Written by award-winning journalist janet fife-yeomans together with hazel baron, A Serial Killer is both an evocative insight into the harshness of life on the fringes of Australian society in the 1950s, My Mother, and a chilling story of a murderous mother and the courageous daughter who testified against her and put her in jail.
Dulcie was in fact a cold, had put three men in their graves - one of them the father of her four children, by 1958, calculating killer who, Ted Baron - in one of the most infamous periods of the state's history. She would have got away with it all had it not been for Hazel. And what she saw terrified her.
The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea. Dulcie bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer.
Under the Trestle: The 1980 Disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's First "No Body" Murder Trial.In virginia’s “trial of the century, ” prosecutor Everett Shockley presented an entirely circumstantial case. Former virginia tech football player Stephen Epperly was charged with murder, despite the fact that Gina’s body was never found. Under the trestle” is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history.
Key witnesses against epperly included his best friend, his mother and a tracking dog handler later believed by many to be a fraud. Would epperly become the first person in virginia history convicted of murder without the victim’s body, an eyewitness or a confession? And would authorities ever find the body of Gina Renee Hall?
In 1980, a radford university freshman, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Three former virginia tech football players testified, including a Hokies quarterback once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk. She was never seen again.
A Checklist for Murder: The True Story of Robert John PeernockEven when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. He hired and fired lawyers multiple times, deadlocking juries and spinning a web of lies. New york times–bestselling author anthony flacco chronicles the sensational trial and all the terror that preceded it, looking deep into the mind of a deranged killer whose American dream was a waking nightmare for those trapped within it.
Throughout his trial, Peernock claimed a massive government conspiracy against him. Working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, Peernock projected the American dream. As seen on investigation discovery: the story of killer husband and father Robert Peernock from the New York Times–bestselling author of Impossible Odds.
He didn’t foresee that his daughter would survive, and even with years of abuse, and horrendous injuries, her attempted murder, he never anticipated that she would speak so powerfully against him. Peernock had come home, brutally beat both his wife and daughter, force fed them alcohol, and deliberately sent them to their death behind the wheel, staging it to look like a drunk driving accident.
. Robert peernock appeared to have the ideal life. But there was madness in his house: In private, Peernock was violent, subtly manipulative, and bordering on psychotic. But the horrifying details of his home life would only come to light after Peernock finally lost all control.
Betrayal In BloodOn june 14, 2003, he called 911 to report Tabatha slain by an unknown intruder who'd shot her in the eye with a. 22 and repeatedly stabbed her in the neck and upper body. His evil plan a drug bust led to Cassidy Green's confession that she'd driven the getaway car. She fingered boyfriend Cyril Winebrenner as the killer.
In a trial that shook "country club row, " prosecutors would present evidence and testimonies that revealed ever more sordid details, leading to final justice for the lawyer who tried to get away with murder. At the time, 26-year-old tabatha bryant was alive and well in an upscale suburb of Rochester, blonde, pretty, New York.
. He and kevin bryant were buddies who'd regularly gone on cocaine-fueled sex binges with hookers. Astoundingly, winebrenner was also Tabatha's half-brother--but Bryant's $5, 000 had convinced him that money is thicker than blood. But that was about to change--because Bryant knew his wife was cheating--and he intended to end the affair by ending her life.
Her cheating Heart"Mommy. Won't be with us anymore.
Bad Moon Rising: The Prom Night Murders MemoirAfter taking his victims at gunpoint, Marshall Wayne Stauffer raped and strangled fifteen-year-old Debbie and dispatched eighteen-year-old Mike with three shots to the back of his head. In this true crime memoir, illuminate the evil within a murderer, Ed Morrison chronicles his journey nearly fifty years after that fateful night to learn the truth of what happened, and find resolution.
. Ed morrison's brother, debra means, michael, and his spunky girlfriend, never made it home from the Mascoutah Community High School prom held on May 3, 1969. Two days later, their bodies were discovered near an abandoned strip mine on the outskirts of town. He traces the murderer throughout his life, imprisonment, uncovering facts and unknown stories about his cross-country crime spree, and eventual death.
Bad moon rising is the gripping true story of one man's quest to uncover the truth fifty years after his brother and his brother’s girlfriend were murdered on prom night. Gathering insight from interviews with former police investigators, judges, a survivor of a similar attack, attorneys, and prison personnel, Morrison exposes the raw emotions that accompanied the senseless killings.
To Hatred Turned: Everything Is Bigger in Texas, Including the CrimesThen, in 1988, an unexpected source tipped police off and set in motion a twisted story of family betrayal and murder-for-hire. . A web of blackmail and hired killers” Publishers Weekly. Englade beyond reason here treats a complex Dallas murder case with a master’s touch . . . Her married boyfriend, was questioned, Larry Aylor, but there wasn’t enough evidence to tie him to the crime.
It looked like this murder would go unsolved. Reporter ken englade explores the complex case of Rozanne Gailiunas, a woman in Texas who, was the victim of a grisly, in 1983, unsolved murder. Englade brings every shocking detail to light in unraveling this complex tale, weaving together a spellbinding narrative of a family willing to kill to get what it wants, and a trial that brought them to justice.
Poisoned Blood: A True Story of Murder, Passion, and an Astonishing HoaxBut marriage to her high school sweetheart, a cushy secretarial job, and motherhood were not enough to satisfy Marie, and she soon began to act out in troubling ways. New york times bestseller: the “astonishing” true story of the notorious “black widow” who preyed on her husband and daughter and faked her own death The Washington Post Book World.
From alabama to florida to new hampshire, a second marriage, a fake death, a false kidnapping, several dramatic escapes, her trail of death and deceit included multiple identities, and a final act of desperation that brought the whole sordid saga to an astonishing end. The truth was far more disturbing.
Pretty, smart, and pampered, audrey Marie Hilley grew up in a small Alabama town believing she was entitled to the best of everything. The young woman was near death when the horrifying reality finally emerged: Marie had poisoned her husband with arsenic and was attempting to do the same to her daughter.
A mesmerizing portrait of an american murderess with “a genius for deception, ” Poisoned Blood is “one of the most riveting true-crime stories in memory” Publishers Weekly. It was the first in a series of shocking twists that exposed Marie Hilley as a cold-blooded chameleon capable of the most sinister of crimes.
Only when her husband, frank, became sick with a mysterious illness, did it seem that she was ready to put someone else’s needs ahead of her own. Four years after frank died, Marie’s daughter, Carol, began to experience debilitating stomach pains.
Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love StoryThe appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller The Darkest Night. After alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boomtown, kills her husband in 1974 and dumps his body where it will never be found, she slips away and starts a new life with a new love.
But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever. And they live happily ever after. Would you kill for love? true-crime master ron franscell tells the grisly story of a loving couple who killed at least four, and lived happily ever after--while cops desperately tried for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets.
That is, almost forty years later, until 2013, when somebody finds a dead man's skeleton in a place where Alice thought he'd never be found. Featuring a femme fatale whose manipulative, cold-blooded character rivals Lady Macbeth, this page-turner by bestselling true-crime author Ron Franscell revisits a shocking cold case that was finally solved just when the murderers thought they'd never be caught.
With alice's help, he "fixes" the problem in an extraordinarily ghastly way.
Most Wanted KillerBut the story was far from over. In 2000, ben markowitz, another teen from a “good family, ” found himself with a dope tab he couldn’t pay. Jesse james hollywood grew up in LA’s upscale West Hills with every imaginable privilege. Because mastermind Jesse James, like his namesake, knew how to run and hide.
By the age of nineteen, he owned a spacious house, a tricked-out car, and a closet full of designer clothes. On the last night of nick’s life, he was taken to an isolated area outside Santa Barbara known as the Lizard’s Mouth. The true story of a privileged los Angeles drug-dealer-turned-killer from the New York Times–bestselling author of Driven to Murder.
. With his handsome face at the top of the fbi’s Most Wanted list, he lived in luxury—until the long arm of the law reached out to pull him back home for justice. Witnesses saw the three men attack Nick, then shove him into a van and drive off. There, he was shot to death and buried in a shallow grave. His high-flying lifestyle was bankrolled by his chosen career: drug dealing.
But assault and kidnapping were only the beginning. . .
Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder CaseEdmunds, Jr. Associate justice, 2001-2017; judge, north carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1999-2001; U. S. Soon after the 29-year-old pregnant mother’s brutally beaten body was discovered on their bedroom floor, a very different picture emerged. Was jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so—would he get away with it? To the outside world, a precocious two-year-old daughter, a beautiful home, Jason and Michelle Young lived a storybook life—an attractive couple with great jobs, and a baby boy on the way.
Of a marriage crumbling at its foundation. Barbara jackson, associate justice, north carolina supreme court, north carolina court of Appeals, 2011-2019; Judge, 2005-2011“This fascinating and well-told story of a North Carolina murder and the trials that followed has more twists and turns than the road to Murphy .
. I enjoyed the daylights out of it. Hon. Robert H. Prepare yourself for an intense, heart-pounding read!”—Dr. Attorney, middle district of north carolina, 2011-2017; superior court Judge, 2002-2010“There is no way to put down this book! Once you begin, it draws you in right from the start.
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and OvercomingThis book is a gritty must-read in the library of hope. Paul J. Kerri rawson shares her earned wisdom and a hope that has been bought with tears and nightmares. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, boy Scout leader, a devoted husband, church president, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born.
For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, and anger, betrayal, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable. No easy answers here. Pastor, author of the Face of the Deep and The Listening Day.
Only raw honesty, written with the gracious authority of one who has glimpsed hell. No platitudes. As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare. For kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, torture, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, kill.
When she opened it, an fbi agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie.