Pre-order the gripping and masterfully-crafted new thriller from award-winning author Matthew Frank Julian Sinclair is a serial killer - charming, manipulative, deadly. He hunted girls for sport, and it's high time justice was served. But when Sinclair's conviction is thrown out in court, DC Joseph Stark and DS Fran Millhaven find themselves forced to protect the man they're sure is guilty from those who would see him pay in blood. Then another girl dies. And Sinclair can't have killed her from his hospital bed. Is a killer lurking inside someone they never suspected? And have they had the wrong man all along? _________________ PRAISE FOR MATTHEW FRANK 'Stark is such a terrific hero' - Sarah Hilary 'Outstanding characterisation, passion, perfect dialogue and pinpoint plotting' - Crime Review 'A gripping murder story ... Frank brilliantly maintains a balance between the demands of a complex plot and his character's difficulty in returning to civilian life' - Sunday Times
In 1997, Detective Martin Cole was fighting a losing battle with luck. His wife had left him, taking his kids away. To forget the pain, he turned to drink. Then he was assigned to a by-the-book missing-persons case that turned out to be anything but. Before he knew it, Cole was trapped inside the world of a serial killer. The bodies piled up as the man the newspapers dubbed the "Poetic Killer" waged his war against decency. The people of Rhode Island were afraid and angry, and Cole was supposed to be the hero. But then the killer made the case personal by adding Cole's wife to his bloody list of trophies. Cole's young daughter, Jessica, unable to handle her mother's murder, was committed to an institution. Now, twelve years later, Cole is retired from the force and trying to build a new life. The last piece of the puzzle is the release of his daughter. Things are finally starting to make sense again. And then the killings begin anew.
A FREE digital-only short story from the acclaimed author of Girl 4. Included is an exclusive extract of Will Carver's new book Dead Set (out 21st November 2013). I am about to be put into prison for a very a long time. I have killed. Again and again. And I won’t be stopped. Not even when I am locked up. That’s not me. I am Eames. And I haven’t finished. She knows I haven’t finished. Not yet.
Jim Thompson’s sinewy, brutal, and beloved novel comes to life in this graphic noir-novel! In The Killer Inside Me, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time.
Philip Carlo's successful and acclaimed books reveal the truth about notorious characters such as LA serial killer Richard Ramirez, Mafia contract killer Richard Kuklinski and crime-family boss Anthony Casso. Working closely with the DEA , Carlo also wrote the definitive account of Bonanno Mafia family assassin Tommy 'Karate' Pitera. Carlo's investigative achievements were remarkable, but what wasn't known to his readers was that, while working on The Ice Man, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease. Suddenly, after years of penetrating the minds of killers, Carlo was himself being pursued by the grim reaper. But rather than lying down and succumbing to the disease, Carlo continued to work right up until his death in 2010. In The Killer Within, Carlo provides an intimate account of his relationships with Ramirez, Kuklinski and Casso and reveals intriguing information about writing his bestsellers while simultaneously coping with ALS as it slowly began to steal his life away.
My day began like any other day. The sound of the alarm clock, the skip of my heart at the interruption of sleep, the headache all over again. I eased out of bed as so not to wake her because I didn't want to hear her griping again this morning. I grab quick shower hoping to ease the pain in my head. I'm interrupted by knock at the door. There are 2 officers and a detective at my door. They ask my name then cuff me read me my rights and put me in the patrol car and whisked me downtown for questioning. What's going on I ask? Someone please tell me what's going on and why I'm here. "Where is He? Where is Ike?" That's all they would say. Ike now that's a name I hadn't heard in a while. I had known Ike sine I was 8 years old. He has always been my best friend. Why do you want to know where he is? The officer in front of me said" because he has killed some people and we want to know why"
Language Arts & Disciplines by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Striking toward peace and harmony the human being is ceasely torn apart in personal, social, national life by wars, feuds, inequities and intimate personal conflicts for which there seems to be no respite. Does the human condition in interaction with others imply a constant adversity? Or, is this conflict owing to an interior or external factor of evil governing our attitudes and conduct toward the other person? To what criteria should I refer for appreciation, judgment, direction concerning my attitudes and my actions as they bear on the well-being of others? At the roots of these questions lies human experience which ought to be appropriately clarified before entering into speculative abstractions of the ethical theories and precepts. Literature, which in its very gist, dwells upon disentangling in multiple perspective the peripeteia of our life-experience offers us a unique field of source-material for moral and ethical investigations. Literature brings preeminently to light the Moral Sentiment which pervades our life with others -- our existence tout court. Being modulated through the course of our experiences the Moral Sentiment sustains the very sense of literature and of personal human life (Tymieniecka).
'Brad Murdoch is not just Brad Murdoch. He's a breed, a type. There are Murdochs all across northern Australia and they run to kind. White or beige Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ75 utility. Canvas canopy off the back with built-in flyscreen mesh. Six-pack foam esky for up front of the cab on long drives and a serious full-grown Rubbermaid esky for the back of vehicle to be accessed on piss-stops. Engel electric car fridge, naturally. Cop-type swivel camping spotlight at the rear. Weapons of various types—revolvers, pistols, rifles, bludgeons. Loves his mates but always disappointed by women.' In the twenty years since Azaria Chamberlain's disappearance, Territory death has lost none of its fascination. Murder is murder, wherever it happens, but when it collides with tourist country - the Australian outback - it usually sparks a frenzy of speculation and blame. When Peter Falconio disappeared on 14 July 2001, his girlfriend Joanne Lees endured a trial by media, Lindy Chamberlain style. Falconio's body was never recovered, but Brad Murdoch was found guilty of his murder in December 2005 and given a non-parole period of 28 years: one year for every year of the British backpacker's young life. Paul Toohey takes us right inside the crazed world of Bradley John Murdoch - a life lived on the road, fueled by drugs and alcohol - a heady mix of racism, guns and nothingness. It's about the weirdness of north and western Australia, and what happens when distance, heat and lawlessness take control.
Wayne Donnelly was the son of an alcoholic father. That meant remaining quiet, always agreeing with what his father said, and learning to live secretly within his own head. The golden rule was to never ever say what you were thinking
African missionary, Mike Taliaferro recounts true stories of African diseases and their devastation to the body and compares them to the effects of sin on the human soul to help you hate sin and flee from it.
When PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone attended a routine morning call in September, 2012, a brutal tragedy unfolded that shocked and saddened a nation. Lying in wait for them was Dale Cregan - the one-eyed fugitive already being hunted by police for a previous double murder. He mercilessly gunned down the defenceless officers with a hail of bullets before handing himself in. Manchester Evening News crime reporter John Scheerhout followed the case from the start to finish. This is his inside account of what triggered Cregan's bloodlust and how the city's underworld imploded during a black summer of guns and grenades.
This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. This volume undertakes a close analysis of a TV series directed by Winterbottom and sixteen of his films ranging from television dramas to transnational co-productions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. The critique is centered on Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, political and cultural contexts, and critical reception. Arguing that his work delineates a 'cinema of borders', this study examines Winterbottom's treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, and national and international politics, as well as his quest to adequately narrate inequality, injustice, and violence.
This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.
A magisterial anthology of American noir writing in the 20th century by the best-selling author of the LA Quartet: The Black Dahlia. The Big Nowhere , LA Confidential and White Jazz. In his intoduction to The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "noir is the most scrutinised offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing - 1910-2010 - to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade.
Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom (b.1961) might be hard to pin down and even harder to categorize. Over sixteen years, he has created feature films as disparate and stylistically diverse as Welcome to Sarajevo, 24 Hour Party People, In This World, Butterfly Kiss, and The Killer Inside Me. But in this collection, the first English-language volume to gather international profiles and substantive interviews with the Blackburn native, Winterbottom reveals how working with small crews, available light, handheld digital cameras, radio mics, and minuscule budgets allows him fewer constraints than most filmmakers, and the ability to capture the specificity of the locations where he shoots. In Michael Winterbottom: Interviews he emerges as an industrious filmmaker committed to a stripped-down approach whose concern with outsiders and docu-realist authenticity have remained constant throughout his career. Collecting pieces from news periodicals as well as scholarly journals, including previously unpublished interviews and the first-ever translation of a lengthy, illuminating exchange with the French editors of Positif, this volume spans the full breadth of Winterbottom’s notably eclectic feature-film career. Damon Smith, Brooklyn, New York, is a film programmer and editor for Babelgum. His work has appeared in Reverse Shot, Boston Globe, Time Out New York, Cinema Scope, and several other publications.