Vincent Di Maio, MD, son of a famous New York City medical examiner, is one of the lions of forensic science. In this clear, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Di Maio himself guides us into the inner sanctum, through the cases that have made him famous, from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and the racially charged shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin to the unmasking of a serial baby killer and the mysterious death of troubled genius Vincent van Gogh.
Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not.
"Impact Beyond the Crime: the girl that died twice"
Evil lurks from the scorched earth of West Texas to the suffocating bayous of Mississippi...where darkness is deadly and screams go unheard. Southern Fried Crime comprises of harrowing crime tales from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, all from the files of the New York Times best-selling Notorious USA series.
"truly intriguing book"
Louisiana, famous for its Mardi Gras, spicy cuisine, and Dixieland jazz, is also the scene of some of the most notorious crimes in the country. Best-selling authors Ron Franscell and Rebecca Morris write about a sultry Southern beauty who proved to be a deadly hitchhiker; the bloodiest day in New Orleans history captured on live TV; how life for a young woman changed just because she answered a knock at her front door; and a genteel wife and mother who left her husband to die in an alligator-infested bayou.
Everything is bigger in Texas - especially crime. Two of America's best crime writers, Ron Franscell and Gregg Olsen, team up to tell the stories of a serial killer who slaughtered more people than any other psychopath of his day without ever being noticed; two of America's most shocking mass murders and how their grim echoes still linger today; and a mother so desperate for attention that she killed one of her children and repeatedly tried to suffocate the other.
"Short True Crime Stories"