The True Story of the Take Back Bandit - Canada's Most Prolific Bank Robber
by Ray Lawinger
So you think you can escape the system?
Thirteen-year-old Ray Lawinger certainly thought he could. He was still young enough to believe that he could attain the coveted freedom of the few--still naïve enough to think he could live on the edge. He was wrong.
For most of the next 28 years, Ray spent his days in and out of some of the most notorious prisons in Canada, including the infamous Millhaven Maximum Security and Collins Bay, also known as the Gladiator School. He wasn't big and strong at first, but he was crafty and survived his days spent in these gladiator arenas only to emerge smarter and more savvy. From a foiled and folly of an escape attempt to being stabbed and stitching himself back up, his luck ran the gamut.
In an endearingly funny but unapologetically gritty tale of the many fantastic adventures of Canada's most prolific bank robber, Ray takes us on his journey of freedom, loss, and new hope as he struggles to reconcile his own values with the sometimes equally crooked interests of an indifferent justice system. Will he be able to leave the convoluted and complex system relatively unscathed? Can he escape the trap of the freedom of the few, beat the odds and finally survive on the outside? As the final survivor, a happy ending may finally be in store for him.
The True Story of Canadian Serial Killer Russell Williams
by Alan Warren, PhD
Young girl’s panties started to go missing; sexual assaults began to occur, and then female bodies were found! Soon this quiet town of Tweed, Ontario, was in panic. What's even more shocking was when an upstanding resident stood accused of the assaults. This was not just any man, but a pillar of the community; a decorated military pilot who had flown Canadian Forces VIP aircraft for dignitaries such as the Queen of England, Prince Philip, the Governor General and Prime Minister of Canada.
This is the story of serial killer Russell Williams, the elite pilot of Canada’s Air Force One, and the innocent victims he murdered. Unlike other serial killers, Williams seemed very unaffected about his crimes and leading two different lives.
Alan R. Warren describes the secret life including the abductions, rape and murders that were unleashed on an unsuspecting community. Included are letters written to the victims by Williams and descriptions of the assaults and rapes as seen on videos and photos taken by Williams during the attacks.
When this killer was on the loose, citizens were vigilant, yet scared. Children were not allowed outside to play without adult supervision. But then he was captured, tried, convicted, and put away for life in prison. The community could finally breathe again.
They are out of danger.Until the day the convicted killer escapes prison and rains terror upon anyone and everyone in his way. The manhunt pursues, the killer kills, and earns the title of a serial killer.
This is the story of Allan Legere--a monster.
Inside Bonus - the story of Andrea Yates from the book, "Parents Who Killed Their Children"
Twice as Far: The True Story of SwissAir Flight 111 Airplane Crash Investigation
by Thomas Juby
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On the 2nd of September, 1998, near the small fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, N.S., a Swissair passenger jet carrying 229 people crashed into the ocean with a complete loss of life.
This book is the true story of the crash investigation as told by the RCMP’s main crime scene investigator who worked on the investigation from start to finish. For more than four years, he searched for the truth amid the remains of human flesh, and the debris of the aircraft. What he found was not what was presented to the public.
Nepotism, deception, intimidation, and lies were tools used by supervisors and managers to overcome this one-person criminal investigation and keep the truth from the public.
This is the in-depth story that shows how the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada broke the law, and failed to perform their legal obligations to the Canadian and International public, and to the victims and their families.
Times Square Torso Ripper
The True Story of Serial Killer Richard Cottingham
by Peter Vronsky
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Includes 50 photographs
A shocking case of unbridled sex, sadism, prostitution, porn, singles bars, date-rape drugs, abduction, bondage, handcuffs, duct tape, torture, sexploitation, perverted paraphilic fetishes, serial killing and dismemberment on New York's notorious Times Square and the Forty-Deuce in the 1970s.
The story of Richard Cottingham, the "Times Square Ripper" or "Times Square Torso Killer", one of America's most sadistically depraved serial killers.
Historian Peter Vronsky describes his brief encounter with serial killer Cottingham in a seedy New York hotel in 1979 that later inspired him to write his bestseller history “Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters”. In “Times Square Torso Ripper” Vronsky explores the history of the notorious Forty-Deuce strip on 42nd Street near Times Square and how it spawned the sadistic monster Richard Cottingham in an era before the term "serial killer" had been coined in popular culture.
Renowned serial homicide expert Dr. Robert D. Keppel said of Richard Cottingham, “I kept asking myself what it was that ultimately intrigued me about the Cottingham case. Partly it was the level of sadistic torture that Cottingham acted out on his victims. He didn’t kill them and desecrate their bodies; he forced them to experience pain and humiliation before he killed them. Then he desecrated their bodies.”
WARNING: SOME FORENSIC CRIME SCENE EVIDENCE PHOTOS, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF EXTREME SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND DEPRAVITY THAT SOME MAY FIND HIGHLY DISTURBING
Serial Homicide - Volume 3 Australian Serial Killers by RJ Parker
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Between 1989 and 2006, there were 5,226 homicides in Australia. Serial homicides account for 1% of this astonishing number of murders that were committed by 13 known offenders.
In this 3rd volume of Serial Homicide, the following cases are discussed:
On their way to Sydney for a festival, British backpackers Joanne Walters and Caroline Clarke suddenly disappeared. Their bodies were the first of many to be discovered buried in Belango State Forest. Joanne was stabbed 35 times while Caroline was shot in the head 10 times. Seemingly unstoppable, The Backpacker Killer, Ivan Milat, went on to kill between 7 and 12 people.
Known as The Moorhouse Murders, David and Catherine Birnie cruised the streets to abduct young women and bring them to their house. There they raped, tortured, and killed them without mercy.
The Snowtown Murders, aka Bodies-in-barrels murders, were committed by four serial killers who targeted homosexuals brutally killing 12 people before they were stopped.
Arnold Sodeman, the School-girl Killer, lured young girls between the ages of 6 and 16 with money and ice cream. None of his four victims made it home from the play ground or schools.
Eric Edgar Cooke, the Night Caller, terrorized one community for four years where he killed a dozen people. His acts were so depraved it's questionable whether Cooke was even human.One victim was strangled to death with the cord from a bedside lamp, after which Cooke he raped the corpse, dragged it to a neighbor's lawn, then sexually penetrated it with an empty whiskey bottle.
Lindsay Robert Rose is an Australian serial killer and contract killer from New South Wales, currently serving five consecutive sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the murder of 5 people between 1984 and 1994.
----- SERIAL HOMICIDE VOL 1 Ted Bundy Jeffrey Dahmer Albert Fish Gary Ridgway Dennis Nilsen Edmund Kemper Plus... Bonus Story Chris Dorner
SERIAL HOMICIDE VOL 2 John Wayne Gacy Dennis Rader Edward Gein Aileen Wuornos Jane Toppan Nannie Doss
Five true crime authors come together to present the FOURTH ANNUAL "Serial Killers True Crime Anthology" which depicts several horrific cases of serial homicide told in detail, and includes pictures. Each case will take the reader from the background of the serial killer, to the crime scene, investigation, trial, and sentencing.
"As with Volumes 1-3: Serial Killers True Crime Anthology is a welcome addition to the literature of true crime. Readers will be intrigued by old and new cases, elucidated by some of the most interesting writers in the business." -- (John Douglas and Mark Olshaker), MINDHUNTERS
**WARNING** This book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find very disturbing.
INSIDE THE BOOK: Introduction Keith Jespersen (The Happy Face Killer) by JJ Slate Joshua Wade (The Alaskan Killer) by RJ Parker Orville Majors (Death Angel) by Michael Newton Sara Aldrete (La Madrina Killer) by Sylvia Perrini Christopher Wilder (The Beauty Queen Killer) by JJ Slate Henry Lucas & Ottis Toole (Tag Team Killers) by Michael Newton David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield (The Killing Cousins) by RJ Parker Erin Caffey by Sylvia Perrini Kenneth McDuff (The Broomstick Killer) by JJ Slate Rodney Alcala (The Dating Game Killer) by Peter Vronsky
Serial Killers and Prostitutes (True Crime Series, Volume 1), by award-winning criminologist and Ripperologist, R. Barri Flowers, taps into the bestselling author’s expertise on serial murderers and sex trade workers in offering an in-depth look at four noteworthy cases in which the two worlds collide.
Jack the Ripper, the unidentified Victorian serial killer of at least five prostitutes in the dangerous section of London, known as Whitechapel, in 1888. The Ripper, who slashed and horribly mutilated his sex worker victims, set the tone for diabolical, vicious serial slayers to follow for all time.
Aileen Wuornos was a white American prostitute, who doubled as a serial killer in murdering seven johns in Florida between 1989 and 1990. She claimed they tried to or succeeded in raping her during the course of prostituting herself. In the process, Wuornos ended up being apropos for this book as a sex worker and serial predator.
Kendall Francois was an African American serial killer, dubbed the “Poughkeepsie Killer,” who strangled to death eight streetwalker prostitutes in Poughkeepsie, New York, between 1996 and 1998. Francois used his own residence as a horrifying house of homicides and burial ground.
The Edmonton Serial Killer represented one or more mostly unidentified serial killers who targeted and murdered dozens of prostitutes in the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, between the mid-1970s and the early 2000s, and possibly beyond that. The sex trade worker victims were often picked up in the city’s red-light district stroll, murdered, and dumped in various killing fields in rural areas around Edmonton.
As bonus material, the book will also chronicle the infamous and colorful 19th century New Orleans prostitute and serial killer, Mary Jane Jackson, and modern-day American serial killers of prostitutes, Walter Ellis, nicknamed the “North Side Strangler,” and Vincent Johnson, dubbed the “Brooklyn Strangler.”
For fans of true crime tales and literary criminology, this gripping volume written by someone with the verisimilitude that the subject matter deserves will surely hold your attention in anticipation for volume two and beyond.
Serial Homicide - Volume 2 'Notorious Serial Killers' Series
by RJ Parker
This is the second book in the 'Notorious Serial Killers' series. This volume features 3 male and 3 female serial homicide cases. INCLUDES PHOTOS
Included in this volume:
Between 1972 and 1978, John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 boys and men in Illinois, of which, 26 bodies/skeletons were buried in the crawl space under his house.
Also known as “Bind, Torture, Kill” because of his methods of killing, Dennis Rader killed 10 people in Kansas between 1974 and 1991.
Edward Gein was a body snatcher and serial killer from Wisconsin. He would make items from corpses: lampshades made from facial skin, bowls made out of skulls, wastebaskets made from human skin.
Aileen Wuornos killed 7 men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. She initially claimed that her victims had raped her while she was working as a prostitute. She later confessed that this wasn't true.
Between 1895 and 1901, Jane Toppan, a Nurse in Boston, killed at least 31 people using mixtures of drugs such as morphine and Atropine. Usually female serial killers murder for profit, Jane killed for sexual gratification.
Nannie Doss was a Black Widow serial killer who killed 11 people including 4 husbands, 2 sisters and her mother.
This is the first book in the 'Serial Homicide' series which will feature six notorious cases in each volume. INCLUDES PHOTOS
Ted Bundy was a burglar, rapist, kidnapper, necrophiliac (sexual intercourse with a corpse) and serial killer in the 1970s. It's believed he killed 30 plus women.
Jeffrey Dahmer (the Milwaukee Monster), was a rapist, killer, necrophiliac, and cannibal who killed 17 young boys and men between 1978 and 1991.
Albert Fish was a child rapist, cannibal and serial killer who operated between 1924 and 1932. It's conceived that he killed at least 9 children and possibly more.
During the 1980s and ‘90s, Gary Ridgway (Green River Killer), a serial killer and necrophiliac, is believed to have killed 49 women, but confessed to murdering 71.
Between 1978 and 1983 in the United Kingdom, Dennis Nilsen (The Kindly Killer) is known to have killed between 12 and 15 young men. He had a ritual of bathing and dressing the corpses, preserving them for a time before dissecting and disposing of his victims by either burning them in a fire or flushing their parts down a toilet.
Known as the Co-Ed Butcher, Edmund Kemper was a cannibal, necrophiliac and serial killer who, between 1964 and 1973, killed 10 women including his mother who he beheaded, used her head as a dartboard and for oral sex.
Plus... Bonus Story
In February 2013, LAPD Cop Chris Dorner went on a shooting revenge/spree killing targeting higher-up officers and their families.
SYNOPSIS: Rick killed the Yemen Ambassador’s son in Sana’a, Yemen during an attack on the American Embassy. Aga Saleh wants revenge. Sending Isis/Muslim Brotherhood hit squads against Rick and Lois triggers the ex-CIA assassin team’s survival protocol: torture and kill until the threat ends.
Black Lives Matters thugs get caught in the crossfire - during Ambassador Saleh’s murderous assault on Madigan/Cantelli loved ones at their movie premiere. Unfortunately for the avenging thugs and terrorists, Lois Madigan and Rick Cantelli live by the feud. The old duo of vicious killers live by a code of honor, protecting loved ones and America. They ride for the Red, White, and Blue brand without conscience or mercy.
Gerard Schaefer Jr. was just a boy when his strange behaviour began. He liked to peep through windows, wear girls panties and like many other serial killers, killed small animals. Schaefer later became a Florida Police Officer, and 'Sex Beast', who used his badge to abduct teenage girls which he raped, murdered, and some, dismembered.
While serving a double life sentence, Schaefer published a series of graphic "fictional" tales, viewed by most who knew him as thinly veiled descriptions of his actual crimes. He also unsuccessfully sued numerous authors and others who publicly mentioned his case, seeking mythical damages for alleged interference with his 2017 parole hearing date. His private correspondence, placed in the public domain during those lawsuits, includes Schaefer's confession to slayings as many as 175.
His jailhouse murder in 1995 leaves the mysteries surrounding his twisted life and crimes forever unsolved.
Peter Kurten, a German who'd been sent to prison for deserting his comrades, sat in a cell contemplating what to do when he got out. He had no control within the prison walls and it drove him mad. The things that happened to him while in custody, unlocked oppressed sadistic feelings within Peter, and forced him to unleash a level of sexual deviancy on innocent victims in and around Dusseldorf, Germany, that no one will ever forget.
Young girls, women, and men would succumb to horrific attacks including being bludgeoned by a hammer and stabbed to death. In several instances, Peter admitted to drinking blood from his victims and needing the act of rape and murder to reach orgasm. Oddly, the man lived a double life and his love for his wife drove him to turn himself in. Had he not done so, 'The Monster' would have continued to keep the country locked in fear. for many more years.
This is a shocking story of kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation, dismemberment, decapitation, and murder.
The subject matter in this book is graphic
On March 24, 1987, the Philadelphia Police Department received a phone call from a woman who stated that she had been held captive for the last four months. When police officers arrived at the pay phone from which the call was made, Josephina Rivera told them that she and three other women had been held captive in a basement by a man named Gary Heidnik. He imprisoned women in chains, in the filth and stench of a hole dug under his home.
Two families, mysteriously murdered under similar circumstances, just a month apart. One was memorialized in Truman Capote’s classic novel, In Cold Blood. The other was all but forgotten.
Dick Hickock and Perry Smith confessed to the first: the November 15, 1959 murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Despite remarkable coincidences between the two crimes, they denied committing the second: the December 19 murder of a family of four in Osprey, Florida.
Over half a century later, a determined Florida detective undertakes exceptional efforts to try to bring closure to the long-cold case.
For the past twenty-one years, Lisa has put the trauma of her father’s brutal murder behind her and has built a happy, stable life for herself. Suddenly, all that is in jeopardy when she receives a letter from the Parole Board of Canada. Despite a sentence of Life Imprisonment, Lisa learns that her father’s killer is able to begin the parole process well before he reaches the twenty-five-year eligibility mark. She needs to prepare a Victim Impact Statement and brace herself to see her father’s killer again.
Lisa is shocked when a lawyer at the Panel Hearing introduces her by her full name, not once, but twice in front of the man who mercilessly killed her father. She realizes that she now faces an even greater challenge: the assertion of her rights versus the rights of the man who axed her father to death. And, with ever-present obstacles from the Parole Board in her path, she knows that she won’t just need a strong resolve to face her father’s killer, but an equally strong one to fight the Parole Board.
Lisa Freeman’s moving and unforgettable story tells how she navigated through the daunting policies of the Parole Board of Canada and tells of a promise between sisters and the fulfillment of a last wish. With ingenuity and tenacity, she is steadfast in her determination to make sure that the Parole Board not only hears the voice of the man who killed her father, but that her father’s voice, through hers, will be heard even louder.
Various acts of violence involving assault, torture, harassment, and sometimes even murder, have been carried out against members of the LGBT community. Homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people have also faced constant discrimination in their everyday lives on the basis of their sexual orientation. This discrimination against members of the LGBT community stems from religious beliefs, political views, bias or even internal fear. This book depicts the history of Gay Rights Movement and several true accounts of violated men and women, includes the most recent shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
American warriors, Nick McCarty and John Harding, lead their crews in a take no prisoners, all-out land, sea, and air war in defense of the nation. Saudi Arabia, enablers of Islamic terrorism since birthing Osama bin Laden and sixteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11, emerge from the shadows. With the Kingdom’s Wahhabi cult of murderous Islam driving Isis and Al-Qaeda, agents of both world plagues decide to hire the number one assassin in the world: Nick McCarty. They find out in deadly fashion Nick can’t be bought.
After uncovering plans for Muslim Sharia Law zones, disguising weapons depots, Nick enlists John Harding to confront the invaders. Isis, building training compounds with infiltrators and weapons from super-yachts offshore, smashes headlong into America’s no holds barred defenders: Nick McCarty’s Unholy Trio and John Harding’s Monster Squad, waging war without rules, hesitation, or mercy.
Imagine as a parent trying to explain to your daughter that she is in danger and you cannot guarantee her safety. In Canada, while overall crime is at an all-time low, Indigenous women and girls are more likely to be victims of violence, more likely to disappear and more likely to be murdered by a serial killer than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
In recent months, one has only to turn on the news or open any social media site to hear about the national crisis Canada is facing with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. However, this was not always the case. For decades, it has been Canada’s dirty little secret. But the horrific murders of Loretta Saunders and Tina Fontaine in 2014 made headlines across Canada, ignited widespread outrage and brought this crisis to the general public’s eyes and ears.
So why is the level of violence towards Indigenous women reaching crisis levels? There is no easy answer to that question. On a general level, centuries of discrimination, along with the effects of the residential school era and many other government policies have led to systemic racism towards Indigenous people. Attempts at genocide didn’t cease centuries ago like many believe. They just became more subtle.
James Fairweather: Britain's Youngest Serial Killer