Duel for Cannons (Dirty Harry, Book 1) by Dane Hartman

By Dane Hartman

Soiled Harry--the crimebuster not anything can cease, no longer even the legislations! "Dirty Harry" Callahan blasts his approach from the suggest streets of San Francisco to the blazing byways of San Antonio. His target--a crime boss who's obtained the full city, together with the law enforcement officials, below his thumb. Harry's on their own now, with not anything yet a .44 Magnum and a bagful of soiled methods among him and fast dying!

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The Lizard in the Cup (Jimmy Pibble, Book 5) by Peter Dickinson

By Peter Dickinson

The West Indies island of Hog’s Cay is quickly to open for tourism, however the funds at the back of the deal comes from the Mafia, that's able to flip the island into the following Vegas. And the politicos liable have given Greek wealthy person Thanassi Thanatos the agreement. That’s the place James Pibble comes in.

The former Scotland backyard superintendent has come to Thanatos’s hideaway at the Ionian island of Hyos to guard the Greek mogul from the Mob, which doesn’t like an individual muscling in on its territory. Rumor has it the crooks are eyeing Hyos for his or her booming drug-smuggling exchange. Throw in British intelligence and a clandestine American operation, and you’ve acquired a global free-for-all.

The secret deepens whilst Pibble uncovers a monastery led via Fathers Polydore and Chrysostom, who could be the richest males at the island. And why is an English artist named Nancy dwelling in a primitive hut? The solutions may possibly lie in a fantasy a couple of lizard known as the samimithi, a harbinger of violent death.

With superstition and mistrust working rampant, Pibble races to forestall a conspiracy set in movement through an obsessive love with the ability to kill.

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Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent? by Daniel Givelber, Amy Farrell

By Daniel Givelber, Amy Farrell

As rankings of dying row inmates are exonerated through DNA proof and innocence commissions are organize around the kingdom, conviction of the blameless has turn into a familiar challenge. yet our justice procedure makes either varieties of errors--we acquit the responsible and convict the innocent--and exploring the explanations why individuals are acquitted may help us to guage the potency and equity of our felony justice process. no longer in charge presents a sustained exam and research of the standards that lead juries to discover defendants “not guilty,” in addition to the relationship among these components and the opportunity of real innocence, analyzing why a few felony trials lead to now not responsible verdicts and what these verdicts recommend concerning the accuracy of our legal process.


Excellent acquisition for felony justice, legislations, and crime collections. Summing up: hugely suggested. All readership degrees. -D. Schultz, Hamline University,CHOICE

This interdisciplinary scholarship among legislations and a social technology is sorely wanted within the usa and that i desire Givelber and Farrell have began a development that's so good confirmed in different international locations akin to Germany and England. The authors are to be counseled for writing a booklet that's concept upsetting and extremely important in comprehend an missed sector of our justice procedure. -Robert Costello,Social and felony Studies

In their tremendous if misleadingly titled new publication, no longer in charge: Are the Acquitted Innocent?, Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell ask a virtually unanswerable query: what number defendants who're acquitted at trial are literally innocent?... it's immensely important for the shut glance it offers at what we all know, and will recognize, in regards to the correctness of jury verdicts-Darryl ok. Brown,Criminal legislations and felony Justice Books

“Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell have written an excellent booklet that masterfully debunks the traditional knowledge that those people who are charged with crimes in our legal justice process, even if they're acquitted at trial, are very likely responsible. Drawing on large empirical examine, this ebook systematically analyzes the resources of judge-jury confrontation approximately leniency and acquittals. This ebook demanding situations us to reconsider our assumptions in regards to the which means of an acquittal in a approach that asymmetrically treats ‘guilty’ verdicts as authentic yet ‘not guilty’ verdicts are basically procedural. It additionally exposes how fake assumptions in regards to the possible guilt of the acquitted give a contribution to miscarriages of justice. this can be a ebook that anybody drawn to the accuracy and equity of the legal justice approach should still learn. it's a data-driven travel de force.”-Richard A. Leo,author of Police Interrogation and American Justice

“An acquittal is the main robust and ultimate of criminal judgments. it may well now not be reviewed not to mention reversed. it's also, possibly, the least revered. After a felony defendant has been convicted, prosecutors and judges usually face up to efforts to reassess the decision, even within the face of robust new proof of innocence, simply because ‘the jury has spoken.’ whilst a defendant is acquitted they're as most likely say ‘that doesn’t suggest he’s innocent.’ In no longer responsible Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell discover this anomaly. Givelber and Farrell make a persuasive case that almost all jury acquittals are in accordance with proof now not emotion, and that acquittals will be taken to intend what they are saying: that the defendant isn't really Guilty.” -Samuel Gross,co-author of a contemporary method of proof: textual content, difficulties, Transcripts, and situations

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City of Blood (Dirty Harry, Book 6) by Dane Hartman

By Dane Hartman

Winos brutally slain on San Francisco's skid row. appealing younger women butchered within the act of intercourse via a perverted killer. The acts of 2 males, or one? no longer even soiled Harry is familiar with. yet he's going to determine, if he has to wreck each legislation to do it. From `Frisco's sexual underground to the boardrooms within the city's sky, Harry plunges right into a blood-streaked manhunt that would go away just one survivor.

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The Blonde by Duane Swierczynski

By Duane Swierczynski

The evening sooner than a massive assembly, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a good looking younger blonde. yes, Jack has a spouse and daughter at domestic, yet this is often a little bit risk free flirting. innocuous, that's, till the blonde leans ahead and says, "I poisoned your drink."
She tells Jack that until she will be able to continue anyone inside ten ft of her perpetually, she'll die. And if he desires the antidote, he'll need to take her again to his lodge room and promise to stick by way of her side.
Jack thinks: psycho. yet because the violent evening wears on, and he encounters a continuing govt murderer, a threatening voice on a mobile phone, a perilous waitress, soiled law enforcement officials, and shady cab drivers . . .
He starts to think her.

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Bubble (The Game Trilogy, Book 3) by Anders de la Motte

By Anders de la Motte

The sport has proved to be a truly harmful event for Henrik "HP" Petterson. he's in the course of a deep predicament and dwelling an remoted lifestyles, confident he's lower than consistent surveillance by means of either the police and the sport grasp. He retains catching glimpses of individuals from his earlier assignments, and shortly his paranoia grows to insanity. He not is familiar with who or what to think and the bounds among the sport and actual lifestyles are extra blurred than ever. nonetheless, he's decided to complete one ultimate challenge so that it will make clear the sport and discover the reality at the back of it, it doesn't matter what the implications will be.

Rebecca’s lifestyles has replaced vastly on account that her brother grew to become interested by the sport. She has surrender the police strength and commenced operating with deepest safety for an IT corporation owned by way of the behemoth PayTag workforce. Her dating is striking by means of a thread after her affair with a police colleague and she or he does her top to reserve it. additionally, she is turning capsules with a purpose to focus on the tension. while she will get entry to a safe-deposit field that belonged to her father that features a gun and a number of other passports, she starts off her personal look for the reality. There will be a connection among her father’s previous, the sport, and what's taking place to her brother HP…

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The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse (Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley

By Alan Bradley

Fanatics of Flavia de Luce rejoice--here's a distinct book unique brief tale, during which the eleven-year-old gourmand of chemistry is immersed in her aspect: fixing a mystery!

Murder! the letter says, Come straight away. Anson residence, Greyminster, Staircase No. three. How can Flavia de Luce face up to such an pressing plea? finally, analyzing a useless physique appears like a superbly fabulous solution to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her relied on bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss fortunately alongside the wet street, and arrives at her father's mist-shrouded old style. There, a terrified boy leads her to the john the place, sitting in a tub, is what seems to be a statue. yet, no: To Flavia's shock, the object is in reality a unadorned lifeless guy. retailer his face, he turns out to were carved out of copper. by no means one to draw back from the macabre, Flavia will get to work--only to discover that after an research starts off with a metal cadaver, ever extra curious twists are to be expected.

Acclaim for Alan Bradley's loved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers' organization Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, and Arthur Ellis Award

"If ever there have been a sleuth who's daring, excellent, and, definite, lovely, it's Flavia de Luce."--USA Today

"Part Harriet the undercover agent, half Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's a sequence of unlucky occasions, Flavia is a pert and macabre pragmatist."--The manhattan instances e-book Review

"This idiosyncratic younger heroine maintains to charm."--The Wall road Journal

"Delightful . . . a mixture of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes."--The Boston Globe

"Think preteen Nancy Drew, simply savvier."--Entertainment Weekly

"The so much intrepid and fascinating adolescent chemist/detective/busybody in all of rural, post--World battle II England."--The Seattle instances

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Crime in Europe: Causes and Consequences by Professor Dr. Horst Entorf, Dipl.-Volksw. Hannes Spengler

By Professor Dr. Horst Entorf, Dipl.-Volksw. Hannes Spengler (auth.)

The extra beneficiant social welfare procedure in Europe is without doubt one of the most crucial transformations among the ecu and the united states society. Defenders of the eu welfare kingdom argue that it improves social team spirit and stops crime. however, the united states financial system is acting fairly good such that crime premiums may possibly come down as a result of larger felony source of revenue possibilities. This ebook takes this trade-off as some degree of departure and contributes to a greater interdisciplinary knowing of the interactions among crime, monetary functionality and social exclusion. It evaluates the prevailing fiscal and criminological examine and gives cutting edge empirical investigations at the foundation of foreign panel info units from various degrees of neighborhood aggregation. between different points, effects basically show the crime lowering capability of intact households and the hyperlink beween crime and labour industry. a unique concentration is on estimating the results of crime, an issue infrequently analysed in literature.

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Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the by Stephen Kurkjian

By Stephen Kurkjian

The definitive tale of the best paintings robbery in history.

In a mystery assembly in 1981, a low-level Boston thief gave profession gangster Ralph Rossetti the end of a life-time: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was once a massive ranking ready to ensue. although its collections incorporated useful works of art by means of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and others, its protection was once reasonable, mismanaged, and old-fashioned. And now, it appeared, the complete Boston felony underworld knew it.

Nearly a decade handed earlier than the Museum museum used to be ultimately hit. but if it eventually occurred, the robbery fast grew to become some of the most notorious paintings heists in heritage: 13 artworks worth as much as $500 million, via probably the most recognized artists on the earth, have been taken. The Boston FBI took keep an eye on of the research, yet twenty-five years later the case continues to be unsolved and the paintings continues to be missing.

Stephen Kurkjian, one of many best investigative journalists within the kingdom, has been operating this situation for over approximately two decades. In grasp Thieves, he sheds new mild on a number of the Gardner’s such a lot abiding mysteries. Why could somebody scouse borrow those work, merely to depart them hidden for twenty-five years? And why, if one of many best crime bosses within the urban knew approximately this ranking in 1981, did the robbery occur in 1990? What occurred in these intervening years? And what may well all this need to do with Boston’s infamous gang wars of the 1980s?

Kurkjian’s reporting is already chargeable for a number of the greatest breaks during this tale, together with a meticulous reconstruction of what occurred on the Museum museum that fateful evening. Now grasp Thieves will show the identities of these he believes plotted the heist, the cause for the crime, and the main points that the FBI has refused to debate. Taking you on a trip deep into the gangs of Boston, Kurkjian emerges with the main whole and compelling model of this tale ever advised.

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