Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New True Crime Books February 2009

Here is a list of true crime books published in February 2009.I have not read these books yet so I have not posted any reviews.But you can access some readers' reviews via the Amazon link which is listed below.

True Stories of C.S.I.: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show
Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Country: United States of America
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9781410413239
Publication date: February 2009
Pages: 437
Illustrations: illustrations
True Stories of C.S.I.: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)


Cruel Games: A Brilliant Professor, a Loving Mother, a Brutal Killing
Author: Rose Ciotta
Country: United States of America
Format: Mass market paperback
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
ISBN: 9780312947033
Publication date: February 2009
Edition: illustrated edition
Pages: 277

University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marvelled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side,and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in order and she was about to sign a lease on a new home,and a new life. Until she was found dead in the home she shared with Rafael and their daughter, Olivia. Rafael claimed that Ellen was the victim of a fatal intrusion. Many of Ellen's friends and family suspected that Rafael committed the crime. Now, a high-stakes showdown was about to begin between local investigators and one of the academic world's greatest masterminds. But the police had almost no evidence,and the professor had only one strategy: to win at all costs...
Cruel Games: A Brilliant Professor, A Loving Mother, A Brutal Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)


Small-Town Slayings in South Carolina
Author: Rita Y. Shuler
Country: United States of America
Format: Softcover
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9781596295582
Publication date: February 2009
Pages: 160
Illustrations: Illustrated

Although regional crimes hardly ever make it to the national circuit, they will always remain with the families and communities of the victims and a part of the area's history. After working with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as special agent/forensic photographer for twenty-four years, Rita Shuler has a passion for remembering the victims. In Small-town Slayings, Shuler takes us back in time, showing differences and similarities of crime solving in the past and present and some surprising twists of court proceedings, verdicts and sentences. From an unsolved case that has haunted her for thirty years to a cold case that was solved after fifteen years by advanced DNA technology, Shuler blends her own memories with extensive research, resulting in a fast-paced, factual and fascinating look at crime in South Carolina.
Rita Y. Shuler is also author of Carolina Crimes and Murder in the Midlands.
Small-Town Slayings in South Carolina


Deadly Secrets
Author: M. William Phelps
Country: United States of America
Format: Mass market paperback
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786019311
Publication date: February 2009
Edition: illustrated edition
Pages: 341
Illustrations: Illustrated

In the lovely town of Pleasant Valley in upstate New York, the maple trees were ablaze with fall's blood-red colour. The air was crisp. And a woman named Susan Fassett left her weekly choir practice at a church - when a killer emerged from the shadows and mercilessly gunned her down.Stunned, the police immediately suspected Susan Fassett's husband and surrounded his home. They couldn't have been more wrong. Susan Fassett had been living a secret life, entangled in a passionate web of dominance, lesbian sex, betrayal,and a depraved plan for murder. After detectives untangled a web of secrets and corruption hidden in plain sight, the town of Pleasant Valley would be rocked again when a shocking trial exposed the whole sordid truth...
Deadly Secrets (Pinnacle True Crime)


Deadly Triangle: A True Story of Lies, Sports and Murder
Author: Fran Parker
Country: United States of America
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: New Horizon Press
ISBN: 9780882823409
Publication date: February 2009
Pages: 304
Illustrations: Illustrated

The future looks bright for 23-year-old Ivrin Bolden Jr. The promising premed student at Northeast Louisiana University is engaged to classmate Joel Tillis, a member of the NLU women's basketball team. Bolden, though, is an unwitting member of a love triangle: Tillis is also involved with teammate Brenda Spicer. When Spicer's mutilated body is found in a dumpster, Bolden is arrested and brought to trial. Tillis supports her fiance with an alibi, a decision she quickly comes to regret. When Bolden is found innocent his murderous rage is once again unleashed and this time Tillis is the victim. Bolden flees Louisiana for a new state and a new love interest, unaware that one reporter has been following the trail of bodies. Fran Parker's dogged investigation has uncovered the horrifying truth behind the murders, but can she stop the killer before he strikes again?
Deadly Triangle: A True Story of Lies, Sports and Murder

1 comment:

  1. Why did mike Blagg kill his wife? Why?

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