“Golden State Killers” delves deep into the haunting chronicles of seven notorious serial killers who emerged from the sun-kissed expanses of California. While the Golden State is often celebrated for its shimmering beaches and Hollywood glamour, lurking in its underbelly is a darker tale that needs telling.
From the grim bylanes of Los Angeles to the serene beauty of the Sierra Mountains, these criminals left a trail of fear, casting long shadows over the vibrant mosaic of California’s heritage. Expertly researched, this book meticulously pieces together the chilling motives, methods, and madness of these murderers. Each chapter unfolds a different subject, detailing the life of these serial killers, their victims, and their horrific crimes.
Whether you’re a true crime enthusiast or a curious soul seeking to understand the depths of human depravity, this book promises to grip your attention and provoke contemplation long after the last page is turned.
What do My Cousin Vinny and Atticus Finch have in common? A lot more than you might think. While Atticus Finch’s closing argument in To Kill a Mockingbird continues to inspire viewers to attend law school, the cross-examinations in My Cousin Vinny—while hilariously funny—offers an equally compelling example of excellent trial advocacy.
With the aid of movie clips that are just a click away, this e-book explores advocacy from pretrial preparation through closing argument.
Inside this concise yet comprehensible eBook, which is includes movie clip gems that you can watch, you’ll learn:
• A methodology for writing the script for your trial performances from opening statement through closing argument • How to effectively engage and deliver a message to an audience—the jury • Trial advocacy strategies, techniques, and skills • Whom to cast as witnesses to be called at trial • How to be successful in trial by watching movies based on real trials • The ethical and legal boundaries that trial lawyers should not cross • How to impart your message to a jury with storytelling and visuals • The concession-seeking cross-examination methodology • And, so much more
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Meet Ronald Clark
Professor Ronald H. Clark is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Seattle University Law School where he has taught Pretrial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, Essential Lawyering Skills, Visual Litigation and Today’s Technology, and Essential Litigation Visuals and Technology.
Professor Clark is a nationally known lecturer and author. He has lectured at over 40 national continuing legal education courses and for numerous bar associations and prosecutor associations across the country. He also has conducted international training for the Department of Justice and Department of State. For 27 years, Professor Clark was in the King County Prosecutor’s office in Seattle, Washington, where he served as a Senior Deputy and as the Chief Deputy of the Criminal Division. Next, Professor Clark was the Senior Training Counsel at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Professor Clark has authored over a dozen books, including, among others Pretrial Advocacy and Trial Advocacy; Jury Selection Handbook; Visual Litigation; Roadways to Justice; Eradicating American “Prosecutor Misconduct”; Powerful Presentations; Trial Advocacy Goes to the Movies, Addressing the Jury. and Management and Leadership Handbook.
Richard Henkel claims he murdered twenty-eight people. The author, a former police chief, wanted details. So, he asked.
In our ten months of communication, Henkel was usually candid, but when it came to his associates, especially ex-police officer Gary Small, he was tight-lipped. And when I occasionally pushed too hard, he became angry. However, Henkel said he did not lie once to me.”
Homicide Detective Bob Payne remembered Richard Henkel pausing to look out over a wooded area and saying, “There’s more bodies out there.”
This book is the true story of one of the country’s most dangerous con artists, his police officer partner, the men and women who fell victim to his venom, and the lawmen who persevered to serve justice.
Author Rick Porrello writes books that attract interest from filmmakers. Hollywood snapped up To Kill the Irishman—the War that Crippled the Mafia before it was even published and adapted it for Kill the Irishman, starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Christopher Walken, and Val Kilmer and now showing on Netflix. A motion picture based on Superthief—A Master Burglar, the Mafia, and the Biggest Bank Burglary in U.S. History is in development.
Midwest Book Review: “…a methodical drama emerges that is even more riveting than fiction for its factual yet emotionally alluring presentation.” D. Donovan.Readers’ Favorite Reviews: …Porrello has carved a noteworthy niche as a true crime author with his previous work and his investigative skills honed in law enforcement serve him well with each subsequent book. He provides the gritty and grim details surrounding the various crimes Henkel and his associates would participate in during the 1960s and 1970s. Henkel is shown to be a ruthless criminal with little to no remorse for the mayhem he caused. Porrello doesn’t attempt to humanize his subject but does provide a voice for the victims caught up in a madman’s web. A captivating true crime biography that may cause more than a few readers to lose sleep.” Philip Zozzaro
Meet Rick Porrello
Author, drummer, and former police chief Rick Porrello has a knack for writing books that attract interest from filmmakers. Hollywood snapped up To Kill the Irishman—the War that Crippled the Mafia before it was even published, and turned it into the movie Kill the Irishman, starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Christopher Walken, and Val Kilmer. A motion picture based on Superthief—A Master Burglar, the Mafia, and the Biggest Bank Burglary in U.S. History is in development. Both books have also generated documentaries.
Rick’s first career was as a jazz drummer. At the age of 18, he got his first big break when he started touring internationally with Sammy Davis, Jr. Despite a skyrocketing music career, Rick decided to trade his sticks for a badge, which had been his dream since childhood. What followed was a 33-year career as a police officer in Greater Cleveland, with the last ten of those years as chief of police.
As an organized crime historian, Rick Porrello’s perspective is an intriguing one. He began writing his first book during family research into the murders of his grandfather and three uncles, all of whom, he learned, were mob leaders killed in Prohibition-era violence. The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia quickly became a regional favorite and has endured as a backlist title.
When he isn’t hammering out his next book, co-authoring a screenplay, serving as a consulting or executive producer, or drumming with a number of bands, Porrello gives presentations on his books and on his writing and publishing journey.
Unsolved: Top 5 Serial Killer Case Files from Around the World
Abducting victims in broad daylight, just meters away from their loved ones. Murdering a group of teenagers in minutes.
Performing unimaginably cruel crimes and… Getting away with it.
Disturbing cases of serial killers on the loose.
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Did You Come Face to Face with a Serial Killer? Is there a serial killer in your town, lurking in the shadows, looking for the next victim?
Did you brush against each other on the street, make eye contact or exchange a smile?
There are serial killers on the loose all over the world and nobody knows who they really are.
Their Stories Have Been Buried by Time. Like lions, they hunted their prey, targeting unsuspecting victims.
Communities, once shaken by terror, returned to normal. Forgetting that the beast is still creeping.
Are They Going to Strike Again? Twisted enough to violently kill. Intelligent enough to get away with it. Arrogant enough to do it over and over again.
Nobody knows when they’ll strike next.
Dive Into the Dark Reality of Unsolved Murder Cases Read the detailed accounts of the most disturbing unsolved serial killer cases from around the world.
Five Killers. Over 30 Bodies. Plot twists, mysterious circumstances and spine-chilling accounts—each page more petrifying than the last.
This book dissects 5 unsolved serial killer case files from different parts of the world:
Russia’s Dull Eyed Maniac
Finland’s Cold Blooded Murderer
Long Island’s Mystery Slayer
Soka Forest’s Killer
Each chapter explores in explicit detail the serial killers’ playgrounds, methods, victims, and the evidence and witness accounts from official investigations.
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Meet True Crime Manor, Joe Turner
About JOE TURNER
Joe Turner is a crime writer and former psychologist from Shropshire, England. With a passion for true crime, unsolved mysteries and the serial killer mind, Joe has spent the past 15 years researching and writing about the world’s most depraved criminals and cases.
He has written for various crime websites, magazines, podcasts and newspapers during his career, and spends his free time looking into the more obscure cases from around the world.
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Podcasts / interviews:
A Killer Podcast Interview
Boston Confidential Podcast Interview
Mass Hysteria Podcast Interview
Best New True Crime Stories Interview
Serial Killer Shop – www.serialkillershop.com
Historic Mysteries – www.historicmysteries.com
True Crime Magazine – www.thecrimemag.com
Serial Killer Magazine – www.serialkillercalendar.com
Minds of Madness Podcast – www.mindsofmadnesspodcast.com
This is a true story of seduction and corruption. All the events occurred in the town of Burkesville, a small farming community in South Central Kentucky
.Charlie Mason is a happy, retired gentleman living in Syracuse, New York; one of the snowiest parts of the nation. He yearns to move to a warmer climate such as Tennessee or Georgia. A romantic relationship in his life would be nice also since he has been alone for a long time.
He meets a woman on the social media platform Craig’s list, who appears to be everything he desires. She is a beautiful redhead; a business owner who is smart, funny and vibrant. She owns a horse farm and is part owner of a construction company. Her name is Patricia but most people call her Patriche.
After many email and phone conversations, she invites him to visit her at her home in Kentucky.He takes a chance and travels by bus to her location. Their first meeting is absolutely magic. Charlie has always had a penchant for redheads and Patriche is gorgeous. Overall, Charlie is impressed by her industrious nature.
They seem to have so many things in common, including the fact that she is originally from upstate New York. Charlie believes he may have met his soul-mate. Their days are filled with love and laughter as Patriche shows Charlie the beauty of the Kentucky landscape as well as the local sites.
But the real fireworks happen in the bedroom. Even though neither of them are ‘spring chickens’, their sexual responses to each other can rival couples half their age.
Charlie and Patriche decide to travel to upstate New York in order to pick up their various possessions, visit friends and return to Kentucky to begin a new life together.
Their is only one problem. This lady is a deadly Black Widow in disguise.
Through their nightly conversations, Patriche discloses several events of her past that shock Charlie. She was responsible for the death of her oldest daughter, she is estranged from her children, she had her ex-husband deported to Canada, and her last lover put a shotgun in his mouth and blew his brains out.
The story now becomes a painful voyage into perdition. Suffering at the hands of a sadistic lover is only the beginning. Patriche has Charlie arrested for a heinous crime for which he is innocent. While he is incarcerated, Patriche takes her possessions, as well as Charlie’s, and moves back to upstate New York.
Charlie is convicted and sentenced to a 5 year term in Federal prison. Physical and emotional abuse from a corrupt judicial system could possibly lead to his death. In the face of overwhelming odds, Charlie fights to save his life, his honor, and his sanity. Throughout this journey, the reader will come to see how one man used every single ounce of his being to survive.
Passionate Oversights offers a glimpse of domestic abuse from the male point of view and is a ‘must read’ for anyone considering an Internet-Based relationship.
Find out what happens when a household item becomes a brutal murder weapon…
Explore six chilling axe murders and discover how just a regular tool became known as one of most deadly objects. Learn how to avoid the same mistakes made by the victims of these horrific crimes by reading through the court documents, first-hand accounts, and witness testimonies.
The author shares the gruesome tales of six killers stalking their prey:
•The Servant Girl Annihilator, an elusive rapist and murderer in the early 20th century New Orleans. •The Axeman of New Orleans, a phantom killer who slipped in through locked doors to murder his victims, considered by many to be a demon from hell. •The Villisca Axe Murders, where a family was brutally slaughtered in their sleep by a vicious killer who’d hidden in their house, lying in wait for his victims to arrive home. •The Murder of Helen Jewett, whose violent death shook New York to its core as they searched, but never found, her killer. •Clementine Barnabet, who was the murderous leader of a religious cult and admitted to chopping up multiple families during her killing spree. •The Smuttynose Murders, which turned a quiet, peaceful island into the place of nightmares as a killer hunted through the night.
By glimpsing into the minds of these killers, you may figure out a way to survive.
On June 4, 2008, at approximately 5:30 PM in a quiet suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, Jodi Arias stabbed Travis Alexander twenty-nine times, cut his throat and then shot him in the head. The killer then went to great lengths to cover up the crime, including sending his grandmother flowers, going to the memorial service, driving by the victim’s house and calling the lead investigator, Detective Esteban Flores.
It would take five years before the case would be put in front of a second jury and leave them to decide whether Arias was a cold, calculating killer or the victim of extreme domestic violence at the hands of an abusive boyfriend?
Paul Sanders sat in the public gallery for each and every one of the 47 days of the trial, and took extensive notes, transposing every twist and turn of it to social media every night. With allegations of pornography, racial slurs and a search for the answer to the question of domestic violence and alleged child abuse, the journey is both painful and meticulous.
Humbling, intimidating and powerful at the same time, this trial would test the jurors in ways they could never have foreseen, in their ultimate search for truth and justice.
On Pre-Sale Now! The stunning sequel to Paul Sanders first book, ‘Brain Damage: A Juror’s Tale’:
‘Secret Life of a Juror: Voir Dire – The Domestic Violence Query’ (March 26, 2018)
“Having sat on this very jury, I can attest to the accuracy and attention to detail of “Why Not Kill Her.” Two thumbs up!” Haaken-Liknes, Jury Foreman of the Jodi Arias Death Penalty Retrial.
“Why Not Kill Her” is a gripping true crime story from the eyes of a former death penalty juror with a heart and soul that seeks truth and justice.”
“Move over Ann Rule and Shanna Hogan and make way for America’s newest true crime writer!”