Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

By Ben Mezrich

From the bestselling writer of The unintentional Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, this is the incredible actual tale of ways a college student and girl accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet—moon rocks—from an "impregnable" high-tech vault. 

But breaking right into a hugely safe laboratory wasn't effortless. Thad Roberts, an intern in a prestigious NASA education application, must concoct a meticulous plan to get prior safety checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher safety codes, and camera-lined hallways even earlier than he may well get his palms at the 600-pound secure. after which how used to be he speculated to get it out? And what does one do with an merchandise so beneficial that it truly is unlawful even to possess? together with his signature high-velocity variety, Mezrich reconstructs the outlandish heist and tells a narrative of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.

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The Beat: A True Account of the Bondi Gay Murders

By I.J. Fenn

In June 2001, 12 years after tv newsreader, Ross Warrren, disappeared following a night out with buddies in Sydney, a police operation was once manage to reinvestigate the disappearance. What this new research exposed was once to end up way more attention-grabbing than the expected 'missing people' case.

This used to be purely the start line for Operation Taradale, which quick changed into a scary saga of multipe murders dedicated more often than not inside of a couple of hundred metres of one another - in Marks Park, the beat, the scrubby, rocking headland among Bondi and Tamarama.

I.J. Fenn strikes the tale besides the speed of a detective mystery. phones are tapped, surveillance operations installed position, crime scenes re-enacted to ignite media curiosity and arrests are made. The Beat is an unpleasant tale approximately grotesque humans committing gruesome crimes. it is a irritating publication, yet you won't manage to placed it down.

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Stone of Destiny: The True Story

Ian Robertson Hamilton was once an unknown legislation scholar at Glasgow collage till Christmas Eve 1950. On that evening, assisted through Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay Matheson, he took the Stone of future from underneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey and in doing so turned a Scottish nationwide hero. In England, although, the act had the other influence and a manhunt for the 'vulgar vandals' used to be began to fulfill the outrage of the English institution and produce them to justice. after all, the Stone used to be given up, however the gang weren't charged. This solitary act set Hamilton on a course for the remainder of his lifestyles from which he has no longer diverged. even though, it's now approximately sixty years on account that that fateful evening, it's the genuine occasions surrounding the taking of the Stone which carry humans spellbound while Hamilton recounts them. during this ebook, Ian Hamilton has set down the chain of occasions which ended in his selection to visit London, eliminate the Stone and a minute-by-minute account of the act and the aftermath. yet this isn't easily a retelling of a stunt that made national information, it's a e-book approximately how a nation's judgment of right and wrong used to be stirred through a symbolic act that modified lives of many.

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Wrong Side of the Law: True Stories of Crime

By Edward Butts

Bestselling real crime writer Edward Butts provides a rogues’ gallery of desperadoes whose crimes variety from theft to homicide.

English financial institution robbers at the run take place in Newfoundland. A mythical Nova Scotia detective fits wits with smugglers. within the West the Mounties tune down bandits and rustlers. Vancouver cops search out the bank-robbing Hyslop Gang within the Thirties. A decade later the Polka Dot Gang rampages throughout Southern Ontario. The Newton Brothers’ Gang, outlaws from Texas, interact in a gunfight with financial institution guards at the streets of Toronto, and a former Canadian Pacific Railway engineer masterminds a sensational kidnapping in Colorado.

No subject the place the atrocities have been devoted and it doesn't matter what the situations, those members all had something in universal: they lived at the fallacious part of the law.

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And Never See Her Again (Pinnacle True Crime)

By Patricia Springer

On March 26 1999, in Saginaw, Texas, 6-year-old Opal Jennings was once fiddling with different childrens in her grandmother's aspect backyard while a black automobile drove up. a guy acquired out and snatched Opal, whisking her away in his motor vehicle. all of it occurred in a flash, earlier than her horrified grandparents may react. neighborhood legislation enforcement and the FBI geared up an enormous seek through the Dallas-Fort worthy region, whereas Opal's picture used to be largely circulated in newspapers and on tv. A probation officer famous that on March 27 - at some point after Opal's kidnapping - in most cases slovenly intercourse criminal Richard Lee "Ricky" Franks, 30, had lower his lengthy hair and used to be clean-shaven and smartly dressed. Why had he all at once wiped clean up his act? Franks, who'd been convicted of molesting his brother's 8-year-old daughter, admitted to sexually abusing one other younger female family member. He confessed to having had Opal in his automobile, yet claimed he'd basically been giving her a experience and enable her move unhurt. His first trial led to a hung jury, yet in the end, in September 2000, a moment jury might make certain Franks' guilt within the disappearance of Opal Jennings. but it would not be until eventually December 2003 that evidence of her destiny will be found.

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Dead Center

By Shiya Ribowsky, Tom Shachtman

A urban with 8 million humans has 8 million how one can die

For fifteen years, Shiya Ribowsky labored as a medicolegal investigator in ny City’s clinical examiner’s office—the biggest, such a lot refined association of its style on the earth. using his heritage in drugs, he led the investigations of greater than 8 thousand person deaths, changing into a key determine in a few of New York’s so much extraordinary loss of life circumstances and at last taking cost of the biggest forensic research ever tried: determining the lifeless within the aftermath of the September eleven tragedies.

Now, during this spell binding e-book, Ribowsky pulls again the curtain at the ny City’s scientific examiner’s place of work, giving a captivating, never-before-seen glimpse into dying and the town. Born and raised in manhattan City’s orthodox Jewish neighborhood, Ribowsky turns out an not likely candidate for this macabre career. however he has forsaken a promising occupation of scientific paintings with the residing, descending as an alternative into the world of the useless, enticed via the problem of confronting demise every day. Taking you thru the vermin-infested Bowery flophouses and posh top East facet flats of the city’s useless, Ribowsky explores in grotesque element the skeletons that cling within the substantial Apple’s closets. Combing during the post-mortem room, he additionally exposes the bleak secrets and techniques that just a scalpel and a lifeless physique can inform and explains how forensic research doesn't in simple terms clear up crimes—it saves lives.

But it truly is within the aftermath of September eleven that the ME’s place of work is passed its largest problem: to spot as the various fallen as attainable. With poignant descriptions, Ribowsky presents a dramatic account of the office’s diligent and unflappable paintings with the households of the sufferers, assisting them emerge from the ashes of this tragedy whereas showing the energy, grit, intelligence, and compassion that americans anticipate from precise New Yorkers.

At as soon as compelling and heartbreaking, Dead heart is a narrative of latest York in contrast to the other, mixing the haunting with the chic, whereas portray a outstanding portrait of dying (and lifestyles) within the urban that by no means sleeps.

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Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

In chilling aspect, the mythical Mindhunter takes us behind the curtain of a few of his such a lot grotesque, interesting, and difficult cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five 12 months occupation with the Investigative help Unit, specific Agent John Douglas turned a mythical determine in legislation enforcement, pursuing the most infamous and sadistic serial killers of our time: the fellow who hunted prostitutes for game within the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta baby assassin, and Seattle's eco-friendly River killer, the case that almost rate Douglas his life.

As the version for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has faced, interviewed, and studied ratings of serial killers and assassins, together with Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his sufferers' peeled pores and skin. utilizing his uncanny skill to develop into either predator and prey, Douglas examines each one crime scene, reliving either the killer's and the victim's activities in his brain, growing their profiles, describing their conduct, and predicting their subsequent strikes.

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The Lufthansa Heist: Behind the Six-Million-Dollar Cash Haul That Shook the World

The inside of story—from the organizer himself--of the biggest unrecovered money haul in background. This complete account brings readers at the back of the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, a crime that has baffled legislation enforcement for many years. From Henry Hill himself, The Lufthansa Heist is the final publication he labored on earlier than his 2012 death.

On December eleven, 1978, a bold armed theft rocked Kennedy Airport, leading to the most important unrecovered money haul in international historical past, totaling six million cash. The perpetrators have been by no means apprehended and 13 humans attached to the crime have been murdered in homicides that, just like the crime itself, stay unsolved to at the present time. The housebreaking has interested the general public for years, dominating headlines worldwide end result of the story’s never-ending ravel of mysteries that baffled the authorities.One of the organizers of the sensational housebreaking, Henry Hill, who passed on to the great beyond in 2012, in collaboration with Daniel Simone, has penned an remarkable “tell-all” concerning the theft with never-before-unveiled information, details in basic terms recognized to an insider.

In 2013, this notorious legal act back flared up within the nationwide information while 5 reputed gangsters have been charged in connection to the theft. This newest twist lends the undertaking a unprecedented feel of timing, and the felony court cases of the newly arrested suspects will spread over the subsequent 12 months, carrying on with to maintain the Lufthansa subject within the news.

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Sadisten: Tödliche Liebe - Geschichten aus dem wahren Leben (German Edition)

By Lydia Benecke

Wie dunkel ist die menschliche Seele? Lydia Benecke beweist mit ihrem Buch "Sadisten: Tödliche Liebe - Geschichten aus dem wahren Leben", dass so mancher Abgrund darin lauert. Wo fantasievolle Gedankenspielereien in völliger Grausamkeit umgesetzt werden, entsteht eine kriminelle Energie, die sich kaum vergleichen lässt. Die junge Kriminalpsychologin schafft es in ihrem neuesten Werk, den Leser zwar mit einem faktischen Sachbuch zu konfrontieren, dabei aber zeitgleich eine Spannung entstehen zu lassen, die nicht allein durch die grausamen realen Fallbeispiele zustande kommt. Als Kennerin der Szene und Expertin auf dem Gebiet der Verbrechenspsychologie kann Lydia Benecke zudem mit überraschend neuen Einblicken in die verborgenen Seiten des menschlichen Geistes auftrumpfen. Ein Lesevergnügen der anderen artwork.

Lydia Benecke wurde 1982 im polnischen Bytom geboren. Sie studierte Psychologie und arbeitete anschließend als Straftätertherapeutin und Beraterin in Kriminalfällen. Heute arbeitet sie selbstständig als Kriminalpsychologin und beschäftigt sich vor allem mit Fällen im Bereich von Sexual- und Gewaltverbrechen und Persönlichkeitsstörungen.

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