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121. Profile of a Criminal Mind: How Psychological Profiling Helps Solve True Crimes
by Brian Innes
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Packed with intriguing case histories from around the world, this fascinating book shows how criminologists use profiling to track down serial killers, rapists, bombers, and kidnappers. This behind-the-scenes study reveals how investigators use the crime scene, handwriting analysis, geographic targeting, and other tools to construct unique, detailed profilesof individual villains. ... Read more


122. Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
by Steve Hodel
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A New York Times Notable Book
An Edgar Award Finalist

In this startling tour-de-force, a professional homicide detective finally solves the case of one of the most shocking murders of the twentieth century in this true-crime page-turner.

"Supposin' I did kill the Black Dahlia. They couldn't prove it now. They can't talk to my secretary anymore because she's dead."
-- Dr. George Hodel, February 18, 1950, from residential electronic surveillance transcripts in the L.A. District Attorney's files, released to the public for the first time on April 11, 2003

In 1947, the sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman, twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Short, led to the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history and came to be known as the Black Dahlia murder. In the film noir streets of Los Angeles, the killer teased and taunted the police and public alike through notes written to L.A. papers, much like Jack the Ripper had done in London sixty years earlier. When the LAPD failed to solve the crime, it was passed down from year to year to crack homicide detectives, but none could ever bring the killer to justice -- until now. Even more startling -- a twist worthy of any great mystery novel -- is the identity of the murderer: the author's own father, George Hodel, a real-life Jekyll and Hyde, a man who by day was a highly respected member of society and by night a mad, sadistic killer. Black Dahlia Avenger is the result of more than three years of meticulous investigation by Steve Hodel. At long last, he closes what has often been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the twentieth century."

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2-0 out of 5 stars Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel
Read this book quickly and wanted to write a review while I still had in fresh in my mind.

First of all, people who follow the case of Betty Short are desperate for anything written on it and I'm sure will buy and devour the book regardless of what I or any reviewer will say. So that out of the way...

There is no denying that Hodel has many more credentials and much more life and work experience going for him than other authors of BD books. For that very reason, I was excited about reading this book.

But ultimately, this a circumstantial evidence case and I was left with some questions unanswered and some connections questioned.

The pictures in Dr. Hodel's photo album which started the entire journey. To me, these do NOT look like Elizabeth Short. There is simply not enough resemblance for me to swallow that assumption. There are still people alive who knew her. Why didn't he show any of them the picture? Why were no known photographs of Betty included to make comparisions and further prove his case to the reader? The only living picture of Betty other than Hodel's that is in this book is on the dustjacket cover. I don't think that's an accident. So with the first, integral bit of evidence in question it was a bit hard to swallow the rest of it.

Particularly since Hodel stacks evidence on top of questionable evidence. Example, the banana is blue so therefore lemons are blue. In actuality, a banana isn't blue and neither is a lemon, but he runs with it anyway.

Hodel is convinced that Dr. Hodel is "wealthy Hollywood man" suspect that the LAPD was hiding. How he makes this connection was lost to me. It seemed to be more along the lines of an assumption. While his father was wealthy, had deviant sexual tastes and lots of connections, there are many man in Los Angeles in the 40s who fit this criteria. Hell, even today there are many man in Hollywood who fit this criteria. And yes, he probably was a suspect in the case, but so was Mark Hansen - I don't think he did it either.

Also, much of his case comes from researching the newspapers of the time. I'm apprehensive about this technique of putting together a case simply because newspaper journalists are not 100% accurate or reliable. So I was left questioning and doubting a lot of turns because they had come from old newspaper articles. I don't feel this is entirely credible, but I suppose as a case gets colder and colder, there isn't much left. But it is interesting to see the older, forgotten turns in the case through media.

While I find it hard to believe his named suspect, I'm relieved that someone has finally been able to see that there has been a police cover-up with this case. His interview with a former partner shows us that the file has been sanitized. Also his point that there is no "lost week" was interesting too.

I truly do appreciate his defense of her honor as well. Elizabeth Short's image has been pulled through the mud and it was good to have someone else defend her. Read Mary Pacio's Childhood Shadows for another good character presentation.

Overall, glad I read it but I'm still skeptical. The author states that he is still working on this case so I'll definitely be interested to see what else he has found.

4-0 out of 5 stars intriguing on several levels
Steven Hodel's memoir/detective story is riveting on several levels: As a "whodunit" , the unsolved case of the Black Dahlia; as
a family history and a son's increasing understanding of his father; as a vivid picture of 1940s Los Angeles; as an indictment of
possible coverup engendered by the underworld and the LA police department.

Replete with photographs, handwriting analysis, "thoughtprints" as Hodel terms an experienced, successful investigator's
impressions and intuition, and a chronology of the events of the Black Dahlia case, this book is hard to put down. You will stay awake reading. Hodel's
conclusion that his father and another man were serial killers of attractive, vulnerable women, will chill you. Unlike some
others who wrote about the Black Dahlia, Hodel views her with a sympathetic eye, feeling that she was a young woman who
wanted what most do---a loving husband, a home, children. Adrift in post-WWII era Los Angeles, she encountered instead
George Hodel, and met a violent end at a young age.

Hodel is to be commended for his long, meticulous search for the facts, for his own hunches on how to put the facts together,
and for his brutal honesty as it became increasingly clear in his own mind, that his father had been responsible for the death
of the Dahlia and probably for many other murders.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hasn't convinced me yet but.....
it's a pretty fascinating read. This is my introduction to the Black Dahlia case. Unfortunately, if I were on a jury and this was the evidence presented, I couldn't say beyond a reasonable doubt, that I would convict the man. There are inconsistencies here and "evidence" that wasn't fully detailed. The most obvious, of course, are the pictures that Dr. Hodel had. In my opinion one of the pics could in all likelihood be her, the other... I don't think so. In any event, if you're not familiar with the case and the subject matter is of interest to you, I think you'll find it a good read. For me, it is only the beginning. I'm intrigued and have so much more to read now...

1-0 out of 5 stars The Man Ray nonsense shows how shoddy the whole book is
I sought out this book because I had read that the person it named as the Black Dahlia murderer, Dr. George Hodel, was a close friend of Man Ray. My curiosity was piqued because I read everything I can get my hands on about Man Ray, and I had never heard of him being a close friend of any Hollywood physician. After reading the book, I still have seen no evidence that George Hodel was an intimate friend, a serious patron, or anything more than a cordial business acquaintance of Man Ray, despite the author's claims. Nor am I persuaded that George Hodel had anything to do with the Black Dahlia murder. I did come away convinced of the author's willingness to distort, mislead, fabricate, and use any means necessary to convince ignorant and gullible readers of his spurious case.

The Man Ray depicted in this book is all but unrecognizable when compared to the actual person whose life has been carefully documented by biographers, art historians, and other researchers.

As part of his argument for George Hodel's guilt, the author states flatly that Man Ray was an avowed and sadistic misogynist. This risibly false claim is something akin to claiming Ansel Adams hated Yosemite and encouraged strip-mining it. It proves that the author is counting on the reader knowing virtually nothing.

Based on the statements of a former boarder who tells a number of salacious and incriminating but unsupported stories recounted in the book, the author claims that Man Ray left Los Angeles for Paris at end of 1949, just as authorities were investigating George Hodel for the Black Dahlia murder. The well-established and undisputed fact, available in the most cursory biographical overview, is that Man Ray lived quietly in LA until March of 1951. It is clear from his correspondence and the recollections of those who actually knew him that the long-term reason for this move was his lack of financial success and artistic recognition in the US. The proximal cause was the sudden increase in rent on his modest apartment, to $100 (about $750 in today's money) a month, which he felt he could not afford. The latter point alone is sufficient to demonstrate the absurdity of the author's attempt to portray Man Ray as a sinister puppet-master with the power to keep the law at bay.

The author tells a similar fib when he says Man Ray took a trip to France at the height of the original 1947 murder investigation. Unless he is saying the height of the investigation was eight months after the murder, this didn't happen either.

Likewise, aside from a claim made 50 years after the fact by a woman clinically diagnosed as a pathological liar, there is no evidence that Man Ray took nude photographs of George Hodel's pubescent daughter. Indeed, there is no indication I know of that Man Ray ever took any nude photographs of any pubescent girls (or boys, for that matter), even though it would have been perfectly legal and scarcely objectionable according to the mores of his times.

I am also highly doubtful of the author's unsubstantiated claim that Man Ray took the portraits of the author's parents reproduced in the book, except the signed portrait of his mother for which Man Ray no doubt charged a hefty fee. If they are by Man Ray, they are among the worst portraits he ever did, especially the ones of the author's father, George Hodel.

Among the author's more sensationalistic claims is that the posing of the murder victim's body was a deliberate imitation of Man Ray's photograph "Minotaure". He calls it a precise match. I see a vague approximation at best: the positions of the arms don't really match; the injuries to the victim's torso are not like the shadows in the photograph, despite the author's untrue assertion that they are; and I guess we're not supposed to notice that the head of the model in the photograph is completely hidden in dark shadow (it's not hard to imagine what a psychopathic killer bent on imitating the photograph would do with that). But there is an element of subjectivity to all this. A more embarrassing question for the author is whether George Hodel could have seen the "Minotaure" photograph prior to the murder. The answer, quite simply, is no. I'll leave it to interested parties to do their own research to confirm this; it's really not that difficult. I think even the most ardent fans of this book might possibly concede that George Hodel would have had to have seen the photograph in order to have copied it when posing a corpse.

When I first read this book, my impression of it, even aside from the parts about Man Ray, was that it was a slipshod load of humbug, full of groundless speculation, fallacious reasoning, and absurd conclusions. And, of course, I could see that the two photos being passed off as the victim were of two different women, neither being victim. Since reading the book, I've become interested in the Black Dahlia case and sought out of information about it. As a result, I've caught the author in many more false and misleading statements.

Even now I find the author's treatment of Man Ray emblematic of the book as a whole: the outright falsehoods, the misleading statements, the uncritical reliance on the most dubious sources, the failure to check even the most basic facts, the uncanny ability to avoid anything that might detract from the author's case whilst ferreting out the obscurest tidbit that seems to support it, and the undisguised presumption that the reader is both ignorant and stupid. If that sounds like a good read to you, by all means, enjoy it. If not, avoid it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Weighty Evidence, and a Good Read
I assume that those who are reading this are familiar with the BD case and may even have read the hardcover version of Steve Hodel's book, so I will dive right into the controversy. No, the purported photos of Elizabeth Short that he found in his father's album do not look exactly like the famous photograph that adorns the cover. However, there is a full page of ES photos that has been added to the paperback edition, and guess what: in none of those photographs does she look exactly the same as the cover photo, either! Short had an unusual bone structure that causes her face to look different from different angles; her weight fluctuations (she is somewhat pudgy in the newly-discoverd photos) also cause her face to photograph differently. Conclusive? No.

So we are left to ponder the weight of the evidence that Hodel has accumulated against his father. To me, the most convincing argument is the posing of the corpse to almost EXACTLY re-create a photograph by Man Ray ("Minotaur"). Let's see now: how many skilled physicians in L.A. knew Man Ray personally, collected his work, had him make nude photographs of his pubescent daughter, participated in sex parties with him, and, like Ray, was intimately familiar with the works of the Marquis DeSade? And knew exactly how to manipulate the press from his days as a former (violent)crime reporter? I would argue that the list of people fitting this description is a very short one and at the top is Dr. Hodel.

If not a literary masterpiece, the book is a good read and Hodel makes what is to me a very convincing case. The Dahlia "buffs" seem unhappy to have any closure to the case which is their obsession. They seem to discount all the other evidence against Dr. Hodel because the resemblance between photographs is inconclusive. Look at the juxtaposition of the crime scene photo with Ray's "Minotaur" - there is no question that the arrangement of the corpse is a perverted attempt at duplicating the work of Dr. Hodel's close friend Man Ray (who fled the country when the investigation of Hodel was at its peak). Maybe another investigator without an agenda should follow up on Steve Hodel's solid leads instead of armchair detectives knocking down his work. ... Read more


123. Pigs at the Trough : How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
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Arianna Huffington, popular pundit, columnist, and author, is not known for her polite criticisms or her carefully worded complaints. In the course of Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America, the corporate CEOs, accountants, politicians, and lobbyists at who she takes aim receive little relief from their porcine characterization first intimated in the book's title. And while she is full of invective for Enron's Kenneth Lay, Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, Dick Cheney, and others, she backs up her outrage with dollar figures, dates, names, and specific information. The voluminous research is made more digestible by Huffington's direct and often amusing writing style (she characterizes a CEO's process of getting a loan approved by a corporate board as being akin to Tony Soprano getting a loan from Paulie Walnuts). Interspersed between chapters are entertainingly informative sidebars, including quizzes on executives' avarice and games where you match the CEO to his yacht. Occasionally, Huffington's anger gets mired in name-calling, which deflates her points. And while she spends ample time and space outlining the particulars of a flawed power structure, she dedicates little time to offering practical solutions toward remedying the problems. But Huffington is not trying to write a political science textbook or a party platform. As a highly readable indictment of corporate and governmental excess, Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America is highly successful. --John Moe ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Communist?!
I just read "Pigs" on a cross country flight. I thought it was an excellent analysis of how the U.S. government no longer functions as a democracy. It works like a radio station payola scheme. Inbred corporate directors steal money from investors and workers by giving each other outrageous amounts of money despite poor performance. Some politicians try to pass laws against these abuses, but these corporate govenors fund election campaigns making it impossible to change the system. Huffington lays out the issues that need to be addressed in order to correct these problems and gives out information on groups working to fix these issues.
I find the attack of this being a communist book to be [silly]. Huffington shows ways to make us back into a democracy where our vote counts and competition is fair. Corporate welfare is a form of communism if you ask me.
In regard to the cliches. Huffington uses the same wit that you could see on the Daily Show, or Politically Incorrect. This isn't a masterpiece, but it is a very accessible and useable guide to how our government currently works.

1-0 out of 5 stars Maybe Ms. Huffington should direct her anger elsewhere
Arianna Huffington, the failed gubernatorial candidate in the 2003 California recall campaign, attempts to write a subject to which she has very little actual experience. First, Ms. Huffington's premise is that most corporate executives are greedy and therefore laws need to be enacted to hamstring our managers who wish to exercise the best interest of their shareholders. She does not emphasize how any of her so-called "reforms" will actually benefit long-term shareholders who wish for chief executives to take risks to earn a decent return on their investment. Further, Ms. Huffington fails to emphasize how there are already laws on the books to punish chief executives who have abused the trust positions to which they have been appointed. It is the executive branch's duty to punish those who engange in fraud, something the Bush Administration is already doing. However, we would not hear about that in Ms. Huffington's book, because that would hurt her premise, which is that Bush is in on the fraud too.

Most of the research contained in Ms. Huffington's book is related to stories she has read about, not people or companies she has actually chosen to research on her own. As such, practically anyone who has a modicum of research experience could write a similar book of her type -- without having any documentary evidence to prove the assertions made therein.

One thing that is most lacking in Ms. Huffington's book is the notion that honest chief executives are able to work on behalf of their shareholders and employees. There is a sense that the position of chief executive necessarily entails a sense of greed that will infect the entire operations of the company. In a sense, by stating that all chief executives are guilty, Ms. Huffington is too leniant towards those truly guilty of malefensense. In truth, the system does work: witness the convictions the U.S. Department of Justice has been able to secure on crooked corporate executives. But the capitalistic system itself--a markedly effecient system where sharehoulders can exercise their disapproval of managers at any time--will carry on despite Ms. Huffington's heckling. One could hope the same could be said about our so-called "great" governmental institutions such as Social Security, the public schools, and the post office.

5-0 out of 5 stars Waking up the American people
I had heard of this book, and 'on a lark' bought it. Reading this was a real educational event. EVERY AMERICAN should read this.

Mrs. Huffington, gives names of CEO's that have been convicted, ones investigated, outlines what they did to amass their fortunes. Mrs. Huffington (who is a Rhodes Scholar), explains corrupt methods, used by many of these CEO's, in a such plain terms, anyone should be able to understand.

How did you lose your 401K, you pension, why did your job go overseas? Let me quote from the excellent book:

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"Since the beginning of the new century [2000], over 570 public companies--including most famously Enron, Global Crossing, Adelphia, WorldCom and Kmart--have declared bankruptcy."
"Nearly $9 trillion in market value has been lost on Wall Street. But while the average American has suffered staggering losses in 401(k) and pension value, and many have struggled to stay afloat, the average CEO has added millions to his personal wealth. In corporate America, apparently, nothing succeeds like utter failure."
"At Enron, after tens of billions of dollars vanished--including over $1 billion in employees' pension funds---and over 4,000 employees had been laid off, Enron's "Kenny Boy" Lay strolled out the door with over $100 million."
" In his last three years at Tyco, Dennis Kozolwski received $466.7 million in salary, bonuses, and perks. He did such a bang-up job that since the summer of 2001, Tyco has closed or consolidated 300 plants and laid off 11,000 workers."
"When Bernie Ebbers resigned from WorldCom--claiming he didn't understand that WorldCom was defrauding investors of $7 billion--and received over $44 million in pay; His severance package promised him $1.5 million a year for the rest of his life, and the use of the WorldCom jet for 30 hours a year. And medical benefits. And life insurance. And a desktop computer."

Source-"Pigs At The Trough"-Arianna Huffington;copyright-2003; ISBN 1-4000-4771-4;-page-38-9

Do you wonder why the price of prescription drugs remain high?

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"The pharmaceutical industry spent a whopping $177 million on lobbying in just the last two years. And of their 623 registered lobbyists, more than half are former members of Congress or former government employees. Which is nice, because if you're a young politician selling off your vote and your integrity, it's easier if there's a seasoned veteran involved who was once in your shoes."
"Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was formerly CEO of drug giant G.D. Searle, and White House Budget Director Mitch Daniels was a senior vice president at Eli Lilly."

Source-"Pigs At The Trough"-Arianna Huffington;copyright-2003; ISBN 1-4000-4771-4;Page-139

Everyone should read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Yea!
Well researched and cleverly written. It is engrossing, but is almost difficult to read at times as she exposes the details of unbelievable corporate greed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and on the money
Arianna Huffington articulates the basic thoughts that many of us already knew we had; the rich get much richer at the expense of people that have to go to work every day.

The funny thing is this - I have worked many years for big companies and as I read the book, it dawned on me that she has only barely scratched the surface. Fact is, I don't think she has actually seen some of the folks she writes about in action. I have lived through quite a few of these folks as well as future "lion's of business" in the making.

The only criticism I have about this book is that it presents an excellent post mortem on the greed and avarice that permeates boardrooms but it doesn't really outline how common people can effect change in our society and in companies to prevent this kind of malfeasance.

Further, while touching upon government duplicity, I would have liked to have seen more depth given to the subject of how our government facilitated and even created circumstances for this to happen.

Overall, this is an excellent book that should be part of the core curriculum of any business ethics class. Unfortunately, my fear is that history will repeat itself and many future up and coming business elite will read this only after they are booted from the boardroom, at the expense of working people with families that have to clean up their mess. As always Arianna Huffington approaches the most malignant in our society with wit, humor and an irreverence that makes the book worth reading even if you don't agree with her. I agree with her completely. ... Read more


124. Cries in the Desert (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
by John Glatt
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In the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorties--of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock--was unthinkable. Until she led them to 59-year-old David Ray Parker, his 39-year-old financee Cindy Hendy--and the lakeside trailer they called their "toy box". What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist's examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial...
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4-0 out of 5 stars It was a page turner!
I read this book in 24 hours, and although, it is true that there are many people mentioned and at times I had to back track a little to see if I missed something, it was worth it. It wasn't so distracting that I would quit it all together, and believe me there are many books out there much, much worse. All and all I thought it was fast paced and easy to read. It is amazing to me that I'd never heard of this before, as huge as it was. And It never ceases to amaze me the atrocities that people can do to other people. It is a scary, scary, story and for the people who survived David Parker Ray, I hope you may somehow find peace.

4-0 out of 5 stars horrors abound
Well done. Moves at a good clip. Includes many details/info that were left out in the other book. Written by a professional journalist who knows what he's doing and it shows. Am glad this writer left out tiresome banter between DA Yontz and teen reporter Frances Baird, etc., am also relieved we don't have to read about all the "evidence" that the first judge threw out and prosecutor moaned about (when he should have simply been better prepared).
What also makes this a better version is that this writer stays with the victims and perpetrators--as he should, because that's the only story that matters, BECAUSE THAT IS THE STORY. Also, told in chronological order, and that matters a lot here.

Am I saying this is the definitive on this sadist David Parker Ray? Of course not, that's why I gave it four instead of five stars. Someone out there, maybe like Mailer, a writer with time and a good budget ought to dig up the WHOLE DAMN STORY, ALL OF IT, ETC. Until then CRIES IN THE DESERT will have to do & comes fairly close. A good true crime tale. Too bad Ray and his sadistic cohorts weren't put through all that they put their victims through. This is a nightmare tale about a truly sick white trash bunch.

2-0 out of 5 stars This story could have been better written
I really think this story about David Ray Parker could have made a much better book.
I always like it when a author gives you a lot of details about the person who committed the crime,why he/she did this to the victims
On the end i still had no better picture of David Ray Parker or his daughter or his girlfriend(s).
This book was more about (how can i explain) the facts. then everything around it.
Maybe some of you will say, wauw thats what i want, but i read a lot of true crime but this was a bit disappointing to me.
On the end it keeps you with a lot of questions and because of the way he wrote the story..it was not very frightening, although it was of course horrifying to hear of these facts.
Before i read this book i had never heard of David Ray Parker or the crimes he committed.

There is another book on this crime. called Slow death by James Fielder.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Toybox of Terror
David Ray Parker along with his girlfriend Cindy Hendy get their "kicks" from abducting unwilling women and holding them captive for three days. During those days, the unimaginable happens. David Ray has a Toybox of Terror that is filled with sexual aids, a gynecology chair and a video camera. After he has had his way with them he drugs them and leaves them in the middle of nowhere. It is appalling to think of what these women went through. This guy is sick and demented, unfortunately he's smart too.

1-0 out of 5 stars Misconceptions
Knowing the history and facts behind this fictional story gives alot of perspective on this paticular review. For any individual that had or has access to any of the actual public and sealed documents concerning this case, it tends to leave a great deal of food for thought.When a mistake is made by any government agency, of course, it's an embarrassment, especially considering the last couple of decades for a reminder.Some folks in this great nation are finally realizing that our government and law enforcement agencies are not infallible and that when put in a compromising position will do just about anything to save face and funds.It's not a pleasent reality that this portrays, but unfortunately true.If given the oportunity to find fact from fiction, would you take it?? ... Read more


125. God Wants You to Roll! The $21 Million "Miracle Car" Scam-How Two Boys Fleeced America's Churchgoers
by John Phillips
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Nineteen-year-old security guards Robert Gomez and James Nichols played Americans' love for cars against their faith in God in one of the greatest frauds in U.S. history: The $21 Million "Miracle Cars" Scam.In the most astounding story of precocious criminal genius since CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, John Phillips III takes readers inside the "Miracle Cars" scam begun in 1994 by dead-end security guards Robert "Buddha" Gomez and James Nichols. The boys conned thousands of customers from Los Angeles to New York-mostly devout churchgoers-into buying bargain-priced cars from the estate of Gomez's deceased millionaire father. The cars cost just a few thousand dollars apiece-Dad's dying gift to his fellow Bible believers.Yet, there was no dead millionaire father. There were no cars. And there is still no trace of $8.7 million of the $21 million stolen by the now-convicted Gomez and Nichols.Armed with a list of cars and evangelical charisma, Buddha and James offered a fictional slice of the good life as a reward for piety, and the pious blindly bought in.They kept the con alive for five years, cast it nationwide through a network of pastors who sold cars during church services, and briefly realized their dreams until the Feds brought them down. While converting millions of dollars into gambling chips, Buddha became a legend of the California casinos, sitting at poker tables with pornographer Larry Flynt; Nichols began a collection of real cars valued at $343,000.GOD WANTS YOU TO ROLL is the most elaborate, cruel, and irresistible true crime story to come along in years. ... Read more


126. Deadhouse: Life In A Coroner's Office
by John Temple
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Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh. Ed Strimlan is a doctor who never got to practice medicine. Instead he discovers how people died. Mike Chichwak is a stolid ex-paramedic, respected around the office for his compassion and doggedness. Tiffani Hunt is twenty-one, a single mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around dead bodies.

All three deputy coroners share one trait: a compulsive curiosity. A good thing too, because any observation at a death scene can prove meaningful. A bag of groceries standing on a kitchen counter, the milk turning sour. A broken lamp lying on the carpet of an otherwise tidy living room. When they approach a corpse, the investigators consider everything. Is the victim face-up or down? How stiff are the limbs? Are the hands dirty or clean? By the time they bag the body and load it into the coroner's wagon, Tiffani, Ed, and Mike have often unearthed intimate details that are unknown even to the victim's family and friends.

The intrigues of investigating death help make up for the bad parts of the job. There are plenty of burdens?grief-stricken families, decomposed bodies, tangled local politics, and gore. And maybe worst of all, the ever-present reminder of mortality and human frailness.

Deadhouse also chronicles the evolution of the field, from early rituals performed over corpses found suspiciously dead to the controversial advent of modern forensic pathology. It explains how pathologists "read" bullet wounds and lacerations, how someone dies from a drug overdose, or a motorcycle crash, or a drowning, and how investigators uncover the clues that lead to the truth. ... Read more


127. The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World
by David Icke
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Look out Robert Anton Wilson! Either David Icke is competing for the "Paranoid of the Decade" award or he knows something the rest of us don't. Icke reveals a sinister web connecting everything from the British royal family to major oil companies, to 33 of the last 40 U.S. presidents, in a global conspiracy masterminded by an interstellar brotherhood vying for planetary control through the manipulation of humanity's very way of life. Icke digs into every facet of contemporary society to expose the invisible horror lurking beneath the calm veneer of everyday life. In the process he gets downright offensive, knocking everything from Judaism to the Denver airport. Even if you can't swallow Icke's distasteful revelations or follow every step of his labyrinthine conspiracy theories, The Biggest Secret is sure to forever change the way you look at the Amoco oil logo. --Brian Patterson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Without believing the content, still a fascinating exercise
I find that reviews of the book often reveal more about a title than merely the sum of the reviewers' own opinions. The very fact that most of the dismissers of this work live in the US or UK, is telling. Whether one believes the premise or not (and I have no idea), I think perhaps individuals in those nations may chafe at a harness which we all know, at some level, exists.

That said, internecine gangland lizard warlords? Um, I don't think so, but as Cervantes cautioned us about the need to consider that windmills are giants, this book is fascinating in its ability to make the reader consider, well, maybe George Bush and his cousin Elizabeth R, are really reptiles from another planet.

That Icke is capable of pulling it off, is itself a miracle, and a credit to the author.

BTW, I'd also take issue with the initial Amazon review likening Icke to Robert Anton Wilson. Wilson NEVER suggests his theories are "truth", rather he uses them as intellectual exercises. Anyone reading Wilson for exigency, is missing his entire point.

And while his aim may be religion, Icke's methodology is breathtaking to behold. Read it to stimulate thinking, not to believe.

2-0 out of 5 stars THE MOST ANTI-SEMITIC SCREWBALL SCREED I HAVE EVER READ.
Holy cow Batman! This book is a bizarre combination of Alister Crowley hallucinating about sexual fantasies with giant lizard men from space, and The Human Race vs The Bush Clan on a frenzied tag team anti-masonic brawl. David Icke has managed to fabricate the most screwball screed I've ever had the misfortune to have read.

The author states that the world is controlled by a group of extraterrestrial reptilians because of their possession and domination of certain European aristocratic, easily possessed bloodlines. They amass power for the purpose of keeping themselves happy and keeping us mere mortals down. Just a few of their horrendous activities according to Icke are: Merely running the world (An example of this is that he states over and over that both President Bushes are reptilians, as are all of our other presidents, and most royality.)starting wars, human sacrifice, pedophilia (Those parts of the book made me physically sick.), drug running, and any other deviate behavior one can think of.

I have given this book two stars for one reason. It's an endless source of amusement on how gullible people can be when it comes to conspiracy theories. Overall Icke has written one of the most ANTI-SEMITIC, poorly written books I have had the misfortune of coming across.

5-0 out of 5 stars hope
great.he exposes it all,i dont know about the lizards but the rest makes sense.he talks about terrorism and there master plan, before it happened.problem related solutions then they can impose a police state.and people will not question a loss of liberty.read this today.

3-0 out of 5 stars Wake Up People!
There are no aliens, there are no sex zombies, and there are no conspiracies.

Some of you have expressed amazement that the author has not been sued by the many politicians and celebrities he claims have committed assorted crimes against nature and humanity. There is a reason for this and its not because the claims are true. Its because they are parody. That is how Hustler magazine got away with writing about a certain religious leader's supposed incestuous acts and how The Onion gets away with just about everything it writes about anyone. Its all a joke folks.

Use your heads for one minute. Don't you think the professional sleaze mongers employed by the political opponents of those named would be all over this stuff like flies on the proverbial cow pies? Look what they did to Clinton and Clarence Thomas with stuff that was not nearly as juicy as this. But they won't touch this because there is nothing there. Its parody.

So have a laugh and go back to sleep.

1-0 out of 5 stars TOTAL RUBBISH!!!
In the words of Ralph Kramden:
"YOU ARE WAY OUT THERE!"
This guy is a lunatic & this book is trash!
It's sad that there are people out there
that like this book.
The world is filled with alot of nuts! ... Read more


128. Drug Lords : The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel
by Ron Chepesiuk
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For 20 years, the Cali drug cartel, a vast criminal conspiracy, pumped thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States, laundered billions of dollars in profits and was responsible for endemic political corruption and an untold number of murders and assassinations. It ultimately controlled 70 percent of the world's cocaine market, flooding towns and cities with the addictive white powder dubbed the "champagne of drugs."

Through organized violence, terrorist strategies, intimidation and bribery, the cartel became a major threat to Colombia's fragile stability. It also brought an unprecedented degree of strategy and planning to the drugs trade. It would take more than two decades and a global effort to bring it down.

In this first-ever account of the cartel's rise and fall, author Ron Chepesiuk provides a compelling insight into the history of international drug trafficking, organized crime and US drug policy. He draws vivid pictures of the gang's founders-Jose "the Chess Player" Londono and brothers Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela-and reveals how they built their empire, carving up the massive US market with their rival Medellin Cartel: New York going to Cali, Miami to Medellin.

Unlike Medellin, headed by the vicious Pablo Escobar, the men from Cali kept their complex operation in the shadows. It grew quickly and came to operate like a multinational corporation. In time, they became too big to share their spoils and fought an indescribably bloody war with the Medellin mob, a war they ultimately won.

Written with the pace and vividness of a thriller, Drug Lords also illustrates the similarities between global traffickers and international terrorists and compares the current war on terror with the war on drugs.

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129. A Beautiful Child: A True Story of Hope, Horror, and an Enduring Human Spirit
by Matt Birkbeck
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Sharon Marshall was brilliant.

As a student at Forest Park High School near Atlanta, Georgia, Sharon was at the top of her class. She had a personality that radiated, and the blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty to match, making her one of the more popular, and respected, students. She also served as a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC, was a Who's Who Among Students in America's High Schools, and earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering.

Sharon was the girl next door, her future filled with so much hope and promise.

She was an American dream.

But Sharon had secrets. Deep, disturbing secrets so shocking and complex, and so unique, they took more than a decade to unravel.

A Beautiful Child explores one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American law enforcement. It tells the gripping true story of a gifted, yet mysterious young woman caught in the violent world of the murderous felon and fugitive she called her father.

A complex web of deception thirty-years in the making, Sharon Marshall's incredible story, and the horrifying events that followed, fueled a dedicated FBI agent determined to unravel her secrets. But his efforts were thwarted at every turn by a nation's failure.

What unfolds is a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.
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130. Assassination Science : Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: ASSASSINATION SCIENCE provides a collection of studies by physicians, scientists, and other serious students that is intended to place the investigation of the death of JFK on an objective and scientific foundation. The contributors are among the best-qualified individuals to ever examine the medical and the photographic evidence in this case, including a world authority on the human brain who is also an expert on wound ballistics, a physician with a Ph.D. in physics who is also board certified in radiation oncology, a philosopher who is an expert on critical thinking and also a former Marine Corps officer, a physician who attended both the dying President and Lee Harvey Oswald at Parkland Hospital, a leading expert on the photographic evidence who served as a special advisor to the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA),and other highly-qualified students of the assassination of JFK.

ASSASSINATION SCIENCE is distinctive among works on the assassination of President Kennedy for several reasons, First, it is the only collaborative study that brings together the original work of physicians, scientists, and other serious students: there are eleven contributors, rather than only one. Thus, readers have the benefit of exposure to the research efforts of multiple investigators who set forth their findings in clear and accessible language. Second, it includes the most important studies of the medical evidence since the publication of David Lifton's BEST EVDIENCE in 1980 and the most important studies of the Zapruder film ever presented. These results completely undermine previous investigations of the death of JFK, including especially the official government inquiries of the Warren Commission and of the HSCA.

Third, it provides the only comprehensive and detailed critique and response to a series of articles published in the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) in 1962-63. These articles, which were based upon interviews with the physicians who performed the autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, were hyped by the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA, George Lundberg, M.D., who proclaimed that they were being welcomed into the "peer reviewed" literature on the assassination, in spite of the fact that they had not been refereed by experts on the crime and he knew that at the time. Nevertheless, they received enormous attention by the national press, even though they were based upon the selection and elimination of evidence to provide a biased report in support of a predetermined conclusion.

Fourth, it reports and explains the most important scientific findings in the history of the study of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, which include:

* the discovery that some autopsy X-rays have been fabricated to conceal a massive blow-out to the back of the head caused by a shot from in front;

* the discovery that other autopsy X-rays have been altered by the imposition of a 6.5 mm metal object that was not present on the original X-rays;

* the discovery that diagrams and photographs that are supposed to be of the brain of JFK must be of the brain of someone other than John Kennedy;

* the discovery that the President alone was hit by at least four shots: one to his throat (fired from in front), one to his back (fired from behind) and two to his head (fired from behind and from in front);

* the discovery that the official "magic bullet " theory cannot possibly be true;

* the discovery that an absolute minimum of at least six shots were fired in Dealey Plaza during the assassination;

* the discovery that the Zapruder film of the assassination, which has been viewed as the nearest thing to "absolute truth" by some, has been extensively edited using highly sophisticated techniques;

* the discovery that Lee Harvey Oswald appears to have been framed using manufactured evidence, including the back-yard photograph;

* the discovery that the Warren Commission inquiry was a political charade featuring -a phoney bullet -a phoney limo -phoney wounds.

* Fifth, it reports and records repeated efforts to bring these discoveries to the attention of the American people, including a national press conference held in New York City on 18 November 1993, which explained many of these findings and how they were discovered, but which the nation's newspapers have yet to print; strenuous and repeated attempts by telephone, letter, and fax to convince the American Broadcast Network (including Nightline and ABC WORLD NEWS WITH PETER JENNINGS) to cover this story that were without success; repeated efforts to inform the nation's leading newspaper, The New York Times, that its coverage of the assassination, including book reviews and even obituaries, was biased and irresponsible, but which The Times has chosen to completely ignore.

Sixth, it reports and records repeated and strenuous efforts to bring these new findings and discoveries, which completely undermine previous investigations by the federal government, to the attention of the Department of Justice. The correspondence between James H. Fetzer, Ph.D., and Mary Spearing, Chief of the General Litigation and Legal Advice Section, provides a case study of the difficulties encountered in the pursuit of justice in a bureaucracy. In spite of his best efforts, he was unable to convince the Justice Department that the new findings concerning the fabrication of the X-rays and the substitution of diagrams and of photographs dictate a reinterpretation of the evidence in this case, even though previous government inquiries took for granted that this evidence was authentic.

Seventh, it reports and records sustained efforts by American citizens to contribute their time and their talents to clarifying the nature of what has previously been assumed to be the "best evidence" in this case in an effort to bring closure to the American people. The members of this group, including distinguished scientists and recognized authorities within their respective fields, have sought to fill the vacuum created by the failure of the government to adequately investigate the assassination and to compensate for the dismal record of the press by reporting new discoveries that appear to demonstrate conclusively that there was a large-scale conspiracy and cover-up by the government in the death of JFK.

The studies published here are thus intended to convey at least three general lessons. One, that even journals as prestigious as JAMA are not immune from political abuse, indications of which abound with respect to its coverage of the medical evidence in this case. Two, that new discoveries, including scientific findings of fundamental importance, continue to be made, supporting the possibility that truth is not beyond our grasp. Three, that journals, newspapers, and agencies on which we all depend do not always serve the people's interests. The pursuit of truth, the protection of justice, and the preservation of democratic institutions require eternal vigilance. As long as we are ignorant, we are not free. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Emphasis on 'Science' : Think or Get out of the Kitchen!
The Thinking Man's Warren Report...

Fetzer's collation of articles by meticulous JFK assassination researchers is fascinating, technical, rigorous and compelling. If you want someone to make it simple for you, go elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are a serious, data-driven JFK buff, this book is a gold mine. The evidence presented was authoritative and convincing - especially the discussion of the optical density data on the autopsy X-rays and the minute analysis of the Zabruder film. (I dug out my Life photos of the Zabruder film, for instance, and was floored to realize that several glaring inconsistancies were right in front of me, all along...)

There is no particular effort to answer the 'Who Dunnit?' - except to add enormous credence to the premise that the American government agencies, FBI SS, CIA, military,etc., must have participated, at least on some level.

As one with a long-standing fascination on the role of scientists in the philosophical quest for knowledge,(while at the same time being a shameless physics junkie), I especially appreciated Fetzer's contributions(and other's), on logical fallacy, the nature of proof, and the pitfalls of researching outside a cohesive scientific community.

I realize that Fetzer has an axe to grind with JAMA, but having cut my conspiracy teeth on Crenshaw's JFK, Conspiracy of Silence, I felt that axe needed the work. Were I a physician, I'd quit the AMA over their treatment of Crenshaw.

The book contains invaluable references to other responsible works on the assassination, providing if not a roadmap, at least a starting point in the wilderness; there are thousands of volumes on this highly popular subject, so this is no small favor.

All in all, the book lives up to its title. I am still reeling from the final chapters!

4-0 out of 5 stars OK, but TOO Drawn-Out
I agree that there's no way Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone if at all in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And this is from a right-wing Conservative! However, this book is too repetitive, full of misspellings, and the interior design is very reader-unfriendly (the switching of fonts and type sizes, etc.). The book is filled with extremely interesting points, but, unfortunately, it is all balanced out with very hard-to-understand medical talk, etc. It took me a very long time to finish the book, which was recommended by a friend, because it was so difficult to read. I refused to read MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA because once I finished ASSASINATION SCIENCE, I perused the former, only to find it too similar in all the aspects listed above. We already know most of the points brought up in the book; a paper from each of the contributors would have been more effective.

1-0 out of 5 stars Another fictional book made to make money.
A perfect example of how fictional this work is are the claims that the photo of Oswald holding a gun was faked. To this day his wife states that she took this photo. To this day Oswald's brother states that he believes that Oswald did the assassination.
Readers would be better off getting the DVD "ABC News presents The Kennedy Assassination-Beyond Conspiracy" which produces evidence that Oswald did perform the assassination,refutes incorrect sound evidence by five scientists that got it wrong and also has a statement by director Oliver Stone that he used "dramatic licence" when he falsified history in the fictional film JFK.
To show how ridiculous this industry has become-if you could put all the claims in all the conspiracy books and films together,there would be a total of 50 assassins and 150 accomplices. They have found assassins under bushes,over fences,in buildings etc.
It's a wonder that President Kennedy wasn't a pincussion with all these fiction assassins firing shots in different conspiracy books and documentaries.
It has become a money-making industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Josiah ???
I'm glad Josiah took the time to go to the library and report to us what "others" think of this book. His time would have been better spent READING it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The 'case closed' forever reopened
One tends to drift through books on the Kennedy assassination, forever suspicious, never satisfied, as hypotheses tend to come and go,cancelling each other out, leaving one the luxury of 'interesting, but doubtful' by way of non-conclusion. This book scotches that in its tracks. With this treatment by a series of qualified investigators a new standard is set, and the result is a fixation of facts that, to use the philosophic terminology of one contributor, thresholds issues of Popperian falsifiability, to say nothing of Foucauldian analyses of truth and power.
A compilation of experts, for once, the book focuses less on the speculative exotica of the Assassination Legend, and fairly well settles the quest of the authenticity of the Xrays, the diagrams of Kennedy's brain, and the Zapruder film. Especially the latter is, contrary to initial intuition, suddenly seen as altogether suspect in an exacting series of analyses, as the tampering seems to become transparent, starting with the gross violations of the 'chain of evidence' procedures normal in such cases. It is therefore a close shave indeed for the 'lone gun man' theory.
As to who the whodunit are I will leave anyone interested to the theory of Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy's secretary, quoted in the text. Another perfect crime by somewho's associated with the higher functions of the Yankee Doodle system, maybe. But probably not a lone gunman. ... Read more


131. International Crime and Punishment: Selected Issues: Volume One : Selected Issues: Volume One
by Sienho Yee
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The research papers in this collection address several important and less-treated questions of international criminal law: International Committee of the Red Cross as a witness before international criminal tribunals; the definition of aggression, mistake of law as a defense, and the doctrine of command responsibility. ... Read more


132. Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide and the Criminal Mind
by Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G. Michaud
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The Evil That Men Do introduced readers to the lifework and the techniques of FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood.

Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-- writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-- will take then deep into the minds of his prey, the world's most dangerous sexual criminals, and reveal the extent to which these individuals permeate our society.

Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders-- the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques-- investigative approaches that he helped pioneer at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit-- that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.

Hazelwood has helped track down some of the most violent and well-known criminals in modern history; in Dark Dreams he takes readers into his world-- a sinister world inhabited by scores of dangerous offenders for every Roy Hazelwood who would put them behind bars:

* A young woman disappears from the convenience store where she works. Her skeletonized remains are found in a field, near a torture device. Who committed this heinous crime? And why?

* A teenager's body is found hanging in a storm sewer. His clothes are neatly folded by the entrance and a stopwatch is found in his mouth. Is he the victim of a bizarre, ritualistic murder...or an elaborate masturbatory fantasy gone awry?

* A married couple, driving with their toddler in the backseat, pick up a female hitchhiker. They kidnap her and for seven years keep her as a sexual slave. The wife agreed to this inhuman arrangement in exchange for having a second child. Who was to blame?

As gruesome as the crimes are and as unsettling as the odds seem, Hazelwood proves that the right amount of determination and logic can bring even the most cunning and devious criminals to justice.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A scary read for a dark night!
The books written by Hazelwood and other former FBI profilers, such as John Douglas, are just wonderfully creepy. I can no longer read fiction mysteries after reading this book. The truth is so much more frightening than fiction!! I recommend this book
highly to true crime fans, whether they be law enforcement professionals or, like me, fans of the genre. This is a frightening book that looks sexual violence straight in the eye. It is filled with scary factual detail. I recommend you hunker down with this book with the doors and windows locked!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best True Crime Books I've Ever Read
When I first started reading this book, I was expecting a typical True Crime book. Most True Crime books focus on the Crimes committed by a Criminal, however Dark Dreams goes onto explain what motivates these criminals, and provides some insight into why they committ crimes.
Dark Dreams does detail crimes, but does not explain them entirly. I would've liked to read more details about the crimes.
This Book Was a Fascinating Read, I'd suggest it to anyone.
Roy Hazelwood and Stephen G. Michaud, Are Brilliant Together, I can't wait to read more books, from either authors.
Thank You for reading this review, and Happy Reading!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I love reading Non-fiction books, and this was my first on this subject. It was honest, and mystifying, and also horryifing. It was unreal to hear some of the sick things people do! Hazelwood went into the explainations of why some people do these things and certain charisitcs of them. It was a different view, taking you into the psychology of these sick minds. Eventhough I don't have other books to compare to, I can say that I reccomend this book to an interested reader, and that I will look forward to reading more of Hazlewood's work!

2-0 out of 5 stars Reads like pop psych
I was hoping for better when I picked the book up and purchased it. I was disappointed. Perhaps I just listened to well to my profs who said "don't believe everything anyone who says they have authority tell you. Make them prove it."

First I had to go to the web to find any qualifications for Hazelwood. Second I still have no clue as to his educational background. Third lots of good rubbernecking details but lacking sadly on proof of any of his statements. I can tell you what I saw working in 14 years of Forensic Psych but it doesn't mean I am right without hard stats to prove my point. He doesn't yield them. Might they be locked in a safe somewhere because I haven't seen valid proof of some of his theories yet. I can't say they are wrong but I can't say they are right. I need numbers to back up what he says. He also has a very "Christian" start using one of the early Christian writers to exemplify his model of certain behavior. It didn't fly. The parallels were too vague and too cultural centric of a Purtain background. At no time did I feel he was an impartial observer but had an agenda to "prove" something. If he didn't it was the strong impression the book gave. There were some interesting theories that would have been better presented in another manner.

Is it worth the read? For all the faults, yes. It does present some interesting theories that while they might be unfounded in the end [give me some hard stats please] are worth examining.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and Captivating
This book was filled with useful information. It explains the business of profiling very nicely, if not the actual science. Those looking for a Profiling for Dummies book should probably keep looking, but anyone who is seriously interesting in the subject and has some background information will love this book. It was truly fascinating. ... Read more


133. Brother Tony's Boys: The Largest Case of Child Prostitution in U.S. History: The True Story
by Mike Echols
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5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelieveably tragic
I read this book as a recommendation for parents to be aware of pediophiles and how to spot them. Having children, I was compelled to know how to protect them. Here is a story I will never forget - part of that is indespensible. Worse, I cry for the countless victims of sexual abuse. When you see ( very thoroughly ) in this detailed account, just how far reaching the devistation is, you can only pray for such victims and strive to protect the ones you love and educate every one else!

I couldn't put it down, as the story grew more horrifyingly unbelievable, I kept thinking it couldn't get worse, but it did - for everyone involved.

In the end, I had to search the internet to see where Tony Leyva was today -- and found that he'd died in prison in 2003. I couldn't help but wonder if his victims rejoiced at the news? Yet a man's fate was hopelessly and finally sealed with the more infinite punishment I am sure awaits him.

As for author Mike Echols, that internet search was even more disturbing. He, too, died in 2003. But I won't tell you how, or where, or other circumstances. You can look that up for yourself after you finish the book. See for yourself what his searching, his quest for justice finally ledhim to.

You'll realize that you can't go anywhere near any and all things pornographic without being affected by it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Victim of Leyva's reviews Echols' book.
I am a survivor of Tony Leyva's crimes and was not mentioned in the book.My experience with him was in the early 70's.I have first hand knowledge of how he operated and can truly say Mr. Echols' report on Leyva is completely thorough and accurate.Relatively few people will work to expose this type of behavior.Echols is to be congratulated.A must-read for parents.

5-0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER TRAGIC STORY OF TRUST BETRAYED!
Mike Echols does an outstanding job of chronicling the history of abuse "Brother" Tony, an evangelical itinerant preacher, inflicts upon the children of families who came to look up to him and trust him withtheir sons. Brother Tony is clearly a psychopathic predator who tookadvantage of hundreds and hundreds of boys during his roving ministry.Echols well illustrates that pederasty has not just been a problem in theCatholic Clery but in the fabric of many who betrayed the sacredness of thetrust that was bestowed upon them in a number of arenas. While Brother Tonyeventually gets jailed, it's fairly clear that it's far too little, toolate. Brother Tony will be back in action within the next few years andparents need to look out for their kids.

Brother Tony's Boys illustratesagain the importance of parents talking forthrightly to their childrenabout potential predators who might be as close as relatives or as trustedas men of God. A sad story which chronicles a tremendous betrayal and thedamage that these young people will need to come to grips with as theirlives progress. An excellent edition to books dealing with similar issuesin differing settings: "Scouts Honor" chronicling the sad storyof abuse in the boy scouts, Jason Berry's outstanding book on CatholicClergy, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" Parents might read thesealong with some of the books on averting and treating some of these issues,i.e., author Mic Hunter is among the treatment pioneers in this field andhis books are available on Amazon.com. A frightening subject -- yet not oneto simply be ignored. Parents and educators need to be proactive aboutthese kinds of predators! Highly Recommended! Daniel J. Maloney

5-0 out of 5 stars Senate members and Congress men(members of Nambla)
Good book I guess but you can not truelly investigate Namblaa until you have made a list of alll government members all the way up to the whitehouse who are actual members of nambla until you expose them you willnever be able to truelly battle Nambla

5-0 out of 5 stars Brother Tony to get out of prison soon
The subject of Mike Echols' book, Pentecostal evangelist Brother Tony Leyva, is to get out of prison this fall unless the U.S. Parole Commission decides to keep him in prison to serve his full prison term (he has now served 10 years out of the 20 years to which he was sentenced).

Mike Echols is trying to get people to write letters to stop Tony Leyva's parole. ... Read more


134. Wiseguys Say the Darndest Things: The Quotable Mafia
by Jerry Capeci
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Considering that they thrive on secrecy, mobsters have, over the years, proven themselves to be notorious gossips-even out-and-out blabbermouths. The fact is, mobsters DO say the darnedest things, and whether discussing business, women, food, death, sex, or "the life," you can always count on a mobster to spill it in an unintentionally funny, incredibly insightful, or simply terrifying way. With quotable quotes from both semi-literate stooges and the smoothest professionals who ever made headlines, this book speaks to the millions of people who are fascinated by the mob. ... Read more


135. Drug Lord, the Life and Death of a Mexican Kingpin
by Terrence E. Poppa
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During the last years of his violent life, Pablo Acosta smuggled a staggering 60 tons of cocaine a year into the United States-one third of the total U.S. consumption. Set only miles from the Texas border, Drug Lord is an extraordinary inside look at how drug trafficking really works in Mexico. Based on interviews with Acosta and other insiders, Poppa weaves a tale of the smuggler's rise from humble beginnings, his violent struggle to maintain control over his empire, the treachery and over-indulgence that fostered his downfall, and his grisly death at the hands of the judiciales, the Mexican federal police he had been paying off for years and who turned against him when he was no longer of use. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A magazine atricle
Drug Lord is a series of news releases tacked together in story form. With a few interesting side trips. Terrene Poppa comes across as a journalist on a quest, but the ending is preordained and the life--drugs-ect.-- (the focus of his book) repititious. Pablo Acosta (drug lord) comes from humble beginnings and rises to power with violence and violence. A lot of people get killed, then more people get killed, and everybody is smuggling or taking drugs and then Pablo gets killed. The Mexican government in corrupt, as are an assortment of Amercan agents, but the two groups play the game, bad guys and good guys. What the book lacks is the first person power when something is written by somebody who actually experienced the life. Poppa is telling this tale from the outside, and while that suffices it leaves the reader with a hazy vision of what really was happening. Amazon thinks my reviews are partial and unfair. They're probably right, I'm too much of a critic. If though you are interested in the subject (drugs, mexico, trailer park violence) you can read this book. It's not bad, just didn't go the distance. I think.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating look at the Mexican drug cartel
Drug Lord is a pleasure to read even though its message is quite disturbing. Terrence Pappa's journalistic talents are obvious; by focusing primarily on the biography of the Mexican drug lord, Pablo Acosta, rather than directly on the issue of drug smuggling, he immediately engages the reader's interest. Acosta is a fascinating character, reminiscent in some ways of Chicago's Al Capone. However, there is one huge difference: Pappa provides convincing evidence that even most powerful drug lords, such as Acosta, are only pawns in a drug trade that involves the highest levels of the Mexico's ruling party including the brother of the former President and possibly even former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, himself. The rampant corruption in the PRI - the political party that has ruled Mexico over 70 years - illustrates how difficult it will be for Mexico to get its social and economic house in order. This means that we can expect the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs (and they are related) will end no time soon.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great story that exposes the ugly corrupt symbiotic elationship between the mexican drug dealers and the corrupt police and army officials. It also carefullly documents the inevitable, reccurring results...Still, with all the access to Pablo Agosta you still feel you really don't know him -perhaps there really wasn't any 'there' there--it was all about power and getting high,and killing the opposition.. There are no heroes in this story, just a grim reality which leads you to the conclusion that the more things supposedly change, the more they remain the same---no solutions offered for that part of the mexican/ american economy living on fumes. . . Oddly enough,legalization (with appropriate controls/education/treament) might offer a long term solution-these stories will inevitably get worse, more violent, and corrupt the very institutions created to suppress the drug lords GOOD Story that should have been told long ago The end was foretold early in the book so there is little suspense at the end--not great writing, but great story

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ
This is an awesome read for true crime lovers. I could not put it down.

4-0 out of 5 stars Druglord
Druglord is the best biography that I have ever read. Poppa did a very good job describing the life of a Mexican drug dealer. This book was very sophisticated; it was hard for me to understand what he was trying to say. Poppa used very descriptive words and phrases such as Malice aforethought, and audacious. After reading this book, I realized that the audience is mainly adults. I never imagined drug trafficking being as big as it was or as big as Acosta was. When I read this book, I was surprised when the book revealed that Pablo moved over sixty tons of just cocaine alone every year that he was in business. Then it he said that he also dealt with Marijuana and Heroin. Another thing that just blew my mind was that he paid the Mexican Federal Police (The Judicials) for protection. Poppa was so well descriptive, I had pictures and scenes playing in my head about some of the drug deals and when the American Police were constantly chasing him when he was dealing here. Overall, this was a very good book. Nobody knows how often drug trafficking happened and how much money they used to make off of it. A month ago, there was a drug bust in Iowa and it sounded just like the way Pablo Acosta ran his faction. The man used planes just like Acosta, and was dealing the same amount that Acosta was but he was making more money because the price has gone up now. I would recommend this book to anyone that like challenging books. ... Read more


136. The Complete Idiot's Guide To Frauds, Scams, and Cons
by Duane Swierczynski
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5-0 out of 5 stars Scam-a-rific!
There are plenty of books about con artists out there, but i don't think any of them are as funny as this one. Put this one on the shelf next to your true crime favorites. ... Read more


137. What the Corpse Revealed: Murder and the Science of Forensic Detection
by Hugh Miller
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Catlog: Book (2000-12-01)
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The victim was shot through the heart--but no bullet was ever found.
In a case full of baffling twists, a gunshot wound to the heart leads to a brilliant investigator to one conclusion: a bullet designed to disappear...

The skin was peeled from the victim's hands
A beautiful woman almost gets away with murder because her victim cannot be identified.Then a forensic scientist leads police to the peeled skin from two boiled hands--and the fingerprints that will crack the case.

The murder weapon was smashed to smithereens
A man was killed by a blow from a bottle.Now, determined investigator carefully puts the pieces of glass back together to catch a kiler--and to carry out a crime of his own...

What the corpse revealed
Once detectives solved crimes with shoe leather and a gun. Now they use DNA samples, blood splatters, microbes and psychological profilings.This extraordinary book, through details drawn from some of the most baffling cases of the last fifty years, shows how a new generation fo real-life crime busters is catching stalkers, poisoners, mass murderers, and assassins--through the astounding art of forensic science.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Begins with Murder and ends with Suicide
I'm not certain what 'acknowledged' means, as in the phrase, "He has written extensively for television and is an acknowledged expert on forensic medicine." However, that is how the book jacket on "What the Corpse Revealed" describes its author, Hugh Miller. Whether he's a physician or not, Miller tells a heck of a good story. Each one of his sixteen stories was solved through forensic detection, and the author has chosen incidents that are well off the radar of most true crime writers. Many of the murderers are women, and the final murderess in "What the Corpse Revealed" chooses a very unique method of killing herself while in prison. In fact, it's a very unique book through and through -- those British really know how to tell a 'good' murder story. Try this book, and then read "Forty Years of Murder" by Keith Simpson, if you won't take my word for it.

If you like true-crime stories with a scientific framework, or if you are a fan of well-told, suspenseful detective tales, "What the Corpse Revealed" will keep you reading well into night. My only advice: keep lots of lights on!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for "quick" reads.
This book is great if you only have enough time to read during your lunch hour or in bed at the end of the day. The average reading time (more or less) for each chapter was from 15 to 30 minutes, which was perfect for me since I was able to read about the crimes from start to end and mull over how the evidence came together.

The book explains to the readers what certain terms such as sadism and machoism refer to without going into details or overexplaining things. Forensic findings are illustrated and easy to comprehend. In cases where findings are not always agreed upon by all forensic experts, it is so noted as in the case of "drowing" - whether or not a person died as a result of drowing by the presence of certain things in the bloodstream.

I enjoyed each chapter and I'm amazed at the extent of work they go through to uncover the crime and find the offender. It's a good read for story-telling purposes. Out of the sixteen cases, you're bound to learn something new unless you already work in forensics!

1-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS FICTION!
This book was recommended to me as a book related forensic pathology/forensic anthropology, my favorite reading areas. When I settled down to read it, the "Note to the Reader" was the first clue I had that the book was ficitious: "This book not intended to portray, and should not be read as portraying, actual persons, living or dead. Yet, on its cover it says "True Crime", what I took to be a tacky way of saying "Non-Fiction".
Whatever. - bONNY

1-0 out of 5 stars Crime fiction - not fact
I started getting suspicious when all the deserving bad guys seemed to get killed or commit suicide in the first several stories. Then I got to the one about the hollywood actor who starred in a TV family comedy that ran 10 years from 1974. Cute, except no such TV show exists, nor does the named actor. When this many facts have been changed there no longer is any basis in reality.

As another reader mentioned, the case involving the hungarian ex-policeman who claims he's being threatened with death when a pig's head is found with a message in his mouth is VERY loosely based on a case in England. In the real case there was no crippled child to add pathos to the "story", nor was there a similarly crippled forensic scientist who miraculously solved the case.

Fictional cases, fictional experts, fictional criminals - Why is this book listed in True Crime?

I've been completely cheated by buying this book and if I could I'd demand my money back from the publisher! When I want to buy non-fiction I want non-fiction, not this tripe.

Buyer beware and skip this book, there are better works on forensics that give more accurate details on procedure and demonstrate real cases.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fiction spiced up with a little fact
This book is a potboiler and largely a work of fiction. It is recommended only to someone who likes real life spiced up with extras to add "verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative". Separate cases which on their own are nothing remarkable are cobbled together to form a rather more interesting super-case. It doesn't work.

Two examples. One story is how a maid murdered her employers by shooting them with bullets made from frozen pig flesh. She then locked them in the murder room by using a pair of surgical forceps to operate to key from the 'wrong' side of the door, thereby baffling the plods assigned to the case. Not the super-sleuth, of course. The latter incident is so totally implausible that it is clear it is a fictional touch. There is a photo of the pair of forceps, but not of the lock. It would be impossible to get a pair of forces of this size into a keyhole, let alone grip the circular end key with sufficient force to overcome the friction of the bolt and turn it - and then keyhole would have to be at least 10mm in diameter for the forceps to have room to turn. Even seen on a keyhole that wide? Yes - but on a medieval castle, not a recent passage lock. Further, warded mortice locks have not been used in passage doors for over a hundred years. This part was clearly added into spice up the story, but the result is to make the whole story seem implausible.

A second story concerns a Hungarian farmer who blew up his wife with a pipe bomb, then murdereds the lawyer with whose wife he is having an affair. The case is investigated by a brilliant but crippled forensic scientist. All very well, except this identical case has been featured on the Discovery Channel in the series The New Detectives. Only there it was set where it actually occurred - in rural England. Real names were used, the victim was a next door neighbour, and the forensic detectives were common-or-garden suits not a fictional cripple with a heroic personal history.

By the time I had finished that chapter the whole book was looking rather doubtful and I just skimmed through the rest. By the way, the mysterious ingredient that the book doesn't name for fear of inflaming proto-arsonists (in the last chapter about the nurse-arsonist) is potassium permanganate. The coyness is unnecessary as this is the method used by forest wardens to start fuel load reduction burns from the air.

This book does have a use. It is ideal for a long aircraft journey. You can toss it in the charity bin at your destination without a pang of regret that you are disposing of a book worth keeping and treasuring. ... Read more


138. Illegal Tender : Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle
by David Tripp
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It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures read like "a composite of The Lord of the Rings and The Maltese Falcon" (The New York Times). Illegal to own and coveted all the more, it has been sought with passion by men of wealth and with steely persistence by the United States government for more than a half century.

In 1905, at the height of the exuberant Gilded Age, President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned America's greatest sculptor, Augustus Saint- Gaudens -- as he battled in vain for his life -- to create what became America's most beautiful coin.ÿIn 1933 the hopes of America dimmed in the darkness of the Great Depression, and gold -- the nation's lifeblood -- hemorrhaged from the financial system. As the economy teetered on the brink of total collapse, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first act as president, assumed wartime powers while the nation was at peace and in a "swift, staccato action" unprecedented in United States history recalled all gold and banned its private ownership.

But the United States Mint continued, quite legally, to strike nearly a half million 1933 double eagles that were never issued and were deemed illegal to own.In 1937, along with countless millions of other gold coins, they were melted down into faceless gold bars and sent to Fort Knox. The government thought they had destroyed them all -- but they were wrong.

A few escaped, purloined in a crime -- an inside job -- that wasn't discovered until 1944. Then, the fugitive 1933 double eagles became the focus of a relentless Secret Service investigation spearheaded by the man who had put away Al Capone.All the coins that could be found were seized and destroyed. But one was beyond their reach, in a king's collection in Egypt, where it survived a world war, a revolution, and a coup, only to be lost again.

In 1996, more than forty years later, in a dramatic sting operation set up by a Secret Service informant at the Waldorf-Astoria, an English and an American coin dealer were arrested with a 1933 double eagle which, after years of litigation, was sold in July 2002 to an anonymous buyer for more than $7.5 million in a record-shattering auction. But was it the only one? The lost one?

Illegal Tender, revealing information available for the first time, tells a riveting tale of American history, liberally spiced with greed, intrigue, deception, and controversy as it follows the once secret odyssey of this fabulous golden object through the decades. With its cast of kings, presidents, government agents, shadowy dealers, and crooks, Illegal Tender will keep readers guessing about this incomparable disk of gold -- the coin that shouldn't be and almost wasn't -- until the very end. ... Read more


139. With Honor and Purpose: An Ex-FBI Investigator Reports from the Front Lines of Crime
by Phil Kerby
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Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
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In 1969, disgruntled high school teacher Phil Kerby applied to the FBI on a lark. To his surprise, he was accepted (via a personal telegram from J. Edgar Hoover), and he spent the next 26 years of his life serving as a special agent. With Honor and Purpose purports to tell the "true story" of the FBI's inner workings; Kerby makes repeated attempts to show the reader that the FBI presented in popular entertainment is mostly wishful thinking, and his just-the-facts writing style and endless references to mundane paperwork make the claim believable.

The FBI, as Kerby tells it, is really just another plodding bureaucracy, only these clerks get to carry guns. In one of the longer cases described in the book, Kerby spends almost a year just trying to get the paperwork done correctly to request a wiretap on a suspect; the tap is denied anyway. Kerby characterizes his graduating class at the FBI Academy as a bunch of accountants, an exclusively white club for men in white shirts and black ties. Later in his career, Kerby's passion turned to nailing mobsters and gangsters of all stripes, and the book's centerpiece, wherein Kerby and his fellow Saginaw, Michigan, agents laboriously investigate a local would-be Mafia don, is enthralling. While Kerby tends to grouse about policies made by headquarters, his book sheds welcome light on an organization all too often cloaked in shadows. --Tjames Madison ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars humor and honor
Written insightfully. You will find both humor and seriousness. He addresses social problems, bureau red-tape, the mob, specific investigations and more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth it; a definite read
I found this book to be insightful and well written. Phil Kerby seems to tell you the good and the bad about the FBI. I could feel his pride as I read the book. If you are interested in the FBI, crimefighting, and more, this book is for you. I truly enjoyed it.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Real Thing
This is a solid account of FBI work as it really is, showing that agents are neither flawless supermen nor incompetent idiots--that they're human, in other words. Very readable, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exciting! Suspensful! Real-life stories of a retired FBI
I read this book in one night; I couldn't put it down. Kerby vividly decribes the cases he personally worked on in the FBI. You wouldn't believe some of the stories! ... Read more


140. Bloodsworth : The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA (Shannon Ravenel Books (Hardcover))
by Tim Junkin
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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction; this time he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. In jail Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law available in the prison library. When he stumbled across the first use (in England) of genetic fingerprinting, he persuaded a new lawyer to try for the then innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in the country, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

Bloodsworth exposes the details of inevitable human error in a capital murder case and in a legal system gone awry. And it tells the story of how one man, through dogged tenacity and courage, saved his own life and the lives of many other innocent men on death row.

This is a page-turner of a book that will move hearts and change minds.
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