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Linda, As in the Linda Murder
Author: Leif GW Persson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 030790766X
Pages: 480
Year: 2016-02-23
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The irascible, obdurate, and very thirstyDetective Superintendent Evert Bäck-ström of the National Murder Squad returns in a new novel from the reigning master of Scandinavian fiction. It’s the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö when twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying facedown in her mother’s apartment, brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send Bäckström and his team into the countryside to solve the case. The ever-irritable Bäckström leaves his beloved goldfish behind, checks intoa local hotel, and begins to reconstruct the night of Linda’s murder. But with more than a few bottles in tow, and a constantly growling stomach to look after, things don’t go so well, and Bäckström has to rely on the help of his colleagues to solve the crime—no matter how angry that makes him.
Gloucestershire Murders
Author: Linda Stratmann
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752484532
Pages: 160
Year: 2012-02-29
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Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Gloucestershire's history. The cases covered here record the county's most fascinating but least known crimes, as well as famous murders that gripped not just Gloucestershire but the whole nation.
Wasted
Author: Linda Wolfe
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497637406
Pages: 263
Year: 2014-08-26
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A New York Times Notable Book: Acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe delivers a riveting, comprehensive account of the Preppie Murder, a crime that shocked a city and a nation. It was called the Preppie Murder—a killer and a victim who were attractive, smart, privileged teenagers. On an August night in 1986 Jennifer Levin left a Manhattan bar with Robert Chambers. The next morning, her strangled, battered body was found in Central Park. Linda Wolfe, hailed by critic John Leonard as “one of our best reporters,” goes beyond the headlines and media hype to re-create a story of privilege and excess, sex and partying—of a teenager whose immigrant mother was determined to make a better life for her son, a petty thief and drug user who’d been expelled from the best schools. It’s all here, from the initial police investigation, during which Chambers claimed Levin died accidentally during rough sex, to the media frenzy of the courtroom, where Chambers took an eleventh-hour plea. Wolfe also delivers heartbreaking portraits of Levin’s grief-stricken father, Chambers’s in-denial mother, and the women who dated the accused Preppie Killer while he was out on bail. A finalist for the 1990 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Wasted also powerfully depicts the freewheeling 1980s society that spawned a generation steeped in violence and the fatal impulses that drove Robert Chambers to kill.
Who Named The Knife
Author: Linda Spalding
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307472809
Pages: 272
Year: 2008-10-14
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When a murder occurs in beautiful Hawaii, the suspects are two young mainlanders on their honeymoon. Mayann Acker is eighteen-years-old. Her husband, William, is twenty-eight and just out of prison.Linda Spalding is chosen as a juror for Maryann's trail. Surprisingly, the chief witness against her is William. Spalding has her doubts, but on the last day of the trial she is abruptly dismissed from the jury. Maryann is found guilty. Who Named the Knife is the story of how, eighteen years later, Spalding tracks down Maryann and uncovers much more than the answer to the question of her innocence. A complex journey into the twists of fate that spin two lives down different paths, Who Named the Knife offers profound insight into the human heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Murder in Little Heaven
Author: Linda DeFew
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530915783
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-04-05
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While people across the world were engrossed in the discovery of King Tut's tomb, the community of Slocum, Kentucky, was caught up in the murder of one of its own. In 1927, Alvin Clemens, a 41-year-old husband and father was murdered in his home. In court, the evidence showed his southern belle wife, Annie Laurie, 30, had been leading a double life while he spent the winter months traversing the Northeast as a salesman. What started out with pleas for Annie's innocence soon took a path of twists and turns when love letters, as well as multiple lovers, were introduced in the courtroom. Many witnesses were called during the seven days of testimonies. Everything was on the line for Annie. She would go to prison and lose her son unless the all-male jury believed her claim. Had she killed her husband due to a crime-of-passion? Today, nearly a century later, the story has been passed down from generation to generation. Often it finds its way into family reunions and campfire gatherings in an attempt to solve the mystery. It's a story that refuses to die.
Love Is Murder
Author: Linda Palmer
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1587247690
Pages: 341
Year: 2004
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Morgan Tyler is the head writer of Love of My Life. Her imagination is always at work, churning out the scenes that fill many a fan's daytime with drama. Then Damon Radford, the head of daytime programming, is found dead - and it's revealed that, in spite of their prickly relationship, he left Morgan a fortune. Her life is beginning to look like one of her scripts, especially when the detective assigned to the case falls for her.
The Kate Burkholder Series, Books 1-3
Author: Linda Castillo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466888679
Pages: 976
Year: 2015-06-09
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New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo immerses readers in the world of the Amish in this chilling series that is equal parts fast-paced thriller and intriguing psychological puzzle. Sworn to Silence Sixteen years ago, a brutal serial killer left a trail of victims before vanishing into thin air. Now, he may have returned, and only one woman can stop him—but can she solve the case without revealing a terrible secret that links her to the original murders? Pray for Silence In the quiet town of Painters Mill an Amish family of seven has been found slaughtered on their farm. Police chief Kate Burkholder and her small force have few clues, no motive, and no suspect. Breaking Silence What appears to be a gruesome accident that left three people dead turns more sinister when evidence of foul play emerge. Together with agent John Tomasetti, Kate searches for answers and uncovers a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of this idyllic Amish community.
House of Lies
Author: Linda Rosencrance
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786030569
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-01-01
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Killer Debutante Kelley Cannon was living the American Dream. The former prom queen had three beautiful children with her successful, handsome husband, Jim, and an elegant home in well-to-do Nashville. But when their housekeeper found Jim murdered, strangled to death as their children slept, the fairytale collapsed. Behind the facade, Kelley's glamorous lifestyle was being torn apart by infidelity, alcohol, and drug abuse. When she went from prime suspect to accused, a jury had to decide--How could a 90-pound woman overpower a grown man to death? Their finding: premeditated murder, a life sentence--and a storybook life that masked a dark, violent truth . . . "What caused petite, pretty Kelley Cannon to snap? Find out in this page-turning account of a woman who killed her husband." --Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning Author of Body Count and Head Shot "A gripping true-crime shocker."--Burl Barer Case seen on Dateline Includes 16 Pages Of Photos
The Secret Poisoner
Author: Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300219547
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-04-28
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Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability, and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist’s eye, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable rise of poison cases both shocking and sad.
The Board Game Murders
Author: Linda Rae Blair
Publisher: LINDA RAE BLAIR
ISBN: 1465996176
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Year: 2011-09-18
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Marinating in Murder
Author: Linda Wiken
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698183231
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-03-06
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The third in a delicious series featuring a dinner club that tries out new recipes--while trying to catch a killer The Culinary Capers Dinner Club is planning a fall picnic for their next meeting. What could be better than sharing delicious food with friends under a beautiful autumn sky? But when club member Alison Malkovich opens the back of her SUV to load in the picnic supplies, she finds a dead body. To make things worse, it's the body of her ex-husband, and now she's the prime suspect. Because Alison is a police officer, she is suspended and warned not to do any investigating of her own. That's not about to stop J.J. and the Culinary Capers gang though. They know that Alison is innocent, and after all, they do have some experience solving crimes. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES
Murder in the Mile High City
Author: Linda Wommack
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 0870046039
Pages:
Year: 2016-07-01
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Denver, Colorado has become one the nation s major metropolitan areas. But since its founding in 1858, Denver has seen its share of violence and mayhem. In Murder in the Mile High City: The First 100 Years, author Linda Wommack, aided by fellow writer and researcher Linda Jones, describes forty-two of riveting murder cases that made headlines during Denver s first century . The cases range from the married socialite who was the cause of the death of one of two of her lovers neither of whom was her husband to man who planted a bomb on the United Airlines plane carrying his mother, giving him the dubious distinction of being responsible for the first airborne terror attack. Wommack also examines the role played by Denver newspapers in the prosecution of the accused.
Conspiracy to Murder
Author: Linda Melvern
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1844675424
Pages: 380
Year: 2006
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Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the Rwandan genocide, one of the most appalling events of the twentieth century. Linda Melvern's damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved amounts to a catalogue of failures that only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that could have been avoided.
Murder in the Library
Author: Linda Lowery
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1511690860
Pages: 332
Year: 2015-06-19
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Whoever said libraries are quiet places never visited the small town library that sits on the grounds of the old state hospital. Creaks and groans echo through the stacks as the patrons peruse the shelves of the current library building. Larissa Lou Rue, reference librarian and amateur sleuth could tell you a tale or two as she keeps the patrons in line, all while battling a raging tornado, a rabid group of quilting ladies, and library ghosties. These three mysteries will keep you laughing and guessing... Is it haunted? Maybe? Maybe not?
Close Up on Murder
Author: Linda Townsdin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1514173999
Pages: 262
Year: 2015-06-02
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In Close Up on Murder, L.A. Times photojournalist Britt Johansson is back in Spirit Lake recharging before her next overseas assignment when two murders and a string of threats against her brother set her in action. Are they hate crimes, a long-buried act of revenge or something else?

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