Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison.
Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gord
"Thousands of religious, political and self-improvement cults are active around the world, and an estimated 2 to 5 million Americans have been involved in a cult at some point. Not all cults are destructive, but members unwavering faith in an absolute leader and an intense devotion to a cause often lay the groundwork for criminal acts to take place--even murder and mass suicides."--
Courage, perseverance, and a chase across three oceans. Infamous poaching vessel Thunder, wanted by Interpol, evaded justice for more than 10 years. Catching endangered species, it destroyed ocean habitats in the process.
Why do people "lose their minds"? Chris Mahlangu did not just bludgeon Eugene Terre'Blanche to death, it was reported that Terre'Blanche's body had been hacked and beaten 28 times with a steel pipe, a piece of broken steel from burglar bars.
When a little boy dies from Strychnine-poisoned chocolates, Brighton is thrown into panic. When more children start being poisoned by sweets they find lying about the town and strange parcels of arsenic-laced cakes are sent to prominent residents the police step up the search for the poisoner. Who is it that is set upon his revenge on the town?
Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club tells of a group of gentlemen friends who had one interest in common: a fascination with crimes and criminals. At the heart of 'The Crimes Club' was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Explaining a fascinating aspect of his life, this book reveals a world of sleuths, investigations and adventures.