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Murder And Mayhem In The Napa Valley

Author: Todd L. Shulman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614236267
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The picturesque vineyards of California's Napa Valley, one of the world's premier tourist destinations, disguise a tangled history of lawlessness, depravity and frontier justice. Some crimes were committed over debts, some for retribution and others in the name of love. Famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge killed a man for seducing his wife but was acquitted. Other criminals were not so lucky and met the gallows, like murderer William Roe, the state's final public execution. From the Pomo massacre--the first criminal case heard by the California Supreme Court--to the cold cases that continue to haunt the region, Napa Police Detective Todd Shulman decants the crimes of the Napa Valley, memorializing the victims and honoring the efforts of local law enforcement.

Forensic Plant Science

Author: Jane H Bock
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128015810
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Forensic botany is the application of plant science to the resolution of legal questions. A plant’s anatomy and its ecological requirements are in some cases species specific and require taxonomic verification; correct interpretation of botanical evidence can give vital information about a crime scene or a suspect or victim. The use of botanical evidence in legal investigations in North America is relatively recent. The first botanical testimony to be heard in a North American court concerned the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby boy and the conviction of Bruno Hauptmann in 1935. Today, forensic botany encompasses numerous subdisciplines of plant science, such as plant anatomy, taxonomy, ecology, palynology, and diatomology, and interfaces with other disciplines, e.g., molecular biology, limnology and oceanography. Forensic Plant Science presents chapters on plant science evidence, plant anatomy, plant taxonomic evidence, plant ecology, case studies for all of the above, as well as the educational pathways for the future of forensic plant science. Provides techniques, collection methods, and analysis of digested plant materials Shows how to identify plants of use for crime scene and associated evidence in criminal cases The book’s companion website: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780128014752, will host a microscopic atlas of common food plants.

Shooting Lincoln

Author: Nicholas J. C. Pistor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824701
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They took the most memorable photographs of the Civil War. Now their long rivalry was about to climax with the spilled blood of an American president--an event that would usher in a new age of modern media. Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. With their photographs they brought the Civil War--and all of its terrible suffering--into Northern living rooms. By the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition. And when the biggest story of the century happened--the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--their paparazzi-like competition intensified. Brady, nearly blind and hoping to rekindle his wartime photographic magic, and Gardner, his former understudy, raced against each other to the theater where Lincoln was shot, to the autopsy table where Booth was identified, and to the gallows where the conspirators were hanged. Whoever could take the most sensational--or ghastly--photograph would achieve lasting camera-lens fame. Compelling and riveting, Shooting Lincoln tells the astonishing, behind-the-photographs story of these two media pioneers who raced to "shoot" the late president and the condemned conspirators. The photos they took electrified the country, fed America's growing appetite for tabloid-style sensationalism in the news, and built the media we know today.

Murder She Wrote Martinis And Mayhem

Author: Jessica Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673559
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Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda. Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be... From the Paperback edition.

Guilty As Zin

Author: Chuck Toubin
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ISBN: 9780970866967
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GUILTY AS ZIN tells a tale of murder and mayhem in the wine country. The action-packed story is told against a backdrop of Napa Valley, California, and opens a window on the wine industry. Numerous recipes with matching wines add spice to the plot. A Napa engineer is brutally gunned down and sexually mutilated as he leaves the house of his mistress. Napa police are certain the wife killed her husband in a fit of jealous rage. All of the facts point in her direction, but private eye Gene Ventura isn't so sure. When Ventura steps on the wrong toes during his investigation, all hell breaks loose, and he and his loved ones face mortal danger.

The Alcalde

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."

Ein Ort F R Die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 342641497X
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Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjähriges Mädchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakulären Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mißtrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, daß Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnäckigen Suchens und einem aufwühlenden Prozeß wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte später, im Jahre 1998, entschließt sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berühmten "Mordfalls ohne Leiche" in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas völlig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Veröffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoßen, die zerstörerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zählt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzählt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Täuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtgläubigkeit der Leser.

Wohin Du Auch Fliehst

Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641064392
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Der Feind in deinem Bett Niemand glaubt Cathy, als sie sich von ihrem charmanten, allseits beliebten Freund Lee zunehmend bedroht fühlt. Er kontrolliert jeden ihrer Schritte, schleicht sich heimlich in ihre Wohnung, manipuliert ihre Freunde. Völlig auf sich allein gestellt, plant sie ihre Flucht — die sie nur knapp überlebt. In einer neuen Stadt und ohne jeden Kontakt zu den Menschen aus ihrer Vergangenheit gelingt es ihr, sich ein Leben in vermeintlicher Sicherheit aufzubauen. Doch auch jetzt, Jahre später, verfolgt Cathy noch die Angst, dass Lee zurückkommen und sie finden könnte. Und sie soll Recht behalten ...