Murder is unheard of in this quaint Northwoods village on the shores of Lake Michigan, but when Miles Connor dies unexpectedly, an autopsy concludes he was poisoned. Lakeland County Sheriff Edward Robbins begins an inquiry and narrows his probe to two dissimilar suspects. As the story rushes to a conclusion, Robbins and the characters grapple with questions of justice, retribution, and redemption.
An ex-con, Nora Dockson pulled herself out of the gutter and became an appeals lawyer. She focuses on rescuing women unfairly convicted of killing their loved ones. Yet she won’t work for a woman who can afford any lawyer she wants.
Until Nora realizes she’s been getting ready to fight this legal battle all her life—and it’s one she has to win . . .
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Bruce Conway while looking at his television decided that it must be a way to do crimes without getting caught. He made a book, and wrote down everything the police used with their forensic ability to arrest the crocks. He decided if I follow my book, and cover each step I should be able to make a crime without getting caught. Bruce tried two burglaries and two homicides, and didn't get caught.
Mary Bell and her husband Henry lived in a cottage nestled in the woods during the late 1800’s. They were a very happy couple until the day they lost their only child Mabel to tuberculosis. It really hit them both hard which turned their whole world upside down. Henry started drinking pretty heavily and paying less attention to his wife’s needs.
The tongues of Ina, Illinois, were already wagging about the friendship between the Reverend Lawrence Hight, the local circuit-riding Methodist preacher, and the pretty young housewife Elsie Sweetin when their spouses turned up dead from similar sudden illnesses just a couple of months apart in the summer of 1924. Was it food poisoning as the doctors first said? Or something more sinister?
When college student Kitty Chan is found dead in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum, dressed in a Victorian ball gown, the cause of death is quickly established. Kitty died of arsenic poisoning. But who gave her the deadly dose and why? Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd investigates and quickly realises that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Warning: some rude words.
When farmer Lorel Wardlow died from an acute case of quinsy, the country doctor who took care of him signed off on the death certificate without an autopsy. The little town of Kyle was soon buzzing with gossip about his widow and her behavior with the farmhand Harry Cowdry, who helped take care of his boss in his last days. When the coroner got wind of the scandal, he started the investigation.
Watson's interest in sailing prompts Holmes to instruct him in its finer points. However, Holmes falls desperately ill and poisoning on a grand scale is suspected. As Holmes recovers, Watson visits his aunt and exposes the true extent of the horror. Holmes's deductions and a reminder of Watson's embarassing exposure in the 'The Bishop's Tiepin' case leads Holmes to propose an unexpected solution.
Henry loved his family so much he just couldn't bear to put them in the cold ground when they died knowing that would be the last time he would ever get to see and feel their warm embrace. Henry never told his wife Jane his true feelings about if her or their kids passed on what would happen to them, so he kept his secret bottled up inside.
Black Widow is a 10,000 word true crime short about Betty Neumar and her five deceased husbands and the death of her only biological son. Was Betty Neumar unlucky with men? Or does a sinister thread run through this woman’s life.