Books tagged: historical crime

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Poison In The Blood: The Memoirs of Lucrezia Borgia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,800. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
1497, Renaissance Rome: in their ruthless quest for power, the powerful Borgia family are terrorizing the city, poisoning their enemies. But when Lucrezia Borgia learns that her new husband is next to die, she struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike. However, as tragedy looms ever closer, she finds herself confronting enemies far more sinister than she ever imagined...
Prophet, Priest and King: A Novel of King Solomon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's not easy to write a Biblical story and still make it seem relevant to the present times but clearly John Howard Reid knows his subject matter well. This fully-engaging novel presents an aged and not-so-wise King Solomon who is forced to make certain choices. He has to pit his wits against the temple priests when an unknown killer is on the prowl, and the common people are close to rebellion.
In All His Glory: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Lifted from the pages of The Book of Kings, the story of Jeroboam in Ancient Egypt is brought to life. With splendid detail, the reader is transported back to the days of the Pharaohs and submerged into the ordeals of a hostile desert land, as Jeroboam, an outcast from his own country, struggles to survive among Egyptian royalty. Reid has obviously done his homework. Details are full and vibrant.
Leopold's Assassin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,200. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The 1903 assassination of King Leopold II of Belgium in Dinard, France by an Italian anarchist and his flight to South America pursued by the Belgian Secret Service.
Waiting for Grace
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Based on a TRUE story Finally, she speaks … After three hundred years of silence, Virginia’s only convicted witch finally speaks! And the story she tells varies substantially from the rumors and wild speculation that have passed for truth concerning Grace Sherwood’s famous 1703 witchcraft trial.
The Devil's Legacy
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,740. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The opening of Pandora’s Box creates pandemonium in the office of the British Prime Minister. A team is assembled to solve a two hundred year old conspiracy in order to prevent the Box’s incredible secrets from being revealed to the world and plunging British society into chaos. Will the search for truth be successful? And will it result in the restoration of a country’s stolen heritage?
Falling From Grace
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by L.A. Tripp. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
The fates of the two women become increasingly entwined between 2011 and 1887. Evie cannot rest until she has saved Claire and proven her own innocence. Can Evie save her, or is Claire doomed to repeat Evie's tragic history?
The Twenty Seven Murders of Henry H. Holmes
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Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Dr. Henry H. Holmes was a serial killer from nightmares. In 1890s Chicago he built a "murder castle" filled with torture rooms, suffocation chambers and vats for disposing of bodies. Or so his legend goes. This book critically examines his confession and autobiography to determine who Holmes really was.
Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1856, one woman's family suffered from unexplained deaths. The town grew suspicious, an investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her 1st husband and daughters. Her son would testify against her. Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.
Hanratty - The Inconvenient Truth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Razen applies his inimitable brand of logic to the 1961 A6 Murder case. He is highly speculative, but convincingly so, in his attempt to rationalise all of the important evidence in the light of the 2001 DNA profiling result. In essence, it manages to close the case against Hanratty to any reasonable extent. This is a relatively concise contribution – supplementary, rather than definitive.