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The Master Criminal By Fred Merrick White
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A collection of 12 stories published serially in The Ludgate, London, Jun 1897 to May 1898, in which the criminal mastermind, Felix Gryde, conducts his nefarious criminal work -- theft, kidnapping,... More > ransom, assassination, fraud -- and he never gets caught. The author's introduction: "The history of famous detectives, imaginary and otherwise, has frequently been written, but the history of a famous criminal—never. "This is a bold statement, but a true one all the same. The most notorious of rascals know that sooner or later they will be found out, and therefore they plan their lives accordingly. But they are always found out in the end. And yet there must be many colossal rascals who have lived and died apparently in the odour of sanctity. Such a character would be quite new to fiction, and herein I propose to attempt the history of the Sherlock Holmes of malefactors.< Less
The Master Criminal By Fred Merrick White
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A collection of 12 stories published serially in The Ludgate, London, Jun 1897 to May 1898, in which the criminal mastermind, Felix Gryde, conducts his nefarious criminal work -- theft, kidnapping,... More > ransom, assassination, fraud -- and he never gets caught. The author's introduction: "The history of famous detectives, imaginary and otherwise, has frequently been written, but the history of a famous criminal—never. "This is a bold statement, but a true one all the same. The most notorious of rascals know that sooner or later they will be found out, and therefore they plan their lives accordingly. But they are always found out in the end. And yet there must be many colossal rascals who have lived and died apparently in the odour of sanctity. Such a character would be quite new to fiction, and herein I propose to attempt the history of the Sherlock Holmes of malefactors..."< Less
A Book of Remarkable Criminals By H. B. Irving
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This unique publication highlights some of the most intriguing criminals of the 18th and 19th centuries, from robbers and thieves to cold-blooded murderers. The criminals and topics covered include:... More > The Life of Charles Peace, The Career of Robert Butler, M. Derues, Dr. Castaing, Professor Webster, The Mysterious Mr. Holmes, The Widow Gras, Vitalis and Marie Boyer, The Fenayrou Case, and Eyraud and Bompard.< Less
Criminal Justice in the United States By Rick Becker
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Criminal Justice in the United States is a must have for all of those interested in the study of law in the United States. This book includes case studies on many famous cases, terrorism, gangs, and... More > the basis of criminal law.< Less
Our Father Who Aren't In Heaven: A True Story of a Career Criminal By Deborah Frye & Tracy Mercier
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My sister and I uncovered a fascinating story about our father and his life of crime. Thirteen years after his death, we were contacted by an adoptee, age thirty, searching for her birth parents. The... More > limited information she provided matched our dad. We were puzzled because at the time of her conception, our father was in prison just ten miles away. We requested his visitor's list and found a female visited during that time. When we broke this news to the adoptee, she was mortified and cancelled a DNA test. In the process of determining if we were siblings, we discovered our father's criminal life, before he met our mother. Going back to his roots, we were surprised to learn our father and his sister were abandoned as toddlers. They were left on the porch of relatives. He grew up to become a notorious opportunist whose crimes netted more money than many legendary outlaws. He once said, "I could tell you stories that would sell a book!" Unfortunately, we never asked him to elaborate.< Less
Our Father Who Aren't In Heaven: A True Story of a Career Criminal By Deborah Frye & Tracy Mercier
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My sister and I uncovered a fascinating story about our father and his life of crime. Thirteen years after his death, we were contacted by an adoptee, age thirty, searching for her birth parents. The... More > limited information she provided matched our dad. We were puzzled because at the time of her conception, our father was in prison just ten miles away. We requested his visitor's list and found a female visited during that time. When we broke this news to the adoptee, she was mortified and cancelled a DNA test. In the process of determining if we were siblings, we discovered our father's criminal life, before he met our mother. Going back to his roots, we were surprised to learn our father and his sister were abandoned as toddlers. They were left on the porch of relatives. He grew up to become a notorious opportunist whose crimes netted more money than many legendary outlaws. He once said, "I could tell you stories that would sell a book!" Unfortunately, we never asked him to elaborate.< Less
Perjury for Pay: An Exposé of the Methods and Criminal Cunning of the Modern Malingerer; A Legal History of Personal Injury Court Cases vs. Railroad Companies in the 1800s (Hardcover) By Dr. Willis P. King
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Willis P. King was a doctor working for an American railroad company in the late 1800s - he examined patients who sued for compensation due to injury, finding many fabricated claims in order to gain... More > money. Dr. King confronts the charge of favorable bias toward his employer, or that his employer might have paid him to write a book. Prior to becoming examining physician at the railroad firm, King was a trusted family doctor with a strong reputation for ethical practice. He contrasts his record to that of litigants, many of whom coached friends or relatives to lie in court in pursuit of financial gain. Cases reported on by King were notorious at the time; examples including apparently crippled defendants who, upon gaining cash settlements, discard crutches and limb braces within weeks of receiving the money. Dr. King himself reports resisting anger and confrontation when seeing such individuals walking in public, sometimes mere streets away from the courthouse that delivered verdicts in their favor.< Less
Perjury for Pay: An Exposé of the Methods and Criminal Cunning of the Modern Malingerer; A Legal History of Personal Injury Court Cases vs. Railroad Companies in the 1800s By Dr. Willis P. King
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Willis P. King was a doctor working for an American railroad company in the late 1800s - he examined patients who sued for compensation due to injury, finding many fabricated claims in order to gain... More > money. Dr. King confronts the charge of favorable bias toward his employer, or that his employer might have paid him to write a book. Prior to becoming examining physician at the railroad firm, King was a trusted family doctor with a strong reputation for ethical practice. He contrasts his record to that of litigants, many of whom coached friends or relatives to lie in court in pursuit of financial gain. Cases reported on by King were notorious at the time; examples including apparently crippled defendants who, upon gaining cash settlements, discard crutches and limb braces within weeks of receiving the money. Dr. King himself reports resisting anger and confrontation when seeing such individuals walking in public, sometimes mere streets away from the courthouse that delivered verdicts in their favor.< Less
For the love of a Brother By Keith Sutherland
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If you want to read a crime thriller, why not try one written by a once notorious criminal who was incarcerated in some maximum-security establishments in Britain? The reader will quickly begin to... More > realise that the material used by this writer is just not the product of a writer’s imagination but material that could only have been gained by experience. The book "FOR THE LOVE OF A BROTHER" is an action packed crime novel in which our man Lawson during the final weeks of his prison sentence has been blackmailed into helping a dangerous killer and international drug dealer escape from Albany Prison on the Isle of Wight. The book sees many action scenes, love, fear, and revenge being played out and includes involvement of the American CIA. Whilst the reader will feel sorry for Lawson and want him to triumph, he both wins and loses in the end. The story rewards his commitment and love for his brother.< Less
THE ELUSIVE CON By Earl Thompson
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Robbie Robertson was a ruthless ex-soldier from Los Angeles. He had become the leader of a gang of bank robbers. He, however, had never taken part in anyone of the robberies, even though he took most... More > of the loots for himself. The rest of the gang had had enough of him and decided they were taking off to Jamaica without his knowledge after one final heist in which a security guard was killed. Robbie was angry when he found out what had happened and vowed to find them if it took every cent he had. He found out where they were and he went there and employed the services of two of Jamaica's most notorious criminals and together, they eliminated his cronies one by one. But Robbie didn't stop there; he went about wiping out all of the witnesses, who could identify him if he were caught, including the two notorious gunmen, whom he had employed. But he made one mistake, or rather two, when he left cigarettes butts on two crime scenes.< Less

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