Fatal Justice

Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders

Author: Jerry Allen Potter,Fred Bost

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393315448

Category: Law

Page: 479

View: 995

A discussion of the 1970 murder case reveals why evidence and testimony that could have freed MacDonald were withheld from the jury

A Wilderness of Error

The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

Author: Errol Morris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123696

Category: Law

Page: 553

View: 812

Recounts the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case and how it reflects shortcomings in the justice system, drawing on court transcripts, lab reports, and original interviews to consider the plausibility of MacDonald's innocence.

Fatal Vision

A True Crime Classic

Author: Joe McGinniss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608633

Category: True Crime

Page: 976

View: 6806

The electrifying true crime story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies committing... Bestselling author Joe McGinniss chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald—a golden boy who seemed destined to have it all. The result is a penetration to the heart of darkness that enshrouded one of the most complex criminal cases ever to capture the attention of the American public. It is a haunting, stunningly suspenseful work that no reader will be able to forget. Includes photographs and a Special Epilogue by the author Over one million copies sold!

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 5808

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

Murder Along the Cape Fear

A North Carolina Town in the Twentieth Century

Author: David T. Morgan

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865549661

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 9783

Murder Along the Cape Fear is the story of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during the twentieth century. Seen through the eyes of a native son, this is the tale of one - a distinguished historian - who lived through some of it and heard about much of it from friends and relatives. In this hundred-year journey the town was profoundly impacted by the establishment of Fort Bragg 10 miles to its west. Throughout this hundred-year history, murder seems to be the scarlet thread that stitched the town into infamy. The book demonstrates that Fayetteville was by no means innocent prior to the coming of Fort Bragg. Nor did all of the crime and evil emanate from Fort Bragg after 1918. As for murder, there was an abundance of killing that had no connection with Fort Bragg, but the most sensational murder case of the century involved Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret Army captain and physician who received three life terms in federal prison for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. While many other Fort Bragg soldiers were involved with murders along the Cape Fear, murders were also committed by transient civilians and local citizens like the famous inventor of the M-1 carbine, Marshall "Carbine" Williams, and Velma Barfield, who poisoned her mother and three other people. In all, about two dozen murder cases-some highly publicized and some not-are woven into this story about a North Carolina town in the twentieth century. Engagingly told, this book is a wonderful blend of history, lore, and murder.

Inspired by True Events

An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films

Author: Robert James Niemi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691989

Category: History

Page: 607

View: 7730

An up-to-date and indispensable guide for film history buffs of all kind, this book surveys more than 500 major films based on true stories and historical subject matter.

True Murder Stories

Author: Benito Capuzzo

Publisher: Nischal Hegde


Category: True Crime

Page: 461

View: 7191

True Murder Stories 16 Stories of Murder and Mayhem 1. Charles Sobhraj 2. The Murder of Christopher Marlowe 3. Diane Downs 4. Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald 5. Profile of Michael Welner, M.D. Chairman, The Forensic Panel 6. Marilyn Sheppard Murder 7. By Gregg O. McCrary 8. The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Unicorn Killer 10. Amber Hagerman 11. Ann Rule 12. The Yale Lab Murder 13. The Story of Robert Stroud 14. Black Dahlia 15. The Abduction of Carlie Brucia 16. Charles Manson

Shocking and Sensational

The Stories Behind Famous True Crime and Scandal Books

Author: Julian Upton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476633703

Category: True Crime

Page: 191

View: 9232

Already part of a genre known for generating controversy, some true crime and scandal books have wielded a particular power to unsettle readers, provoke authorities and renew interest in a case. The reactions to such literature have been as contentious as the books themselves, clouding the “truth” with myths and inaccuracies. From high-profile publishing sensations such as Ten Rillington Place, Fatal Vision and Mommie Dearest to the wealth of writing on the JFK assassination, the death of Marilyn Monroe and the Black Dahlia murder, this book delves into that hard copy era when crime and scandal books had a cultural impact beyond the genre’s film and TV documentaries, fueling outcries that sometimes matched the notoriety of the cases they discussed and leaving legacies that still resonate today.


Author: Peter Herder

Publisher: Forerunner Publishing

ISBN: 1938060245

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 9877

The weakening of the U.S. financial system is leading to calls for a global currency. National sovereignty is under attack. The force of globalization has united the world like never before. Human trafficking is on the rise. Influential celebrities are "awakening" to a universal, spiritual consciousness, while prominent religious leaders are encouraging inter-faith cooperation. These trends are evidence of historic transition. But what will the world look like on the other side?

The Woodchipper Murder

Author: Arthur Herzog

Publisher: Arthur Herzog III

ISBN: 0595183549

Category: True Crime

Page: 324

View: 7569

Even though the Newtown, Connecticut, police listed Helle Crafts' disappearance as a routine missing person case, Keith Mayo, a private investigator, knew the Danish-born mother of three hadn't skipped town nine days before Thanksgiving.. Rita Buonanno remembers the words exactly: "If anything happens to me don't think it was an accident." Helle Crafts was last seen on November 18, 1986. In the style of a brilliant detective novel, Arthur Herzog skillfully re-creates the hour-by-hour circumstantial details that inform this grisly true-crime narrative. We observe dispassionate Richard Crafts as he buys a truck with a pintle hook for towing heavy equipment, promised for delivery before November 18. A day later he reserves a Badger Brush Bandit woodchipper.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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World of Criminal Justice

Author: Shirelle Phelps

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787650735

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 866

View: 3386

Welcome to the World of Criminal Justice. The individual entries in this ready-reference source explain in concise, detailed, and jargon-free language some of the most important topics, theories, discoveries, concepts, and organizations in criminal justice. Brief biographical profiles of the people who have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of criminal justice and society in general are also included. More than 320 photographs, statistical charts, and graphs aid the reader in understanding the topics and people covered in the reference work.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 4347

Honor Bound

My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox

Author: Raffaele Sollecito,Andrew Gumbel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451696396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 4777

A gripping memoir from Amanda Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit.

Lizzie Borden

Author: Karen Elizabeth Chaney,Robert J. Allison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889833811

Category: History

Page: 82

View: 4629

Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she? Chaney looks behind the myth at one of the most grisly and controversial murders in New England history.

Cold Case Homicides

Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

Author: R. H. Walton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482237900

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 658

View: 3061

Revised edition of Cold case homicides, 2006.