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  • Release Date : 2008-06-10
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (465 Download)

Read and Download Douglas Preston book The Monster of Florence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Monster of Florence. This book was released on 2008-06-10 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt and Erik Larson, the author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence as he seeks to uncover one of the most infamous figures in Italian history. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

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  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (169 Download)

Read and Download Magdalen Nabb book The Monster of Florence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Monster of Florence. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Based on a chilling true crime, The Monster of Florence follows the reopening of a cold case—a serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades. Marshal Guarnaccia's job with the carabinieri—the local Florentine police—usually involves restoring stolen handbags to grateful old ladies and lost cameras to bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work with the police in trying to track down a vicious serial killer, he feels out of his league. To make matters worse, the Proc he must report to is Simonetti, the same man he knows drove an innocent man to suicide several years earlier in his blind quest for a conviction. The Marshal can't let the stress of the case get to him if he wants to make sure justice is upheld.

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  • Release Date : 2011
  • Publisher : LA CASE Books
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (95 Download)

Read and Download Jacopo Pezzan book The True Stories of the Monster of Florence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe True Stories of the Monster of Florence. This book was released on 2011 with total page 75 pages. Book excerpt: "A must read guaranteed to give newbies a clear and complete understanding of the Monster's murders and of the various investigative theories. The book could also be a great reference for “experts” who believe they know everything on the subject, as it uncovers valuable clues and revelations about the murders and the investigations” (Gabriele Basilica, Thriller Magazine). “Those passionate about true crime stories will certainly appreciate the analysis of the murders of the Monster of Florence. Brunoro and Pezzan write about everything, from Vincenzo Spalletti to the Sardinian Lead, from Pietro Pacciani to the picnicking friends, and finally from the esoteric theory to the Narducci story. A wonderful map to find your way through a deep mystery” (Maurizio Di Giangiacomo , Trentino-Alto Adige). This is the most detailed storytelling of the crimes of the one that came to be know as "The Monster of Florence". We are talking about an event that has tested all existing criminology theories on serial killers, to the point where we can state that there are traditional crimes, serial killers, and then there is "The Monster of Florence". The book contains the exclusive interview with director and filmmaker Paolo Cochi, author of the popular documentary “I delitti del Mostro di Firenze” (The murders of the Monster of Florence). Cochi is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable researchers on the case.

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Read and Download Douglas J. Preston book The Monster of Florence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Monster of Florence. This book was released on 2008 with total page 322 pages. Book excerpt: Documents the author's discovery that his new family home in Florence had been the scene of a double murder, his relationship with the investigative journalist co-author, and how they both became targets of the police investigation into the murders.

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  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (169 Download)

Read and Download Magdalen Nabb book The Monster of Florence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Monster of Florence. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: Based on a chilling true crime, The Monster of Florence follows the reopening of a cold case—a serial killer who terrorized Florence for two decades. Marshal Guarnaccia's job with the Carabinieri usually involves restoring stolen handbags to grateful old ladies and lost cameras to bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work with the Florence police in trying to track down a vicious serial killer, he feels out of his league. The crimes he must try to understand are grotesque, the case materials harrowing. To make matters worse, the Proc he must report to is Simonetti, the same man he knows drove an innocent man to suicide several years earlier in his blind quest for a conviction.

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Read and Download Harold Schechter book The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. This book was released on 2006-07-04 with total page 358 pages. Book excerpt: A revised edition is comprised of hundreds of entries on serial murderers and their crimes, offering insight into the phenomenon of serial killing while sharing a wealth of well-publicized and lesser-known details. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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Read and Download Patricia Prandini Buckler book Bloody Italy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBloody Italy. This book was released on 2014-03-08 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: These new essays comprise a critical analysis of present-day crime fiction and nonfiction works set in Italy (all of which are available in English). The writers discussed range from Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin to Leonardo Sciascia and Andrea Camilleri. Essays also deal with nonfiction by Roberto Saviano and Douglas Preston. An emerging theme is the corruption of Italian police and judiciary officials and the frustration of officers and politicians trying to work ethically within a flawed system. Many of the works discussed show the struggle of the honest characters to find at least a limited justice for the victims.

Download The Limbo Chronicles PDF
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (917 Download)

Read and Download James L. Whitmer book The Limbo Chronicles in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Limbo Chronicles. This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 522 pages. Book excerpt: Contained herein is an account of man’s struggle between good and evil, and how, on a daily basis, strange and inexplicable events oftentimes blend together resulting in unforeseen outcomes. This compilation of short stories from the confines of Limbo will lead the reader on the path to determine outcomes that seldom seem logical, but, nonetheless, manifest themselves in unique and singular ways. On one’s journey through Limbo there are many twists and turns, and now, dear reader, begin your journey and see if you can predict the final accounting of the dilemmas presented.

Download The Chosen One PDF
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Genre :
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Read and Download Keala Jewell book Monsters in the Italian Literary Imagination in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMonsters in the Italian Literary Imagination. This book was released on 2001-02-01 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: A culture defines monsters against what is essentially thought of as human. Creatures such as the harpy, the siren, the witch, and the half-human all threaten to destroy our sense of power and intelligence and usurp our human consciousness. In this way, monster myths actually work to define a culture's definition of what is human. In Monsters in the Italian Literary Imagination, a broad range of scholars examine the monster in Italian culture and its evolution from the medieval period to the twentieth century. Editor Keala Jewell explores how Italian culture juxtaposes the powers of the monster against the human. The essays in this volume engage a wide variety of philological, feminist, and psychoanalytical approaches and examine monstrous figures from the medieval to postmodern periods. They each share a critical interest in how monsters reflect a culture's dominant ideologies.

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  • Release Date : 2020-07-16
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Rating : 4.2/5 (414 Download)

Read and Download Lee Mellor book Behind the Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBehind the Horror. This book was released on 2020-07-16 with total page 309 pages. Book excerpt: Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.

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  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (712 Download)

Read and Download Tobias Jones book The Dark Heart of Italy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Dark Heart of Italy. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: An essential guide to the strange, sometimes sinister culture of contemporary Italy. In 1999 Tobias Jones travelled to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors and famous writers. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment. Now, in this fascinating travelogue, Jones explores not just Italy's familiar delights (art, climate, cuisine), but the livelier and stranger sides of the bel paese: language, football, Catholicism, cinema, television and terrorism. Why, he wonders, do bombs still explode every time politics start getting serious? Why does everyone urge him to go home as soon as possible, saying that Italy is a 'brothel'? And why do people warn him that 'Clean Hands' only disguise 'Dirty Feet'?

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  • Release Date : 2010-02-18
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (473 Download)

Read and Download Paul Russell book Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDarkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher. This book was released on 2010-02-18 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: It was a brutal murder, and the trial of the decade. On 1 November 2007, 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was slaughtered in cold blood in the apartment in Perugia, Italy, that she shared with three other girls. Two bright young people, Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, stood accused of the killing in a trial that lasted through 2009. They were found guilty and sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years respectively on 4 December. A second man, Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, 22, had already been found guilty of the sexual assault and murder of Meredith in a separate trial in 2008 and sentenced to thirty years, but the prosecution always stated that he didn't act alone. Kercher was a model student whilst American Knox acquired a reputation that fuelled specualtion about her character. Her bizarre behaviour just after Meredith's body was found, her false accusation of an innocent man, her weak alibi and her DNA on the murder weapon - a kitchen knife found to be scubbed with bleach - went against her. TV producer Paul Russell and critically acclaimed crime writer Graham Johnson have teamed up with leading Italian forensics expert General Luciano Garofano to reveal the full truth behind this sensational murder and its trial. They unravel all the details and study all the personalities in this case that has stunned the world. Complex, and some say controversial, DNA evidence is explained in simple language and, bit by bit, a story emerges of brutality and jealousy in a university town where all was not what it seemed. Their findings make for gripping, sensational reading.

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Read and Download Leo Lyon Zagami book Confessions of an Illuminati, Volume I in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConfessions of an Illuminati, Volume I. This book was released on 2019-06-01 with total page 376 pages. Book excerpt: Leo Lyon Zagami uses the internal documents of the Illuminati to reveal confidential and top-secret events. His book contends that the presence of numerous Illuminati brotherhoods and secret societies—just as those inside the most prestigious U.S. universities such as Yale or Harvard—have always been guides to the occult. From the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)'s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes not only the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices, but also their connections to the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.

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  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (767 Download)

Read and Download Mark Booth book The Secret History of Dante in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Secret History of Dante. This book was released on 2013-06-18 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: Mark Booth, author of the international bestseller The Secret History of the World, uncovers the real-life stories of Dante and The Inferno. Why does Dante describe the Inferno as a real place? What secret society did Dante belong to? What was Dante’s connection with the Knights Templar? What was his secret connection to militant Islamic sects? Here you will find hidden codes, passageways under the streets of Florence, mad monks, mind-bending drugs and terrifying underground rituals. Together they contain all the elements of a great thriller–greed, murder, obsessive love, betrayal–and they reveal a 2,000-year-old conspiracy: to rule the world. Perfect if you want to understand the mysteries that inspired Dan Brown's novel Inferno, or as a standalone initiation to one of the great turning points in occult history.

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Read and Download Leonard, Liam James book Cases on Crimes, Investigations, and Media Coverage in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCases on Crimes, Investigations, and Media Coverage. This book was released on 2022-07-01 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Media has a great influence on the perceptions and opinions of the public throughout varying areas, particularly for crimes, investigations, and trials. People receive information about these key events through some form of media, and the way the facts are represented is crucial to what people will believe. To fully understand the sway media has on public opinion, further study is required. Cases on Crimes, Investigations, and Media Coverage examines famous crime cases and the media coverage that surrounded them including film, television, and wider media coverage of major crimes, such as murders, the investigations that followed, and the subsequent trials. Covering critical topics such as press coverage, television, biases, news, perceptions, and film, this reference work is ideal for criminal justice professionals, forensics specialists, criminal justice advocates, journalists, media professionals, psychologists, sociologists, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

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Read and Download David Coussmaker Anderson book Where Angels Fear to Tread in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhere Angels Fear to Tread. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 340 pages. Book excerpt: This is an autobiography with a difference, an unapologetic justification for asking questions, and never being satisfied with unsupported “expert opinion.” The author, now aged seventy-seven, counts himself fortunate to have lived in this time of unprecedented scientific advance. But when wandering into areas outside medicine—for example, the law and archeology—he is less sanguine over what he sees. He treasures the opportunities retirement has offered him and describes his life with an acerbic wit as he takes the reader through his erratic voyages of exploration. These range from fighting psychopathic bosses and WHO guidelines, to searching for China’s missing impact craters, to fighting for justice in obvious travesties in Italy and those that framed Stefan Kiszko in the UK and put Darlie Routier on death row in Texas. He argues that man’s collective psychopathology may have selected by balanced polymorphism for amygdala dysfunction, leading to a state where the most empathy-deficient hold most of the positions of power. The book is lightened by many entertaining anecdotes and illustrations, including sketches by the author, and an appendix of poetry and North Country recitations to which he is addicted.