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Not Guilty: Murder of Innocents

by Christine Gardner

In 1910 in Bendigo, three children were found dead in their home, brutally murdered with an axe and a knife.
Their mother, Camellia McCluskey, was a de facto wife at a time when such a position was not socially acceptable. Her partner, George, was considerably older than her. The two lived together happily for a few years before the relationship deteriorated, putting in place a chain of events that finally resulted in the slaying of Dorothy, Eric and Ida.

‘Not Guilty’ tells the story of those events, and the court proceedings that followed them. A storm of newspaper coverage surrounded Camellia as the Australian media struggled to understand the motivations that led her down the path she took.

This story is based on Camellia’s letters, court records, newspaper coverage, and other historical documents.



THE ZODIAC KILLER.

by Pat Dwyer

THE ZODIAC KILLER OPERATED IN CALIFORNIA IN THE LATE 1960′ AND EARLY 1970’S. HE COMMITTED FIVE KNOWN HOMICIDES BUT ITS SUSPECTED IN OTHERS. HE BRAZENLY CORRESPONDED WITH THE MEDIA AND IN 1974 DISAPPEARED INDEFINITELY. THE SEARCH FOR HIM HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE AND HE WAS NEVER CAUGHT. THIS BOOK CHRONICLES THIS MYSTERY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IN EASY TO READ FORMAT. IF YOU LIKE MYSTERIES YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.



THE TRENCH COAT BANK ROBBERS.

by PAT DWYER

THE TRENCH COAT BANK ROBBERS ROBBED BANKS FOR ”15 YEARS.” THEY HIT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ELUDING AUTHORITIES FOR FIFTEEN YEARS. DURING THIS TIME THEY RECEIVED LITTLE NOTORIETY AS NO ONE KNEW WHO THEY WERE. ONCE POLICE HAD THEM ”CORNERED” AFTER A ROBBERY BUT THEY BLEW BY A POLICE ROAD BLOCK AND ”SUCCESSFULLY ESCAPED.” EVENTUALLY THEY WERE IDENTIFIED AS THEY MADE MISTAKES OUTSIDE THE FIELD OF BANK ROBBERY. THIS BOOK CHRONICLES THIS STORY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM INCLUDING” PICTURES” WHICH SHOW THE NEBRASKA HIGHWAY TRAFFIC STOP WHICH ENDS THEIR REIGN. THE BANK ROBBERS WERE SO GOOD THAT AUTHORITIES EVEN DESCRIBE THEM AS ”CLASSIC PROFESSIONALS.” A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO LIKES TRUE CRIME.



Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand Travelogue

by Jennifer S. Alderson

“I never thought I would have reason to say to someone, ‘Sorry I’m late, it took longer to dismember the goat than originally planned.'”

I was twenty-six years old, worked at a well-paid job, rented a fantastic apartment, and enjoyed a large circle of friends. I had everything, except I didn’t. I couldn’t shake the feeling I was missing out on the experience of living.

Part guidebook on culture and travel, part journey of self-discovery, this travelogue takes you on a backpacking adventure through Nepal and Thailand and provides a firsthand account of one volunteer’s experience teaching in a Nepali school and living with a devout Brahmin family.

Trek with me through the bamboo forests and terraced mountaintops of eastern Nepal, take a wild river-rafting ride in class IV waters, go on an elephant ride and encounter a charging rhinoceros on jungle walks in Chitwan National Park, sea-kayak the surreal waters of Krabi, and snorkel in the Gulf of Thailand. Join me on some of the scariest bus rides you could imagine, explore beautiful and intriguing temples, experience religious rituals unknown to most Westerners, and visit mind-blowing places not mentioned in your typical travel guides.

Notes of a Naive Traveler is a must-read for those interested in learning more about – or wishing to travel to – Nepal and Thailand. I hope it inspires you to see these amazing countries for yourself.

Included in this book are twenty-five photos of Nepal and Thailand I took during my journey.

This trip also inspired me to write a travel thriller, Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery.



AMERICAN GANGSTER: John Dillinger and Al Capone – 2 Books in 1

by Roger Harrington

AMERICAN GANGSTER: John Dillinger and Al Capone – 2 Books in 1

Featuringâ?¦
*John Dillinger
*Al Capone

2 Great Books in 1!

John Dillinger
During the great depression, banks were closing with great speed and taking customers’ money with them. Nearly half of America’s banks were forced to close during the crisis. Many citizens were without jobs or steady incomes. It was one of the worst economic climates in American history. The us/them mentality was stronger than ever as common people turned against the remaining banks, considering them to be heartless institutions that stole money from loyal customers while the American people suffered en masse. Outlaws like Bonnie and Clyde, and “Pretty Boy” Floyd became heroes in the eyes of the American people. These people rolled up to banks and demanded money; a feat that many destitute Americans dreamed they could do. The robbers were considered Robin Hood type characters; giving the evil, rich banks what they deserved after treating their customers so poorly. However, these thieves weren’t stealing from the rich to give to the poor, as Robin Hood did; they were stealing from the rich to line their own pockets. Nevertheless, as newspapers continued to report on the exploits of the outlaws they became celebrities in their own right; as recognizable and idolized as any movie star. It was the perfect environment for the handsome, charming, and cunning John Dillinger to round up a gang of robbers and take the American banks by storm.

Al Capone
Although he ultimately became notorious as a crime boss engaged in bootlegging, gambling and various other illegal activities and was named by the Chicago Crime Commission as â??Public Enemy Number 1′, Al Capone’s beginnings were decidedly humble. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born on 17th January 1899 in Brooklyn, New York City. Although many people turn to crime to escape their poor background, this wasn’t really the case with Al Capone. His parents were respectable people who emigrated from Italy to Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) in 1893 and then by ship to the U.S. Father Gabriele was employed as a barber while mother Teresa worked for some time as a seamstress. When they arrived in America, they already had two sons and Teresa was pregnant with a third child. They lived initially in a squalid tenement building near the Navy Yard, a generally rough and noisy area although the family managed to remain normal and law-abiding. Al Capone was born the fourth of nine children, one of whom died at the age of one. This was the beginnings of America’s most prolific gangster.



UNSPEAKABLE EVIL VOLUME 1: The Zodiac Killer and the Charles Manson Murders – 2 Books in 1

by Frances J. Armstrong

UNSPEAKABLE EVIL VOLUME 1: The Zodiac Killer and the Charles Manson Murders – 2 Books in 1

Featuringâ?¦
*The Zodiac Killer
*Charles Manson Murders

2 Great Books in 1!

The Zodiac Killer
If not for the ominous shadow ofJack the Ripper, the case of the Zodiac Killer would perhaps be the greatest mystery the world has ever known. The Zodiac Killer was the self-given name to a murderer who took responsibility for the deaths of at least five people in the San Francisco area of California throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Over the decades, the case has become synonymous with mystery and injustice. The Zodiac Killer’s murders were brutal, bizarre and without remorse. Despite extensive searching, analyzing and profiling, no conclusive evidence of the Zodiac Killer’s identity has ever been put forward. Of course, many theories exist, some of which appear to answer all of the questions one would have regarded the identity of a notorious serial killer. However, none are concrete enough to serve as solid confirmation of who he really was. This is the story of a delusional, inhuman killing machine. It is often said that the truth is stranger than fiction, and the Zodiac Killer’s reign of terror continues to prove this.

Charles Manson Murders
At the age of 82, Charles Manson sits in Corcoran State Prison in California with an extensive record, most notably of which includes leading a cult that committed a murder spree. In 1969, over a period of five weeks and at four different locations, Manson’s followers killed a total of nine people in very gruesome manners. Manson referred to this spree of insanity as “Helter Skelter,” stolen from the Beatles hit song. He believed that these murders would incite and apocalyptic race war, which he believed was inevitable. Found guilty in 1971, Manson may have been responsible for more murders than were discovered. Charles Manson has been extensively covered. He was deemed by one magazine as “The Most Dangerous Man Alive.” Those cult members who were additionally responsible for the murders were convicted alongside Manson. However, he had many followers who managed to remain out of prison who continued to spout and believe Manson’s ideologies. The uniqueness of the Manson murders only grew as more was discovered about Charles Manson and the Manson family. Already a former convict when he formed the cult, Charles Manson was a singer and songwriter as well. Some of his more notable work has even been covered by popular bands, growing into somewhat of a cult sensation. This, is his story.



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