A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets
Author: Carlton Smith
Category: True Crime
They Were The Perfect Family. . . For twenty years, Ken and Kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California. Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident... By the time the Palo Alto Police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. Someone had murdered Kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident. Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife. And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. . . Blood Will Tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder.
Author: Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. BLOOD WILL TELL. Disputed tribal lands see Kate swap the Bush for Anchorage and the Alaska Federation of Natives convention at the insistence of her grandmother. She wears a dress! And then someone tries to kill her...
A Point Last Seen Mystery
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late? April Henry weaves another page-turning, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell, Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series.
A cozy mystery set in Cambridge, England
Author: Jeanne M. Dams
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge Dorothy Martin isn’t overly enthusiastic when her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, invites her to accompany him to a conference in Cambridge, picturing cramped student accommodation. But St Stephen’s turns out to be recently renovated, and, bolstered by en suite facilities, Dorothy is looking forward to exploring the historic and beautiful city. It is not long, though, before disaster strikes: lost in the maze of college buildings, Dorothy stumbles into a laboratory . . . and is shocked to find what looks like a pool of blood on the floor. She flees, to fetch help, but when Alan checks it out, there is nothing to be found. Was she mistaken? Or has a terrible crime been committed? Dorothy, who can never resist a puzzle, determines to find out.
Author: Jean Lorrah
Publisher: Benbella Books
Detective Brandy Mather enlists the help of a handsome computer scientist in order to solve the mystery of a corpse that appears much older than the actual age of the victim.
Author: Gary Cartwright
Publisher: Gallery Books
A riveting true story of money and murder and the trial of the Texas millionaire T. Cullen Davis—accused of attempting to kill his estranged wife and later plotting to hire a hit man to finish the job. This fascinating and bizarre true crime story of the murder trials of Texas oil tycoon T. Cullen Davis—the richest man ever indicted for murder—is "bloody wonderfully good" (George Plimpton).
Author: Christine Pope
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Welcome to Iradia, where the Gaian Consortium looks the other way if enough money changes hands, and the best way to ensure a long life is to secure passage off-world.... When Miala Fels’ father is murdered by a vicious crime lord, she decides the best way to get her revenge is to hack the accounts of the man responsible and bleed his hoard of ill-gotten loot dry. Her plans go awry when Mast is killed by a rival, and she ends up nursing one of his men, the notorious mercenary Eryk Thorn, back to health. Her only thought is to have Thorn help her get off-world in exchange for half of Mast’s treasure. The last thing she expects is to lose her heart to him...or to have the consequences of that love change her life forever. (The Gaian Consortium Series, Volume 1) SF romance, science fiction romance, space opera romance, mercenary hero, soldier of fortune
Native Americans and Assimilation Policy
Author: Katherine Ellinghaus
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
"A study of the role blood quantum played in the assimilation period between 1887 and 1934 in the United States"--
Vampires As Political Metaphors Before World War I
Author: Sara Libby Robinson
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Robinson explores the ways in which writers, thinkers, and politicians used blood and vampire-related imagery to express social and cultural anxieties in the decades leading up to the First World War, forming a cohesive political and cultural metaphor.
A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans
Author: Joseph Bosco
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Category: Political Science
Marital abuse, sexual obsessions, blind ambition, and remorseless greed come to light after the 1984 bludgeoning death of a suburban New Orleans wife, in a true-life murder case that became a legal landmark. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
A Medical Explanation for the Tyranny of Henry VIII
Author: Kyra Cornelius Kramer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The author suggests that it was Henry, not his wives, who was the true source of his difficulty in fathering heirs. The author and her colleagues unearthed the obstetrical problems that arise from having a Kell positive progenitor, and the potential complication of McLeod syndrome.
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Planet Girl
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Entführt! Cheyenne ist in Panik: Der junge Entführer kann sie nicht einfach so laufen lassen, obwohl ihm nicht wohl bei der Sache ist. Denn ihr Vater ist ein reicher Unternehmer und Cheyenne damit sehr wertvoll. In ihrer Verzweiflung knobelt sie einen Fluchtplan aus, der sie vor eine schwierige Aufgabe stellt: Sie muss allein versuchen, zu entkommen. Durch die Dunkelheit - denn Cheyenne ist blind!
Divvying Up Early California from Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza to Jasper O'Farrell
Author: Frank Baumgardner
History has a bias. Depending on the time and social attitudes, historical figures rise and fall in the popular imagination. Some gain recognition they never deserved, while many of those who achieved greatness are forgotten. Jasper O'Farrell was the Irish immigrant who surveyed and mapped San Francisco, Sonoma, Benicia, and Stockton. O'Farrell's maps are so accurate, surveyors continue to refer to them today; yet this man's contributions to California history have been all but forgotten. Surveying in the 1800s was a dangerous task. Angry over O'Farrell's changes to street corners and locations, a San Francisco mob once tried to lynch him. He survived to serve as state senator for the vast Sonoma District and made an unsuccessful bid for the position of lieutenant governor. The father of six children, O'Farrell speculated in gold and silver mines, survived a vicious scandal, and was an early environmentalist who fought to preserve California's iconic redwoods. O'Farrell does not deserve to be forgotten, and thanks to the efforts of historian Frank H. Baumgardner III, he can reclaim his place as an influential force in California's storied past.
Author: Terris McMahan Grimes
Publisher: Signet Book
A stranger claiming to be her long-lost brother moves into her mother's home and soon turns up dead, in the second novel in the series featuring Theresa Galloway, a black woman professional on the edge. Original.
Author: P L Doss
Hollis Joplin, a death investigator with the Milton County Medical Examiner's Office, is back on the job after being attacked and almost killed three months earlier. But he almost wishes he'd stayed home when he's called to a scene that's unlike any he's ever encountered before. Libba Ann Woodridge, the young, beautiful widow of a much older Atlanta businessman, has been found in her bed, covered in blood. Blood that has spattered everything around her, including the walls and ceiling. And to make matters worse, she's a client of Tom Halloran's, the high-powered attorney who made Joplin's life miserable during the murder investigation that almost killed him. It's enough to make him want to go home and call in sick, especially since he's dreading having to see Dr. Carrie Salinger again. Their budding romance was derailed by Carrie's affair with Joplin's best friend, Jack, who's now dead. And then, of course, there's that damned colostomy bag he has to wear. Reluctantly, Joplin is once again pulled into a collaboration with Halloran that will involve more deaths, a lot more blood, and a ruthless serial killer who may have ties to Atlanta's art scene. They are guided by the expert hand of Jimmy Hernandez, a nationally acclaimed bloodstain expert who's called upon to try to figure out what really happened to Libba Ann, a former beauty queen, and another young woman whose body is found behind a gas station. The scenes are eerily alike, although the victims' circumstances couldn't have been more different. While Halloran deals with members of Arliss Woodridge's family who are trying to overturn his will, Joplin tries to discover the connection between the two women and is led to a mysterious painting found in the bedroom of a prominent doctor murdered five years earlier. As usual, they keep secrets from each other. Secrets that will ultimately put both of them--and Carrie Salinger--in grave danger once again.
Author: December Quinn
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Dr. Cecelia Barnes' research on blood diseases made vampire Julian Mansfield want to watch her. Her intelligence and spirit, not to mention the sparkle in her eyes, made him want to help her. Julian planned to seduce her work - which endangers all vampires - out of her, but her strength and wit seduce him right back. Before he knows it he's changing his plans and starting a bloody, violent war against his old master in a desperate bid to save the life of the woman he's quickly realizing he can't live without. As their passionate meeting turns into a full-blown love affair more intense than either of them expected, Julian is tortured by the knowledge that he must admit to Cecelia that he is a vampire, or lose her...but when she finds out he's been lying, will she want to stay? Reader Advisory: This book contains a brief scene of light female/female sexual exploration.