This book explores the last words of 50 criminals facing execution, ranging from angry outbursts at the injustice of it, to pleas of innocence and begs for mercy. This book will give you an insight into the mind of a criminal in their last moments and demonstrate what an impossible task it is to choose your last words for humanity to hear.
Help Me Nora is “a compelling gritty novel. I could not put it down and found the legal background fascinating.” (Goodreads review) A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you an intriguing heroine and an ongoing cast of entertaining characters in her engaging legal thrillers. Buy Help Me Nora today and start this “fascinating series."
Published: January 29, 2014.
Fiction » Horror » General
This is a short story about Michael, a man sitting on death row for killing his two best friends. Michael befriends his cell guard, Sims, and tells him why those two boys deserved to die. Why did Michael kill those two boys? What caused Michael to snap and commit a cold and calculated double murder?
True, gripping 1st-person account of how a small band of determined lawyers, in a 9-year campaign in courts and the public, abolished the death penalty in the U.S. Their plan was as bold as the attempt to land on the moon. And while the victory was as impermanent as man's presence on the moon, the personal tale resonates with readers (not just lawyers or students) today. New Foreword and Preface.
Cameron Todd Willingham refused to walk to his execution. To his last moment he proclaimed his innocence of the arson that claimed the lives of his children.
While much has been written of the trial, conviction and execution of Willingham, Inferno is the first exploration of the possible causes of the fire that cost three children, and eventually, Willingham himself, their lives.
Wrongfully-convicted for the murder of his wife, a man and his captor - an AI who's timenapped him a nanosecond before lethal injection to an artificial planet a thousand light years from Earth for a diabolical purpose - befriend each other and embark on a secret mission back to Earth to find the real killer.
Methods of Execution lists and describes the different ways in which humans have put each other to death throughout history. It is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the death penalty, the macabre, or for fans of horror or gore movies.