Download Crimes in Southern Indiana PDF by Frank Bill Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to Heartland America circa right about now, when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs, backwoods gunrunners, and bare-knuckle brawling. Frank Bill's Southern Indiana is haunted by a deep, abiding sense of place, and his people are men and women pressed to the brink - and beyond. They are survivors, and in Frank Bill's hands, their stories bristle with noir energy.
Download Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana PDF by Keven McQueen Full Free and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-14 with total page 111 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of Horror in the Heartland delves deep into the dark and sordid annals of the region where Hoosier history began. Prepare to take a tour of some dark, strange moments of southern Indiana’s history. From the scheming wife who wanted her dull husband out of the way to make room for a young love affair and the husband who stomped his wife to death because she wouldn’t stop singing an irritating song, to the man who murdered an entire family to pay off some farming equipment and the case of a mistaken-identity murder, author Keven McQueen relates the sinister (or not so) motives and gruesome details of nine murders that occurred in southern Indiana between 1880 and 1912. With a detailed, if macabre, look at each story as well as the ambiguities surrounding the criminals and punishments, McQueen illuminates the darker side of Hoosier history. Includes photos!
Download The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 16 PDF by Robert Crais Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These short stories are like shots of espresso – best downed in one go and guaranteed to leave the heart racing. Hand-picked by bestselling author Robert Crais, they showcase the best of contemporary crime-writing, from masters of suspense and stars of the future alike. Whether ingenious detective story or hardboiled noir, action-packed thriller or stylish historical mystery, these twenty stand-out stories should form the cornerstone of any crime reader's library. Stories from: Tom Andes, Peter Beagle, K.L. Cook, Jason De Young, Joe Donnelly & Harry Shannon, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Jesse Goolsby, Katherine Hester, Thomas McGuane, Lou Manfredo, Nathan Oates, Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Thomas J. Rice, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lones Seiber, Charles Todd, Tim L. Williams, Daniel Woodrell.
Download True Crime Detective Stories PDF by Cleveland Moffett Full Free and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2018-11-02 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you a unique collection of true detective stories, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: True Detective Stories The Northampton Bank Robbery The Susquehanna Express Robbery The Pollock Diamond Robbery The Rock Island Express The Destruction of the Renos The American Exchange Bank Robbery Bonus The Mysterious Card The Mysterious Card Unveiled (Sequel)
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Download Oddball Indiana PDF by Jerome Pohlen Full Free and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indiana often calls itself the Crossroads of the Nation. It's not also perhaps the very nexus of US weirdness. Armed with Oddball Indiana, you'll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Hoosier State, from brain sandwiches to square donuts. Indiana has monuments to Michael Jackson, the comic strip character Joe Palooka, and the World's Largest Egg. It's where Alka-Seltzer and Wonder Bread were invented, where A Christmas Story actually took place, and where the good but angry citizens of Plainfield conspired to dump President Martin Van Buren in a mud puddle. Along with humorous histories and offbeat observations, Oddball Indiana provides addresses, websites, hours, fees, and driving directions for each of its 350+ entries.
Download Crimespree Magazine Issue 67 PDF by Lawrence Block Full Free and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-07-22 with total page 70 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crimespree Magazine Issue 67 features a special conversation between Lawrence Block with the late Bill Crider. Interviews include Michael Barson chatting with Max Allan Collins, who also talks about completing the work of Mickey Spillane, Kate Malmon talking with Steph Post, Richard Neer interviewed by Reed Farrel Coleman, and Elise Cooper has a Q&A with Karen Rose. Eryk Pruitt writes about Southern Crime Fiction, Jon Jordan on Action Comics at 80, with other articles by TR Ragan, Kristi Belcamino, and Chris Holm. There's new fiction by Andrew Riconda and J.D. Smith, and a comprehensive review of new books and DVDs round out a most exciting issue.
Download Back to the Dirt PDF by Frank Bill Full Free and published by FSG Originals. This book was released on 2023-05-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frank Bill is back with a gritty, wrenching novel from deep inside the traumas of a broken American heartland. Miles is a Vietnam vet who’s worried he’s going to lose his job and his tenuous grasp on a stable life because of a fight he had with a coworker over some steroids. His PTSD and struggles to control his steroid-fueled violent tendencies complicate life with his girlfriend, Shelby, a stripper who only occasionally seems to have the proverbial heart of gold. She certainly seems to possess more kindness and generosity than her brother, Wylie, who’s currently on the run after being implicated in the deaths of two local oxycodone dealers and has their relatives on his tail. When Wylie kidnaps his sister and holes up in Miles's country lair, it is, frankly, threatening to become a bit too much for steroid-addled Miles to handle. Frank Bill’s world is as wild and rollicking as ever, punctuated with uproarious event after uproarious event. But in Back to the Dirt, he goes deeper than wall-to-wall brawl—with Miles, he takes us back to the experiences overseas that stripped the innocence and optimism from the heartland dream; with Shelby, he shows us that you didn’t have to travel to Vietnam to see real darkness. But still, even in this benighted state, there’s the dirt to come back to. And maybe, just maybe, Bill shows, that can be enough.
Download The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890 PDF by Keven McQueen Full Free and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dramatic story of a devastating natural disaster in nineteenth-century Kentucky. On March 27, 1890, a devastating storm moved over the Ohio River Valley, spawning dozens of deadly tornados. The most powerful of these twisters touched down in Louisville, carving a path of unprecedented destruction from Main Street to the end of town. In the aftermath, nearly eight hundred buildings in the city were destroyed, and over one hundred people perished. In all, the storm produced over twenty-five tornados that day, and it remains the twenty-fifth deadliest storm in US history. This book chronicles Louisville’s most violent natural disaster, with tales of harrowing rescues and rebuilding.
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Download American Noir PDF by Barry Forshaw Full Free and published by Oldcastle Books Ltd. This book was released on 2017-04-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction and films from Britain and the European countries, but a further area of expertise is American crime fiction, film and TV, as demonstrated in such books as The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Detective. After the success of earlier entries in his Noir series - Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Euro Noir - he now tackles the largest and, some might argue, most impressive body of crime fiction from a single country, the United States, to produce the perfect reader's guide to modern American crime fiction. The word 'Noir' is used in its loosest sense: every major living American writer is considered (including the giants Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, James Lee Burke, James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky, as well as non-crime writers such as Stephen King who stray into the genre), often through a concentration on one or two key books. Many exciting new talents are highlighted, and Barry Forshaw's knowledge of - and personal acquaintance with - many of the writers grants valuable insights into this massively popular field. But the crime genre is as much about films and TV as it is about books, and American Noir is a celebration of the former as well as the latter. US television crime drama in particular is enjoying a new golden age, and all of the important current series are covered here, as well as key important recent films. 'The book canters through American Crime fiction of the early 21st century, conveys information in an easily accessible manner and provides a readable overview of the whole area, one that can be dipped into at random, consulted for specific information or read for general interest' - Mystery People 'Forshaw's deep knowledge of Noir ensures this is a fascinating guide, as well as a top-notch reading list' - Crime Scene Magazine Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Historical Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.