Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

By Maximillian Potter

Amazon most sensible e-book of the Month, July 2014


Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a desirable plot to smash the vines of l. a. Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's most interesting and most costly wine.

In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed owner of the Domaine de los angeles Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied winery that produces the costliest, beautiful wines on the earth, acquired an nameless observe threatening the destruction of his useful vines via poison-a crime that during the area of top-end wine is resembling murder-unless he paid a 1000000 euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a ill comic story, yet that proved a deadly miscalculation and the crime surprised this fabled area of France. The sinister tale that self-importance reasonable journalist Maximillian Potter exposed might bring about a sting operation by way of a few of France's most sensible detectives, the first suspect's suicide, and a dramatic research. This botanical crime threatened to ruin the fiercely conventional tradition surrounding the world's maximum wine.

SHADOWS within the winery takes us deep right into a desirable international packed with interesting characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a neighborhood tradition outlined by means of the twinned veins of extra and power and the deep reverent cognizance to the land that runs via it.

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Dead of Night

By Gary C. King

Appealing, loved collage sophomore Brianna Denison was once domestic for the vacations in Reno, Nevada. After a protracted evening out, she crashed on a friend's sofa. it'd be the final time the kid psychology significant was once visible alive. Her strangled physique was once present in a box approximately a month later.

But Brianna was once now not the 1st sufferer of a assassin with a demanding fetish, and the persistence to go looking for his favourite prey--petite, weak brunettes. In unflinching aspect Gary C. King recounts the search for James Biela, an ex-Marine grew to become rapist and killer. The research might lead professionals to a maze of bothered relationships, the most important DNA facts, and eventually a demise sentence--bringing this surprising true-life mystery to a chilling finish. . .

Praise For Gary C. King's precise Crime Books

"A page?turner for true?crime fans." ??Vincent Bugliosi

"Will go away you gasping." --Jack Olsen

"Thorough, considerate, and unforgettable." ??Inside Detective magazine

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

By Tim Cahill

This account examines the case of John Wayne Gacy, a profitable and revered member of the neighborhood who cheered up ailing youngsters in clinic dressed as a clown, yet who used to be additionally essentially the most prolific serial killers in legal heritage. inside of his scrupulously tidy suburban domestic, in 1978 police came upon the is still of 29 teenaged boys, all brutally tortured, violated and strangled. the writer explores the complicated character, compulsions, inadequacies and torments of a profoundly disturbed person.

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Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

By Alisa Statman

Restless Souls is the real, bone-chilling chronicle of the Manson family members murders and its aftermath, from the viewpoint of the sufferers’ families.

When actress Sharon Tate and 4 others have been brutally murdered via Charles Manson and his fans, the realm used to be surprised. greater than 40 years later, the grotesque barbarity of the “Manson kinfolk” nonetheless fascinates and horrifies.

This real crime memoir by means of Alisa Statman, a 20-year Tate kin good friend, and Brie Tate, the daughter of Sharon Tate’s niece, comprises interviews with the Tate kinfolk, money owed from own letters, tape recordings, domestic video clips, and personal diaries.

Complete with colour pictures and private insights, Restless Souls is the main revealing, riveting, and emotionally uncooked account of the grotesque slayings, the quest and seize of the killers, and the behind-the-scenes drama in their trials, in addition to a touching view of the torment that the sufferers households’ have persevered for years after such tragedy.

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Showdown: How the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Cops Fought for Control of the Streets

The within tale of the road struggle among Canada's so much violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels

Once bikers who highway jointly, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, at the moment are mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf struggle over regulate of the profitable drug, prostitution, and vice markets in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Written with the cooperation of Mario Parente, Showdown describes the biker gang similar of the Godfather, the violent energy shifts as Satan's selection, a rival gang falls into disarray, and as Parente gears as much as shield Southwest Ontario from Stadnick's imaginative and prescient of constructing the Hell's Angels the biggest legal biker gang in Canada.

  • A gang's-eye examine the 2006 Shedden bloodbath, the place 8 males have been slaughtered
  • An account that shall we Mario Parente pass at the checklist together with his tale of the biker wars

With scary and compelling element, Showdown we could readers adventure firsthand the personalities and day by day workings in the back of the brutal and lethal rivalries that mark one piece of Canada's felony underworld.

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Ted and Ann - The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy

By Rebecca Morris

New version. The gripping tale of 1 of the the main attention-grabbing chilly instances of the 20 th century - was once eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr serial killer Ted Bundy's first sufferer? She disappeared from their Tacoma, Washington local early on a summer season morning in 1961. Her physique used to be by no means came upon, there have been no clues, no ransom call for and no arrest. used to be Bundy telling the reality whilst he informed a hypothetical tale approximately killing Ann and dumping her right into a muddy pit? With new information regarding Ted Bundy’s adolescence, interviews with those that knew him most sensible, and the thoughts of the Burr relations, "Ted and Ann – The secret of a lacking baby and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy," has been referred to as "an fantastic success" (Gregg Olsen) and "fascinating" (Ann Rule). this can be no traditional precise crime e-book and belongs on a shelf with the non-fiction works of Erik Larson, Jon Krakauer, David Grann, and Simon Baatz.

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Escape from Evil: Married at 17 to a Serial Killer, She's One Victim Who Escaped

By Cathy Wilson

Cathy used to be simply 16, and dwelling on her personal, whilst she met a captivating older guy referred to as Peter Tobin. She observed him as a knight in shining armour, a guy who made her consider secure. He observed a weak lady whose bothered adolescence made her the precise sufferer. This thoughtful guy, who seemed so basic to an individual who met him, turned first controlling, then violent, and Cathy discovered herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage. finally, for the sake of her younger son, she discovered the energy to flee and through the years controlled to create a superb existence for her boy, ensuring he by no means had the thoughts of worry and day-by-day trauma she had suffered. nonetheless Tobin remained a threatening presence within the historical past. Then, turning at the tv set in 2006, she screamed with horror while a well-known face seemed at the information. Her ex-husband, her son's father, used to be a serial killer. Writing with entire honesty, Cathy describes her marriage, and the way the earlier endured to hang-out her till she stood in courtroom, a witness opposed to the guy who may possibly so simply have murdered her too. absolutely compelling get away From Evil is the tale of a lady who survived the worst nightmare of all.

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The Vanished Imam: Musa Al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon

By Fouad Ajami

AKA "Vanished Imam"

Ebook Released: 2012

In the summer time of 1978, Musa al Sadr, the religious chief of the Muslim Shia sect in Lebanon, disappeared mysteriously whereas on a trip to Libya. As within the Shia fable of the "Hidden Imam," this modern day Imam left his fans upholding his legacy and anticipating his go back. thought of an intruder while he had arrived in Lebanon in 1959 from his local Iran, he progressively assumed the function of charismatic mullah, and was once instrumental in reworking the Shia, a quiescent and downtrodden Islamic minority, into dedicated political activists.

What kind of individual was once Musa al Sadr? What ideals within the Shia doctrine did his existence embrace? the place did he healthy into the tangle of Lebanon's warring factions? What used to be in the back of his disappearance? during this interesting and compelling narrative, Fouad Ajami resurrects the Shia's missed historical past, either far-off and up to date, and interweaves the existence and paintings of Musa al Sadr with the bigger strands of the Shia past.

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The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World

By Nancy Jo Sales

The Bling Ring by Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo revenues is an in-depth reveal of a band of lovely, privileged young children who have been stuck breaking into famous person houses and stealing hundreds of thousands of greenbacks worthy of valuables.

With a listing of sufferers that reads like a "Who's Who" of younger Hollywood, together with Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, and Rachel Bilson, The Bling Ring is the stuff of writers' imaginations—with one exception—it's a real story.

The media requested: Why may a bunch of children who already had fashion designer outfits, funds, vehicles, and standing take such hazards? Award-winning journalist Nancy Jo revenues chanced on the reply: They did it simply because they can. and since it used to be easy.

The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed adolescents Ripped Off Hollywood and stunned the World is a stunning examine the seedy international of the real young Hollywood.

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Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

By Holly Tucker

“Excellent. . . . Tucker’s chronicle of the realm of 17th-century technology in London and Paris is fascinating.”―The Economist

In December 1667, maverick health care professional Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into considered one of Paris’s so much infamous madmen. Days later, the madman used to be useless and Denis used to be framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries at the back of the 1st transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, delivering an unforgettable portrait of an period that wrestled with an identical questions on morality and experimentation that hang-out scientific technology this present day. 33 illustrations

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