In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana "murder farm." Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn't merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They'd been butchered. Hell's Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard. The only definitive book on this notorious case and the first to reveal previously unknown information about its subject, Harold Schechter's gripping, suspenseful narrative has all the elements of a classic mystery--and all the gruesome twists of a nightmare.
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She was sitting in a café in Paris, showing nearly all her legs; in grave trouble, she was drinking her sixth green Chartreuse and wishing she knew someone who would kill her stepmother for her. She was just eighteen, a child emotionally but old in experience and duplicity. The man with the umbrella who sat down at her table seemed exactly the one for whom she was searching. They were both lonely and found in each other the playmate for which they had longed. He was a man caught in a monster trap; it was murder she wanted and murder she got.
In this firsthand account of high-risk car and motorcycle racing in Japan, Ikuya Sato shows how affluence and consumerism have spawned various experimental and deviant life-styles among youth. Kamikaze Biker offers an intriguing look at a form of delinquency in a country traditionally thought to be devoid of social problems. "Ikuya Sato's Kamikaze Biker is an exceptionally fine ethnographic analysis of a recurrent form of Japanese collective youth deviance. . . . Sato has contributed a work of value to a wide range of scholarly audiences."—Jack Katz, Contemporary Sociology "A must for anyone interested in Japan, juvenile delinquency and/or youth behavior in general, or the impact of affluence on society."—Choice "The volume provides a sophisticated . . . discussion of changes happening in Japanese society in the early 1980s. As such, it serves as a window on the 1990s and beyond."—Ross Mouer, Asian Studies Review "Kamikaze Biker is a superlative study, one that might help liberate American social science from the simplistic notion that behavior not directly contributing to economic productivity should be summarily dismissed as 'dangerous' and 'deviant.' "—Los Angeles Times Book Review
A battle between Heaven and Hell unleashes a massive tsunami headed straight for England. In response, God imbues devout priest John McClain with supernatural power that can stem the tide and save his country. In the aftermath, McClain finds himself wrapped up in the pursuit of the unborn child of twenty-four-year-old nun turned movie star Annabelle Smithson, who is on the run from the forces of good and evil. McClain takes her under his wing and works to win her and her child to the side of God. But Annabelle has a dark secret: her child may in fact be the daughter of darkness. Annabelle dies in childbirth, leaving McClain as steward for young Tabitha, who is swayed to the forces of evil led by Satanist Paul Hart and his secret occult society. To defeat the newly crowned Princess of Darkness, McClain must decide whether he is willing to sacrifice his own life to make way for an avenging angel sent by God.
The true story of the most notorious crime in American nautical history -- a uniquely grotesque triple murder -- and the long journey to truth. The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New England lumber, left Boston bound for Buenos Aires on July 8, 1896 with twelve people on board: captain and owner Charles Nash, his wife and childhood sweetheart Laura, two mates, the "mulatto" steward, six crewmen, and one passenger. Just before 2 A.M. on the sixth day at sea, the captain, his wife, and the second mate were slaughtered in their individual bunkrooms with the ship's axe, seven or eight blows apiece. Laura Nash was found with her thin nightgown pushed above her hips, her head and upper body smashed and deformed. Incredibly, no one saw or heard the killings . . . except the killer. After a harrowing voyage back to port for the survivors, the killer among them, it didn't take long for Boston's legal system to convict the first mate, a naturalized American of mixed blood from St. Kitts. But another man on board, a twenty-year-old Harvard passenger from a proper family, had his own dark secrets. Who was the real killer, and what became of these two men? Not a Gentleman's Work is the story of the fates of two vastly different men whose lives intersected briefly on one horrific voyage at sea -- a story that reverberates with universal themes: inescapable terror, coerced confession, capital punishment, justice obscured by privilege, perseverance, redemption, and death by tortured soul.
I am literally going to kill my mother. To say I have mommy issues is putting it mildly. The woman who abandoned me has a lot of nerve to just saunter back into my life without warning and drop a bombshell of atomic proportions. I tried to kill her as a way of resolving my inner Freudian issues, but my damned boyfriends stopped me. Spoilsports. As if wanting to strangle my birth mother isn't enough, once again, someone is messing with my life and a new player steps in to save me. Did I mention my dark knight is tall, gorgeous, and fanged? Just don't tell my lovers because apparently they're not willing to share me with the undead. The final showdown with the mysterious figure--also known as the major pain in my ass--fast approaches. I don't care how powerful they are. They screwed up big time when they took something precious of mine. It's never a good idea to piss off this princess of Hell because revenge is my middle name. Thrust into the final showdown, thankfully, I've got more than my fallen angel and kitty at my side. Dark, Fanged, and Delicious is determined to join my group. I'm facing my biggest challenge yet, but don't worry, with the help of my family and lovers, Hell will have its revenge. Warning: Includes violence, adult situations and other twisted ideas that aren't suitable for some audiences. Reader discretion is advised.
An epic fantasy standalone novel from the author of the stunning Wars of Light and Shadow series. When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue.
The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse and is dedicated to science rather than to magic.
Meet Katilyn Wesson, she's almost 21 and should be having the time of her life...only she's not. She is being chased by Hell because she is the one and only witch who also happens to be the daughter of Damien, the King of Hell. Katilyn has moved to a small town in the South in the hopes that she can keep hiding for just a little longer, at least until she has her full powers when she turns 21. It's just that she wasn't planning on meeting Jace Matthews, a guy who has turned her world on its end and has created more problems than she ever wanted. His interest in her only fuels her desire to shut her heart away just like she did many years ago when she was burned from another love. With the addition of wolves actually wanting to help makes her question some of her actions and it creates an environment that she is not comfortable with. Not all the dark creatures want to see her in Hell, some actually want her to win and set them free. Just when Katilyn thinks she has everything all figured out her blue eyed stranger from her dreams becomes real and gives her information that will change her whole outlook on everything she has ever known. Will Katilyn be able to make all the right decisions or will she be caught in all the drama and taken back to Hell to rule by her father? Will she ever be able to open her heart again for someone to love her? Will she be the one who saves everyone from Hell or will she be joining the ranks of those who torture the innocent?