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Herbert Armstrong, Poisoner Audiobook

Herbert Armstrong, Poisoner

Author: Edgar Wallace Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: November 2018

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognised as one of the most prolific writers of his age. Herbert Armstrong was a Welsh solicitor who murdered his wife by administering arsenic. His life was marked by love affairs and dubious business dealings. It is also probable that his hatred of his dull, respectable existence in a tiny rural village was one of the motives for his terrible crime. This story of the crime and trial of Armstrong is told by Edgar Wallace, who reported from the courtroom. On behalf of a newspaper syndicate, Wallace offered the convicted man £5,000 for his confession. The offer was refused.

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Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned wife and the justice system Audiobook

Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned wife and the justice system

Author: Janice Hisle Narrator: Janice Hisle, Mike Landis Release Date: November 2018

A young bride drowns in her bathtub. Her husband of four months is accused of murder. What happened in their tiny suburban bathroom-and why-was never resolved. A compelling true-crime drama, based on exclusive new information, Submerged exposes hidden angles of a case that captivated and divided an ordinary American community, tore apart two families and tested the criminal justice system. Compelled by conscience and curiosity, former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice (Morse) Hisle-who covered the saga of Ryan and Sarah Widmer from the start-returns 10 years later to dig deep to tell the untold story: dozens of interviews, 6,000 pages of trial transcripts and previously unrevealed records such as: • Ryan's first written statement about Sarah's death • attorneys' notes and trial-preparation documents • Ryan's personal journal, notes and correspondence • more than a thousand pages of police notes and reports Submerged will draw you into the depths of a stranger-than-fiction story that you will ponder long after turning the final page.

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Blue Lives Madder: Highway Homicide Audiobook

Blue Lives Madder: Highway Homicide

Author: Ryan Coolidge Narrator: Ryan Coolidge Release Date: November 2018

Amy Collins, a young blonde beautiful college student, was expected home around 9 p.m. and by 1 a.m. still hadn't shown up or called her family. Call after call to her cell phone went unanswered into the midnight hour. The next morning a ravaged bloody body was found on the side of the highway stabbed to bits.Detective Mercey , a 20 year veteran detective, has worked thousands of murder cases. He has become clairvoyant and now can see on the other side of the spirit realm after dealing with so many deaths. Amy's parents, friends, and lovers give account and testimony and are also suspected to have taken part in her murder. M.E. Jenkins, the medical examiner, is the best at performing autopsies in the north east of the United States. Together, along with hardcore forensic evidence, the examiner and the detective investigate and race against the clock to stop a 7 year spree of serial killings. Will they be able to catch the killer in time? Join the investigation, we need your help.

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A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune, and Two Brutal Murders Audiobook

A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune, and Two Brutal Murders

Author: Kevin F. Mcmurray Narrator: P. J. Ochlan Release Date: October 2018

As boys, Robert and Andrew Kissel competed and excelled. As men, they made millions—Robert in the Asian markets and Andrew in real estate. But a darkness was chasing the brothers down. In November 2003, Robert was murdered in his posh Hong Kong apartment. Two-and-a-half years later, Andrew was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich, Connecticut mansion. Nancy Kissel was charged with murdering her husband Robert, after serving him a milkshake laced with sedatives and then beating him to death with a blunt object. But what happened to Andrew? His marriage was failing, and he faced prison for real estate fraud. Was his death a murder—or suicide? A Family Cursed tells the riveting true story of the different paths the Kissel brothers took toward the same fate.

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Sleep My Little Dead: The True Story of the Zodiac Killer Audiobook

Sleep My Little Dead: The True Story of the Zodiac Killer

Author: Kieran Crowley Narrator: Danny Campbell Release Date: October 2018

The twisted copycat who looked to the stars... He slipped like a sinister shadow in the night, stalking, then savagely attacking. Most of his unsuspecting targets were shot at close range and one woman was stabbed over one hundred times. After dispatching his victims, police allege he left their bloodstained bodies and crept back to the neatly kept room in his mother's apartment. Sleep my little dead... The taunting, bizarre letters alleged killer Heriberto Seda sent to the police and the New York Post were full of strange symbols and mysterious references to the Zodiac. For six terror-filled years, the Zodiac killer ruled the night, claiming nine victims in his homicidal rage. One of the biggest manhunts in New York City's history was unleashed...and still the body count rose. When would the terror end? Police claim his lethal fury finally exploded one summer afternoon. After shooting his own sister, he held her boyfriend hostage and kept scores of heavily armed police pinned down in a ferocious firefight that finally ended with his surrender. But it was only when an alert detective recognized a symbol drawn on Seda's confession as similar to the personal signature used by the Zodiac Killer in his letters, that investigators concluded that the madman they had arrested was in fact the notorious Zodiac Killer. Author Kieran Crowley, an award-winning New York Post reporter who covered the case from the first grisly shooting and cracked the psychopath's secret code, reveals the exclusive inside story and finally solves the biggest remaining mystery of the case.

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Made Men: The True Rise-and-Fall Story of a New Jersey Mob Family Audiobook

Made Men: The True Rise-and-Fall Story of a New Jersey Mob Family

Author: Greg B. Smith Narrator: Peter Berkrot Release Date: October 2018

For years, the DeCavalcantes, the most powerful Mob family in Jersey, labored in the shadows of the more famous families in New York—the likes of the Gambinos and the Columbos. Dismissed by the big-city capos, the DeCavalcantes finally came into their own when they found their lives mirrored in the television hit, The Sopranos. Overnight it legitimized the made men of the Garden State. Now they were a familia to be reckoned with. Unfortunately with high profile came high risk. As member turned against member, as trusted friend turned terrified informant, the FBI put the brakes on the DeCavalcante’s explosive ride into infamy, hastening a fall from honor that would become as infamous as their notorious ascension into the annals of organized crime.Based on more than 1,000 hours of secretly recorded conversations, Made Men delivers, for the first time, the unprecedented and completely uncensored behind-the-scenes truth of a historically clandestine world—of violent life and sudden death inside and outside the mob, told by the very men who made it.

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Lie after Lie: The True Story of a Master of Deception, Betrayal, and Murder Audiobook

Lie after Lie: The True Story of a Master of Deception, Betrayal, and Murder

Author: Lara Bricker Narrator: Tanya Eby Release Date: October 2018

A seemingly perfect world held an even more unlikely killer...Julie Keown had a great job, financial security, and a perfect husband who was attending Harvard Business School. But after Julie suddenly died, and doctors discovered she’d been poisoned with the main ingredient in antifreeze, her parents began to suspect that her husband, James, was not so perfect. This blow-by-blow account shows how investigators and state police unraveled James Keown’s chilling web of deceit.

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The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy Audiobook

The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

Author: Mark Urban Narrator: Mark Urban Release Date: October 2018

This program is read by the author. The explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflict between the West and Russia. Salisbury, England: March 4, 2018. Slumped on a bench, paralyzed and barely able to breathe, were a former Russian intelligence officer named Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Sergei had been living a quiet life in England since 2010, when he was expelled from Russia as part of a spy swap; he had been serving a lengthy prison sentence for working secretly for the British intelligence agency MI6. On this Sunday afternoon, he and his daughter had just finished lunch at a local restaurant when they started to feel faint. Within minutes they were close to death. The Skripals had been poisoned, not with a familiar toxin but with Novichok, a deadly nerve agent developed in southern Russia. Was this a message from the Kremlin that traitors would not escape violent death, even on British soil? As Sergei and Yulia fought for their lives, and the British government and their allies sought answers, relations between the West and Russia descended to a new low. The Skripal Files is a remarkable and definitive account of Sergei Skripal's story, which lays bare the new spy war between Russia and the West. Mark Urban, the diplomatic and defense editor for the BBC, met with Skripal in the months before his poisoning, learning about his career in Russian military intelligence, how he became a British agent, his imprisonment in Russia, and the events that led to his release. Skripal's first-hand accounts and experiences reveal the high stakes of a new spy game that harks back to the chilliest days of the Cold War.

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Operation Devil Horns: The Takedown of MS-13 in San Francisco Audiobook

Operation Devil Horns: The Takedown of MS-13 in San Francisco

Author: Michael Santini, Ray Bolger Narrator: John Mclain Release Date: October 2018

In a bid to take down MS-13's criminal network in the Mission District of San Francisco, Michael Santini, a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, recruits a pair of hardened gang members and convinces them to risk their lives as criminal informants. Set in a city with one of the strictest sanctuary policies protecting illegal immigrants in America, Operation Devil Horns illustrates how politically correct ideology impacts life-or-death crime fighting on the streets. Through the informants' eyes, Operation Devil Horns offers a rare glimpse into the pervasive criminal subculture of MS-13, a gang of Spanish-speaking immigrants that still terrorizes pockets of American society today-including their own compatriots. The case begins with a focus on the gang in San Francisco, eventually widening to include a network that reaches across borders. Santini tracks down the gang's leadership from the Bay Area to the prison cells of corrupt Central American regimes. Eventually, it takes the cold-blooded murder of three family members in San Francisco to shake the American public out of complacency and focus sober attention on a growing and violent threat.

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Woman at the Devil's Door: The Untold Story of the Hampstead Murderess Audiobook

Woman at the Devil's Door: The Untold Story of the Hampstead Murderess

Author: Sarah Beth Hopton Narrator: Kate Mulligan Release Date: October 2018

On October 24, 1890, a woman's mutilated and lifeless body was discovered on a pile of rubbish in Hampstead, north London. Her arms were lacerated, her face crushed and bloodied, and her head almost completely severed from her body. A mile away a blood-soaked stroller was found leaning against a residential gate. The dead baby's body, hidden beneath a nettle bush, was not located until the following morning. So began the incredible story of the Hampstead Tragedy. Eventually, Scotland Yard knocked on the door of 2 Priory Street, home to Mary Eleanor Pearcey, the pretty twenty-four-year-old mistress of the victim's husband, whose crimes inspired speculation that Jack the Ripper was a woman, and whose dying request was as bizarre and mysterious as her life. The first full-length examination of the extraordinary case, Woman at the Devil's Door is a thrilling look at a notorious murderess and the webs she wove.

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Deadly Mistress: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder Audiobook

Deadly Mistress: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder

Author: Michael Fleeman Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Release Date: October 2018

LOVE GONE BAD. MURDER GONE WRONG. West Coast doctor Kenneth Stahl would do anything to free himself from his wife Carolyn. Then Adriana Vasco—Kenneth's former receptionist and mistress of nine years—obliged by introducing him to ex-con Dennis Earl Godley. The deal was set. Godley would murder Carolyn for thirty-thousand dollars. On the day after her 44th birthday, the trusting victim was lured to a lonely stretch of road. The deadly rendezvous took a shocking turn. Not only was Carolyn gunned down with a .357 Magnum, but Kenneth would also be killed. The hit man's getaway driver was the other woman, Adriana Vasco. In a sensational trial, a tangled web of lies, sex, and betrayal unfolded as Adriana and Dennis turned against each other…and Michael Fleeman tells the whole shocking story in his true crime book Deadly Mistress.

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Over the Edge: A True Story of Marriage, Money, and a Shocking Death Audiobook

Over the Edge: A True Story of Marriage, Money, and a Shocking Death

Author: Michael Fleeman Narrator: Michael Braun Release Date: October 2018

He Called It A Tragic Accident. On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... Authorities Called It A Crime. Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.

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