Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption by Michael W. Cuneo

By Michael W. Cuneo

Darrell Mease grew up within the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, in a slice of rural the US the place faith flourished and culture thrived. every person acknowledged he used to be a great child: a little a clown, possibly now not too fascinated by his reports, yet candy and type and fast to make acquaintances. while, as a clean-cut teen, he signed up with the military, the folks of Reeds Springs, Missouri, anticipated to listen to not anything yet great things approximately R.J. and Lexie Mease's eldest son.

It wouldn't determine that means. Darrell Mease might prove at the entrance strains of the Vietnam battle and could come domestic a drug addict. Over the for my part tumultuous, drifting many years that undefined, he'd make a brand new identify for himself within the Ozarks: as a tricky drug broker. Then, in 1987, he gunned down a 69-year-old meth kingpin, his spouse, and their 20-year-old paraplegic grandson. After a determined cross-country break out, he was once captured, hauled again to Missouri, and sentenced to demise for his crimes.

In penal complex, Mease skilled a spiritual conversion, and he made a surprising prediction: he will be kept via dazzling intervention.

No one believed it can ensue. however it did.

On January 27, 1999, Pope John Paul II visited St. Louis and spoke to Missouri's then-governor, Mel Carnahan. It was once an analogous date that professionals had set for Mease's execution. The pope requested that he be spared. Carnahan agreed.

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The Devil Shook My Hand by Micky Gluckstad

By Micky Gluckstad

Meet Micky Gluckstad. you are going to like him. Bare-knuckle boxer, East finish face, playboy and underworld 'corner merchant', Micky's conned funds off the easiest of them - and he is acquired the scars to turn out it. A happy-go-lucky conman who fleeced millions of kilos from the wealthy, the silly, the crooked and the shameless, Micky's one of many nicest males you will ever meet - until you go him. Then watch out. There are competently tough males and there's Micky Gluckstad. no matter if at the cobbles or within the ring, Micky beat all of them. Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw, Donny 'The Bull' Adams or even Lenny McLean, The Guv'nor himself, fell earlier than Micky's onslaught. He by no means began a struggle, yet he by no means walked clear of one both and he hated bullies and braggarts. Reggie Kray stated Micky might have been one of many boxing greats, yet he by no means informed and fought for kicks and funds. regardless of his amazing tale, you will not seize him boasting approximately his exploits or cashing in as a rent-a-villain. Repeatedly...

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Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac by Greg Kading

By Greg Kading

Of the main infamous unsolved instances within the annals of yank crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were the topic of exhaustive investigations, relentless hypothesis and a tangled internet of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and darkish secrets and techniques. Now, for the 1st time, the reality at the back of those sensational situations is laid naked in homicide Rap, a uncooked and riveting account of ways a devoted and pushed police detective spearheaded the duty strength that eventually uncovered the stunning proof in the back of the deaths of those rap track icons. advised by way of Greg Kading, a much-decorated LAPD detective assigned to unravel the homicides, homicide Rap unravels a twisted story of tune, cash, and homicide, ultimately answering the query of who killed Biggie and Tupac and why. With entry to never-before-seen fabric, together with the confessions of these at once keen on the killings, Kading’s spellbinding saga takes readers at once contained in the four-year chilly case research, introduces a solid of unforgettable characters and offers compelling new facts for its explosive conclusions. A torn-from-the-headlines real crime blockbuster, the scathing revelations of homicide Rap are absolute to make headlines all their very own.

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Bloodhouse by D Dugan

By D Dugan

′Mike, a lot, occasionally rot, has been written approximately me. Please carry this, my actual story, to edit and current to a brand new generation, after I and the crooks we′ve uncovered have became to dust.′ Darcy Dugan Written in mystery in the course of his lengthy years in penal complex and smuggled out to maintain it secure from his enemies till now, Bloodhouse is Darcy Dugan′s brutally sincere and gripping tale of his outstanding existence and occasions. in the course of Dugan′s legal career, he pulled off numerous hold-ups however it used to be his bold escapes that captured the public′s mind's eye and earned him the monicker of ′Houdini of the felony system′. considered one of his many recognized escapes happened lower than part an hour after arriving at lengthy Bay, one other after sawing a gap in a relocating criminal tram, yet even Dugan couldn′t crack Grafton Jail, the notorious ′Bloodhouse′, the place he spent eleven torturous years. In all, Dugan...

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Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal by Corbin, Jennifer; Hearn, Dorothy; Rule, Ann

By Corbin, Jennifer; Hearn, Dorothy; Rule, Ann

A fascinating and briliant dentist,
tied to 2 murders approximately twenty years apart....
A twisting case within which earlier and current colide....

Go within probably the most compelling double murder investigations of our time with Ann Rule, who was once given specific entry contained in the case of Bart Corbin, the "handsome dual" answerable for homicide occasions .

Bart Corbin looked as if it would proportion an idyllic lifestyles along with his beautiful spouse, Jennifer: a house in an upscale Atlanta suburb, lovely younger sons. yet there have been secrets and techniques less than the outside -- together with an affair of Bart's that drove Jenn to appear for romance on the web -- that will end up lethal at the December morning Jenn used to be came across with a unmarried gunshot wound to her head. Police suspected suicide, yet her disbelieving kinfolk knew Jenn have been excited to maneuver on from Bart with an individual she had met on-line. As worrying clues emerged, a continuing county investigator dredged up a shattering revelation: fourteen years previous, Bart Corbin's former female friend, wonderful dental scholar Dolly Hearn, additionally died -- a gunshot wound to her head that used to be governed a suicide. It was once a chilling hyperlink within the chain that will ensnare the remorseless killer in the back of either tragic deaths: Bart Corbin.

And should you imagine you recognize every thing approximately this outright stunning case, notice the reality in the back of the headlines -- and one exceptional irony on which the total case became -- in

Too past due to assert see you later

About the Author

Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and the writer of greater than dozen New York instances bestsellers. She is a qualified teacher for police education seminars and lectures usually to legislations enforcement officials, prosecutors, and forensic technology organisations, together with the FBI. For greater than 20 years, she has been a robust suggest for sufferers of violent crime. A graduate of the collage of Washington, she holds a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Willamette collage. She lives close to Seattle and will be contacted via her web site

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Chapter One

December four, 2004

The shriek of sirens piercing the chilliness December morning on Bogan Gates force was once virtually as alien because the thackety-thackety of helicopters overhead will be. This quiet highway in Buford is a comparatively new a part of an upscale local, domestic to younger and middle-aged pros and their households. the homes the following have in general red-brick façades with sleek black shutters, no longer not like houses in Atlanta's extra prosperous districts, yet on a smaller scale. In 2004, the typical expense of a house in Bogan Gates was once among $200,000 and $300,000 -- the houses may fee two times that during Denver or Seattle or Philadelphia. Buford is a perfect suburb should you shuttle the thirty-five miles to Atlanta: sufficiently big with over 14,000 citizens to advantage neighborhood buying facilities, yet sufficiently small to dissolve the stress that incorporates riding the I-285 beltway that encircles Atlanta with bumper-to-bumper site visitors. And Bogan Gates force itself is an oasis of serenity with its manicured lawns and colourful gardens. youngsters play less than the watchful eyes of the entire adults there. If a few stranger should still insinuate himself into this enclave, he wouldn't cross overlooked.

A detrimental notice, no less than for a few, is that shut friends are inclined to understand every one other's secrets and techniques. there is not the anonymity that exists in residence constructions in huge towns. nor is there the loneliness that urban dwellers occasionally suppose. however, a few households in the street have secrets and techniques that none in their acquaintances may be able to think.

That does not stamp Bogan Gates as diverse; each neighborhood has its mysteries or even its brilliant secrets and techniques. whilst journalists for tv information and native papers sweep into such areas, they're absolute to receive immediate interviews with stunned citizens who continuously say: "Something like that simply does not take place right here -- now not in our neighborhood!"

But, after all, it does.

On today in early December, Bogan Gates force simply occurred to be the location of 1 of the main bad crimes in Georgia.

The city of Buford, its identify as Southern as a reputation should be, sits on the subject of Lake Lanier. This well known holiday spot's waters meander for mile after mile, slicing channels deep and large into the coastline, leaving inlets that resemble the chunk marks of a big alligator. Buford is surrounded through different small townships: Flowery department, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Duluth, Oakville, Alpharetta. it's very just about the border among Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. Forsyth County as soon as had a name as one

of the main racially prejudiced parts in the USA. an indication beside the line there may perhaps learn "Boiled Peanuts," or it may possibly say, "Nigger, Get Out of Forsyth County, ahead of Sunset." yet now not. Oprah Winfrey as soon as broadcast her exhibit from Forsyth County, pulling apart the blinds to bare uncooked prejudice. at the present time, people with set principles approximately racial disparities have discovered to not voice them aloud.

Buford, in Gwinnett County, is way extra in song with the twenty-first century, a bed room group tied to a thriving city. younger households who stay there can take pleasure in rather small-town heat, or force to Atlanta for extra cosmopolitan pleasures.

The family members who lived at 4515 Bogan Gates force healthy very easily into Buford's demographics. Dr. Barton T. Corbin, 40, had lately moved his dental perform to Hamilton Mill -- under ten miles away. His spouse, Jennifer "Jenn" Corbin, taught at a preschool within the Sugar Hill Methodist Church. even though Dr. Corbin's efforts to construct a brand new perform usually stored him clear of domestic, and Jenn used to be the guardian who spent extra time with their young children, they either appeared to dote on their sons, Dalton, seven, and Dillon, 5. They went to the men' ballgames and took part at school occasions at concord simple tuition, the place Dalton used to be in moment grade and Dillon in kindergarten.

Married virtually 9 years, the Corbins looked as if it would have all these issues that the majority younger lengthy for: fit kids, a stunning domestic, trendy professions, shut relatives ties, and myriad acquaintances.

Jenn Corbin, thirty-three, was once tall and beautiful, a big-boned blond who frequently had a grin on her face, it doesn't matter what concerns may possibly lie in the back of it. Bart used to be additionally tall, taller than Jenn through or 3 inches, yet past that he was once her contrary. His hair was once virtually black, his eyes even darker, his light epidermis strangely dotted with freckles. He used to be a "gym rat" whose muscular body confirmed the result of his predawn exercises. while Bart was once facing an issue, despite the fact that, or caring over his funds, he misplaced weight swiftly and have become angular and bony. Then his cheekbones protruded and his profile became sharp as an ax, nearly Lincolnesque.

Many of his woman sufferers discovered Bart strikingly good-looking; a few others have been a bit eliminate by means of his depth. yet such a lot of Bart Corbin's sufferers appeared to like him. He usually traded dental care together with his own pals for a few carrier he wanted, utilizing an old style barter method.

To an intruder, the Corbins' marriage seemed reliable -- her sunniness balancing his occasionally darkish moods. truthfully, tiny threadlike fissures had crept silently during the perceived beginning in their marriage, weakening its constitution from the interior out till a unmarried blow may possibly ship it crumbling.

Most those that knew the Corbins were not conscious that Jenn had fled their domestic almost immediately after Thanksgiving of 2004, and divorce could be impending. those that did comprehend have been shaken that "Bart" and "Jenn" will be splitting up. To the realm, they have been a staff, their very names strung jointly like one observe while their buddies mentioned them. Bart-n-Jenn.

Jenn Corbin used to be accountable for that. She had struggled to keep up the façade that stored the foundering country of her marriage nearly invisible to the surface global. for a minimum of 8 years she persevered to wish that she and Bart may perhaps someway figure out their difficulties and construct a contented courting. in the event that they did achieve this, there has been no reason behind someone to understand. If their union used to be irretrievably damaged, humans may comprehend quickly sufficient.

And be aware of they'd simply because, through the autumn of 2004, Jenn had given up. Her mom and dad, Narda and Max Barber, and her sisters, Heather and Rajel, knew that, even if even they have been reluctant to just accept it. Jenn had attempted to appreciate her husband and to make allowances for habit she did not comprehend. She had forgiven Bart for betrayals such a lot different ladies wouldn't publish with. It was once he who had laid down the floor principles of their marriage, and he or she had approved them. She hadn't gotten married with the concept that if it did not figure out, they can continuously get divorced. She and her sisters have been born to oldsters who had married just once -- and who had simply fortunately celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Jenn Corbin was once a type of humans whom nearly all people cherished, most likely simply because she loved every body. She considered others ahead of she took care of herself and she or he secure her small sons like a lioness may, doing every thing she may perhaps to make certain they have been serene and satisfied. She used to be an identical method with the children she taught in preschool on the church. She had a hot lap and sheltering fingers while their tears got here.

Jenn was once a Barber earlier than she turned a Corbin, raised in a loving and a really shut relations. whilst she and Bart

married, her relations had spread out the circle and welcomed him in. with the exception of his occasional flashes of mood, Bart used to be loads of enjoyable and he fortunately participated in vacation celebrations, outings at the Corbins' and Barbers' adjacent houseboats, or on picnics and journeys. all of them shared the type of loyalty that may not noticeable quite often.

Although Bart's mom, Connie, and his brothers -- Brad, Bart's dual, and Bobby -- did not spend a lot time with the Barbers, their connection used to be amiable adequate, if a piece far away. Bart's father, Gene Corbin, had remarried and wasn't frequently involved.

The Corbins' marital problems did not stem from in-law difficulties. quite, Bart's new dental health center used to be suffering, and a renewal of previous concerns had left their marriage at the precarious fringe of oblivion. yet with Christmas basically 3 weeks away, Jenn was once anticipating completing the on a tall tree that sat within the Corbins' formal eating room. Her little boys do not need to overlook out on Santa Claus as a result of an grownup state of affairs that wasn't their fault. She was once midway via with the tree, and she or he had stacked containers within reach that held her precious sentimental embellishes, new ones she had bought in the course of the 12 months, and, most valuable, Dalton's and Dillon's hand-crafted artwork they have been so pleased with. Jenn already had wrapped and hidden plenty of offers for the men.


It used to be 7:30 in this Saturday morning, December four, 2004, while Steve and Kelly Comeau, who lived around the highway from the Corbins' condominium, have been startled to listen to a person knocking at their entrance door. They have been nonetheless in mattress; Steve have been out past due aiding a chum grasp images, and at the means domestic he had stopped to assist a stranded motive force switch a flat tire. while he responded the door, he appeared right down to see Dalton Corbin, age seven. Dalton's face used to be pink and his cheeks have been streaked with tears. He wore pajamas and seemed to be very disappointed.

"My mother isn't really breathing," Dalton stated. "My daddy shot my Mommy -- i want you to name 911."

Skeptical, Kelly Dalton around the road to envision on Jenn Corbin. She did not even take into consideration threat to herself, simply because she doubted that Dalton may possibly fairly have noticeable what he acknowledged he had. Jenn was once probably simply slumbering seriously.

The Corbins' overhead storage door used to be open. Kelly moved quickly underneath it, chanced on that the door to the kitchen used to be unlocked, and headed down the corridor towards the main bedroom, calling out Jenn's identify. there has been no resolution.

There used to be gentle within the bed room, even if Kelly could not be mindful later if it used to be sunlight or from a lamp. She may see Jenn mendacity diagonally around the mattress. It used to be a strange place, and Kelly felt a bit shiver of alarm. She advised her...

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Bitter Harvest by Ann Rule

By Ann Rule

Talented WITH an excellent brain, BLESSED WITH a stunning kin -- AND CURSED WITH A damaging MADNESS

during this harrowing manhattan occasions bestseller, Ann Rule is at her masterful most sensible as she winnows bad truths from the ashes of what looked like paradise in Prairie Village, Kansas. Rule probes the case of Debora eco-friendly, a physician and a loving mom who looked as if it would epitomize the desires of the yankee heartland. A small-town lady with a genius IQ, she completed an enviable existence: her personal clinical perform, a good-looking health practitioner husband, 3 excellent little ones, and a plush domestic in an unique Kansas urban suburb. but if a raging hearth destroyed that domestic and took lives, the path of clues led investigators to a beautiful end. Piece through piece, Ann Rule digs underneath this placid Midwestern facade to unveil a hectic portrait of surprisingly marriages, infidelity, desperation, suicide, and escalating acts of revenge that eternally replaced dozens of lives. Review
Fans of Ann Rule will locate a lot to have fun with in sour Harvest, the story of an excellent Kansas general practitioner who holds herself jointly good adequate to place on an honest exhibit for the skin international, yet within the middle of her horror-struck relatives is a violent and baffling monster. She beverages, abuses medicinal drugs, spews invective, or even lighting fixtures fires. At one element she learns from an Agatha Christie novel a couple of effective toxin contained in castor beans, and she or he begins poisoning her long-suffering husband. but until eventually the ultimate fireplace that consumes of her young children, they proceed to like her and shield her to attackers. Rule tells the tale with aptitude, conveying all the heady emotions concerned, yet nonetheless the booklet has a flaw: Rule fails to appreciate the most personality. while a psychiatrist testifies that the health practitioner is at a more youthful age than a child in her skill to technique or maintain feelings, Rule writes, "That was once a shocker. may perhaps a girl with an IQ of one hundred sixty five and a biting, facetious wit, a lady who had zipped via university and scientific university, be a baby emotionally?"Yes, she may possibly. sour Harvest would've been a far better publication if Rule had proven us how. --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this title.

From Library Journal
Dr. Deborah eco-friendly used to be a super, filthy rich, married mom of 3 who was once convicted of again and again attempting to poison her husband and of killing of her kids in a hearth she methodically set within the relations domestic. Rule (A Fever within the middle, LJ 11/1/96) proves once more that she is a grasp of the true-crime genre?she builds the narrative from Green's days as a pupil of better intelligence via her years in an more and more unsatisfied marriage to her general practitioner husband. Rule conscientiously chronicles Green's strange habit and takes the reader in the course of the arson research in addition to Green's husband's health problems, surgical procedures, and try to rebuild his lifestyles together with his final baby, who escaped the hearth. Peppered during the narrative are fees from eco-friendly herself, which disclose her twisted considering and her makes an attempt to rationalize her habit. a superb chronicle of against the law research in addition to a riveting profile of a super brain and empty soul.

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A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno by Joseph Bonanno

By Joseph Bonanno

"Friendships, connections, relations ties, belief, loyalty, obedience-this used to be the 'glue' that held us together."

These have been the foundations that the best Mafia "Boss of Bosses," Joseph Bonnano, lived through. Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano chanced on his destiny amid the whiskey-running, riotous streets of Prohibition the US in 1924, while he illegally entered the USA to pursue his goals. by way of the age of basically twenty-six, Bonnano turned a Don. He might ultimately take over the hot York underworld, igniting the "Castellammarese War," one of many bloodiest kin battles ever to hit ny City...

Now, during this candid and beautiful memoir, Joe Bonanno-likely a version for Don Corleone within the blockbuster motion picture The Godfather-takes readers contained in the international of the true Mafia. He finds the interior workings of latest York's 5 Families-Bonanno, Gambino, Profaci, Lucchese, and Genovese-and uncovers how the Mafia not just ruled neighborhood companies, but in addition prompted nationwide politics. a desirable glimpse into the realm of crime, A guy of Honor is an unforgettable account of 1 of the main strong crime figures in America's historical past.

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Coup D'etat In Slow Motion: The Murder of Olof Palme by mr Ole Dammegard

By mr Ole Dammegard

For greater than 30 years i've got labored on fixing the secret at the back of the assassination of the Swedish major Minister Olof Palme, whatever that has grew to become out to be a truly risky job and has price the lives of 2 expensive friends.

My publication “Coup d’etat in Slowmotion” / 'Statskupp i Slowmotion' is not only any booklet, yet an extreme learn of 1 of the largest homicide investigations in smooth background (with a few one thousand pages with plenty of pictures, records, detailled maps and images).

What remains to be claimed to be the deed of a madman has grew to become out to have its roots in the overseas army complicated and international funds on the very maximum level.

The publication has been referred to as 'a real Bomb of fact' and my huge examine has printed terrific hyperlinks to different colossal political 'events' just like the killing of JFK, John Lennon, Robert Kennedy, Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Pablo Neruda in addition to the sinking of m/s Estonia, killing nearly one thousand people.

People within the publishing company were , in Germany, England, Denmark, Holland, united states, Spain, France and on eire, yet none has had the braveness to be the 1st one to post it.
-Ole Dammegård

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The Last Undercover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's by Bob Hamer

By Bob Hamer

Bob Hamer is a 26-year veteran of the FBI. In undercover operations Hamer posed as every little thing from a drug broker to an getting older pedophile. His final undercover assignment-and his hardest-was infiltrating NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love organization. Now, in retrospect on a occupation wealthy within the form of motion that makes for excellent cinema, Bob tells us of the demanding situations he continued and overcame as he stared the darkish aspect of humanity within the face-and by no means blinked. it's infrequent for an agent to serve undercover long term, yet he made a occupation out of a role which can thoroughly devour and ruin a guy. Remarkably, via all of this Bob came upon how to stay actual to his religion, and constantly positioned his kin ahead of his work.

From Publishers Weekly
There were many books bearing on FBI undercover brokers on perilous assignments, yet this one through a veteran FBI agent is going such a lot of them one greater together with his full-tilt voyages into the darkest fringes of society. After his education and recruitment into the felony netherworld, Hamer assumed a number of identities—such as drug broker and agreement killer—to penetrate the closed societies of the chinese language, Russian and Iraqi mobs. besides the fact that, Hamer's managed theatrics are such a lot compelling as he infiltrates the security-obsessed North American Man/Boy Love organization disguised as an getting older pedophile, to crack the gang and their wide foreign community. The sneak peek into that dank society of poultry hawks is illuminating in its depiction of kid sexual abuse. along with his practiced lies and disciplined habit, Hamer is a peerless secret agent, even if his booklet occasionally breaks its narrative concentration and wanders into a number of instances instantaneously. nonetheless, this publication possesses energy and conviction with no being pretentious or pious. (Sept. 12)

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