Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Presents a gallery of fifty of America's most notorious criminals, from colonial times through the twentieth century, with profiles of such outlaws as John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Bonnie Parker, and Ted Bund.
Inside the World of Wall Street Money Hustlers, Swindlers, and Con Men Tom
Ajamie, Bruce Kelly. man. He is a master at building them. He will bond with his
victim, emphasizing their common interests. Did you both attend the same high ...
Author: Tom Ajamie
By using true tales of thieves, swindlers, and fraudsters at work, Financial Serial Killers illustrates how these perpetrators get their hooks into investors' wallets, savings accounts, and portfolios—and never let go. The worst financial crisis since the great depression revealed that thousands of mom and pop investors had lost millions to so-called Mini-Madoffs. They are the thieves and conmen who had used phony financial acumen to steal investors' money, wipe out savings, and damage lives. Financial Serial Killers reveals the cons—from the grand to picayune—advisers cultivate with their victims—relationships that are essential to the fraud. Take the story of Lillian, the little old lady who invested with Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. After her husband died, she thought her family's treasure of $24 million in stock controlled by Buffett was safe. It was—until a family relative introduced the eighty-nine-year-old grandmother to a pair of unscrupulous insurance agents who convinced her to reinvest her savings in life insurance—decimating her nest egg while padding the agents' pockets. Lillian's story, as well as other accounts of deceit and fraud, is the core of Financial Serial Killers. Readers will learn how to better protect their family's wealth and savings after reading this book.
This guy was a swindler and a back stabber. After three weeks of
questioningnearly a dozen prosecution witnesses, the only vital pieces of
evidence were the phone records. Samantha's newspaper article was offered as
evidence and the ...
Author: Blaise Apoldite
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Although his inventions in this cutting-edge domain had interesting features as
far as novelty was concerned, Landru would not succeed in commercialising
them; it was at this point that his life as a swindler began. Quickly grasping the ...
Author: Francesca Biagi-Chai
Francesca Biagi-Chai’s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional settings, analyses the logic informing the crimes of famous serial killers. Addressing the Landru case (which was the inspiration for Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux), as well as those of Pierre Rivière and Donato Bilancia, Biagi-Chai casts light on the confusion that pervades forensic psychiatry and criminal law as to the distinction between mental illness and ‘madness’. She then elaborates the consequences of her argument in a sustained critique of the insanity defence. The book includes a Foreword by the renowned psychoanalyst, Jacques-Alain Miller, and an introduction by the translators on the question of insanity before the law in the US and in the UK, which considers the pertinence of Biagi-Chai’s argument for forensic psychiatry, for criminal law, and for the increasing contemporary focus on the assessment of dangerousness and risk-management strategies in crime control practices.
“Here's another thought, though, for what it's worth. Pancrates was blackmailing
Balbus. Blackmail often leads to murder. ... But no, the man's a swindler, not a
killer. No, Sophronia's the key to this. You've got your work cut out for you, my
Author: Bruce Macbain
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
A turbulent frontier province, rotten with corruption and seething with hatred of Rome; a barbarian god whose devotees may include a murderer; a clever and unscrupulous faith healer who knows everyone's secrets; a boy who struggles toward manhood: these are the elements in Pliny's latest investigation. Newly appointed governor of Roman province Bithynia, Pliny finds a high Roman official murdered on a desolate hillside, miles from the capital. But as Pliny, far from Rome and the Emperor Trajan, pursues one baffling lead after another, he is betrayed where he least expects it: at home.
WhatIfound wasa fantastic mystery:The Devil in the White City told one version of
the story of H. H. Holmes, the swindler/serial killer who murdered people
inhisChicago hotel, but it was a version based largely on neighborhood gossip
from the ...
Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Popularized in the bestselling book The Devil in the White City, H. H. Holmes has gone down in history as America’s first—and possibly most prolific—serial killer. A master swindler who changed names about as often as most people change coats, Holmes built a three-story building down the street from the World’s Fair site in Chicago in the early 1890s. Join Chicago paranormal authority Adam Selzer as he separates the truth behind the myth. Did H. H. Holmes really kill 200 people? How did he do it? And why? How did he keep his three wives from finding out about each other? And how did he kill people in such a crowded building without anyone noticing? This e-book includes an excerpt from Adam Selzer's popular book Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps.
From day to day his wealth was increasing, and this rendered harmless the fact of
Mongol-Tatar raping, and covered all his “disgraces”. Wealth - it is the item which
makes a dishonest man seem like an honest one, or the swindler like a sacred ...
Author: Rafigh Taghi
Rafig Taghi was born in Masally town in 1950. His poems, stories, essays, articles and sketches published in the mass-media have always caused social controversy and serious polemics. In 2004 he was dismissed from the Azerbaijan Writers' Union due to his essay titled "Shaumyan, the Caucasian eagle." In November 2006 he was arrested because of his article "Europe and Us" published in the "Art Newspaper" in Baku and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. He was a member of the "Free Writers' Hearth." He was the author of several prose books including "Close Stars" (1987), "For My Enemy's Sake" (1991), "Positive. Negative" (1996), two-volume "Princess Dipendra's Love" (2005), "Tall Midget" (2005) and "Young Earl Kentenberiyski" (2006). In November 2011 he was assassinated in unknown circumstances. In May 2012 a memorial sheet named after Rafig Taghi, Azerbaijani journalist, writer and publicist, was established in the Journalists' Memorial Museum of Washington.
It means a criminal — an outlaw, a killer, a robber, a thief, a swindler, a liver-on-
the-law's-fringes, or — sometimes — someone who delights in making the lives
of others uncomfortable, if not miserable, though operating entirely within the law.
Author: Charley F. Eckhardt
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Presents twenty-one true stories and legends about outlaws in Texas history, including such famous and lesser-known figures as Bonnie and Clyde, Judge Roy Bean, John Wesley Hardin, the Yokums of the Big Thicket, and the Papworths of Erath County.
Hesseliusinto a fearless vampire killer in his novel Dracula (1897), which
featuresan occult professor named Abraham Van Helsing, who functions as
Stoker's rationalvoice in the story byexplaining and justifying the supernatural
Author: Guy Boothby
One of literature’s first, greatest, and most dastardly gentleman rogues finally joins the Penguin Classics crime list First published in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating both E. W. Hornung’s A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne while traveling in India. Charmed, he invites the reclusive hunchbacked scholar to London, little suspecting that his guest is actually an adventurer and a master of disguise. Carne—aided by his loyal butler, Belton—embarks on a crime spree, stealing from London’s richest citizens and then making fools of them by posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now back in print after over a century, Guy Boothby’s tale promises to delight a new generation of crime fans. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
As ayoung girl growing up in Sweden, I (Anna Maria) often heard a Scandinavian
folk tale about two swindlers pretendingto be weavers whoconvinced anemperor
to purchase clothes made froma materialof suchhigh quality that they were ...
Author: Anna Maria Clement
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
How Seemingly Innocent Clothing Choices Endanger Your Health...and how to protect yourself! This book reveals in unprecedented detail the toxic truth about the clothes we wear and the surprising number of harmful effects on our health caused by garments once considered safe. Readers will learn what fabrics and chemicals to watch for when selecting clothing, why to avoid any garment that has anti-odor, antistatic, antimicrobial, etc., along with tips for ecological and health-friendly cleaning, and the advantages for choosing natural fabrics. They'll also learn the many ways that synthetic clothing, chemicals added to garments, and tight clothing and tight shoes create dangerous problems for human health and the environment. Dr. Anna Maria Clement and her husband, Dr. Brian Clement, document numerous medical studies that show the rise in health problems that has paralleled the increased use of synthetic clothing fibers. Readers will learn which fabrics and clothes contribute to breast cancer, infertility, and a range of diseases, and which garments are safe to wear. Based on medical science, these studies have been brought together for the first time in one place; important findings which have, for too long, been hidden from public awareness.
Devil Babies, Murder Castle, Resurrection Mary Adam Selzer ... the swindler/
serial killer who murdered people in his Chicagohotel, but it wasa version based
largely onneighborhood gossip from the 1890s, pulpretellings from the1940s,
Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Join Chicago paranormal authority Adam Selzer as he lifts the veil of myth around three of Chicago’s most terrifying ghost stories. Jane Addams’s Hull House became the center of a rumored Devil Baby—an infant born with horns, hooves, and claws . . . and a habit of using profane language to ministers. H. H. Holmes has gone down in history as America’s first—and possibly most prolific—serial killer. Popularized in bestselling book The Devil in the White City, Holmes built a three-story building down the street from the World’s Fair site in Chicago in the early 1890s to use as his killing castle. But how many people did he kill? Chicago’s Resurrection Mary is one of the oldest and most enduring vanishing hitchhiker stories. An expert on the Resurrection Mary stories, Selzer shares dozens of stories and anecdotes he’s collected and sifts through his personal database of facts surrounding Archer Avenue’s most famous apparition. This e-book includes an excerpt from Adam Selzer's popular book Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps.
Ian Huntley Henry Howard Holmes Dr . Henry Howard Holmes , born Herman
Webster Mudgett , is pictured in an undated photo from the book The Torture
Doctor . Holmes , described as a swindler , bigamist , horse thief , and pharmacist
Author: George Grant
Portraits and short descriptions of over 200 of the most notorious gangsters, serial killers, and murderers of the last 100 years.
Like many other people, they were seduced by the thought of scams and were
enthralled by the tales of con men and swindlers. There has al‐ways been
something appealing and loveable about some of these characters and that's
partly why ...
Author: Carl Sampson
Publisher: D&B Publishing
GAMBLING. Roulette can be beaten and this will show you how. This book relates the tales of daring and imaginative roulette players who have taken the casino industry for vast sums of money down the years. Of course, if you are playing on a perfect roulette table and the dealers are conducting the game faultlessly then you cannot win. However, in the real world this is rarely the case. The game has numerous weaknesses and these have been mercilessly exposed and then exploited - not only by people on the inside but by everyday punters.In "Warriors of the Wheel", you will read about the man who took the casinos for an estimated $50 million and many others just like him. The systems used by people to beat roulette are techniques that the gaming industry would rather you didn't know about. Much of the material in "Killer Roulette" has been kept under wraps over the years but there is also material here which will come as a shock even to hardened casino operatives.
My God, thought Jury, the man's a liar, a swindler, possi-. My. a. Killer,. yet. all.
she. reacts. to. is. mention. of. another. woman. Ryder must be like a snake
charmer: this one, at least, seemed to be mesmerized. "She was only thirteen,
Author: Martha Grimes
"Chew on this," says Melrose Plant to Richard Jury, who's in the hospital being driven crazy by Hannibal, a nurse who likes to speculate on his chances for survival. Jury could use a good story, preferably one not ending with his own demise. Plant tells Jury of something he overheard in The Grave Maurice, a pub near the hospital. A woman told an intriguing story about a girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, who went missing more than a year before and has never been found. What is especially interesting to Plant is that Nell is also the daughter of Jury's surgeon. But Nell's disappearance isn't the only mystery at the Ryder farm. A woman has been found dead on the track-a woman who was a stranger even to the Ryders. But not to Plant. She's the woman he saw in The Grave Maurice. Together with Jury, Nell's family, and the Cambridgeshire police, Plant embarks on a search to find Nell and bring her home. But is there more to their mission than just restoring a fifteen-year-old girl to her family? The Grave Maurice is the eighteenth entry in the Richard Jury series and, from its pastoral opening to its calamitous end, is full of the same suspense and humor that devoted readers expect from Martha Grimes.