The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

By Ian Graham

Think you recognize Who your mates Are?
Think again...

From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, background is plagued by humans pretending to be another person. a few pass undetected for years, cultivating their fake identities so skillfully, even their spouses do not know. different frauds move up in flames after one misstep. The final publication of Impostors offers the magnificent actual tales in the back of over 100 of the craziest and funniest phonies in historical past, including:

•A faux French executive reputable who controlled to promote the Eiffel Tower—twice
•One of the Wild West's hardest and extra in demand "male" stagecoach drivers, who used to be truly a woman!
•An Israeli Mossad group that stole the identities of genuine British and Australian voters to catch an unsuspecting objective for assassination

Packed with enjoyable evidence and outrageous money owed of pretend pilots, phony princesses, imitation Indians, and serial sham artists, this impossible to resist e-book exposes the reality at the back of the world's wildest fraud—and why they did it—and unearths that even these we expect we all know most sensible will not be precisely who they seem.

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Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story

By Allan Hall, Michael Leidig

Eight years of darkness

On March 2, 1998, whereas on her option to college, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was once kidnapped. greater than 8 years later, on August 23, 2006, she escaped with a narrative that stunned and horrified the total international. She spent the main soft years of her existence hidden in a cellar beneath a typical Austrian suburban domestic. How was once she capable of continue to exist? what kind of lady had emerged? what sort of guy was once Wolfgang Priklopil, her abductor—and what calls for had he made from her?

Journalists Allan corridor and Michael Leidig coated Natascha's tale from the start. the results of remarkable investigative reporting, Girl within the Cellar will get to the guts of this very tragic case to bare a fact nobody might have imagined.

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Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on the Internet

By John E. Douglas

Mythical FBI profiler and no 1 New York Times bestselling writer John Douglas explores the stunning case of John Robinson, a risk free, unassuming relatives guy whose legal heritage all started with embezzlement and fraud -- and ended along with his arrest for the savage murders of six girls and his suspected involvement in no less than 5 disappearances. most annoying used to be the looking flooring during which Robinson seduced his prey: the area of our on-line world. Haunting chat rooms, focusing on weak ladies, and exploiting the anonymity of the web, his bloody spree was once ultimately halted through a constant parole officer who spent ten years attempting to nail Robinson as a cold-blooded killer.

A cautionary story set in a digital global the place relationships are proven with out the advantage of actual touch, and the place mainstream americans might be drawn down a dismal course of temptation and dying, Anyone you will want Me To Be is a modern real-life drama of high-tech crime and punishment.

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A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation

By Catherine Crier

Filled with newsbreaking revelations – the definitive journalistic account of the Laci Peterson homicide research . . . and of the sociopathic Scott Peterson's trip from philandering to homicide to demise Row.

Catherine Crier has been protecting the Peterson case because Laci Peterson used to be first said lacking from her domestic on 24 December 2002. Crier, a former pass judgement on and one among television's most well liked criminal analysts, was once one of the first to query the behaviour of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson. And together with her community of journalistic assets, Crier was once quickly capable of penetrate the center of the police research that – having access to a tremendous and revealing physique of police reviews, wiretap transcripts of unreported conversations of Scott's, photographic proof, and different particular fabrics. Drawing on those assets – and on wide interviews with key witnesses and either one of the lead investigators at the case – Crier has written this astonishingly distinctive and intimate examine the main unforgettable homicide case in the United States due to the fact that that of O.J. Simpson.

completely engrossing but hugely anxious, Catherine Crier's A lethal Game will make information – and create an indelible portrait of a sociopathic killer.

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Without a Doubt

By Marcia Clark, Teresa Carpenter

Marcia Clark used to be the manager prosecutor within the O.J. Simpson trial that she believes is indicative of a cri minal justice approach in quandary. She bargains her personal reviews at the trial and what should be performed to make US justice wo rk extra successfully. '

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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

By William J. Mann

New York Times Bestseller

Edgar Award winner for most sensible truth Crime

The Day of the Locust meets The satan within the White City and Midnight within the backyard of fine and Evil during this juicy, untold Hollywood tale: an addictive actual story of ambition, scandal, intrigue, homicide, and the construction of the trendy movie industry.

By 1920, the films had all at once turn into America’s new favourite hobby, and one of many nation’s biggest industries. by no means ahead of had a medium possessed such energy to persuade. but Hollywood’s glittering ascendency used to be threatened by means of a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the homicide of William Desmond Taylor, the preferred president of the movie administrators organization, a mythical crime that has remained unsolved till now.

In a fiendishly regarding narrative, bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann attracts on a wealthy host of assets, together with lately published FBI documents, to unpack the tale of the enigmatic Taylor and the various forged that surrounded him—including 3 attractive, bold actresses; a greedy level mom; a loyal valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom may need fired the deadly bullet. And overseeing this whole panorama of intrigue was once Adolph Zukor, the bright and ruthless founding father of Paramount, locked in a fight for keep an eye on of the and desirous to hide the reality concerning the crime. alongside the best way, Mann brings to lifestyles la within the Roaring Twenties: a glowing but schizophrenic city full of get together ladies, drug buyers, non secular zealots, newly-minted legends and starlets already prior their prime—a risky position the place the robust may nonetheless run afoul of the desperate.

A actual tale recreated with the suspense of a unique, Tinseltown is the paintings of a storyteller on the height of his powers—and the answer to against the law that has stumped detectives and historians for almost a century.

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The Great Train Robbery: The Untold Story From The Closed Investigation Files

By Andrew Cook

The nice educate theft of 1963 is likely one of the so much notorious crimes in British heritage.

The bulk of the money stolen (equivalent to over £40 million this present day) hasn't ever been recovered, and there has now not been a unmarried 12 months on account that 1963 while one point of the crime or its individuals has now not been featured within the media.
Despite the wealth and volume of this insurance, a number of questions have remained unanswered: Who used to be at the back of the theft? used to be it an within task? And who acquired away with the crime of the century? Fifty years of selective falsehood and myth has obscured the truth of the tale at the back of the theft.
The indisputable fact that various the unique research and prosecution records on these concerned and speculated to were concerned have been closed, in lots of situations till 2045, has merely served to muddy the waters nonetheless additional.

Now, via Freedom of data requests and the specific beginning of lots of those records, Andrew prepare dinner finds a brand new photo of the crime and its research that, ultimately, presents solutions to a lot of those questions.

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Bad Companions: Six London Murderesses Who Shocked the World

By Kate Clarke

This ebook good points the instances of six London ladies, each one very diversified in temperament, age, and standing, who resorted to homicide. Their purposes have been diverse: when it comes to the surly maid Kate Webster, sheer mood turns out the most probably reason; avarice looked as if it would spur Catherine Wilson to homicide an envisioned seven occasions; desperation to pay for the maintenance of her two-year-old son lay at the back of Sarah Drake’s crime; seductive younger cook dinner Eliza Fenning used to be accused of serving poison together with her dumplings; evil mistress Elizabeth Brownrigg whipped her servant to demise in a home-built dungeon; and eventually, the vicious Catherine Hayes persuaded lovers—one of whom was once her personal son—to decapitate her husband in an orgy of violence. This attention-grabbing examine explores those situations intensive, and divulges even if those ladies have been tragic, misunderstood, or simply simple depraved.

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