True Crime

From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer

Author: Amanda Lees

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 730

'I found myself rolling around in it for hours, like a gangster's moll on a bed full of money. Sheer delight!' Catriona McPherson 'Where was this book when I started writing? From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is the essential companion for any serious reader or writer of crime' Leye Adenle, author of When Trouble Sleeps 'A fascinating compendium of crime facts which should be on the shelves of every crime writer - and every crime reader' Simon Brett 'This is a dangerous book in so many ways, chock full of ways of killing people, from undetectable poisons to various types of guns. It contains riveting accounts of notorious murderers, is crammed with fascinating details of slang, and precise particulars of police procedures. The perfect gift for any true crime enthusiast and an indispensable guide for all crime fiction writers.' S. W. Williams, author of Small Deaths and How to Write Crime Fiction 'A remarkable achievement. At once elucidating and compelling, indispensable and unputdownable. It reads like a page-turning thriller. Whether a crime writer who needs to distinguish a blood agent from a bum beef or a reader with an interest in queer coal makers, this lexicon will keep you hooked, and leave you sublimely informed.' Gary Donnelly, author of Killing in Your Name and Blood Will Be Born 'Fascinating, insightful and taking up permanent residency on my desk. Amanda Lees' Dictionary of Crime is my new bible!' Chris Whitaker, award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All The Wicked Girls and We Begin at the End 'What a little gem this is - such a great idea and a valuable resource for writers. I found myself dipping into it at intervals and marvelling at the extent of the research that's gone into it, as well as chuckling over some of the more unusual entries. My personal favourites? BINGO seat, nicker, moll buzzer and lully-prigger. Wouldn't have had a clue what they meant . . . but I'm determined to work them in somewhere in a future novel!' G. J. Minett, author of The Syndicate 'A fascinating journey through the dark side of the human psyche. Highly recommended for anyone interested in criminals and crime' Patrick Redmond, bestselling author of The Wishing Game An essential popular A-Z reference guide for fans of crime fiction and true crime, in books, TV and film, helping to make sense of everything from asphyxiation to VX nerve agent. This is an indispensable guide for fans of true crime and crime fiction, whether in books, film or on TV, who want to look behind the crime, to understand the mechanics of an investigation, to walk in their favourite detectives' shoes and, most importantly, to solve the clues. To do that, one needs to be fluent in the language of the world of crime. We need to know what that world-weary DI is talking about when she refers to another MISPER. We have to immediately grasp the significance of the presence of paraquat, and precisely why it is still a poison of choice. If you want to know how many murders it takes for a killer to be defined as a serial killer, what Philip Marlowe means when he talks about being 'on a confidential lay' and why the 'fruit of a poisonous tree' is a legal term rather than something you should avoid on a country walk, this is the reference book you've been waiting for. It covers police and procedural terms and jargon of many different countries; acronyms; murder methods; criminal definitions, including different types of killers; infamous killers and famous detectives; notorious cases often referred to in crime fiction and true crime; gangster slang, including that of the Eastern European mafia; definitions of illegal drugs; weapons; forensic terminology; types of poisons; words and phrases used in major crime genres, including detective fiction, legal thrillers, courtroom dramas, hardboiled crime, Scandi and Tartan Noir, cosy crime and psychological thrillers; criminology terms; and the language of the courts and the legal systems of British, American, French, Nordic and other countries. From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is an essential, go-to resource for readers and even for writers of crime fiction. More than simply a glossary, this is a guide that provides a doorway into a supergenre, and one that is not just for readers, but also for the many fans of film and TV dramas, of podcasts, and crime blogs. It is also an indispensable resource for writers or would-be writers of crime fiction.
Astrology

Signs of the Zodiac

Author: Health Research

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN:

Category: Astrology

Page: 84

View: 976

Giving ruling planet, color, perfume, metal, element, best location to live, part of body influenced most, best profession, musical tone, flower, gem, bible reference, mineral salt, temperament. Know more about the people associated with you in your dail.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Zodiac and the Chakras

Author: Marcia A. Hillary, Ph.D.

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 55

View: 992

In this highly readable little book, the author (a practicing psychologist) brings us through the relationships between the 12 houses of the zodiac and the 12 chakras.
Body, Mind & Spirit

ARIES - YOUR ZODIAC HOROSCOPE 2021

Author: The GaneshaSpeaks Team

Publisher: www.GaneshaSpeaks.com

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

View: 209

Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is your one-stop astrology yearbook, brought to you by GaneshaSpeaks.com, for all your astrological needs for the year ahead. In it, you will find comprehensive weekly, monthly and yearly predictions for your Zodiac sign. The predictions will cover the entire gamut of your life, such as education, love, marriage, work and health. Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is written in simple language, eschewing, as far as possible, all astrological jargon, so that even a layman can understand it. This gripping yearbook not only includes predictions, but also gives you deep and timeless insights into your sun-sign, which means that the book will not become dated even when the year 2021 is through! Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is written in such a way that not only will the astrology buff find it to be an invaluable companion, but also the sceptic will be surprised at the astonishing similarities between astrology and psychology, and will quite likely develop, we hope, at the very least, a rudimentary interest in astrology. The authors of this book are the members of The GaneshaSpeaks Team! They are a committed team of expert Astrologers, possessing many years of rich experience they have gained while working with GaneshaSpeaks.com - India's No. 1 Horoscopes Portal - visited by millions of patrons. Grab your copy of Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 Now!
Body, Mind & Spirit

VIRGO - YOUR ZODIAC HOROSCOPE 2021

Author: The GaneshaSpeaks Team

Publisher: www.GaneshaSpeaks.com

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

View: 315

Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is your one-stop astrology yearbook, brought to you by GaneshaSpeaks.com, for all your astrological needs for the year ahead. In it, you will find comprehensive weekly, monthly and yearly predictions for your Zodiac sign. The predictions will cover the entire gamut of your life, such as education, love, marriage, work and health. Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is written in simple language, eschewing, as far as possible, all astrological jargon, so that even a layman can understand it. This gripping yearbook not only includes predictions, but also gives you deep and timeless insights into your sun-sign, which means that the book will not become dated even when the year 2021 is through! Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 is written in such a way that not only will the astrology buff find it to be an invaluable companion, but also the sceptic will be surprised at the astonishing similarities between astrology and psychology, and will quite likely develop, we hope, at the very least, a rudimentary interest in astrology. The authors of this book are the members of The GaneshaSpeaks Team! They are a committed team of expert Astrologers, possessing many years of rich experience they have gained while working with GaneshaSpeaks.com - India's No. 1 Horoscopes Portal - visited by millions of patrons. Grab your copy of Your Zodiac Horoscope 2021 Now!
True Crime

The Zodiac Revisited, Volume 2

Author: Michael Cole

Publisher: Twin Prime Publishing

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page:

View: 802

Understand History's Most Enigmatic Serial Killer In December of 1968, a serial killer began orchestrating a campaign of terror in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not satisfied with the simple act of murder, he taunted law enforcement and the public by writing letters to local newspapers. Through often cryptic and bizarre content—including four ciphers, three (now two) of which have never been solved—the psychopath played a twisted game. Reporters dubbed the man the "Cipher Killer," but the murderer chose a different name for himself: the Zodiac. Eventually, he would claim to have murdered thirty-seven. Law enforcement, however, could only account for five. In 1971, authenticated communications with the Zodiac ceased. The elusive fugitive resurfaced briefly three years later, sending a small number of communiqués, before disappearing for good. What started out with shocking abruptness slowly dissolved into mysterious uncertainty. To this day, the Zodiac's true identity remains one of the twentieth century's greatest mysteries... Having established an analytical foundation in Volume 1, Michael uses Volume 2 to look across the entirety of the case and identify meaningful threads of commonality, exploring subjects such as the killer's methodology, persona, and ciphers.
Body, Mind & Spirit

LIBRA - Your Zodiac Horoscope 2020

Author: The GaneshaSpeaks Team

Publisher: www.GaneshaSpeaks.com

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 90

View: 823

LIBRA - Your Zodiac Horoscope 2020 is your one-stop astrology yearbook, brought to you by GaneshaSpeaks.com, for all your astrological needs for the year ahead. In it, you will find comprehensive weekly, monthly and yearly predictions for all Zodiac signs. The predictions will cover the entire gamut of your life, such as education, love, marriage, work and health. Your Zodiac Horoscope 2020 is written in simple language, eschewing, as far as possible, all astrological jargon, so that even a layman can understand it. This gripping yearbook has not just predictions, but also gives you deep and timeless insights into your sun-sign, which means that the book will not become dated even when the year 2020 is through! Your Zodiac Horoscope 2020 is written in such a way that not only will the astrology buff find it to be an invaluable companion, but also the sceptic will be surprised at the astonishing similarities between astrology and psychology, and will quite likely develop, we hope, at the very least, a rudimentary interest in astrology. The authors of this book are the members of The GaneshaSpeaks Team! They are a committed team of expert Astrologers, possessing many years of rich experience they have gained while working with GaneshaSpeaks.com - India's No. 1 Horoscopes Portal - visited by millions of patrons. Grab your copy of Your Zodiac Horoscope 2020 Now!
Body, Mind & Spirit

Degrees of the Zodiac

Author: Donna Henson

Publisher: American Federation of Astr

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 74

View: 289

Includes anatomical, health, vocational, social & personality characteristics & divergences of each of the 360 astronomical degrees. Quick, easy reference. Indexed. An asset to any reference library.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Zodiac Killer

Author: Kate Rogers

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 822

Who was the Zodiac Killer who terrorized residents of California during the 1960s and 1970s? The answer is still unknown. Readers take an in-depth look at the investigation that continues to fascinate Americans, discovering the details of the crimes and the search for the person who committed them. Additional information is presented through engaging sidebars and eye-catching fact boxes. Historical and contemporary photographs, including primary source images, help readers place themselves in the middle of one of the most famous unsolved mysteries in American history.
Fiction

Zodiac Reaper

Author: Shanna B. Talley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 555

The life of Oracle Winchester has returned to the partial normality she had become accustomed to before the Marquis killer wreaked havoc across the city of New Orleans. Oracle was in the midst of a full blown erotic affair with the dashing Drake Blackthorne and the dark desires they explore together, the undeniable lust and craving for one another has brought them closer. Or has it?
Serial murder investigation

The Zodiac Killer

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Essential Library

ISBN:

Category: Serial murder investigation

Page: 112

View: 480

Family & Relationships

Aries and the Chinese Zodiac

Author: Peter Delbridge

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 19

View: 578

Build your own profile using both the Western Star Signs and combining those traits with the characteristics you inherit from your Chinese Animal.Since the beginning of time man has always looked to the heavens for an answer as to who and what we are.In the west we use the Zodiac star signs, with our ancestors believing that depending on the time of the year we were born certain traits will be installed into us that will mould our personalities. The Chinese also have a complicated Zodiac, but rather than the time of year you inherit your traits depending on the actual year you were born, and the influence of the ruling Animal at the time. This has a great bearing on the building of ones personality.In this book, you can discover what both Zodiacs have to say, and build your own personality profile. Also find out what effect your ruling plant has and mix it with your birthstones influence and refine your predicted personality.Once all the information is gathered, combine it all together, and discover if your are what both the Zodiacs predicted. You can also see what are some famous events that occurred in your Birth Time andFamous people that share your profile.
Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Charles Wright's "Black Zodiac"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

View: 419

A Study Guide for Charles Wright's "Black Zodiac," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #4

Author: Kevin Panetta

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 23

View: 243

It's the final showdown between the Zodiac Starforces and the demon Pavos! The US and UK teams must set aside their differences to defeat the demon, but a surprise attack leaves them reeling . . . and one member down.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Mighty Zodiac #6

Author: J. Torres

Publisher: Oni Press

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 921

It's the final battle between The Mighty Zodiac and the Moon Rabbit Army! Great Tiger Ho has been transformed. Master Long is transformed. And Rabbit One has a game changing transformation of his own before the dust settles at Twilight's Bastion. Who will be the last warriors standing?
Body, Mind & Spirit

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility

Author: Hogy Ja

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

View: 987

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Astrology Compatible Chinese Zodiac Signs are the results of 4,000 years of observations and study. Oriental sages have long understood the horoscope relationships among the astrological signs based on personality traits, the ancient philosophy of I Ching, and the primal forces of the Tao Compatibility (and incompatibility) are "hard-wired" into the brain. More than that, the evidence can be found in our chromosomes and genes. Research has revealed that the genetic structures that trigger sex development are determined by an initial positive or negative (yin/yang) charge at conception. And, this process will continue throughout our psycho-sexual (sometimes life-long) search for our missing compliment. with this eBook: complete each other Chinese sign compatibility astrology
Fiction

Zodiac Knights 2000 Featuring Creatures of the Knights

Author: Isaac A. Potter, Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 706

AURORA is a reality-based, fiction title that takes place in the late 1960's into the early '80's. The story follows Meggie, a head strong Jewish woman set in Maryland and Washington, D. C., in the shadow of the Viet Nam War through the conflicts in Central America. Meggie and her circle of friends, family and acquaintances, portray the tensions, social mores and activities familiar to all who were molded by the headlines, pressures and conflicts of the day. Meggie is sixteen years old, has long wavy blonde hair, aquamarine eyes, stands 5'6" tall, and weighs about 115 pounds. Her dad is a republican banker and her mom, a resentful ex-concert pianist. Not only did the teens of the era have the pressure of their peers to deal with they lived with the cloud of the Vietnam War, the nuclear bomb, and the vivid image of the assassination of their president. As if this weren't enough to bear at such a vulnerable age, this young woman also had the albatross of death to carry. This is a story of how love, friendships, relationships, history and events shaped and molded her life. It is the tale of a young woman who is determined, stubborn and strong-willed trying desperately to grow up. Anyone who grew up through the counter culture of the '60's will undoubtedly relate to this book as transitions are introduced through historic headlines, right up to the Central American conflict in the '80's. All who have a propensity for history will watch it in the making and witness it through the eyes of an innocent, though determined, young woman as they laugh and cry alternately. Nearly anyone who enjoys reading a good book, who has the desire to learn and understand will find AURORA difficult to put down once they have begun to read.