HALLOWEEN MUST-READ – BURNING THE SCARECROW

“I HAVE A FEELING THAT NIGHTMARES ARE IN STORE FOR ME LATER TONIGHT.” ~ Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers’ Favorite
 
Meet the freckle-faced boy who grew up to be the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and Jonathan Demme’s THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.  Sometimes the relationship between mother and child reaches beyond the realm of natural.  Burning the Scarecrow seems like a reasonably harmless offense or practical joke, but for Eddie and Jack, it set unforeseen horrors into motion that both boys would regret for the rest of their lives.  Includes Inception by Meredith Carson and Afterword by John Rollins.
 
In an archived article, Jack T. Mann penned a rare, brief account of his experience with Ed Gein, entitled Burning the Scarecrow.  Only a foreword and afterword were added to augment the piece in TWC’s attempt to stay true to his original work.

Alice Summers arrives in Nexus City to work as an event manager. There she is spotted by the DARK syndicate Kingpin William Maxwell Hetherington aka Godfather of the Underworld.

The possibility of civil war is rising in the DARK syndicate and the underworld for the position of Godfather. To maintain his supremacy, Lord William wishes to drag Alice in his criminal world. Alice witness the loyalty, violence, nudity, luxury, and betrayal in the underworld. And after being molested, Alice returns to live ordinary girl life, but she is reapproached by the underworld leaders to join them.

Finding no escape route, Alice can either be a part of this ruthless world as a player or succumb to the never-ending darkness of slavery. Will she be able to make it?

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Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s

What do a bubbly six year old, a Christian Scientist and a farmhouse boarder have in common?  They were all brutally murdered by a person that society least expected.

In Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s, you’ll travel back to a violent decade – a time when “idiots and morons” were police departments’ first suspects, when journalists had the opportunity to conduct interrogations and when forensics was in its infancy.  It also was a decade when crime of all varieties was surging, and experts blamed everything from immigration to lax parenting.

If you’re fascinated by true crime history, you’ll enjoy these 17 tales of murder and mysterious deaths.  The people you’ll meet include Hans Schmidt, a priest who believed his crime was divinely inspired; Russell Pethrick, a 22-year-old grocery delivery boy who was caught based on a new technology – fingerprint analysis; Thomas Fitzgerald, a pedophile who enjoyed showing little girls “pretty” pictures of dead people; and Nathan Swartz, a murder suspect whose family experienced intense shame after he went on the lam.

Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s also includes a bonus case: What Happened to Dorothy Arnold?   The socialite’s baffling disappearance made headlines for decades and remains unsolved to this day.

These stories made headlines more than a century ago and provide insight into how the media covered sensational crimes.

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Cold Fury

Why would a man, married to an attractive young woman, want to sexually assault and murder innocent little girls?

In the late 1960s, Cannock Chase in Staffordshire became the centre of the biggest murder hunt in Britain.

The bodies of five year old Diane Tift, six year old Margaret Reynolds, and seven year old Christine Darby were found dumped there.

The killer thought he was cleverer than the police and slipped through the net four times.

He would have continued with the killings but he made a big mistake.

Find out what happened and how the police eventually caught up with him.

The Girl Who Ran Away

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A forsaken orphan. A forced goodbye. A treacherous plot.

She was only 12…

…when she stopped trusting.

The day she loses her parents to a fiery crash, Asha’s perfect life is shattered to pieces.

Desperate and alone, she is thrust into an extended family she never knew existed. She soon discovers her new home hides dark secrets and nothing is what it seems.

In a world where girls are a commodity, evil can wear many faces.

Every step Asha takes traps her on a path to an unthinkable future.

With double-crosses at every turn, can she trust anyone?

She’ll need all her cunning and guile to escape her brutal fate in time.

This is a gritty tale of crime and betrayal that will take you on a roller-coaster ride from the streets of Tanzania to a seaside village in India, to a ritzy North American city where you think you’re finally safe, but learn too late that you can trust no one.

“A heart-stopping adventure! I just couldn’t put this down till I finished reading it.” ~ Advanced Reader.

Did you like Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo? Then, you’ll love Asha from the Red Heeled Rebels.

Get it now.

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The Girl Who Ran Away is the first novel of the addictive Red Heeled Rebels psychological suspense series.

*This book was formerly titled Betrayed / Disowned.

If you enjoy gripping psychological thrillers with flawed but gutsy heroines, vigilante action in exotic locales and twists that get your pulse pounding, you’ll love these books by multiple award-winning Canadian novelist, Tikiri Herath.

Ripper Confidential: New Research on the Whitechapel Murders

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WINNER Best Book of 2017 – Original Jack the Ripper Best Of Awards

From the author of The Bank Holiday Murders: The True Story of the First Whitechapel Murders

Groundbreaking history and exciting investigative journalism combine in a work jam-packed with newly unearthed finds and fresh insights that pull us deeper into the world of Jack the Ripper and closer to the man himself. Wescott does not promote a suspect but instead comprehensively investigates the murders of Polly Nichols and Elizabeth Stride, bringing to light new medical evidence, crucial new material on important witnesses, and – revealed for the first time – the name of a woman who may have met Jack the Ripper and survived to tell the tale. 

Also discussed in this book: 

Charles Lechmere, recently named as a suspect in the Jack the Ripper documentary, Conspiracy: The Missing Evidence, is restored to his proper place in history as an innocent witness. 

Walter Sickert, the subject of Patricia Cornwell’s Jack the Ripper books, was not the Ripper, but is revealed here to have been only one of several artists and poets who may have been acquainted with victim Mary Kelly. 

Bruce Robinson’s Jack the Ripper book, They All Love Jack, controversially endorsed the myth that fruiterer Matthew Packer sold grapes to Liz Stride which were later found on her hand. Around this was constructed an intricate police conspiracy. In Ripper Confidential the truth is exposed and these events are proved beyond doubt to have never taken place. 

Was Elizabeth Stride a Ripper victim? For the first time, all the myths are cleared away and the facts are looked at in great detail. 

The contemporary investigators speak out from the past and tell us what they thought of one of the Ripper’s most enigmatic and controversial clues – the chalk-written message on the wall in Goulston Street. Did the Ripper write it and what might it actually have said? 

A comprehensive look is taken at Berner Street witness, Israel Schwartz. Why did he disappear within weeks from the written record? Was or was he not a legitimate witness? This and much more is discussed, and for the first time it’s revealed why he did not give evidence at the inquest, why the two best known versions of his story are inconsistent, and – most crucially – that he was not the last person to see Liz Stride with a man who was probably her killer. 

Passionate Oversights

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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.

Disposable Souls

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What does it take to survive when the Triad wants you dead?
Zoey McFarland’s massage therapy business is thriving on referrals from local physicians. So when a new spa offering massage opens nearby, she isn’t concerned—until she sees a young girl crying outside the place.
Investigating the girl’s plight, Zoey uncovers an evil hiding in plain sight. But city officials won’t believe a human trafficking ring exists in their town, and law enforcement accuses her of trying to eliminate competition.
Then, taken by the ring and immersed in the very nightmare she’s fighting, Zoey discovers the true fate of the victims is more sinister than anyone imagined.
Can Zoey pierce the veil between good and evil, and find a way to survive?
This novel of hope and courage is inspired by true events.

Axe Murderers: 6 Horrific True Crime Stories, 1 Common Tool (Murderer’s Toolbox)

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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.

Why Not Kill Her: A Juror’s Perspective – The Jodi Arias Death Penalty Retrial

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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)

Amazon Reviews:

“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!”