Murder and Mayhem

  • Filename: murder-and-mayhem.
  • ISBN: 1585442801
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: James Smallwood
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

In the states of the former Confederacy, Reconstruction amounted to a second Civil War, one that white southerners were determined to win. An important chapter in that undeclared conflict played out in northeast Texas, in the Corners region where Grayson, Fannin, Hunt, and Collin Counties converged. Part of that violence came to be called the Lee-Peacock Feud, a struggle in which Unionists led by Lewis Peacock and former Confederates led by Bob Lee sought to even old scores, as well as to set the terms of the new South, especially regarding the status of freed slaves. Until recently, the Lee-Peacock violence has been placed squarely within the Lost Cause mythology. This account sets the record straight. For Bob Lee, a Confederate veteran, the new phase of the war began when he refused to release his slaves. When Federal officials came to his farm in July to enforce emancipation, he fought back and finally fled as a fugitive. In the relatively short time left to his life, he claimed personally to have killed at least forty people—civilian and military, Unionists and freedmen. Peacock, a dedicated leader of the Unionist efforts, became his primary target and chief foe. Both men eventually died at the hands of each other’s supporters. From previously untapped sources in the National Archives and other records, the authors have tracked down the details of the Corners violence and the larger issues it reflected, adding to the reinterpretation of Reconstruction history and rescuing from myth events that shaped the following century of Southern politics.

Killer Verse

  • Filename: killer-verse.
  • ISBN: 9780307700933
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Harold Schechter
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library

A seasonally appropriate anthology of poems about the deadly art of murder ranges from old Scottish ballads to hard-boiled 20th-century noir and includes depictions of colorful villains and victims as immortalized by such writers as Browning, Hardy and Auden.

Tales of Murder and Mayhem

  • Filename: tales-of-murder-and-mayhem.
  • ISBN: 9781467026000
  • Release Date: 2011-09-26
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Author: Marc Trop
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

Stories with unexpected twists that lead to solving crimes. One solution comes about through a ten-year old doing his homework, the second story is a murder that results from a huge mistake, and the last story is solved by an assignment written on a blackboard in a classroom.


  • Filename: pelts.
  • ISBN: 9781477134665
  • Release Date: 2012-07-03
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: Parker Dozhier
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Parker Dozhier has led a very interesting life as a freelance writer, book author, lecturer, trapper, fur buyer, consultant, fur broker, and fishing camp operator. His vast knowledge of the fur industry, both on a national and international scale, is unrivaled. While Pelts is a fictitious novel centering around the many ups and downs of the intriguing worldwide raw fur industry, much of it is based upon his experiences and observations while traveling the globe as a fur broker and consultant. His travels have taken him to China, Korea, Canada, and Africa. Dozhier negotiated the fi rst export of North American furs to Mainland China since the Communist takeover in 1949. Parker lives near Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is currently working on a sequel to Pelts. His fi rst book, Death in the Desert (involving those in the fur trade), has been widely read and received favorable reviews.

Honolulu Homicide

  • Filename: honolulu-homicide.
  • ISBN: 1573061565
  • Release Date: 2003-01
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: Gary A. Dias
  • Publisher: Bess Press

Retired Honolulu Police Department major Gary A. Dias and Honolulu advertiser reporter Robbie Dingeman provide inside information about some of Oahu's most disturbing crimes.

Witches and Ghosts Pirates and Thieves Murder and Mayhem

  • Filename: witches-and-ghosts-pirates-and-thieves-murder-and-mayhem.
  • ISBN: 0879352361
  • Release Date: 2007-10-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: John P. Hunter
  • Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg

Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, Cry Witch; and Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts, here are scary stories from the eighteenth century. Here are the stories of a farmer whose hitchhiker turns out to be a deadly spirit; of a young woman buried alive; of a finger detached from its body but still able to point to that person s murderer; of a man and woman whose love outlasted their lives, of a groom whose brides never survived the wedding night; of a ship and its crew forever frozen in an icy hell. Here are the stories that amused and frightened Virginians more than two hundred years ago. Read them if you dare!

Texas Confidential

  • Filename: texas-confidential.
  • ISBN: 9781578604593
  • Release Date: 2011-06-15
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Michael Varhola
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press

The latest installment in the Confidential series, Texas Confidential pokes at the seamy underbelly of the Lone Star State, where folks do everything -- including sex, scandal, murder, and mayhem -- in a big way. Author Michael J. Varhola rounds up more than 40 Texas tales -- from the rogues who defended the Alamo to the rogues who brought down Enron. Along the way, readers learn the sordid details of sex -- from Miss Hattie's Bordello in West Texas (now a museum!) to "Charlie Wilson's Whore" scandal -- from corrupt governors "Ma" and "Pa" Ferguson to corrupt politicians Lyndon Johnson and Tom DeLay; murder -- from Bonnie and Clyde to the Kennedy Assassination to the over-zealous cheerleader mom; and mayhem -- from the crash of a UFO in 1897 in the little town of Aurora to Nazi war criminals hiding in El Paso (while working for the local government). Packed with pictures and loaded with sidebars, Texas Confidential is informative, irreverent, and enormously entertaining.

Murder and Mayhem Can Be Fun

  • Filename: murder-and-mayhem-can-be-fun.
  • ISBN: 0595880371
  • Release Date: 2007-04-06
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Ellen Burrell
  • Publisher: iUniverse

I have always enjoyed unusual things and in many ways this book displays my passion for strange. We have Yorek, who lived the good life and was struck down in his prime at his 95th birthday party. Barnwick Humbug is every small town's politician, until he converses with his cat, Jasper, for advice. Faith and Calvin were at one time star struck lovers until Calvin found a sex kitten to add to the group, he learns a valuable lesson. Fairy Tales are really quite gory and vicious. The big bad wolf is always coming to town to blow down houses or threaten old ladies. Innocent women are usually the victims as in Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and we must not forget poor Peter's wife stuck in a pumpkin shell. Who do we all find disturbing? That voice that tells us you now have four options. Lydia the grandmother from the past finds help in the future. Six games to play at parties.

Murder and Mayhem

  • Filename: murder-and-mayhem.
  • ISBN: 0312309457
  • Release Date: 2003-01-09
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: D. P. Lyle
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Collects the author's most noted "The Doctor is In" columns, in which he answers medical and forensic questions categorized under such headers as "Weapons of Death," "Police & the Crime Scene," and "The Coroner & the Crime Lab."

Murder and Mayhem

  • Filename: murder-and-mayhem.
  • ISBN: 9781634762236
  • Release Date: 2015-06-05
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Rhys Ford
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

To clear his name of a murder charge, former thief Rook Stevens must turn to the last man he’d expect to help him—Detective Dante Montoya.

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury

  • Filename: murder-and-mayhem-at-old-bunbury.
  • ISBN: 9781608446827
  • Release Date: 2010-08
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Clive Endive Ogive
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, Clive Endive Ogive IV's eagerly awaited follow-up to his extremely successful and hugely influential Private Clubs in America and around the World, is another VERY clever and perceptive look into the special world of private clubs. In Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, President Clive and waitress-extraordinaire Esther team up to solve a gruesome murder at one of the world's truly great private clubs: the Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club. Along the way Clive and Esther reacquaint you with many wacky old friends and introduce you to some even zanier new ones. Private clubs are inextricably woven into the very fabric of America's history, traditions and culture-and for that matter, those histories, traditions and cultures of ALL free societies around the world-and members, employees and guests alike (well, maybe not guests) will enjoy the author's penetrating insights, off-beat humor, blatant irreverence and sarcastic wit. EVERYONE with a sense of humor (club member or not) will laugh his socks off at this latest Clive tale. Clive Endive Ogive IV belongs to at least eighteen very exclusive private clubs-certainly all the ones that matter. The fact that he has a Roman numeral four after his name and is exclusive heir to a trust fund whose annual interest is sufficient to pay all his annual club dues in perpetuity-and also somehow manages to write all this money off on his taxes as "legitimate business deductions"-is more than enough to qualify him to author multiple groundbreaking and awe-inspiring books about the wonderful world of private clubs. For more information-and to order additional copies for your friends, enemies, fellow club members and fellow club employees-please visit Clive's website at You may also to send your thoughts directly to Clive at

The Mystery Readers Advisory

  • Filename: the-mystery-readers-advisory.
  • ISBN: 083890811X
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: John Charles
  • Publisher: American Library Association

In this handy reference, you'll find an introduction to the world of mystery, a step-by-step guide on how to interview readers in order to match their tastes with stories, programming ideas, marketing strategies, and collection development tips on the sticky issues of weeding, paperbacks, and obtaining out-of-print titles. The second half of the book presents two winning booklists organized by themes (e.g., Classic, Ecclesiastical, Cozy) and subgenres (e.g., Private Investigator, Legal Thrillers, True Crime). And a where-to-go guide for more specifics includes reference information, review literature, specialty publishers, and Websites. Packed with information, this user-friendly book will help you to: -- Develop your understanding of the mystery world -- its awards, popular publications, hot authors, and more-- Build an enticing mystery collection-- Make insightful mystery recommendations to curious readers-- Organize discussion groups and author programs-- Market the library and its mystery,centerIf you'd like to create a dynamic mystery center in your library but don't know where to start, solve the puzzle using the clues in The Mystery Readers' Advisory.

The Curse of Brink s Mat

  • Filename: the-curse-of-brink-s-mat.
  • ISBN: 9781849166508
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Wensley Clarkson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

'It wasn't only Britain's biggest heist, it became the bloodiest' Mail on Sunday The inside story of the 20th century's most lucrative armed robbery. On 26 November 1983 six armed robbers escaped with £28 million worth of gold bullion from a Brink's-Mat warehouse at London's Heathrow Airport. The Curse of Brink's-Mat reveals the pulse-racing full story of the crime itself before moving to its chilling aftermath, which still reverberates to this day. The heist made the careers of many of the underworld's biggest names, and changed the face of British crime forever but in the years that followed the robbery, many of those involved, innocent and guilty alike have been sent to an early grave. Two decades on, the death toll is still rising. Nobody knows more about that extraordinary morning's events than Wensley Clarkson. Nobody is better placed to track the vicious, violent and unexpected waves that followed in its wake or bring to life its cast of larger-than-life characters. From small-time crime in south-east London, to 'the heist of the century' and its bloody consequences, Wensley Clarkson's The Curse of Brink's-Mat is an epic tale of villainy, gold and revenge.

Dying on the Job

  • Filename: dying-on-the-job.
  • ISBN: 9781442218437
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Ronald D. Brown
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Dying on the Job looks at the variety of reasons people take the lives of coworkers or themselves and offers explanations for their behavior. Some are pathological; others are simply stretched to limits they can t sustain. The author offers real stories throughout and ends with a consideration of trends, responses, and prevention strategies."

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