollegor i Alex Rechts utredningsgrupp tar sig an dubbelmordet vid Odenplan. De får snart klart för sig att de står inför någonting långt mer komplicerat än ett självmord som urartat. Vitt skilda händelser som även utspelar sig utanför Sveriges gränser tycks hänga samman utan att de förstår hur. Klockan går och de som vet tiger.

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Helvetet inifrån: Femton år i Sveriges största brottsorganisation

By Lasse Wierup, Daniel Olsson

Aldrig tidigare har myten om svenska Hells Angels blivit så avklädd

Michael "Mega" Johannessen från Göteborg grät av lycka då han fick veta att han hade utsetts until fullvärdig medlem i Hells Angels MC. Tre års hårt slit var över och Michael och hans klubbkamrater skulle äntligen få bära dödskallemärket, beviset på att de tillhörde mc-världens mest beryktade klubb.

När Michael kort därpå träffade Ebba tycktes han liv komplett. Hon kom egentligen från en helt annan värld, males lät sig inte skrämmas av de farliga attributen. Där andra såg ett hänsynslöst kriminellt gäng såg hon lojala vänner, färgstarka personligheter och ständig anledningar until eventually fest.

I nästan tio år levde Michael och Ebba efter Hells Angels regler. Han som en av klubbens kriminella motorer, hon som egenföretagare och partyprinsessa. Att människor mördades och Ebba själv blev hotad av "vännerna" räckte inte för att de skulle ifrågasätta sitt val.

Till sist skulle paret ändå ställas inför Hells Angels verkliga ansikte. Deras hus brann ner, ägodelar stals och Michael utsattes för beskjutning - allt för att han ansågs ha svikit organisationens excellent. Av fruktan för sina liv sökte paret hjälp hos samhället. En lång resa tillbaka until en vanlig tillvaro kunde börja.

Från sitt gömställe utomlands ger Michael och Ebba Johannessen sin osminkade berättelse för journalisterna Lasse Wierup och Daniel Olsson. Resultatet är en - även med internationella mått - unik skildring inifrån en employer där inte ens de egna medlemmarna går säkra. Aldrig tidigare har myten om svenska Hells Angels blivit så avklädd.

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Black and Blue: An Inspector Rebus Mystery (Inspector Rebus Novels)

By Ian Rankin

Bible John killed 3 ladies, and took 3 souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to scouse borrow his namesake's glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his rules. And convict Lenny Spaven died simply to turn out some extent. "Bible John" terrorized Glasgow within the sixties and seventies, murdering 3 ladies he met in a neighborhood ballroom--and he used to be by no means stuck. Now a copycat is at paintings. Nicknamed "Bible Johnny" by way of the media, he's a brand new threat with violent goals.

The Bible Johnny case will be excellent for Inspector John Rebus, yet after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he is been shunted apart to at least one of Edinburgh's hardest suburbs, the place he investigates the homicide of an off-duty oilman. His research takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, the place he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. all at once stuck within the glare of the tv cameras and in the midst of multiple research, Rebus needs to continue with warning: One mistake may well suggest a nasty and never quite quickly demise, or, worse nonetheless, wasting his activity.

Written with Ian Rankin's signature wit, type and intricacy, Black and Blue is a unique of unusual and unforgettable intrigue.

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The Pyramid (Kurt Wallander Series)

By Henning Mankell

The lacking piece of the across the world bestselling Kurt Wallander secret sequence: the tale of Kurt Wallander's beginnings.

Revealing an aspect of Wallander that we've got by no means obvious, the lengthy tales amassed in The Pyramid are classic Mankell. right here, we see Wallander on his murder first case as a twenty-one-year-old patrolman, as a tender father dealing with unforeseen risk on Christmas Eve, as a middle-aged detective together with his marriage at the breaking point, as a newly separated investigator fixing the brutal homicide of a neighborhood photographer, and at last as a veteran detective, along with his signature methodical and instinctive paintings variety, getting to know unforeseen connections among a downed airplane and the assassination of a couple of spinster sisters. In those 5 riveting stories we watch Kurt Wallander come into his personal not just as a detective yet as a man or woman

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At Risk

By Patricia Cornwell

A Massachusetts kingdom investigator is termed domestic from Knoxville, Tennessee, the place he's finishing a path on the nationwide Forensic Academy. His boss, the district lawyer, appealing yet hard-charging, is making plans to run for governor, and as a exhibit she's making plans to take advantage of a brand new crime initiative referred to as At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." particularly, she's been trying to find the way to hire state of the art DNA know-how, and she or he thinks she's stumbled on the proper topic in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her workplace solves the case, it should cause them to all glance beautiful strong, right?

Her investigator isn't so sure-not yes approximately whatever to do with this girl, really-but sooner than he can open his mouth, a stunning piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not just either their lives however the lives of everybody round them. it is not a random occasion. Is it own? Is it expert? no matter what it's, the consequences are very, very undesirable certainly . . . and they are approximately to get a lot worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the grasp operating on the most sensible of her game.

View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

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The Betrayer

By Kimberley Chambers

The writer of Born Evil, The Trap and Payback fairly spreads her wings during this gritty, warmhearted East finish family members epic, spanning 4 decades.

Based in Stepney, this booklet is decided on a coarse and prepared council property, within the center of London's East finish. a narrative that begins in 1975 leads to 2005, it tells the rigors and tribulations of the Hutton relatives. Maureen - the gutsy mum, separated from her alcoholic husband, she scrimps and saves for years to increase her little ones and instil life's strong values in them. She attempts her utmost, yet with simply reasonable luck. Tommy, the eldest son, does ten years for homicide. On his unlock he gives you to move immediately. the difficulty is that the underworld beckons and he struggles to maintain his promise. Susan, the daughter, unpopular and spiteful as a toddler, she eventually makes her kin proud whilst she will get pregnant and strikes in together with her boyfriend. yet what has she forgotten to inform him? James, the youngest son. Does mummy's blue-eyed boy remain at the instantly and slim? Or does he get caught right into a lifetime of crime, similar to his elder brother? Ethel - gran and better half's mother. a sensible outdated owl, granny may well feel catastrophe looming all alongside. What a tragedy that nobody might take heed to her. and eventually, Maria, the lady round the corner and the affection of James's existence. Will they? will not they? Who is aware - simply because Maria holds the largest mystery of all of them. Or does she?

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