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It is the worst e-book I have ever purchased. First, for $69.99 I thought I would be able to use it on more than two devices. Second, you can not adjust it to what is comfortable for you, such as change the font size or the shade of the screen. I was trying to read the book on my iPad and it was not even the same size. The of the page was wide and the bottom of the page was narrow. I couldn'the read it in class because the fonts were too little and portion of the page was too dark. I couldn't obtain one page to fit on one screen. Had the same results with the android. Not satisfied at all.
This is an intense workbook crammed full of data and history, the technical side of cybercrime, and stories of phreaking and hacking. Legislation and the lack of it is discussed, along with law enforcement and security measures. The book is big, but the pages are lightweight newsprint so it's not too massive to carry around to study with. Lists, tables, charts, and story blocks break up the dense text, and wide margins let for copious notes. Couple of funny typos. Dozens of further reading sources cited in every chapter. The one downside is the Third Edition, in 2013, seems like the Middle Ages when technology and legislation grow leaps and bounds every day. There are some funny dated phrases, and some obvious holes in the narrative (the 2016 Election) but this is a amazing starter book that you can hang onto as a resource.
A professional level book on blood stains and pattern ysts. Provides a amazing fundamental base of knowledge to educate an investigator. I learned a lot and my career is over 35 years in length and it taught me a lot.
If you are a student of the forensic sciences, or ever had an interest in understanding the science (it is not an art!) of Bloodstain Pattern ysis (BPA), then this is the book to begin with. Tom Bevel and Ross Gardner are modern pioneers in the zone of BPA, and are two people of a very select group of BPA experts that you would wish teaching you. Their development of a common taxonomic classification system (Chapter 3) established an objective based way that made universal rules for the description of bloodstains. The universal system helps investigators working in various cities, counties, states, or countries to communicate info in a single language about their BPA findings and understand what the info means. I hope to take one of their BPA or Crime Stage Reconstruction classes one day.
Outstanding book! If you are a novice or an experienced practitioner in Bloodstain Pattern ysis you will have fun this book. A must have for your reference library.
Comprehensive and simple to read. The concepts and highlights are well e fresh chapters (vis-a-vis the second edition) are very useful additions. A huge thank you to the two authors.
The quality from the sender was just as e text provided a good, comprehensive discussion of bloodstain pattern ysis and all that it entails. The language used was simple to read and understand and organized in a logical way. This book was a amazing source of info and provided me with the info I required to complete the papers needed for my coursework.
Very detailed, strategically following an simple to follow sequence to study. Not overwhelming with a lot of technical verbiage. simple to read, study and learn from.
There are a lot of reasons to read this book. First of all, to begin with the most obvious of them, this is a major work of a well-known American legal scholar, who has already created necessary contributions both to legal theory and to the theory of criminal law. But here are two more reasons that create it a amazing reading: On the one hand, and this will be of interest to lawyers, it has a very clear, systematic and exhaustive acc of the Anglo-American legal doctrines on causation both in criminal law and torts. In this respect the book concludes with a splendid reconstruction of the law's view on causation (a description of the legal notion of cause under its best interpretation). On the other hand, and this has unique relevance for legal theory and general philosophy, the book discusses the plausibility of the law's view on causation under the light of the current philosophical debate about causation, suggesting very compelling arguments for the revision of some wide accepted legal doctrines. As if all this were not enough, the book contains an Appendix in which it makes some points about causation in the law of contracts, and develops an interesting ysis of a case in insurance law which illustrates the necessary contributions that philosophical considerations can create to legal pratice. Of course, one probably will not agree with every thesis advanced here by Moore, all the more so, given the powerful metaphysical and moral convictions -always explicitly reminded- that ground his conclusions. But whatever convictions one may have, the force of such scholarly well founded arguments cannot be ignored.
WOW! WOW! WOW!!! This is the TENTH Kim Stone novel and I swear each one is better than the last, and that's saying a lot because I can guarantee you the latest one was excellent, going all the method back to number one. I don't know how Angela does it, but thank goodness she keeps doing it.I read this one in no time. I didn't wish to place it down but had to because of work. I read it on both my breaks and during my lunch. Didn't even eat. Just read. Man, I love these books. I love Kim, Bryant, Stace, Penn, Woody and even fresh hero Alison. But my all-time favorite hero is Ted. Always has been, always will is time around someone who passionately hates Kim is recreating the most traumatic happenings in her life in order to bring her down. It's a terribly difficult case for Kim, but she's got her trusty squad behind book I've read in quite some while. I always hate finishing because now I have to wait impatiently for the next one. WAY TO GO, ANGELA! YOU ARE TRULY THE BEST!!!
Like all of the Kim Stone series, this was an awesome story. Kim and her squad are still reeling from the death of one of their own, killed in the line of duty. Fresh squad member Penn is integrating himself into the group, combining the best of Dawson and Stacey in one package. Kim and Bryant are, as usual, joined beautiful much at the hip, each complimenting the others' skill set. Add in some other frequent and brilliant characters, and you have the makings for Dead Memories. A series of crimes is a (pretty much) carbon copy of Kim's life. Horrific enough, but Kim is feeling responsible for all the deaths of innocent people used to torture her. The squad is behind her 100%, but will it be enough to stop Kim herself from being the final victim?
This recent installment of Kim Stone and squad is the best yet. The characters are brought to us the readers with their strengths and weaknesses brought to us layer by e twists and turns of the story line keeps me guessing(and trying to figure out who dunnit) right from the beginning. I couldn't place it down! And to Ms Marson's credit as member of the Kindle Unlimited service I choose to pay for her books as they come out rather than waiting to see if they will be listed on the service. That's saying something because I only have one other author who's books I buy! Can't wait for number 11!The
Have you ever seen an old film where someone is standing on a train track. The bright light in the distance doesn't seem to be moving, but it gets a small brighter- and seconds later it is on top of him and he is taken apart. Well, that's how it feels reading Killing Minds. Starts out easily and the speed sweeps you off your feet. Each book in the series gets better and better and this one tops them all. Starting out at an almost leisurely pace, I expected mystery- a young girl's suicide kicks at something in Detective Kim Stone's mind and she suspects murder. Convincing her colleagues takes a bit of time, especially since her stalwart second, Bryant, seems preoccupied with an old case. Layer by layer Kim begins to peel back the lies being told, and the body count starts to pile up. Somehow they are all connected to a group at Unity Farm, a retreat with 100 members and a charismatic leader. We know from the begin that this is a cult- and as with other Angela Marsons' books, we are given a large amount of info about how cults work, how and why they recruit and how they make fanatical loyalty. I found myself hating these cultists so much I actually had to place the book down for an hour so I didn't burst an artery. I had to hold reminding myself not to obtain so involved, this is just a book- but Angela Marsons has a method of getting her readers emotionally involved. As with her other books, there are two cases here-Kim and her squad unraveling several murders which may be connected to the cult, and introducing a mysterious 'de-programmer' named Kane, who we are never sure is character or villain, and Bryant's old case which continues to haunt him. We are treated to several returns of characters from previous books- Barney, Kim's wonder dog, and Tink, who I hope will become a permanent member of the team. And mention of Dawson, a squad member who was killed, brought a tear to my eye. Squad members' stories are more fleshed out: Stacy, trying to lose weight for her wedding, Penn, who has a fondness for attending autopsies (and I still like him however creepy his hobby is), and Kim herself, who continues to evolve and recognize her own frailties. In all of Angela Marsons' books there is a shocker or large twist along the way- well, here the shocks hold coming, one after the other until I kept turning the pages so quick I could teach speed reading. There are too a lot of to count and I could only read with amazement. Even after 12 books I still don't expect them when they come. The worst thing about a Kim Stone book is that it has to end- but I can re-read and I will. If you haven't read the series, begin now while you are 'staying home'- it will create it all so much easier. We speak about a roller coaster ride in this series and that is no exaggeration- this is a unbelievable book, you will remember it for a long time. Thank you Angela Marsons for another fabulous ride and begin writing the next one!!.
Overall: 5/5 StarsCharacters: 5/5 StarsBelievability: 5/5 StarsSeries Continuity/Expectations: 5/5 StarsPersonal Opinion: 5/5 StarsAnother phenomenal addition to an already awesome series! I cannot say enough how much I still love the D.I. Kim Stone with most of the other books in this series (only a few exceptions), you can read this without having read all the other books first. There may be some smaller nuances that you’d miss if you haven’t, but you won’t be lost as all the necessary parts of the story are entirely amazes me that you can be 12 books deep into a series and still feel like the material you are reading is new and new, but that is exactly what you obtain with a Kim Stone book, be it book one or book st every book in this series seems to pick a various psychological or criminal element to highlight. For this one, you obtain to delve into the cult mindset and how they manage to draw people in. It was really interesting to take a deeper look into the how and why behind the types of people that can be attracted to those groups and how they a US based reader, I have always really enjoyed being able to see the similarities between UK police practices and procedures and those of the US. For the first time I got a glimpse of what may be a very various approach between the two, at least when it comes to determining a suicide. I will note that I am by no means an expert on US practices and only have what I would consider common assumed knowledge gleaned from reading and other casual sources, so that difference may not be that broad. It was still really interesting to see it handled differently than what I would have expected from an investigation of related cirtances in the with so a lot of of the other books in this series, you obtain to follow multiple various storylines, each one just as intriguing as the next and are given some surprising finishes.*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Opinions stated are honest and my own.
Angela Marsons outdid herself with Dead Memories! Addictive and Gripping is absolutely correct. And the zinger ending is fabulous. I never saw it coming.I love the usual cast of characters. They all blend so well, even the latest addition of Penn. I did not like Alison at first, but she grows on you. I love Dr.A! She is a unbelievable creation of Ms Marsons, down to her long lab coat and Doc Martens. I love her banter.Anybody not familiar with this series can begin with Dead Memories and then continue to the first book. It is a intriguing series, well written and very hard to place down. I am going to begin from the beginning to refresh my mind of all the pivotal cases that come back to haunt the squad in Dead Memories. It will be interesting reading them from a whole various angle.I hope we have a lot of more installments of the Kim Stone series.
The fact that this is book 10 in this series and that I’m still sticking with it is nearly miraculous, especially considering genre. Ms. Marsons has managed to hold me interested in these characters and these stories by ensuring that they stay feeling new and special instead of falling into the trap of having related (or even identical) plot pieces that create stores feel cookie cutter. That is one of the things I have loved about this series. Every story always feels like it is various from all the r the first time in the series, though, this book brings in the concept for a second time of Kim being targeted specifically. The first time, it was sort of a secondary plot line in a larger story. This time, it is the focus. I did like that it brings up a lot of Kim’s history and we learn more about her as a character, but this book didn’t feel quite as special as the others in the series.I did really have fun this story, but I wonder if it is an indication we are getting to that point where that uniqueness begins to wear off. I’d really hate to see that because it is one of the things that has kept me coming back book after book.
"Dead Memories" is an intense and page-turning read; full of emotion, suspense and revenge!Someone is "re-creating" Kim's traumatic childhood to inflict her with as much pain as possible and innocent people are dying all around her. Kim isn't one who shares her past with anyone but now she is forced to talk about it with her and her squad are racing versus the clock to search out who is behind these murders before someone else is is is book 10 of the D.I. Kim Stone series. Angela has made a thrilling mystery! She continues to develop her characters - you see how they grow personally and as a team. I love the characters...you care about is is a definite 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READ! I was hooked from the second I started reading to the very end! If you haven't read this series - I encourage you to check it out! You won't be disappointed...I promise!!
Kim and her squad are called to investigate the apparent overdose of two young adults. When they arrive on the scene, they search the victims handcuffed to a radiator, one dead and the other barely hanging on. Kim is struck by how this stage almost mirrors a significant happening from her past. Is this just an unfortunate coincidence? Or is someone trying to damage Kim in the worst method possible? Angela Marsons is just flat out, ridiculously awesome. I love that she came up with this concept as a method to "celebrate" the tenth book in this series. I can't read them quick enough and die a small inside every time I have to wait for the newest one to come out. Can't wait to see what comes next!
Angela Marsons keeps up the amazing work! It can be rare that an author can sustain a hero over so a lot of books. Kim is developing more as a person as the series progresses though she is still ornery as heck which I love. this mystery was based on a cult and was fascinating to read about. I continue to really have fun this series. It is one of my favorites.I was given a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
I love this series, but over time Kim has unfortunately mellowed a lot. I look forward to catching up with the Team... But this book was missing all my favourite bits.Where was the bike tinkering over a problem, interaction with Barney, sarcasm and @#$%!iness with Keats ?
I absolutely loved getting to spend more time with DI Kim Stone and her team!Killing Mind is book 12 in this series and although all of the books can easily be read as standalone, I would recommend reading them in order of publication. Silent Shout is the first in this series. If you have fun that one, you’ll be set for awhile because every single book is phenomenal!That said, I loved the twists and turns in Killing Mind and as usual, Angela Marsons continues to be one of the very few authors who surprise me no matter how a lot of of her books I e psychology of being brainwashed in a cult is fascinating and I really enjoyed the method she describes the grooming and indoctrination by a cult leader.I loved getting to see more of Tiffany (aka Tink) and learning more about her backstory. She’s a fascinating character.I really liked seeing a side case that Bryant was working on as well.I still feel the pain of a teammate lost several books ago, which is always a amazing sign that I’m vested in a series.I’m definitely giving Killing Mind a full 5 stars!
EXCERPT: I will not feel the fear. I will not feel the fear.I repeat the words to myself over and over in my mind. The fabric that cuts a tight line across my mouth prevents me from saying it out hands and feet are numb, caused either by the cold or the ties that bind me tightly to the chair, I'm not sure e goose bumps on my skin are raised and my breathing is shallow. I know how to control these physical reactions to the fear that is running around my brain. I have been taught.ABOUT THIS BOOK: When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman lying in bed with her throat chop and a knife in her hand. With no sign of forced entry or struggle, Kim rules her death a tragic suicide.But a visit to Samantha’s parents rings alarm bells for Kim – there’s something they’re not telling her. And, when she spots a clue in a photograph, Kim realises she’s created a large mistake. Samantha didn’t take her own life, she was en a young man’s body is found in a local lake with his throat chop and Kim makes a link between the victim and Samantha. They both spent time at Unity Farm, a retreat for people seeking an alternative method of neath the retreat’s cosy façade, Kim and her squad uncover a sinister community preying on the emotionally nding one of her own undercover into Unity Farm is high risk but it’s Kim’s only hope if she is to catch a assassin – someone Kim is convinced the victims knew and trusted.With Bryant distracted by the emergence of a harrowing case close to his heart, and an undercover officer in method over her head, Kim’s neck is on the line like never before. Can she protect those closest to her before another life is taken?MY THOUGHTS: D.I. Kim Stone loses vital evidence at the beginning of Killing Mind, the 12th exciting installment of Angela Marsons series. Not something I can ever remember Kim doing previously . . . This certainly makes for a brilliant begin to the is dedicated, single minded, doesn't have a life beyond her dog and her motorbikes, neither of which obtain much of a look in here, because bodies hold appearing. Or rather, Kim takes the bit between her teeth and finds more bodies. And every one is connected in some method to Unity Farm, a retreat with a charismatic leader. A retreat, or a cult?My one ripple of discontent with Killing Mind is that I felt that I was being (over) educated about cults. A lot of the info was repeated, more than once. But while I felt that the amount of info may have been overkill, it was also quite frightening to see it explicitly laid out just how they target the e characters were interesting. Bryant is not running at full throttle, his attention diverted by an old case. Stacey and Penn are there, but aren't as prominent as usual. Even Kim didn't seem to be as 'in your face' as usual. It was amazing to see Tinks back. I have fun her hero and we obtain to know her quite a lot better in Killing Mind. I am looking forward to seeing more of her in the future. And then there was the man dressed in black driving the white SUV. He was a revelation.Overall, Killing Mind seemed a small more muted than previous books in the series. That is not a criticism, just a private observation. I enjoyed this book, as always, and am eagerly awaiting the next. Well, the next 4 really. Obtain writing Angela.❤❤❤❤#KillingMindDetectiveKimStone #NetGalleyTHE AUTHOR: Angela is the author of the Kim Stone Crime series. She discovered a love of writing at Basic School when a short piece on the rocks and the sea gained her the only merit point she ever got.Angela wrote the stories that burned inside and then stored them safely in a desk ter much urging from her partner she began to enter short story competitions in Writer's News resulting in a victory and three short listed e used the Amazon KDP program to publish two of her earlier works before concentrating on her real passion - Crime.DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Bookouture via NetGalley for providing a digital ARC of Killing Mind by Angela Marsons for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own private opinions.
DEAD MEMORIES By ANGELA MARSONSMY REVIEW TWO STARS**I finished reading this tenth installment of the D.I. KIM STONE BOOKS a couple nights ago. Marsons published her debut novel (SILENT SCREAM) featuring the refreshingly original protagonist Kim Stone in 2015. In fact, I just noted this morning that the first five books in the series were released in wasn't until the Spring of 2017 that I stumbled across SILENT SCREAM and subsequently purchased and read all five books that were available by that time. I remain partial to EVIL GAMES and BLOODLINES, but LOST GIRLS was superlative. I was captivated by the fictional hero of Kim Stone which prompted me to write the first and only fan letter to an author. The first five books "knocked my socks off".That said, beginning with the sixth book in the series (DEAD SOULS) and through the seventh (BROKEN BONES) I felt that the novels were not on par with the original five. My level of interest and enjoyment fluctuated significantly, and I was motivated to write reviews in addition to ratings. Then DYING TRUTH (book eight) was a refreshing 5-Star surprise that renewed my optimism about the direction in the future. BUT---this was followed by FATAL PROMISE, a resounding disappointment and the first 2-Star Rating I had ---what about the first of two books for 2019, namely DEAD MEMORIES? The premise sounded promising. However, the pacing of the plot was not erratic, and seemed disjointed much of the time. The material lacked hero and depth, and the dialogue was amateurish. The meetings in the prison between Kim and the men she had been instrumental in convicting were just plain sad. The diatribes shouted at Kim by the villains sounded artificial, unconvincing, and just alike. The vulgar sadism dialogue was jarring and ended up sounding trite, just not ringing true. I didn't think that the villain was believable, and the misdirection just added to an already loose, wonderful wonderful plot.Another novel is just around the corner this year, book eleven in the series. I am on the fence whether or not to even bother with it. I have tried to think about how...and why...that such an intriguing lead hero (Kim Stone) can be featured in five straight terrific books, and then the series spin out of control and just "go to pieces". I believe that Marsons has been too prolific for her series' good. The first five (stellar) books featured DI Kim Stone "front and center". Then the author decided to develop a "soap opera" featuring Kim, her co-worker's at the police station. The issue with that is that I do not care what the peripheral characters do in their spare time. It is not like any of them have fleshed out characters. I believe that the author designated Stacey as the "" component in the series, and is using different co-workers and specialists in Kim's universe to throw together one book after another. She made Kim but then finds herself with an emotionally stunted heroine who is all suited up with no put to go. Having said that, no mainstream writer has had the courage to let their main hero to BE , going all the method back to Patricia Cornwell. It might very well be professional suicide to do that. However, what Marsons is currently doing is NOT working. At the bare minimum Kim needs to be in the spotlight, period, and she can be androgynous forever for all I care. We do not need a story about her team, but rather a gripping plot propelled forward by DI Kim Stone.
Although it was a amazing story I found that I was annoyed by the constant use if sentences never allowed to finish. A hero would begin to say something and not be able to finish. With only part of the sentence there would be a series of dots ......... Or _________ only to have someone interrupt with their comment. This really got to be bothersome, atleast in my opinion. Also too a lot of characters that it was hard to follow.
Absolutely brilliant! I seriously could not place it down! I have been a large fan of Angela Marsons’ since book 1. Her characters are so relatable and yet complex. I think some of the things I love most about her writing is the fast pace, the constant changes, the added suspense of other plots/cases, the a lot of potential villains, and the method the squad puts the pieces together to solve the case; it’s always insightful, but never discloses too much. She is a brilliant, exciting, and talented writer; if you ever read your reviews here Ms. Marsons....please write faster...I need another quickly, as I am full-blown addicted!
Thank you Angela Marsons for writing another brilliant Kim Stone novel. Kim is one of my favourite detectives with her brand of intuition and doggedness that brings down even the most determined killer. If I'm ever murdered, I wish her assigned to my case.When Kim attends what looks like a suicide of a young woman who has chop her own throat, she feels something is not quite right with the scene. And after talking to the woman's parents, she is sure they are holding something back. Then a second body is found, that of a young man, with a related wound to the throat and Kim suspects both people were murdered by the same person. When she learns that both had links to Unity Farm, a wellness centre and retreat she sends in a young policewoman undercover to search out what really goes on there. Reports of a bulky man dressed in black driving a white range rover hold popping up at websites associated with the victims making Kim keen to search him and search out what he's up to.With a well paced, compelling plot and plenty of suspense this was a fascinating and engaging read. The ongoing development of the characters is one of the highlights of this series and learning more about Kim and her squad is one of the features I really enjoy. Fresh boy on the team, Penn comes into his own a bit more in this book as Bryant is distracted by the release of a vicious assassin from his earliest days in the force. Stacey is once again invaluable at finding key info for the squad on social media and the internet, while struggling to stick to her self imposed diet ahead of her wedding. It was also pleasing to see young policewoman Tiffany once again helping out the squad by going undercover, even though it turned out to be a lot more risky than Kim expected. Overall, an perfect and thrilling read. Now for the impatient wait for the next book in the series!
I found this acc heartbreaking and at times I could not believe what I was reading. I see that some reviewers have differing opinions as to what actually happened and who was the assassin of this poor, lovely innocent. But from any viepoint this was a tragic chapter in American history.
DEAD COLD is a gripping crime mystery thriller by Jane Heafield. This was a whodunnit mystery. A assassin to hunt down.A Double Murder in the House…DI Lucy Miller is called in to a murder stage after an anonymous call sends police to a house in Sheffield, a dead couple are discovered in the kitchen. Their skulls have been caved in, their hands mutilated, and their eyes damaged beyond recognition.When DI Lucy Miller is assigned to the case, she is thrilled, because she loves high-profile cases. She takes on terrifying murder cases head-on. She does not hide away from killers. She hunts them down. But when her boss is involved in a traffic collision on route to the scene, the investigation is stripped from her and given to another murder squad, headed by DCI Liam Bennet.Unwilling to give up the case, Miller interviews a neighbor and learns that the dead couple had only just returned from holiday, after recently winning a lottery on Bennet realizes that Miller is interfering with his investigation and warns her off the case. However, Miller won’t back down and when she makes the link to a cold case, she is drawn in deeper.But things are not what they seem… when the police realize the victims aren’t who they think they are, the case is blown wide open…Will Miller be able to solve the mystery?I liked the quote from Bennett:“Find out how a person lived and you’ll search out how they died.”This is a tightly woven plot with a powerful female protagonist, and twists and turns from beginning to end. I liked the interaction/relationship developing between Lucy and y thanks to the author and Bloodhound Books for my digital copy.
Elaine Alphin's An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank, carefully doents the trial and lynching of the Jewish factory superintendent, falsely accused of the 1913 rape and murder of teenager Mary Phagan in Atlanta. The acc reads like a Law and Order episode gone terribly wrong. Alphin has clearly researched the trial, the anti-Semitic sentiments in the community, as well as the lies and corruption that ultimately led to Frank being found guilty and later lynched. Her prose is clear and concise. She provides a thorough chronology and back matter, supported by arresting black and white photos, including one of Frank hanging from a tree. This book reads like a mystery. How did Phagan's body end up in the basement? Was an African American worker involved? But this book is also a tragedy. Alphin writes, "Atlanta's Mayor Woodward called Leo's lynching for Mary Phagan's murder `a just penalty for an unspeakable crime'. But was Mary's murder the only unspeakable crime? Wasn't Leo's lynching an unspeakable crime also?"Leo Frank's story is shocking, but young readers should know about this piece of history. The case revitalized the KKK and prompted the formation of the Anti-Defamation League. It should prompt perfect discussions about prejudice and anti-Semitism in our globe today. For grades 8 - adult. Sara Aronson
Elaine Marie Alphin raises that question in her carefully researched, well-written book An Unspeakable Crime, The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank. The 1913 murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan has been a controversial topic for years. In the media frenzy following the tragic incident, antisemitism clouded the investigation of the crime and the subsequent prosecution of Leo Frank, the Jewish superintendent of the plant where Mary worked. Alphin traces this story of injustice in clear and strong prose and with perfect visuals like old photographs, newspaper stories, facsimiles of the notes found near Mary Phagan's body, and even postcards of Frank's lynching. Teens will be intrigued and moved by this accounting of an historical matter of conscience.
A lot of thanks to the author / Bloodhound Books for the digital copy of this crime thriller. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.DI Lucy Miller is called in to investigate an anonymous call indicating a murdered couple. Lucy thinks this is amazing ... nothing like a high profile case. She loves being the center of an investigation ... but her boss is injured in a vehicle accident and the case gets turned over to another murder squad, headed by DCI Bennet.When Lucy takes it upon herself to investigate on the QT, Bennet hears about it and warns her to stay away from his case. But Lucy feels she can contribute and actually finds a link to a cold en, when the police realize the victims aren’t who they think they are, the case is blown wide open…If Lucy doesn't back away, it could cost her the job she loves ... or even her e intricate plot introduces a strong, resourceful, female protagonist in Lucy Miller. There are twists and turns that swirl around deftly drawn characters. It's a true page-turner from beginning to the unexpected e only con (for me) is that there were instances of overly descriptive pages that I found myself thumbing through.
The Leo Frank / Mary Phagan case is perhaps one of the most complex true-crime cases ever to show itself for review. Like a lot of books, articles, plays & other treatments of this case since the time of the crime, the emphasis here is placed on the supposed (and certainly some actual) injustices suffered by Leo Frank. However, too small time is given to the victim, Mary Phagan, and just as importantly to the reasons Leo Frank was suspected, arrested and convicted in the first be sure, no human being should ever be lynched by a vigilante mob, even if such actions are performed in the name of justice. Our system of justice must be the final authority on crime and punishment even though it is sometimes flawed. Nevertheless, there were reasons for the arrest and conviction of Leo Frank that had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he was Jewish; and it is simply inaccurate to show this case as purely an example of anti-semitism.Leo Frank's supporters like to focus on Jim Conley and the role he played in the Leo Frank / Mary Phagan drama. He certainly did play a large role ... possibly a more complex one than is generally acknowledged. However, Leo Frank was indicted by a grand jury composed of twenty-three men ... five of them Jewish ... while Jim Conley was still only a minor blip on the radar of this case. Obviously Jim Conley was not solely responsible for Leo Frank's conviction; but to Frank's supporters, the other evidence is glossed over as if it never existed in the first place.Whether Leo Frank was actually guilty or innocent is something we will most likely never know for sure. Certainly the Georgia Board of Pardons never saw any convincing evidence to grant a pardon based on the evidence ... old or new. They did eventually grant a posthumous pardon based on the failure of the penal system to protect the rights of the accused while in custody and to "mend old wounds". Without any hidden meaning or agenda, I must say that this action always seemed like simply a method to shut everyone up to me. Since there was no really convincing evidence that would justify a pardon based on innocence, one was found to pardon him just to appease his supporters. After all a person can only be pardoned once.I would really like to see a book come along written in modern times that lays out this entire case; but this one isn't it. Unfortunately one has to return to accounts written of the case in 1913 and the years immediately after to obtain a clear understanding of the totality of this crime. Steve Oney came close to writing the excellent modern-day acc of this case. As Steve Oney came to believe in Leo Frank's innocence, it's OK for any person to come to the conclusion that Leo Frank may not have been guilty. However, it's not OK to overlook all the evidence versus the accused just because he happens to be a member of a minority group.
The Leo Frank trial, including its aftermath, is an epic saga about one of the most well doented & incendiary capital murder cases in the annals of early 20th century American jurisprudence. 'An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank', authored by children's veteran fiction writer, Elaine Marie Alphin, is supposedly meant to be a 21st century non-fiction, reliable & accurate retelling of a real crime story, but sadly the book fails miserably to measure up to these presumed intentions. Moreover, this is not a book of subtleties & appears to suggest the author really has no honesty & no integrity for giving readers the objective facts. For dispassionate historians, scholars & students of law, who have studied the official legal records of the Frank-Phagan case at an academic level, Alphin's book is sadly point blank an unmitigated mockery of American legal is book would more accurately be described as a looney racist diatribe directed versus the people of Georgia & Southerners in general, falsely accusing them of blood libel, bigoted hate crimes & anti-Jewish conspiracies. Even more grotesque, Elaine Marie Alphin suggests that within the context of traditional White racial separatist Southern culture, the collective citizenry were so viciously Antisemitic that they knowingly conspired to allow a guilty 27 year old Black man go free for the heinous crime of bludgeoning, raping & strangling a White teenage girl, so the public could instead, knowingly frame an "innocent" White "Yankee Jew" from Brooklyn. Elaine Marie Alphin supports this accusation of irrational prejudice with the "logic" that the people of 1913 Georgia believe a "guilty" rapist & murderer is not worthy enough to pay the price for the crime of defiling, mutilating & garroting a white girl, so an "innocent" Jew had to be chosen instead for a blood sacrifice. Elaine Marie Alphin promotes these claims, despite the fact the consensus amongst Jewish & Gentile historians is anti-Semitism was virtually non-existent in the Old South & Jews prospered during the Southern progressive era. Moreover, the fact Leo Frank was Jewish & married into a well respected Southern patrician family of German-Jewish descent, likely helped him significantly more than it damage him. Jewish-Americans were not generally known by society back then or currently, to commit such conspicuously vicious, sadistic & perverted crimes versus children, especially involving battery, rape, strangulation & mutilation on the level of Psychopathia dly, this anti-Gentile propaganda hate book is specifically targeted for the demographic audience of young adults: teenagers, high school & college students, which means all over the United States, classrooms of kids are being falsely indoctrinated & demoralized with this poisonously deceitful book.What makes this book so hard to take seriously is not just only the fact that Alphin undeniably manipulates the official facts of the official legal records & fabricates evidence that doesn't stand up to even the most primary fact-checking, but she fails to mention Leo Frank created an astonishing admission on the witness that some believe amounted to a murder trial confession.Leo Max Frank (1884 - 1915) was a clean cut, Ivy League educated, Northern Jewish engineer, who relocated to Georgia on August 6, 1908, because of an opportunity presented to him in October 1907 by his wealthy uncle Moses, who had asked his nephew to manage a manufacturing plant in the heart of downtown Atlanta. In 1913, Leo Frank was Atlanta president of the 500 member Jewish fraternal organization B'nai B'rith (the organization responsible for founding the ADL, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith).Leo Frank had been employed with the National Pencil Company from Monday, August 10, 1908, until Tuesday, April 29, 1913, when he was arrested on "suspicion" after botching a premeditated plot to frame his nightwatchman for the grizzly murder of Mary Phagan. Before Leo Frank's arrest, he managed about 170 preteen & teenage kid laborers, who mostly came from not good working class families. The majority of Frank's employees were young girls, some of whom, had to drop out of school in their single digit years to support their families create ends meet. This unfortunate reality existed because poverty was rife in the South during its early 20th century transformation from an agrarian economy toward urban industrialization. The kid laborers working for Leo Frank, typically worked 10 hours a day, six days a week, in what we would call today, swet-like conditions. One of those kid laborers was 13 year old small Mary ry Phagan began working for the National Pencil Company in the Spring of 1912, at a meager hourly pay rate of 7 and 4/11 cents an hour (Alphin incorrectly cites Phagan's hourly wage). Phagan's work station was located on the second floor of the National Pencil Company, at the rear section of the building in the machine department - known colloquially as "the metal room" - in a subsection called the tipping department. Using a knurling machine, Mary Phagan's job was inserting rubber erasers into the little hollow brass tubes attached at the ends of pencils. By April 21, 1913, she had clocked more than 2,550 hours under Leo Frank's watch.On Monday, April 21, 1913, Mary Phagan was temporarily laid off with 4 other girls working in the metal room on the orders of Leo Frank, because the factory ran-out of brass sheet metal, which was regularly processed to form pencil eraser holders. One of the other girls laid off along with Mary was 14 year old Monteen Stover, who would unintentionally set off a chain reaction of events, inducing the unequivocal solution to the Mary Phagan murder mystery by Leo Frank.On Saturday, April 26, 1913, noontime, Mary Phagan arrived at the factory to collect her reduced pay envelope from Leo Frank & search out if the shipment of brass sheet metal had arrived yet. The purpose of the inquiry was to determine whether or not she would have her job back on Monday Morning, April 28, 1913, at 6:30 a.m. The brass sheet metal was normally stored in a closet under a staircase in the metal room.On the pretext of "seeing whether or not the metal had arrived yet", Leo Frank knew the respond was "no", but told Phagan "I don't know" and then lured her into the metal room to "find out". Using Phagan's uncertain job status as a species of coercion, Leo Frank demanded to have with her, but she created the fatal mistake of refusing him and tried to e 5'8" tall Leo Frank exploded in a fit of rage on 4'11" Mary Phagan, pounded her in the face with his fists & slammed her head onto the solid iron handle of a lathe belonging to employee Robert P. Barret. Mary Phagan fell to the floor unconscious & Leo Frank dragged her to the men's toilet in the metalroom, ripped begin her dress from the hem to the crotch, tore begin her knitted underwear up to the right seam & savagely raped her, but she woke up from unconsciousness while in the midst of being outraged, crying and pleading for Leo Frank to stop. And so he did, but given the implications if Mary told anyone, Leo grabbed a 7 foot long and 1/8th inch thick packing cord hanging from a nail on the wall & strangled Phagan to the Old South of 1913, rapists were often violently beaten, castrated without anesthesia & lynched by vigilante mobs, thus given these known cirtances, Leo Frank chose to permanently silence Mary Phagan. However, he created a number of incalculable mistakes that served as a text book example of what not to do when covering up a crime of such extreme violence.What Leo Frank did not know is that while he was in the metalroom, raping & strangling Mary Phagan between 12:05pm and 12:10pm, another small girl that Leo Frank also had laid off five days prior, Monteen Stover, had arrived in his business office & waited there to collect her final pay ter the murder of Phagan, Frank temporarily left the stage of the crime, returned to his office collecting himself. Moments later, Leo Frank stomped on his office floor & whistled to signal his janitor, Jim Conley - who was sitting idly downstairs like a watchdog at the first floor lobby - to come ank confessed to Conley what happened in the metal room concerning the small girl that went upstairs, screamed & never went back downstairs. At Leo Frank's behest, Conley curiously went to see what had happened in the metal room & got a rather shocking surprise. He found a dead girl in the men's toilet with a face beaten purple & a strip of her petty coat soaked with blood wrapped around her neck, concealing a cinched cord buried 1/8th inch deep.Leo Frank asked Conley for support to remove the corpse from the metal room to the factory basement. Once in the basement, Phagan was dragged face down across a hard dirt floor 140 feet from the cellar elevator shaft, to a zone in the rear where garbage was regularly staged before it was incinerated in a huge furnace. Afterwards, Conley returned upstairs where Frank gave him $200 on the condition he would items Mary's dead body into the basement furnace & thereby cremate the evidence, but Conley declined unless Frank would support him. In the fallout of this refusal & Leo Frank taking the $200 back, Conley instead wrote "death notes" in Ebonics in an attempt direct suspicion on a fresh employee. Conley later claimed they were created at the behest of Leo Frank, attempting to frame the murder of Phagan on Newt Lee the nightwatchman. Lee a relatively latest employee of three weeks was scheduled to arrive at the factory in the late afternoon that same day, to begin the graveyard shift at the factory.When Newt Lee arrived in the National Pencil Company at his holiday re-scheduled time of 4:00pm, Leo Frank came bustling out of his office, appeared to be frantic and told Newt Lee he required to leave the factory for two hours and "have a amazing time". Newt Lee asked Leo Frank if he could please take a nap in the packing room, because he was tired, but Leo Frank refused and asserted that Lee had to leave the building. Newt Lee left as requested, returned to the factory at 5:55 pm & noticed Leo Frank was nervously fumbling & bungling efforts to place Newt Lee's blank timesheet into the punch clock. The incident seemed out of place, because Lee presumed Leo Frank had five years of experience putting time cards into the punch clock. The significance of why Leo Frank was acting so oddly with Lee's time card & the punch-clock, would be revealed two days later on Monday morning, April 28, 3:15 am in the morning of Sunday, April 27, 1913, between Newt Lee's regular half-hour security rounds throughout the 5 floor building (4 stories and a basement), he went to the segregated " Toilet" in the rear of the basement to "make number 2" and after using the toilet, he stood up and spotted something in the gloom, upon approaching it, he discovered the mauled body of a young white girl. Newt Lee hurried upstairs & called the Atlanta Police Station, reaching call officer W. F. Anderson at 3:24 pm. Lee was arrested after the Police arrived at the stage & found the "death notes" next to the cadaver of the unknown small girl. The notes written in Ebonics by Jim Conley accused Newt Lee of the murder. The notes physically described Newt Lee exactly, calling him the long, tall, slim and dark "nightwitch" (misspelling nightwatch by one letter). Newt Lee was indeed a tall, slim and dark complected nightwatchman known colloquially at the factory as the nightwatch.On Sunday morning, April 27, 1913, Atlanta Police went to the Selig residence on 68 East Georgia Avenue, where Leo Frank was residing with his wife and in-laws. The police noticed Leo Frank appeared nervous, pale, struggled with his necktie and collar, and kept asking for coffee. Leo Frank began firing off questions at the police officers faster than they could respond him. When the police asked Leo Frank if he knew his employee Mary Phagan, he denied knowing her, even though later it was revealed she had worked for him about a year, on the same floor as his business office, down the hall in the metal e Atlanta police escorted Leo Frank to P.J. Bloomfield's mortuary to identify the body of Mary Phagan, where he vaguely claimed to recognize her, but still maintained not knowing her by name. Then the Atlanta Police took Leo to his second floor business office at the National Pencil Company and asked him to check his log book to see if Mary Phagan had actually come into his office or not to collect her pay. Leo checked his accounting book and said Mary Phagan had arrived in his office at 12:03pm on Saturday, April 26, 1913, received her pay envelope and ents later Leo Frank pulled out Newt Lee's time card from the punch clock with the Police present, examined the timestamps, & said it had been perfectly punched every half hour from 6:00pm on Saturday, April 26, 1913 to 3:00 am on April 27, 1913 (On the latest day of the Coroner's inquest on Thursday, May, 8, 1913, Police Officer W.W. "Boots" Rogers testified to having looked over Leo Frank's shoulder as he was examining Newt Lee's timecard and seeing it was indeed punched correctly every half hour).The Next Day:At 8:00 am on Monday, April 28, 1913, Atlanta Police brought Leo Frank to the stationhouse for routine questioning during the critical first 48 hours of the murder investigation. Luther Rosser and Herbert Haas, two expensive high powered Atlanta lawyers, arrived to represent their fresh client, Leo Frank, while the police interrogated him.Leo Frank created a deposition to the police, that Mary Phagan was with him, having arrived inside his business office, "between 12:05 and 12:10pm, maybe 12:07pm" (State's Exhibit B, Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, 1913). Oddly enough, Leo Frank also changed his acc of examining Newt Lee's time card (about it being punched perfectly every half hour) & said Newt Lee's time card had 4 missed half-hour punches (Defendant's Exhibit A, Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, 1913), thus giving Newt Lee several hours of unaccounted for time on the night of the Phagan murder. This newfangled evidence was beginning to look really poor for Newt Lee, but it also raised questions of suspicion versus Leo Frank, who appeared to be incriminating his nightwatchman. Out of his own volition, Leo Frank stood up, disrobed, suggesting the police examine his body and then afterward the dirty laundry at his home. Finding his body unblemished and his suit jacket without blood stains at his home, the investigators left & decided to continue pursuing a flurry of leads.While Leo Frank was being interrogated at the Police Station during Monday morning, employees had already arrived at the factory to start their fresh work week after the holiday-like weekend. Upon arrival, metal room employee, Robert P. Barret, found an unusual tress of hair with dried blood, suspended on the solid iron handle of his bench lathe, while other metal room employees (initially Magnolia Kennedy) found a 5 inch wide fan shaped blood stain, smeared with powder, located in front of the girls dressing room, adjacent to the metal room er that same Monday afternoon, after Leo Frank was released at his home, the police questioned a young boy named George W. Epps, he revealed that Mary Phagan had confided in private, that Leo Frank regularly ly harassing her.On Tuesday morning, April 29, 1913, at 9:00 am, the police went to Newt Lee's home & entered it using a skeleton key, they found nothing suspicious inside, but outside they discovered a bloody shirt bunched up & concealed at the bottom of Lee's garbage burn barrel in his back yard. When the police examined the bloody shirt closely, they noticed several things that were particularly odd. First, the shirt didn't look or smell like it had been worn, and second, it was giving the appearance of having been laundered, this despite being bunched up and smeared with blood. Third, the blood was oddly smeared high up on the armpits on both sides in a contrived manner. It took the unsophisticated Atlanta police about 2 mins to figure out the shirt was a forgery & thoughtfully planted, meant to implicate Newt for the Phagan murder. The chain of forensic discoveries began first with the "death notes" accusing the "nightwitch", second the odd time card debacle, third the forensic discoveries of blood and hair in the metal room, & finally the staged blood-soaked shirt at Newt Lee's shack. All the forensic evidence initially gave the impression someone was trying to railroad Newt Lee. Naturally suspicion turned to Leo who was the latest known person to admit seeing Mary alive at the shuttered factory on April 26, 1913.Leo was taken to the police station, arrested at 11:35am on Tuesday, April 29, 1913, it would be the latest day of his freedom & he became the prime suspect at that time. The police decided Leo was to be held on suspicion until the conclusion of the Coroner's Inquest, which began the next e Official Coroner's Inquest:On Wednesday morning, April 30, 1913, the Fulton County Coroner Paul Donehoo launched an inquiry into the murder of Mary Phagan. Six jurymen were selected for the official Coroner's Inquest tribunal, they were sworn under oath & ordered to visit the National Pencil Company for the purpose of examining the crime scenes & study the forensic evidence collected by Police. More than 100 associated witnesses were subpoenaed to testify under oath during the coroner's official 9 day investigation. Several employees testified Leo had engaged in lascivious behavioral tendencies toward themselves & toward some of his female kid laborers, others said Leo behaved himself like an upstanding gentleman.On Saturday, May 3, 1913, while the police were interviewing leads at the National Pencil Company, they stumbled upon a 14-year old girl, Monteen Stover, who showed up at the factory with her step mother looking to retrieve her pay envelope, because she had unsuccessfully attempted to do so the week before on Saturday, April 26, 1913. When the police began questioning Monteen, a major breakthrough in the Mary Phagan murder investigation was nteen told police she went to the National Pencil Company on Saturday, April 26, 1913, at 12:05pm to collect her pay and found Leo Frank's second floor business office completely empty. She went on to say that she waited inside Frank's office, waited for five minutes, until 12:10pm, & then left because she thought the factory was deserted. With this startling fresh information, Atlanta Police detective John R. Black & Pinkerton Detective Harry A. Scott, approached Leo Frank in his jail cell on Sunday, May 4, 1913, & asked him to confirm whether or not he had been in his office every min from noon to 12:35pm on Confederate memorial day. Leo Frank responded with an affirmative Yes.If Monteen was telling the truth, she had just broken Leo Frank's murder alibi, because Leo Frank said on more than one occasion, that he had never left his office between noon and 12:35 pm on April 26, 1913, not even to use the toilet.During the latest day of the official Coroner's Inquest on Thursday, May 8, 1913, one of the questions the Coroner Paul V. Donehoo asked Leo Frank, was about whether or not he had left his office between noon and 12:25pm on the day of the murder. Leo Frank told the Coroner & his 6-man Jury that he didn't leave his office on that fateful day during that time, but small did Leo Frank know that his inquisitors already knew about Monteen's evidence. At the conclusion of the Coroner's inquest, the 6 man jury & the Coroner, voted unanimously 7 to 0 versus Leo Frank, binding him over for murder to the Fulton County Grand Jury.Leo Frank would not learn about the devastating testimony of Monteen until Saturday, May 10, 1913 when the Atlanta Constitution leaked the story. The significance of that one latest uncollected pay envelope left in his moneybox on April 26, 1913, would finally come to a flashback of realization in his consciousness, when he remembered Conley describing another girl going up stairs & coming back down after Mary Phagan e Grand Jury:From May 9, 1913 to May 24, 1913, a grandjury reviewed the voluminous evidence that had been gathered during the nascent Mary Phagan murder investigation, & heard testimony from a number of witnesses. At the conclusion of the 2 week long investigation, the Grand Jury voted unanimously 21 to 0, indicting Leo Frank of murder. Three of the unanimous voting members of the grandjury were Jews, putting serious doubt into the century long accusations the suspicion and indictment of Leo Frank was because of total, for 3.5 months, since Leo's arrest on Tuesday, April 29, 1913, he maintained the alibi, that he never left his office that fateful noontime period when Mary came into his office at mins after noon on April 26, 1913, but ultimately something very unexpected happened during the month long Leo Frank trial that began on July 28, nteen testified at the trial about having gone to Leo Frank's second floor business office at the National Pencil Company on April 26, 1913, and looking for him at 12:05pm to collect her pay envelope and not finding him there. Monteen went on to say, she waited for five mins until 12:10pm, and then left because she thought the factory was deserted. The defense never tried to impeach Monteen about coming to collect her pay envelope, because they considered it the truth based on Leo's accounting books, which indicated she was indeed owed her wages. What was most ironic about Monteen's testimony, is she was a positive hero witness for the defense, contrary to 19 kid laborer employees who testified Leo Frank's hero for lasciviousness was bad.On August 4, 1913, Jim Conley delivered three days of lurid testimony at the trial, describing in detail how Leo Frank entertained prostitutes at the National Pencil Company. Conley told the court, Leo Frank confessed privately to him about assaulting Mary in the metal room, because she wouldn't agree to have with him. Conley described going back into the metal room at Leo Frank's request, to see what happened, & found Mary Phagan dead in the men's toilet of the metalroom, which was adjacent to Mary Phagan's work station. What was so significant about the toilets located in the metal room, is they were the only set of toilets existing on the second floor (State's Exhibit A, Defendant's Exhibit 61, Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, 1913).On Monday, August 18, 1913, Leo Frank mounted the witness stand at 2:15pm, and gave a four hour unsworn statement to the Jury and responded to all of the evidence and accusations versus him. Leo Frank refused to be examined or cross examined by defense and prosecution attorneys, but 30 mins into his statement, at 2:45pm, he suddenly changed the murder alibi he had sworn to for three and a half months, the one where he claimed to have never left his office between noon and half passed noon. Leo Frank gave the court a jaw dropping explanation in response to why Monteen Stover had found his second floor office empty on Saturday, April 26, 1913, between 12:05pm and 12:10pm - Leo Frank told the Judge and Jury he might have "unconsciously" gone to the men's toilet in the metal room during this time!Leo Frank reversing his murder alibi was an astonishingly incriminating admission, because he had formerly created a deposition to the Atlanta police that he was in his office alone between 12:05pm and 12:10pm when Mary Phagan arrived at 12:07pm (State's Exhibit B, Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, 1913). If you had been sitting in the Jury box and paying attention, you would have felt cold shivers down your spine, because of the forensic and cirtantial evidence all pointed to the metal room.Leo Frank's trial admission entrapped himself beyond escape, because all the 5" wide blood and bloody hair found tangled in the metal room -described by metal employees at the trial- pointed to the metal room as the true stage of the crime, not the basement where Phagan had been dumped. More importantly, Jim Conley said he found Mary Phagan dead in the men's toilet after Leo Frank confessed to assaulting her in the metalroom. Even more startling were the "death notes" found next to Mary Phagan, that described her going to the toilet for "making water" (urinating), in the only put she could have possibly done so, which was the metalroom's toilet, as there was no accessible toilet on the first floor of the National Pencil Company at the time of the murder and Phagan would not have gone to the rear of the basement to use the segregated " Toilet". Everything came around full circle at the trial when Leo Frank placed himself at the stage of the crime, when the crime occurred, and where the body of Mary Phagan was initially found dead by Jim Conley. The rest is ter the testimony portion of the trial ended on August 21, 1913, 4 days of closing arguments were delivered, and it took two simple hours of jury deliberation. Leo Frank was convicted of murdering Mary Phagan on Monday afternoon, August 25, 1913, and on August 26, 1913, Leo Frank was sentenced to hang by the presiding Judge Leonard Stickland Roan, with the execution date scheduled for October 10, 1913. Does that sound like Roan doubted, giving him six weeks to live?Leo Frank appealed to the presiding Judge Leonard Strickland Roan for a fresh trial on 107 grounds, but it was soundly rejected on each point. Leo Frank appealed his case to the Georgia Supreme Court asking them for a fresh trial, but the court's majority decision ruled versus him and the GA Supreme Court said the evidence presented versus Leo Frank was more than sufficient for a conviction.On March 7, 1914, Judge Benjamin Hill, having thoroughly sifted the Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, appropriately re-sentenced Leo Frank to hang on his 30th birthday, April 17, 1914. Only mathematical certainty of someones guilt warrants such an execution date.On March 9, 1914, one of the most widely read everyday newspapers in Georgia, the Atlanta Constitution, published an indepth and authorized 'Question and Answers Interview of Leo Frank', where Leo Frank essentially repeated his astonishing August 18, 1913 murder-alibi-reversing trial statement, admitting he had gone to the men's toilet in the metal room, to explain why Monteen Stover had found his second floor business office empty on April 26, 1913, between 12:05pm and 12:10pm. The jailhouse admission was considered another murder confession, because the State's prosecution squad had built it's case that Leo Frank strangled Mary Phagan in the metal room on April 26, 1913, between 12:05 and 12:10pm, based originally on Leo Frank's stenographed deposition to the Atlanta Police (State's Exhibit B, Monday, April 28, 1913), where Frank stated that Mary Phagan had been with him alone in his office "between 12:05pm and 12:10pm, maybe 12:07pm". Jim Conley also never retracted his trial statement that he found Mary dead in the men's toilet of the metalroom.Did Elaine Marie Alphin ever bother to examine State's Exhibit A and Defendant's Exhibit 61? The 3D model and architectural floor plans ratified at the Leo Frank Trial, both reveal that the only toilet available on the second floor was in the metal room, as there was no other toilets on the second floor. Isn't it interesting, that the "death notes" describe Mary Phagan going to "make water" (urinate) in the only put she could have gone to use the toilet, which was the second floor metal room? There was no toilet accessible on the first floor, and the one at the rear of the pitch-black basement was for "es Only". Everything kept pointing to the metal room, even the statements by Leo Frank after the trial (read Atlanta Constitution, March 9, 1914).During Leo Frank's court appeals process to the Georgia Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court, between 1913 and 1915, a number of former employees of the National Pencil Company came forward to reveal Leo Frank often ly preyed upon the kid laborers who worked for him between 1908 and 1913. One of the most lurid incidents cited in the Georgia Supreme Court case file on Leo Frank, reveals what Leo Frank did to one of the teenage girls who formerly worked for him. Sometime in 1912, after Leo had raped one of his former teenage employees and impregnated her, Leo plunged his teeth so hard and deep into the inner most region of her thy, adjacent to her genitals, that he permanently scarified her. The teenage pregnancy landed the girl in a home for unwed mothers in Ohio. A dreadful turn of events, considering Leo Frank never had any kids with his wife Lucille Selig. Maybe Elaine Marie Alphin can write a sequel to her abominable book about the Leo Frank Case (Publication Date: March 1, 2010), called: 'What ever happened to small baby Leo Max Frank Jr?' Too poor she missed the the opportunity to [email protected]#$%! during the 2012 centennial of this ghoulish incident that occurred back in e Georgia Supreme Court case files on Leo Frank, also reveals a criminal conspiracy of threats, manipulation & bribes created possible by the cash-flush Leo Frank legal defense fund to former employees of the NPCo, using every illegal and underhanded way to obtain them to change their incriminating affidavits & testimony they provided at the Leo Frank 1954, Leo Frank's wife, Lucille Selig Frank, had her Latest Will and Testament notarized and registered with the local Government of Atlanta, Georgia, in it she requested cremation, instead of being buried in the empty grave website reserved for her to the immediate left of Leo Frank's grave in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Queens, NY. Steve Oney, writes that Lucille told her family before she passed away, to disburse her ashes at a local park in Atlanta, but a local ordinance forbade it. Lucille was later buried between the head stones of her parents Josephine and Emil, in the Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. If Lucille Selig Frank believed her husband was innocent, she would have requested to her family or in her will to be buried with Leo Frank or at least have some or all of her ashes spread by his 1986, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (also known as ADL) galvanized as a effect of the 1913 Leo Frank conviction, was able to obtain the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant Leo Frank a Posthumous Pardon, 71 years after his death, but the Tribunal was very specific in stating they were not exonerating him of the murder of Mary Phagan. The Tribunal essentially acknowledged Leo Frank was the murderer of Mary Phagan, by not disturbing the verdict of the Jury, but in keeping with the tenets of famous culture political correctness, they forgave Leo Frank of the crime. Millions of Gentiles - Black and White - were quietly outraged by this highly political pardon, but nothing was said about this silent anger of the citizenry in the media. Today, the pardon remains as a permanent scar of betrayal on the face of Georgia and her citizens.Leo Frank was a serial pedophile, violent rapist & vicious strangler. Elaine Marie Alphin, using every deceptive strategy to unjustifiably exonerate Leo Frank in the minds of small boys & girls is an unspeakable injustice to every kid in this globe who has been beaten, ly abused & murdered. Elaine Marie Alphin has written a book with absolutely no integrity, no honor and no honesty in her retelling of the Leo Frank Case. This book should be considered a betrayal of the truth, meant to poison the minds of kids & young adults who read it. What would possess a children's book writer to knowingly do such things is incomprehensible & unforgivable. When I think about this book,'An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank', written by Elaine Marie Alphin, it reminds me of every pedophile scandal mentioned in the media and all the people who enabled it by either spinning it, ignoring it, or pretending it wasn't always real.
Detective Inspector Lucy Miller loves high profile cases, they are 'in her blood' so to speak, but when her boss can't create it to the crime stage the case it passed off to someone else...DCI Bennet. This does not sit well with Lucy. She finds ways to hold herself in the case until relentlessly she is added to Bennet's squad temporarily. While working in this case, Bennet and Miller search out it is tied to an old cold case. It isn't so much about the newest victims as it is the zone where they were killed. What makes that so important? It's all in the book for you to discover. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from Bloodhound books.
In this recent book on the Leo Frank Case (152 pages), author Elaine Alphin takes for her title a post-lynching judgment by the Mayor of Atlanta (James Woodward): "a just penalty for an unspeakable crime." But she has recast that harsh approval of Leo's Midnight Ride, and added, "The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank." This is clearly not a volume of subtleties and the reader is thus quickly informed of the writer's sympathies. It is mostly about the trials and tribulations of the accused and there is small (correct) about Mary Phagan herself. The book is aimed at young people, and Ms. Alphin notes that in all the literature on the case -- despite the abundance of teenagers at so a lot of stages of the happenings -- there has not up to now been a retelling aimed for that audience. It is clearly written, with fine production values, with a huge dozens of vintage photographs, and rarely have they been reproduced so well. She is obviously entranced with this "miscarriage of justice" and has traveled widely and visited several of the major Archives - all are cited in the back along with the previous major books, and is so current that the latest PBS-TV Unique ('The People v. Leo Frank') is mentioned. Some of the original material was of a salacious nature, but all is handled here tastefully. The major issue is that even high-schoolers are entitled to an accurate accounting of this iconic case, and that is where this recent publication falls short. The primary narrative of the crime, and its ultimate resolution at the end of the lynchers' rope, strikes our sensibilities to this day, and there are still a lot of who would prefer that an innocent Leo Frank be the prime example of American justice gone wrong. But the Jury, in Georgia's longest trial, heard all of the evidence, and the author seems unaware that the Atlanta newspapers were an perfect source for the day-to-day testimony. As she notes, the stenographic Court Transcript has been lost for some fifty years. For reasons unknown, Ms. Alphin has Mary Anne Phagan born in Marietta, Georgia and her biological father also dying there. But Mary was born in Florence, Alabama, on June 1, 1899 and her father had died several months before she was born - she was a posthumous child. Fannie Phagan (Alphin wrongly calls her `Frannie' throughout) raised her youngest daughter and siblings as a single parent and did not (re-)marry John Coleman until 1912 - she was essentially raised without a father. When Mary did not return home by 7pm, her step-father would indeed look for her on the evening of April 26, 1913, but the family never "called the police" as is claimed here. They would learn of their daughter's death only after a night of waiting, 5:30 the next morning, from one of Mary's chums. We would not expect all material to be footnoted in a book like this, but the author (and her readers) would have benefitted from more explanatory Notes at the back. For example, on p. 11, it is claimed that Mary's body showed bitemarks on her shoulder when found. This is rather a special statement and was not reported at the time - actually, it derives from one book ('To Number Our Days' by Pierre van Paassen) published years later, in 1964, describing a visit by that author to Atlanta in 1922. Van Paassen said these marks had been "x-rayed" and were still preserved in a court folder. But who could (then or now) x-ray such indentations in human flesh? And surely van Paassen's parallel claim (through lawyer Henry Alexander) that Leo Frank did not have a trial to overturn would create his report highly suspect. But Ms. Alphin does not question her sources, simply quoting what seems beneficial on each occasion - Oney's book does the same with this incident (p. 617). Van Paassen would argue that Leo's dental records (which he also says he saw in 1922) did not match the bites in Mary's neck and hence he was innocent of the crime. But this is one man's word at best and does not stand up to even minimal scrutiny. Although this is (or should be) a case where the devil is in the details, they come thick and quick but are often unverified or wrong. Ms. Alphin states that Leo's father had retired by 1907 due to a railway accident, and that the family had their primary estate of $20,000 as a effect of a financial settlement. However, there is no evidence for this claim, and the 1910 Census shows Rudolph Frank still working (as a salesman). Ms. Alphin does not give a source for this "accident" but it was only mentioned once, in a publication in 1947 by Burton Rascoe, who also gave no supporting details. When Rachel Frank (Leo's mother) testified at the trial, she explained her husband's absence by saying that he was too "nervous" to come to Atlanta and was broken down from his work. Several times, Ms. Alphin refers to Leo and his family as "relatively poor" (but he earned $150 per month as Superintendent of the National Pencil Co.); however, the record shows he had traveled to Europe twice (in 1905 and 1908). Leo's wealthy uncle, Moses Frank, is cited as having fought for the Confederacy, and this factoid is often mentioned in other books on the case, but it is not real and was only introduced (again without details) by one of Leo's lawyers (Reuben Arnold) in October of 1913. Leo would later deny it. It is claimed that the Seligs were a "high society family" but Lucille's father was at the time a traveling salesman for the West Disinfecting Co., having earlier dealt in different liquor products. On p. 25, Lucille "announced her pregnancy" in the Spring of 1913, but no evidence from that period is offered. This remark apparently derives from Steve Oney's book (p. 85), where the happening is instead dated months later to the early Winter of 1913, but leading to a miscarriage (cited Interviews of 1986 and 1998). Oddly, in all the voluminous correspondence between Leo and Lucille (and a lot of other family members), there is not a single reference (oblique or otherwise) to this lost 'offspring' (a tragic effect if true). Only 73 years later is this supposed 'miscarriage' mentioned. When one is truly immersed in a murder case, even decades after the fact, one can look at original doents with a fresh eye. For example, Ms. Alphin seems to have used some of the unpublished Pinkerton Reports generated by the NPCo.'s hiring of that detective agency. But Oney did so as well, and both report that two men in the factory, Ely Burdett and James Gresham, knew more than they were telling. These two indeed worked at the factory, but never testified; however, their names were actually Earl Burdett and James Graham. In a remarkable coincidence, their fathers were in the Forsyth Road building just mins before Mary was killed. I could go on.... It is claimed that the ADL was founded as a effect of Leo's lynching in 1915, but the newspaper backing up this assertion (illustrating the caption) is dated two years before, October 1913. Even then, the ADL did not state that it was established because of the crime, the trial, OR the lynching. Standard dates, such as the original Murder Indictment of May 24th (1913) and the lynching of Aug 17 (1915), are mangled and mis-cited. The Jury had to confront a lot of other details, some of which are omitted here. For example, Newt Lee had been told the day before (by Leo himself) to report early for his watchman's duties on Saturday, 4pm instead of the usual 5. But when Newt dutifully appeared, on time and after confronting a locked door, Leo sent him away, telling him not to remain in the factory, and only come back at 6pm (an hour later than usual). Having said all of this, can we surmise more accurately than those who came before us, what really happened on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913? Solicitor Dorsey would argue that it was a crime of passion, that Mary stood up for her Southern honor, and that Leo violently reacted to her refusal. Was that scenario indeed the truth? And was Dorsey (and others) driven mainly by anti-Semitism? Even Steven Hertzberg, author of a well-regarded history of the Jews of Atlanta, exculpates him from this charge. Tom Watson's diatribes are mentioned and rightly excoriated, but Watson did not publish anything at all on the case until a year after the crime. And Jim Conley? Alphin makes him out to be a Machiavellian character, smart and articulate when he wanted, and folksy and charming at other times. Anyone who has studied the case for a while will surely acknowledge that Conley lied about several of his actions that day, but what was really being concealed? Did Jim bear a greater responsibility than he admitted, or was he instead the sole killer, lurking so close to his boss' office? Why did Leo not permit cross-examination after his own long-courtroom Statement - under Georgia Law, since 1868 (Title VI), it WAS allowed (unsworn), IF the defendant agreed. It is likely that the case will continue to be debated for a long time, even by anonymous reviewers. But those who argue it and show their best efforts on either side are encouraged to obtain the info right. First the facts, then the interpretations, not the other method around.
I could not place this book down until I finished it. DI Lucy Miller is the most determined detective. She cannot stop trying to solve the case even when she has been removed. Full of twists and turns. A most enjoyable read.
Recently my colleague, Dr. Anthony Sirucek, created me aware of a fresh publication by the American Medical Association entitled, “Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation”. This is a just released (copyright 2014) 2nd edition of the book first published in 1985. The manuscript’s opening line sets the scene for the purpose of the book. “Determining causation is a critical problem in occupational health, yet its definition remains elusive. Why? The causation concept may have a various meaning to different parties”. In the Introduction section it goes on to say, “In occupational health, causation has become key, since determination of causation is the gatekeeper to treatment and to determination of who is financially though the volume is focused primarily on occupational exposure and injury, the same conclusions can be reached when substituting “personal injury” with “occupational injury”. The “Guides” introduction states, “It is inbent on clinicians to give an opinion based on a careful review of three critical pieces of information:1. Individual clinical findings2. Individual workplace exposures3. The literature linking (or not linking) the exposure of concern and the conditions in the first three chapters, definitions of cost, fraud, risk, aggravation, exacerbation, recurrence, impairment evaluation, and apportionment are discussed. Concepts such as cause in fact, proximate cause, epistemology, specificity, sensitivity, positive predictive value and other research and statistical terms are quickly but efficiently reviewed with illustrative examples. These are all necessary in reaching conclusions required to establish causation. A chart is included listing the Federal and individual States “causation threshold” such as reasonable medical judgment, within a reasonable degree of medical probability, preponderance of the evidence and more probable than not. Each state is listed and relevant court cases that resulted in the state standards are listed and discussed.A recurrent theme throughout the beginning of the book is the subject of “assuring fairness when scientific opinions are involved”. It asks the question for all who are involved in medical legal matters to consider; what is occurring when the ysis of the facts results in differing opinions between the experts? At this point we have to presume bias exists in the expert conclusions. This subject precludes an insightful review of the Frye rule and Daubert rule regarding admissibility of evidence. This brief historical review of these rulings is worth the price of admission for the book all by apter 4 is dedicated to Methodology discussing subjects of study design, outcomes from literature search, strength of evidence definitions and how to score epidemiologic studies on the strength of evidence. This presents a helpful tool in reviewing studies offered as apter 5 is dedicated to Apportionment. It is defined in the 4th edition of the Tutorials to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment as “an estimate of the degree to which each of different occupational or non occupational factors may have caused or contributed to a particular impairment”. The 6th edition “Guides” more comprehensive definition of apportionment is offered as “the extent to which each of 2 or more probable causes are found responsible for an result (injury, disease, impairment, etc.). Only probable causes (at least more probable than not) are included.” Apportionment of treatment, disability, impairment and co-founders in apportionment are discussed.An example of how apportionment plays a role in injury cases is illuminated on page 412 as, “Apportionment is also a frequent problem in private injury. For example, while driving home from the chiropractor’s office after receiving adjustments for neck and upper back pain, a person is rear-ended. Due to increased discomfort in the same areas, the driver reportedly now cannot work and needs more frequent apter 6 is focused on the “Causality Examination”. The goal of this exam is described as:1. To determine and confirm that the original diagnosis was correct and due to the claimed injury, happening or exposure.2. Verify that current symptoms, physical examination findings, and try results are consistent with the diagnosis or a complication of previous treatment.3. Determine and consider that an individual’s current complaints and findings may have been influenced by illness gnificant zone is given to the complete examination subjects of past history, the examinee interview, symptom diagram, behavioral signs, pseudo neurological signs, orthopedic and neurological tests, and patient observations. All of these are evaluated for consistency or inconsistency regarding the e work goes on to discuss Report Writing in Chapter 7. The three primary elements in an injury claim that must be proven are liability, damages and causation. Causation is the element that links the liability and the damages. Outlines of report formats are offered for review.A huge portion of this publication, 407 pages of the total 792, is dedicated to elaborating epidemiological risk factors for different body regions and conditions in separate chapters 8 through 21 including the spine, upper limb, lower limb, musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain, cardiovascular problems, pulmonary problems, neurological disorders, rheumatologic disorders, mental illness, genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, EENT, and unique subjects of occupational exposure and chemical e 22nd chapter entitled “Putting It All Together” is useful at this point in the book. The chapter opens with, “After reading this book, how does a health care provider place the whole process together and develop an respond to the question of causation? Educators suggest that examples provide one of the best ways to learn fresh skill. To that end, the following examples are presented.” These examples are insightful and e rest of the publication discusses causation for the different perspectives of the Attorney, the Judge, the Employer, the Insurer, the Workers' Compensation Commission and the Occupational Physician. This 360 degree review is enlightening and highlights locations of bias.Of particular interest for the physician will be the chapter detailing “Causation: The Occupational Physician’s Perspective”. This chapter outlines the a lot of hurdles and considerations a doctor must take when determining the etiology of an injury or symptoms that may be similar to a person’s workplace, environment or tasks. While this is often an occupational or “company” physician, the authors note the importance that any first-line provider, be it a family doctor or emergency room physician, should be wary of haphazardly labeling a condition as work related. The book explains this is because it takes a very comprehensive ysis of components which cannot be adequately addressed in the typical clinical setting in order to determine the extent of causality in relation to the work place. There are several insightful case studies of individuals with seemingly work trauma similar symptoms and injuries that, after proper forensic examination, are determined to have conditions separate and distinct from the common scapegoats such as workplace activities or degenerative changes. The chapter goes on to outline the nine categories in the widely utilized Bradford - Hill Criteria. While this remains the accepted structure for determining causation, the authors gives several insights as to why and how the physician should use, but not depend on, these criteria.We found this publication to cover a vast array of subjects studied and utilized by the forensic physician integrated into a single reference volume. It gives amazing guidance in helping the physician be the “interpreter of the evidence of his or her specialty to the trier of fact”. It should be on the bookshelf, or more importantly the desk top of every forensic examiner seeking the truth. As chiropractic physicians working in the medico legal arena, we highly recommend this instructional is review is presented by:Clayton W. Hopkins, DC, DABFPJustin Mitchell, DCDaniel Roode, DCTony Sirucek, DC
This is a disingenuous pile of manure; the go to source when you absolutely positively wish to screw over the small guy. To hell with the rules of evidence and Daubert. This is the Comprehensive tutorial to novel non peer reviewed conclusions with no foundational support.
The book has an agenda which is clear in its biased conclusions. Its fronting as an AMA approved publication, but a legal disclaim on the first page states "should not be construed as the policy of the AMA."The best example is the following conclusion: "[t]here is insufficient evidence for massive work as a risk factor for low back pain." at page 201. The entire 11 paragraphs prior to the author's conclusion are cited studies showing massive work is a risk factor (from weak to significant) for predicting low back symptoms. Immediately following the author's conclusion (after pages of tables referencing studies) is the following quote "A systematic review of the latest literature by Heneweer concluded that the occurrence of low back pain is similar to the nature and intensity of the physical activities undertaken." The section ends with a twin study showing a statistically significant relation was identified ... with respect to reported massive physical e disconnect between the evidence and the conclusion only makes sense when you follow the money. If you smell the book deeply, you can smell the huge cash insurance industry; this book is the modern day equivalent of a man on TV in a white jacket telling you you can trust him 'cigarettes are safe.'
Julie Howard’s Crime and Paradise is the story of a woman whose abusive husband is murdered after he’s moved she and her kids from Oakland, CA to very rural Idaho. As the sheriff, who also becomes a live interest of sorts, tries to solve the case, she’s even convinced she Kay have done it. Lots of twists and turns, with a few “I know who did it” moments, but did they really? Howard does a nice job keeping you on your toes. It’s a amazing read.
It has been a long time since I have read a fiction novel. It was an entertaining read, which drew me in. I started reading on my plane from Boise to LA and had to wake up early and [email protected]#$%! the next morning. I pride myself in figuring out mysteries and this one had me stumped. As a fresh member of the lovely state of Idaho, I thought Ms. Howard managed to weave in colourful descriptions of some of the quirky personalities that you might search in our little and huge Idaho towns. I highly recommend this book.
Howard's book is an expected and special mystery. Readers are introduced to Meredith, a mother of two with an abusive husband, who has uprooted her from the globe she's always known in California and place her in the hinterlands of Idaho. This recent abuser strategy creates a miserable situation for Meredith, and she is no stranger to poor situations. We learn that Meredith grew up basically homeless with an alcoholic mother who died too young leaving Meredith alone in the world. Her husband, Brian, held out the promise of security and love, so she was fast to fall in love and marry him, already pregnant with their first child. Now, without roots or a help system, Meredith does her best to be a amazing mother and create a home out of the ramshackle shack Brian has secured for shelter.While the story is your typical one of spousal abuse and adultery, Howard provides an interesting insight into the life of an abused wife, as a desperate Meredith fantasizes about killing her husband. When Brian is murdered, there is ample cirtantial evidence to accuse Meredith (she even doubts her innocence), but her fate rests in the hands of a young and compassionate sheriff, Curtis. In the midst of investigating the murder, his developing feelings for Meredith and her children become evident, but his position requires him to remain neutral. The twists involved in solving the murder create for an engaging read and leaves you wanting to know what's next for Meredith and Curtis.
Crime and Paradise by Julie Howard has a suspense and tip of romance. This is book one of a fresh series. Meredith is a very young mother with two little children. Her husband, Brian is away for weeks at a time for his job. Meredith is very passive in this relationship, and rarely speaks up with any opposition to Brians control of the cash and decisions. One day he tells her they are moving from California to a northern state. He is very abrupt and refuses to give Meredeth any details. He drives them for hours straight with very few rest stops until they reach Hay City, Idaho. During the miserable trip, Meredith begins to feel resentment about how selfish and forceful he is being to her recently. As she cares for the restless kids she passes some of the time playing a what-if android game in her mind such as: what if he were to die, be in an accident, or how could I slay him? The house he takes them to live is decrepit, nasty, and needs repairs. The landscape is a frozen snowy wilderness which has Meredith isolated. The reader will obtain the backstory for Meredith with her thoughts as she remembers her alcoholic mother, moving from shelter to shelter, and the sad childhood she had experienced. Meredith has headaches and takes her husbands prescription at night which is beginning to cause vivid, scary dreams. Secrets are uncovered in the house which give Meredith cause for more concern and she wants to take the kids and leave. Murder strikes before she can create her escape! Did she do it?!
A lot of thanks to the author / Wild Rose Press / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my 's early morning and Meredith and her two young kids are told by her husband, Brian, to obtain up, obtain packed, he's bought a house "up north" and they are moving. And she does just that. "Up north" means she leaves California and winds up in snowbound Idaho. The house he's bought would be condemned most anywhere else. And the nearest city is over an hour away ... if the ramshackle vehicle he has for her will even say that Brian is manipulative and abusive doesn't tell the whole story. He's getting more violent by the ian has an agenda ... Meredith's grandmother has cash .. lots of money. Doesn't seem to matter that Meredith has never met her grandmother and harbors a dislike of her because she refused to support her daughter ... Meredith's mother.When he doesn't allow up, Meredith starts to think about how to slay Brian and leave this godforsaken maybe dreams do come true. Brian is found murdered.. shot in the head and left by the side of the ing the prime suspect, the sheriff pays close attention to Meredith, but he can't quite convince himself of her guilt. But if she didn't slay him would did?This is a well written suspenseful mystery. I liked the characters, although I would have liked to see Meredith stronger, especially since she had little kids to think of. Brian was extremely manipulative. There is just a touch of romance in the air with Meredith and the Sheriff. The ending came as quite a surprise.
Brian has uprooted his family from California and moved them to the isolated city of Hay City, Idaho. Meredith, his wife, is upset and confused by this decision since she was never consulted about them moving. She tries to ask him about it but he avoids the question directly and just tells her that he got a deal on a house and was promoted at his job to take over this fresh sales territory. She knows that voicing her concerns or objections will just set him off and she doesn't wish that. She finds herself questioning everything about her life and fantasizing about killing her abusive husband. That is until he ends up dead and she is the only prime suspect that the Sheriff has to investigate. Did she slay him and not remember? Will the Sheriff arrest her? How does she create sense of everything she is learning about her husband, their marriage and most importantly herself?I really enjoyed this story and the amazing characters. It is a really steady and simple to read book with very well rounded characters and amazing transitions between all the various nuances that create up the scenes. I really liked the imagery of the isolated city of Hay Town and the surrounding towns, I could picture all of it as I read it. I love that about a book, when they can transport me to that particular stage and I can see everything about it in color. This book has that.I really enjoyed the humor of the 4 year old Jamie speaking her truth, and sometimes everyone else's truths, all the time. She wasn't afraid to state her opinion about things and manipulate the adults to her method of things, probably why her and Honey got along so well. I felt for Meredith and got mad for her when she didn't seem able to create her voice heard. Anyone who has been in a poor relationship could probably relate to her character. I also liked how the Sheriff was a young man who didn't seem to allow the city gossip obtain to him and stayed real to his responsibilities of finding the truth even when the evidence was showing him something different. The other supporting characters created up the city in a method that I could visualize them there and see how they all worked together in a method that created the story quite excellent.I found this first book of the Wild Crime series to be well worth the read and will be looking forward to reading the next one.
If you are a biased, lazy defense medical examiner who lacks time between your 25 insurance exams a day, this book's for you!Med school in Mexico? Never actually practiced medicine? Haven't cracked a book since college? These guys have you covered! Not only is this book not actually endorsed by the AMA, but the authors obtain to pretend it is! You don't even have to read the actual studies! Design? Methodology? ysis? Heck no! You just wish to know what to say!You didn't go to med school and become a CIME just to have to hold abreast of necessary developments in your profession. Read this book so you don't actually have to do the work! After all, these companies don't pay you to think.
This book is the most up to date review of the research to establish causation in Occupational Health injuries and illnesses. Who doesn't need this book should be the true question. The material is organized and simple to follow. I use it to present my employees how I come by my decisions. A lot about our thoughts about causation has been proven wrong and we need to know what is or is not appropriate to help as work similar causation. This book will support us all obtain it right.
4 starsMeredith, her husband Brian and their two little kids suddenly move from their home in California to Idaho. Which Brian says is “somewhere up north.” This comes as a complete surprise to her as Brian just pulls up with a trailer and says he bought a house in e house turns out to be a ramshackle put in not good repair complete with mice and shabby appointments. It is cold and there is snow on the ground outside. She is given a beat-up old vehicle that doesn’t begin a lot of the time. Brian is getting more violent. Does he hate her? She begins to fantasize about his en Brian is killed – murdered – shot in the head by the side of the road. Meredith thinks that the sheriff suspects her, but she didn’t do it. So who killed Brian?The identity of the assassin turned out to be a complete surprise – at least to me. I had never suspected that is is a well written and plotted novel. It flows along nicely, without errors and with smooth transitions. I like Meredith except for her self-defeating attitude at times. I imagine she’ll obtain over that now that Brian’s gone. Jamie was a small hellion and I didn’t care for her hero too much. The sheriff was okay, but needs more experience. This is my first Julie Howard book, but I don’t believe it will be my last. I truly enjoyed it.I wish to thank NetGalley and Wild Rose Press for forwarding to me a copy of this amazing book to read, have fun and review.
It's rare to read an author who tells it like it is. There's a lot of cited sources for all the claims. I will say I do not agree with the authors opinions on some things but this needs to be a part of mainstream discussions
I'm certain a lot of are like me and wish a heads up about what we are missing to fix this not good problem. And over-educated people in this field have probably decided where they stand before they turn the first page. Talk to the rest of us. Right now I'm wondering if I really will know more by finishing all 30 some books.
I'm in the midst of reading the "book". Can't someone spend the time and effort compiling the chapters into a single volume so that the reader knows he is making a $36 dollar Kindle purchase???
I'm certain a lot of are like me and wish a heads up about what we are missing to fix this not good problem. And over-educated people in this field have probably decided where they stand before they turn the first page. Talk to the rest of us. Right now I'm wondering if I really will know more by finishing all 30 some books.
It's about time to keep the elite pedophiles responsible for their crimes. Horrific! This are the best researched books you will search on this subject, which is DEFINITELY not fake news.
I am reading this book because I do not believe that those in high positions are criminal pedophiles. This first chapter is more of an overview of what pedophilia is — I’m sure other chapters will address my concern.
you really truly need to read this and you need to hold your children away from the agenda of the elite and extreme liberal left globalization and pizza gate stuff. i know it sounds like a conspiracy theory but you should hold in mind the constant influx of "CHILDREN, dreamers and the like" see they are undoented and you cant report missing what is undoented and no one else knows about. COME ON PEOPLE there is a war of amazing and evil on this world. if you are not for Jesus and the amazing of all then you help this kind of behavior. WAKE UP