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Crime and Punishment in Early Massachusetts, 1620–1692: A Documentary History. ... Deadly Greed: The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case That ...

Author: Eric Ethier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811741729

Category: True Crime

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The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer.
2009-06-10 By Eric Ethier

The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer.

Author: Eric Ethier

Publisher:

ISBN: 081173563X

Category: History

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The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer. Included are the cases of the alleged ax-wielding Lizzie Borden, the executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, the legendary Brink's robbery, the mysterious Boston Strangler, the Big Dan's spectator rape, the desperate college professor who murdered a young prostitute, and the fur salesman who slaughtered his wife and unborn child in cold blood.
2009 By Eric Ethier

Other Titles in the True Crime Series TRUE CRIME: CONNECTICUT Bryan Ethier ... TRUE CRIME: MASSACHUSETTS Eric Ethier • 978-0-8117-3563-6 TRUE CRIME: ...

Author: Patricia A. Martinelli

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174440X

Category: True Crime

Page: 144

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Includes the Torso Murderer, responsible for 12 homicides in Cleveland, investigated by Eliot Ness and more.
2011-01-19 By Patricia A. Martinelli

Other Titles in the True Crime Series TRUE CRIME: ILLINOIS Troy Taylor ... Soon TRUE CRIME: MARYLAND by Ed Okonowicz TRUE CRIME: MASSACHUSETTS by Eric ...

Author: Bryan Ethier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811741705

Category: True Crime

Page: 128

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The mention of Connecticut summons charming images of seaports and peaceful rural areas, but this densely populated state has its share of landmark crimes.
2009-03-12 By Bryan Ethier

Think again. In Murder, New England, Phelps explores different motives, themes, and community reactions to horrific crimes: ** Murder by Blood: The Strange Death of Rebecca Cornwell (1673, Narragansset Bay, RI).

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 0762787201

Category: True Crime

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Bestselling true-crime author M. William Phelps, star of the new investigative television series “Dark Minds,” takes readers to his own backyard in these eight bloodcurdling murder cases. Think New England is all bucolic landscapes and Robert Frost poems? Think again. In Murder, New England, Phelps explores different motives, themes, and community reactions to horrific crimes: ** Murder by Blood: The Strange Death of Rebecca Cornwell (1673, Narragansset Bay, RI). A 73-year-old widow burned to death in front of her bedroom fireplace… ** William Beadle: Husband, Father, Murderer (1782, Wethersfield, CT). A man murders his wife and kids before taking his own life... ** The Angry Man: Murder in Manchester (1821, Manchester, NH). A poor widow killed in her home by a “ruffian” looking for food and drink... ** Better Off in Heaven: John Kemmler Kills His Three Children (1879, Holyoke, MA). After losing his mill job, a man kills his daughters because he fears they will become prostitutes... ** Birth of the “Big Seven”: Gaspare Messina’s Mafioso (1917, Boston). An ol’ fashioned Mafia murder tale... ** Electronic Kill Machine: “Forensic Files” Murder (2001, Somerville, MA). Teenage slackers, the show “Forensic Files,” and the murder of a grandmother blamed on TV, youth, drugs, sex, money, and rock-n-roll... ** Sings of Life (2006, Lanesborough, MA). A woman employs the help of her cocaine-snorting daughter and Goth son to help her get rid of their step-father. ** Sesame Street Murder: Death on Big Bird’s Estate (2008, Woodstock, CT). A young woman out for a jog murdered by the groundskeeper of an estate owned by the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. [Page Two of spread] A chilling scene unfolds on the Woodstock, Connecticut, estate of the Sesame Street puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch: Near the end of the access road was a picnic area with a large pagoda-like structure topped by an A-framed roof. Two paddle boats were stored under the ceiling of the open-air building. The pagoda had that sacred, spiritual look one would expect of a place to relax and meditate. Here was a haven separated from the main living space where one could retreat and disconnect from the world. What upset the serenity of the scene was the trail of blood. It lead from the roadway directly to the pagoda—and yet stopped in the center of the ground under the ceiling. The paddle boats, investigators noticed, had blood spatter and smudge marks on them. But what did it mean that the trail of blood just stopped? As they continued to search, troopers looked above them and spied a set of pull-down stairs. There was a storage area or attic within the pagoda’s A-frame. The blood trail had stopped directly beneath the pull-down stairs.
2012-08-07 By M. William Phelps

True Crime Massachusetts: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009. Harshbarger, Scott. “Improving Reentry Is the ...

Author: Wilbur R. Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412988780

Category: History

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.
2012-07-20 By Wilbur R. Miller

True Crime Series TRUE CRIME: CONNECTICUT Bryan Ethier ... TRUE CRIME: MASSACHUSETTS Eric Ethier • 978-0-8117-3563-6 TRUE CRIME: NEW JERSEY PatriciaA.

Author: David J. Krajicek

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811707084

Category: True Crime

Page: 127

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Includes Lee Shelton's murder of Billy Lyons, the kidnapping of millionaire Robert Greenlease's son, and many more.

Some crimes still grip the imaginations of residents, while others have faded from collective memory. Author Rachel Faugno investigates this sinister history. Includes photos!

Author: Rachel Faugno

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625856722

Category: History

Page: 128

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“A chilling chronicle of local true-life murders that reach back into the long-forgotten seamy history of Worcester County” (Vitality Magazine). The bucolic image of central Massachusetts belies a dark and sometimes deadly past. Grisly crimes and grim misdeeds reach back to colonial settlement in Worcester County, from an escaped slave hanged for rape in 1768 at the Worcester jail to the Sutton choir singer convicted of drowning his wife in 1935. Henry Hammond’s 1899 suicide and the others that followed shook Spencer residents to their cores. Some crimes still grip the imaginations of residents, while others have faded from collective memory. Author Rachel Faugno investigates this sinister history. Includes photos!
2016-02-29 By Rachel Faugno

... 1989, Charles Stuart committed one of the most heinous crimes imaginable when he ... Massachusetts.1 The thirty-year-old Stuart then shot himself in the ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 180

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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together six of his best previously published true crime stories in this captivating third volume of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker tells the tragic story of a child's abduction in Los Angeles in 1927, her brutal murder, and the intense manhunt for and capture of a young and elusive killer. Murder in Calaveras County: The Horrific Tale of Serial Killers Leonard Lake and Charles Ng recounts the vicious crimes of the deadly pair in in Calaveras County, California, during the mid-1980s, including kidnapping, rape, torture, and videotaping their murdered victims. The Xerox Repairman Mass Killer: The Story of Byran Koji Uyesugi is the disturbing tale of Honolulu, Hawaii's worst mass murder as a disgruntled employee opened fire on coworkers in a tragic case of workplace violence that reverberated around the country. The "Sinful" and "Folsom Wolf" Killers: The Tale of James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman relives the cross-country rape, robbery, and killing spree of a career criminal and white supremacist and a troubled woman before their terror came to an end. Murder in Mission Hill: The Tale of Carol Stuart and Charles Stuart is the heartbreaking story of a pregnant Boston lawyer's untimely death, uxoricide, use of the race card to mislead authorities, and the unraveling of the murder mystery to a shocking conclusion. The Boney and Claude Murders: The Serial Crimes of Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley tells the twisted story of a serial killer couple who likened themselves to Bonnie and Clyde in the modern era as they tortured and murdered their victims till justice was served. Included is a bonus excerpt from the historical true crime reference book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century, by R. Barri and H. Loraine Flowers. Other bonus excerpts include the bestselling crime thriller novel, Before He Kills Again, and the psychological thriller novel, Killer in The Woods, by R. Barri Flowers. A bonus short story mystery thriller, Kill and Say Goodbye, is also included with the collection. Be sure to read as well the first two gripping volumes of Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales, available in eBook, print, and audio.
2017-01-13 By R. Barri Flowers

... 1989, Charles Stuart committed one of the most heinous crimes imaginable when he ... Massachusetts.1 The thirty-year-old Stuart then shot himself in the ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

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From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly. 3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer. 4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose. 5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies. 6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves. 7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice. 8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose. 9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly. 10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great. Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

This is one of the key features of true crime—its mixture of sexiness and ... as “The Public Enemy and Crime Suppression,” or “Massachusetts Declares War!

Author: Jean Murley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781573567725

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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During the 1950s and 1960s True Detective magazine developed a new way of narrating and understanding murder. It was more sensitive to context, gave more psychologically sophisticated accounts, and was more willing to make conjectures about the unknown thoughts and motivations of killers than others had been before. This turned out to be the start of a revolution, and, after a century of escalating accounts, we have now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. The Rise of True Crime examines the various genres of true crime using the most popular and well-known examples. And despite its examination of some of the potentially negative effects of the genre, it is written for people who read and enjoy true crime, and wish to learn more about it. With skyrocketing crime rates and the appearance of a frightening trend toward social chaos in the 1970s, books, documentaries, and fiction films in the true crime genre tried to make sense of the Charles Manson crimes and the Gary Gilmore execution events. And in the 1980s and 1990s, true crime taught pop culture consumers about forensics, profiling, and highly technical aspects of criminology. We have thus now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. Through the suggestion that certain kinds of killers are monstrous or outside the realm of human morality, and through the perpetuation of the stranger-danger idea, the true crime aesthetic has both responded to and fostered our culture's fears. True crime is also the site of a dramatic confrontation with the concept of evil, and one of the few places in American public discourse where moral terms are used without any irony, and notions and definitions of evil are presented without ambiguity. When seen within its historical context, true crime emerges as a vibrant and meaningful strand of popular culture, one that is unfortunately devalued as lurid and meaningless pulp.
2008-08-30 By Jean Murley

Dosage, my first true crime book. ... Anne Capute and two other nurses at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts, had been accused of a mercy killing.

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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It all starts with a newspaper article depiciting an unthinkable crime in a local community. From these headlines, a skilled writer can weave a full-length book - developing the characters, determining the motives, reporting on the judgment. That writer could be you. If you're fascinated by unusual crime stories; if you want to know how to determine which stories have book potential; if you want to learn how to ferret out the details, the motives, and the psychological dramas that make up these crimes, this book is for you. Gary Provost, author of several true crime books and numerous other titles walks you through the process of writing a true crime story.
1991 By Gary Provost

Heartless is the shocking story of Neil Entwistle's cold-blooded murder of his wife and child.

Author: Michele R. McPhee

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429938983

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil's good looks and manners was a deceit and darkness... On a winter day in 2006, police came to the Entwistle home and found the decomposing bodies of twenty-seven-year-old Rachel and their nine-month old daughter Lillian Rose. Rachel had been shot in the head. Lillian in the stomach. And Neil was gone. Soon, authorities would begin a desperate search that would take them across the Atlantic to find Neil...and bring him to trial for the killing of his family. Heartless is the shocking story of Neil Entwistle's cold-blooded murder of his wife and child.
2008-06-03 By Michele R. McPhee

So we can see that Massachusetts has both more college graduates and more reported hate crimes, while West Virginia has fewer of both.

Author: Joel Best

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ISBN: 9780520381391

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"This book offers an introduction to critical thinking for sociologists. Critical thinking involves the evaluation of arguments. Because sociologists tend to use particular forms of argumentation, it is helpful to consider how such arguments might be evaluated. Taking these matters into consideration can improve sociological arguments"--
2021-02-16 By Joel Best

Everything here is true, but he may have occasionally embroidered. ... Crime - Massachusetts - Boston Area - MDC Police. I. Title. II. True Crime.

Author: Dana Owen

Publisher: Dana Owen

ISBN: 9780990517016

Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 342

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One of the weapons a police officer fears most is the shotgun - the blast feels like nine people are shooting at you, simultaneously. As he pursued a hijacked truck with a hostage inside, Officer Dana Owen was Shotgunned by desperate gangsters and hit, not once, but twice, in the head. Read this riveting page-turner to find out whether Dana is able to help bring the fugitives to justice, before the clock on the statute of limitations runs out!
2015-09-23 By Dana Owen

TRUE CRIME ... Morris Worm • Viruses are programs that run alongside normal programs such as Microsoft Word or Internet Explorer .

Author: Leon Gray

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766033767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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"Shows how forensics helps solve crimes committed on the internet"--Provided by publisher.
2009-07-01 By Leon Gray

Here too are the shocking tales of the Bussey Woods murders, the Barrel Butcher, the Boston Skull Cracker, and more.

Author: Christopher Daley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625853066

Category: History

Page: 163

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A century of Boston’s thrill killers, psychos, and fiends—notorious in their day, now nearly forgotten—from the Antebellum era through the 1970s. The Boston Strangler may be the most infamous serial killer in Massachusetts history, but his crimes pale in comparison with the carnage of those profiled in this chilling compendium. Covering a century the city’s heinous past, journalist Christopher Daley reveals nine of the most sensational cases that once made headlines across the country: Kenneth Harrison, aka “The Giggler” whose random victims ranged from children to men to an elderly woman he tossed over the Broadway Bridge, just for fun; upstanding Albert Tirrell, who claimed he was sleepwalking when he slit the throat of his mistress, prostitute Maria Bickford, and set her on fire; Jesse Pomeroy, a natural-born sadist and, at fourteen, the youngest convicted serial killer in the annals of American crime. Here too are the shocking tales of the Bussey Woods murders, the Barrel Butcher, the Boston Skull Cracker, and more. Featuring rare photographs, as well as maps to extant crime scenes, Murder & Mayhem in Boston is a must for true crime aficionados.
2015-09-21 By Christopher Daley

Todd D. Landry Londonderry is a town way the hell on the eastern side of New Hampshire, just north of Massachusetts, off Route 93. I asked Lieutenant Landry ...

Author: James Renner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250089021

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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As seen on the Oxygen mini-series The Disappearance of Maura Murray When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the course of his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being. As his quest to find Maura deepens, the case starts taking a toll on his personal life, which begins to spiral out of control. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of the complicated story of the All-American girl who went missing and James's own equally complicated true crime addiction. James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. In the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it is a fascinating look at a case that has eluded authorities and one man's obsessive quest for the answers.
2016-05-24 By James Renner

Author Frank J. Leskovitz unravels the tale that still lingers in the hills generations later.

Author: Frank J. Leskovitz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467118279

Category: History

Page: 144

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Shots rang out in a prominent Pittsfield family home on the morning of August 20, 1900, ending the life of young socialite May Fosburgh. Who pulled the trigger was unclear, and the scandal captivated attention well beyond the Berkshires. Her brother was a top suspect, but the distraught family claimed an intruder was to blame. Investigators, media and the public struggled to make sense of conflicting details, including suspicious gunpowder residue, as the mystery remained unsolved. Author Frank J. Leskovitz unravels the tale that still lingers in the hills generations later.

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