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With heart-thumping action from the first page to the last, it makes for a deadly collection and a gripping read. Mr Campion and Others by Margery Allingham. First published in , this assortment of classic murder mysteries sees master sleuth Mr Albert Campion tested against thirteen dastardly cases, which prove to be as charming as they are inventive. This is escapism crime fiction from a bygone era to be savoured and enjoyed.
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Fans of Agatha Christie will relish this delightful collection. Hercule Poirot needs no introduction. A work of literary history to be treasured. Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler. It was the pulp detective magazines of the s and s where Raymond Chandler made his name as a connoisseur of the hard-boiled detective story.
Legendary master storyteller Stephen King is at his best in this collection of short works delivering chilling stories on a multitude of themes including morality, the afterlife, guilt and, of course, death. What makes this collection so special is each story is prefaced with a note from King on when, why and how he came to write each one, giving a fascinating insight into his writing process.
But now, in a wonderfully unique collection, eleven of these previously unseen investigations are uncovered in true anarchic style. Fans of the Bryant and May series will also enjoy an exclusive look into the Peculiar Crimes Unit and more insider treats. Poe is a master of the grotesque and never fails to surprise with his short stories, which are a celebration of horror, madness, violence and the darkness of humanity.
His uniqueness of imagination shines through every tale and his cracking characters and tumultuous twists and turns of the narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat. A collection to enjoy again and again. Offshore by Ann Cleeves. Eight islands, all off the coast of the UK, are the settings for the eight strikingly different cases featured in this collection. Capturing the spirit of each island, an array of detectives unearth secrets, lies and hidden truths. Here, Resnick is reprieved in twelve bite-sized stories, including two which have never been published before.
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She claimed that shortly before the boy was beaten to death, he ate baked beans, which corroborated the autopsy. Another lead came from a psychic who accurately described a foster home near where the boy had been found, without ever having seen it.
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Inside, he discovered a bassinet matching the description of the bassinet box the boy was found in. Facial reconstruction technology has provided mock images of what the boy might have looked like alive, but no one has ever come forward to claim him. DNA and dental testing have also been attempted, with no success thus far. The identity of the Boy in the Box remains unknown to this day. The patrolmen were unable to locate Fred and Edwina, but they noticed food sitting on the dining room table. They opened the fridge and noticed numerous packages of meat, neatly stacked atop one another.
Then they noticed two human heads in the vegetable bin. Additional officers arrived on the stomach-turning scene and slowly removed the packages full of dismembered body parts from the fridge. The remains were that of Fred and Edwina Rogers.
The police deduced that Edwina had been brutally beaten and shot, while Fred suffered forceful trauma to the head. His eyes had been gouged out and his genitalia removed. Charles was nowhere to be found. Naturally, Charles was the prime suspect in this heinous crime. However, he seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth. Though the police were able to collect circumstantial pieces of evidence against him, Charles Rogers was never found.
Early in , Dorothy Jane Scott began receiving threatening phone calls at work.
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A single dead rose was lying on the windshield of her car. The stalker who had gotten ahold of her number would oscillate between professing his love for her and threatening bodily harm. She never got a chance to find out. One night, at a staff meeting, Dorothy noticed one of her co-workers looked ill. She and another colleague drove the man to a nearby hospital. The doctors said he had a nasty spider bite and needed a prescription.
While the two co-workers were waiting for the prescription to be filled, Dorothy went out to the parking lot to get her car. It was the last time she was seen alive. Her co-workers testified that after she did not return, they went out to meet her in the parking lot. At that moment, they saw her car speeding away, so they assumed there was an emergency with her son. Dorothy never returned home to her son nor did anyone hear from her again. Four years later, her charred bones were found at a construction site. Adding another layer of mystery to the case is the fact that a set of dog bones was found right next to her remains.
Though people on the internet are still discussing the case today, no one was ever convicted or held in suspicion, and the mysterious caller was never found.
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In September of , a year-old girl in Chicago passed away shortly after ingesting an Extra Strength Tylenol. That same day, a man died in a hospital after taking the same pill. Two of his family members followed. Over the course of the next few weeks, more seemingly healthy people in Chicago dropped dead, and the only thing they had in common was taking Extra Strength Tylenol shortly before their untimely death.
The company began working fervently on a triple-sealed package that would prevent tampering. Several more people died from cyanide poison found in other over-the-counter medication. The Chicago Tylenol Murders is one of the few true crime stories to spark real change in the country. The quality control of pharmaceuticals increased tenfold, as did the security of their packaging.
In the summer of , three young Girl Scouts staying at an Oklahoma campsite were raped and murdered. The girls—Lori, Michelle, and Doris—were between the ages of eight and ten. About two months before the murders, a camp counselor found a disturbing note in her belongings. The culprit promised to murder three children at the camp.