Madness Murder and Mayhem

This book explores these changes and explains the rationale for purpose-built criminal lunatic asylums in the Victorian era.Specific case studies are used to illustrate and describe some of the earliest patients at Broadmoor Hospital the ...

Author: Kathryn Burtinshaw

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526734563

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

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Following an assassination attempt on George III in 1800, new legislation significantly altered the way the criminally insane were treated by the judicial system in Britain. This book explores these changes and explains the rationale for purpose-built criminal lunatic asylums in the Victorian era.Specific case studies are used to illustrate and describe some of the earliest patients at Broadmoor Hospital the Criminal Lunatic Asylum for England and Wales and the Criminal Lunatic Department at Perth Prison in Scotland. Chapters examine the mental and social problems that led to crime alongside individuals considered to be weak-minded, imbeciles or idiots. Family murders are explored as well as individuals who killed for gain. An examination of psychiatric evidence is provided to illustrate how often an insanity defence was used in court and the outcome if the judge and jury did not believe these claims. Two cases are discussed where medical experts gave evidence that individuals were mentally irresponsible for their crimes but they were led to the gallows.Written by genealogists and historians, this book examines and identifies individuals who committed heinous crimes and researches the impact crime had on themselves, their families and their victims.

Gold

Ian Neligh takes an unflinching look at the people and places gripped by gold fever in the Colorado Rockies. A journey to find the source of gold's enthralling power, and a fascinating chronicle of fortune hunters both past and present.

Author: Ian Neligh

Publisher: WestWinds Press

ISBN: 1513260650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Ian Neligh takes an unflinching look at the people and places gripped by gold fever in the Colorado Rockies. A journey to find the source of gold's enthralling power, and a fascinating chronicle of fortune hunters both past and present.

Harms Way

This need still lives in acts of love, courage and art. In the images included in this book it is found in the conjoined destinies of artist and subject, phantoms on either side of that curtain we call photography.

Author: Joel-Peter Witkin

Publisher: Twin Palms Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015034230907

Category: Photography

Page: 150

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Inevitable death and our agony to attain Utopia have made existence a form of pathology. We are left with the secret need for redemption which few of us will understand or witness. This need still lives in acts of love, courage and art. In the images included in this book it is found in the conjoined destinies of artist and subject, phantoms on either side of that curtain we call photography. Implicit in these photographs is the brutal extreme of their purpose and an intimation however distant to their makers that something was manifested beyond the event itself.

Murder Madness and Mayhem

Divided into four sections —Murders with a Twist, Perpetual Puzzles, The Madness of Crowds and Notable Disasters — all the stories in this collection (except two) are brand new and haven’t been covered by the podcast.

Author: Mike Browne

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781443461603

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

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Mike Browne, host of the popular Canadian podcast Dark Poutine, chronicles some of his all-time favourite stories of true crime and dark history from Canada and around the world. Divided into four sections —Murders with a Twist, Perpetual Puzzles, The Madness of Crowds and Notable Disasters — all the stories in this collection (except two) are brand new and haven’t been covered by the podcast. In Murders with a Twist, Browne recounts seven true crime stories with atypical elements, including weird motives, unusual perpetrators and bizarre murder weapons. In one case, we meet a man who is willing to kill to possess a human voice. In another, two women play a deadly game to prove their love to each other. Perpetual Puzzles covers six stories that remain unresolved and will leave you with more questions than answers. They include the archaeological find of the century, which turns out to be something far more sinister, as well as the discovery of a dead man on the beach with a mysterious clue in his pocket. The Madness of Crowds reveals that murder and mayhem are sometimes a group effort. We meet two young Canadians who leave home one summer to find work and instead end up on a murder spree, and a bizarre California cult that asks its members to topple the Mormon church. The book concludes with Notable Disasters, which describes some of the most tragic and deadly events in history, including the deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, as well as the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017. The book includes a foreword by Alan R. Warren, bestselling true crime author and host of the House of Mystery Radio Show.

Normal Madness Murder and Mayhem

Normal Madness, Murder and Mayhem This book was written by a madman, a friend of mine, who asked me to gather the stories together. The stories are primarily about the people of a town that is very unusual.

Author: J. Edward Lynch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436335760

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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Normal Madness, Murder and Mayhem This book was written by a madman, a friend of mine, who asked me to gather the stories together. The stories are primarily about the people of a town that is very unusual. Most of the people in the town are just a little bit off in the sense of being crazy. They are human beings living their lives in the best way they know how. The book is divided into several parts the first of which begins with the Dr. Joe series, about a man gone mad. The second part is Fantasies and Dreams-anyone's. The third part is about some Other Thoughts and Things and the fourth involves some spiritual writings. The fifth part is about the Townspeople who live in the town where the Neurological Complex is. And in the end there is the Wastebasket Series for your pleasure. The book has won the International Madman Book of the Year award, given out by the IIAA, the International Insane Asylum Association, for its depiction of the people, the town, and the creativity. I have been honored to accept the award in place of the good true author, the madman. As we expect the book to be turned into a film or at least a series for television, I'm not able to reveal the identity of the madman. For him and his peers all is very normal, natural and insane. This book can be read from beginning to the end or you may pick out certain sections to read. No doubt you will find yourself in this book somewhere in one of the characters. Do not allow the material to disturb you, as the title says, it is only normal madness, murder, and mayhem.

100 Most Infamous Criminals

This collection includes such notorious villains as: • Jack the Ripper, the man who terrorized Victorian London. • Ted Bundy, the serial killer beloved by his neighbours. • Al Capone, the king of gangsters. • Harold Shipman, Britain ...

Author: Jo Durden Smith

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781782127505

Category: True Crime

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An indispensable introduction to the darker side of life, revealing the often strange and grisly stories behind the world's most infamous murderers, swindlers and crooks. 100 Most Infamous Criminals is an astounding compendium of crimes and their perpetrators. Here you will find the stories of some of history's most notorious criminals, the lives they led, the crimes they committed and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. This collection includes such notorious villains as: • Jack the Ripper, the man who terrorized Victorian London. • Ted Bundy, the serial killer beloved by his neighbours. • Al Capone, the king of gangsters. • Harold Shipman, Britain's angel of death.

Meth

In his investigation, he finds that there is a methamphetamine epidemic in his town. A meth fueled riot is followed by attempts on his life as he tries to come up with a way to stop Mexican drug lords from inundating his town with meth.

Author: Henry Marks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1480270180

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Lawrence Simmons is back. His closest friend is killed by drug runners. In his investigation, he finds that there is a methamphetamine epidemic in his town. A meth fueled riot is followed by attempts on his life as he tries to come up with a way to stop Mexican drug lords from inundating his town with meth. Finally the drug lords launch an all-out attack on the town and Lawrence joins with others to defend their town.

Mardi Gras Madness

The festival of Mardi Gras is a tradition dating back more than 200 years. Its roots can be traced back to the Latin 'carnivale', which means - roughly - 'farewell to flesh'.

Author: Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015073820675

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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The festival of Mardi Gras is a tradition dating back more than 200 years. Its roots can be traced back to the Latin 'carnivale', which means - roughly - 'farewell to flesh'. The premise was simple: a time of great feasting prior to the time of fasting that traditionally begins with Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras Madness

What sort of creatures may have haunted the Mardi Gras festival and who may have said farewell to the flesh in a horribly unique way (and why and how) are the subjects of this collection of murder stories set in New Orleans.

Author: Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Cumberland House

ISBN: 1684423635

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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What sort of creatures may have haunted the Mardi Gras festival and who may have said farewell to the flesh in a horribly unique way (and why and how) are the subjects of this collection of murder stories set in New Orleans.

Manx Murders

The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a ...

Author: Keith Wilkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780574974

Category: History

Page: 208

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A beautiful island lying in the northern part of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man was once a popular holiday destination. It is perhaps better known today for the TT motorcycle races held there, its tailless cats and Manx kippers. However, it also has its darker side. Manx Murders is a collection of gripping and mysterious murder cases committed on the Island over the last 150 years, from the brutal slaying of a spinster one dark night on a lonely track near Ramsey to the infamous 'Golden Egg Murder' in central Douglas. The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a murderous father and the cases that remain unsolved to this day. The Island's political importance as a wartime holding area for prisoners of war is also explored through the account of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless killing in 1916 and the stabbing of a Finnish prisoner during the Second World War. Using information obtained from newspapers, inquest records and trial transcripts whenever these were available, each murder is described against the backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime. While each case is unique, all share an overwhelming sadness and tragedy that will never be forgotten.

Murder Mayhem Madness

The author takes us on a journey into the past, investigating thirteen true stories of the dark side of local history.

Author: Michael Keene

Publisher:

ISBN: 193968806X

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 150

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The author takes us on a journey into the past, investigating thirteen true stories of the dark side of local history. Drawing upon years of original research, often uncovering new clues, learn some of Western New York's most shocking crimes.

Lunatic Soup

Lunatic Soup relates his harrowing experiences of the justice system, as a prisoner, and on the stand as a witness in a murder trial.

Author: Andrew Fraser

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781742731933

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

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Andrew Fraser's bestselling and controversial true-crime memoirs are now being adapted into an exciting new television series called Killing Time! After being convicted and disbarred, Fraser became the confidant of one of Australia's most notorious serial killers, Peter Dupas. What he learned made him the Homicide Squad's secret weapon. Angry at his treatment in jail and at his excessive sentence, the long-time defence lawyer enjoyed the irony of his situation: the authorities who destroyed his career now needed his cooperation. There was never any doubt that Andrew would give evidence, even though he knew that the defence would try to destroy his credibility, dredging up the past he so desperately wanted to forget. Fraser paints a vivid picture of the grim, terrifying and futile reality of maximum security prison life and of his time spent with the murderers, psychopaths and paedophiles. Lunatic Soup relates his harrowing experiences of the justice system, as a prisoner, and on the stand as a witness in a murder trial.

Silver

Peter Balino is a man living the easy life.

Author: Conrad Jaymes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1517309255

Category:

Page: 258

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Peter Balino is a man living the easy life. Or is he? A beautiful wife, a home with a view and a safe, steady job. But after decades working in the frontline of defence and law enforcement, can such a man really be satisfied with an ordinary life? Then Balino receives a call from an old colleague. An offer to get back in the game. Private investigations. Take a few pictures, collect the cash, no questions asked. What could be the harm? Peter Balino is about to find himself on the frontline again. And this time, the mission could be his life.

The Crow and Other Tales of Murder Mayhem and Madness

The stories are fantastic, horror(ible), cute, funny, provocative and, hopefully, entertaining.

Author: Joseph Cools

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523233125

Category:

Page: 240

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Enter, if you dare, into the strange world where crows are not of this world, wars are fought in the back yard, angels are concerned with fashion statements and the person riding next to you on your morning commute may be a murderer. The stories are fantastic, horror(ible), cute, funny, provocative and, hopefully, entertaining. The eleven stories will bring you into the zone of the fantastic, where the characters do not follow the rules which normally guide our behaviors. Light-hearted short stories sometimes take a rather dark turn, (e.g., Ron for Hire; The Sensitive Man; Safari; The Crow; Menehune; The Dictator). Other stories are humorous or ironic (e.g., Ryan's War; Dracula's Lament). Whatever your preference, chances are you will leave the comfort of your world, and enter into a world which is entertaining, but strange.

The Death Panel

Yes, this book is that good." MONSTER LIBRARIAN REVIEW "If you are a horror fan who wants to expand your horizons, I highly recommend picking up The Death Panel.

Author: Tom Piccirilli

Publisher: Red Room Press

ISBN: 9780982097991

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Comet Press presents 13 stories from authors of dark crime, suspense, and horror. Ultra violent, hardboiled, with an unhealthy dose of the macabre, The Death Panel is a no-holds-barred, in-your-face hard ride to hell. HORROR WORLD REVIEW "These noir themed plotlines in the stories presented in The Death Panel are like a deep breath of fresh air; it’s nice to break with convention occasionally and these stories do so wonderfully. I found myself glued to this book, and when finished, I wanted to read more, it was that enjoyable. So if you’re looking for something a little different to read in your horror fiction, a book with stories that are edgy and cool as all hell, then pick up The Death Panel, and then be prepared to be blown away by some of the best genre short story fiction written in the last few years. Yes, this book is that good." MONSTER LIBRARIAN REVIEW "If you are a horror fan who wants to expand your horizons, I highly recommend picking up The Death Panel." BOOKGASM REVIEW "With sharp writing and a crisp design to match, the anthology makes a strong case for 2009’s best. It’s only Comet Press’ third release, but already, the small-press label has distinguished itself as a reliable name brand. Pick it up, if you’ve got the balls." —Rod Lott