Chronicle of the Murdered House

Chronicle of the Murdered House
Author: Lúcio Cardoso
Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Open Letter Books
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1940953502
Language: en
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This never-before-translated classic of Brazilian, and gay, literature is a Faulknerian saga depicting the unraveling of a traditional patriarchal family.

American Murder Houses

American Murder Houses
Author: Steve Lehto
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101593011
Language: en
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There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass—even centuries—but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national—and even global—infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden supposedly gave her stepmother “forty whacks,” where the real Amityville Horror was first unleashed by gunfire, and where the demented acts of the Manson Family horrified a nation—as well some lesser-known sites of murder that were no less ghastly. Exploring the past and present of more than twenty-five renowned homicide scenes, American Murder Houses is a tour through the real estate of some of the most grisly and fascinating crimes in American history. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Murder on the House

Murder on the House
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101606803
Language: en
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Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts. Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.

The Murdered House

The Murdered House
Author: Pierre Magnan
Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446499030
Language: en
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One dark night in the winter of 1896, in remote upper Provence, a family is brutally massacred. Only a three-week-old baby miraculously survives. In 1920, the orphan, S-raphin Monge, finally returns home from the war to pursue the truth. Haunted by the image of his mother's dying moments, he turns on the house that has seen such misery, destroying it stone by stone. As the walls crumble, the killers' identities are laid bare and his anger turns to vengeance. But for every murder S-raphin plots, another hand silently executes it in his place.

The Murder House DCI Matilda Darke Thriller Book 5

The Murder House  DCI Matilda Darke Thriller  Book 5
Author: Michael Wood
Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780008374822
Language: en
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‘Gory, brutal, devastating, utterly addictive and yet so finely written. This deserves to be huge – and I think it will be. His best yet’ Louise Beech They were the perfect family. It was the perfect crime.

Murder House Part One

Murder House  Part One
Author: James Patterson
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Random House
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781473535978
Language: en
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Four weeks, five parts, one thrilling story. Part one of a gripping five-part murder mystery from bestselling thriller writer James Patterson, with exclusive extra content. No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, Jenna becomes involved in a case that at first seems open and shut, but reveals more secrets than she could possibly imagine. As more bodies surface and Jenna is drawn deeper into the dark history of No. 7, she must risk her own life to expose the truth – before the Murder House claims another victim.

Murder House Part Two

Murder House  Part Two
Author: James Patterson
Release: 2015-09-07
Editor: Random House
Pages: 83
ISBN: 9781473535985
Language: en
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4 weeks, 5 parts, 1 thrilling story. Part two in the gripping murder mystery from bestselling thriller writer James Patterson, with exclusive extra content. The town of Bridgehampton has been shocked by the murder of a Hollywood power broker and his mistress and the killing of a local prostitute. Detective Jenna Murphy is the only one convinced that the killings are linked. Does a shocking event that happened over fifteen years ago hold the key? Find out in part two of James Patterson’s Murder House.

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror
Author: Jay Anson
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Gallery Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982138264
Language: en
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“A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe. In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—“this book will scare the hell out of you” (Kansas City Star).

Murder House

Murder House
Author: Simon Beaufort
Release: 2013-12-15
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781780104638
Language: en
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When PC Helen Anderson takes the files for a forthcoming court case to study over the weekend, she commits a cardinal error. For those files are not supposed to leave the police station - and the moment they fall into the wrong hands, Helen's ordinary, uneventful life begins to spiral out of control. For one small lie will lead to another, then another - culminating in a rendezvous in an ordinary suburban house in an ordinary Bristol street ... the scene of a gruesome and extraordinary murder.

Murder Houses of London

Murder Houses of London
Author: Jan Bondeson
Release: 2014-01-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781445614915
Language: en
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Which of London's most gruesome murders happened in your street? And were they committed by Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins, the Blackout Ripper or ‘Acid Bath’ Haigh?

The Murder House

The Murder House
Author: James Patterson,David Ellis
Release: 2015-09-28
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780316337977
Language: en
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Detective Jenna Murphy comes to the Hamptons to solve a murder-but what she finds is more deadly than she could ever imagine. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, former New York City cop Jenna Murphy hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth-before the Murder House claims another victim. Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, The Murder House is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

House Arrest

House Arrest
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Aladdin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1416961712
Language: en
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ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the remaining contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The list has been narrowed now that the culprit behind the initial crimes was caught, but someone living in that house still has murder on the mind.

The Decagon House Murders

The Decagon House Murders
Author: Yukito Ayatsuji
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Pushkin Vertigo
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781782276340
Language: en
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"Ayatsuji's brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle will appeal to fans of golden age whodunits... Every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal" — Publishers Weekly A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery sure to appeal to fans of Elly Griffiths, Anthony Horowitz, and Agatha Christie, with one of the best and most-satisfying conclusions you'll ever read. A classic in Japan, available in English for the first time. From The New York Times Book Review: "Read Yukito Ayatsuji’s landmark mystery, The Decagon House Murders, and discover a real depth of feeling beneath the fiendish foul play. Taking its cues from Agatha Christie’s locked-room classic And Then There Were None, the setup is this: The members of a university detective-fiction club, each nicknamed for a favorite crime writer (Poe, Carr, Orczy, Van Queen, Leroux and — yes — Christie), spend a week on remote Tsunojima Island, attracted to the place, and its eerie 10-sided house, because of a spate of murders that transpired the year before. That collective curiosity will, of course, be their undoing. As the students approach Tsunojima in a hired fishing boat, 'the sunlight shining down turned the rippling waves to silver. The island lay ahead of them, wrapped in a misty veil of dust,' its sheer, dark cliffs rising straight out of the sea, accessible by one small inlet. There is no electricity on the island, and no telephones, either. A fresh round of violent deaths begins, and Ayatsuji’s skillful, furious pacing propels the narrative. As the students are picked off one by one, he weaves in the story of the mainland investigation of the earlier murders. This is a homage to Golden Age detective fiction, but it’s also unabashed entertainment."

Murder in the House

Murder in the House
Author: Margaret Truman
Release: 2014-10-29
Editor: Fawcett
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780804152853
Language: en
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Congressman Latham has maintained an impeccable record in Washington, and so he seems the logical choice when nominated by his friend, President Scott, to become the next secretary of state. His confirmation hearings appear to be a formality until rumors emerge of sexual misconduct and influence peddling. Then, early one morning, he is found shot to death, an apparent suicide. Nobody close to Paul Latham believes his demise a suicide; there are just too many questions left unanswered. Why would he kill himself, and why would he do it in a public place? Why was there no suicide note? Where did he get the gun? Where is Latham's appointment secretary, Marge Edwards? So Latham's close friend lawyer-professor Mackensie Smith goes about uncovering the truth. In the process he unearths connections to the CIA, businessman Warren Brazier, Russian communists, and a shady private detective. Eventually Smith's own life is threatened, leading him to a dramatic and shocking truth. Murder in the House is a story about the webs of influence people weave to protect their interests, and about those innocent people who, by accident or design, get caught in these webs. It is the story of the abuse of power for personal gain, and of the increasing influence that the global economy has on the way our nation is being run. Margaret Truman, with her intricate know-ledge of the political, social, and practical workings of Washington, masterfully explores these connections in this highly suspenseful tale of intrigue, deception, and murderous intent.

Guilty Wives

Guilty Wives
Author: James Patterson,David Ellis
Release: 2012-03-26
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316097574
Language: en
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After a lavish night of guilty pleasures in Monte Carlo, four best friends face an awful morning of arrests -- and a fight for survival. Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened: something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime-a fight for survival. Guilty Wives is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.

Haunted House Murder

Haunted House Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Release: 2022-07-26
Editor: Kensington Cozies
Pages: 103
ISBN: 9781496741448
Language: en
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Falling leaves, chill winds, shorter days . . . and spooky houses. Halloween in Maine transports part-time reporter Lucy Stone into cozy heaven. Until someone goes missing . . . A woman with many hats, Lucy Stone is rarely on time, but she’s never too late to catch the important news in the Maine coastal town of Tinker’s Cove. Sometimes it might even make the front page of the Pennysaver, the town’s weekly paper. For example, the latest out of the basement town hall meeting is that the dilapidated house across the street from the elementary school will not be condemned. In fact, a local inspection has proved it’s structurally sound. Even more surprising, newcomers to Tinker’s Cove are about to close on their soon-to-be new home. Despite rumors that the house is a haven for ghosts, Ty and Heather Moon soon take residence. But strangely, they’re not exactly receptive to the town’s welcoming committee. Odder still are the noises and flickering lights erupting from the house at all hours. And when a local boy goes missing near the house, it’s up to Lucy Stone to unravel the mystery of the eccentric couple and their increasingly frightful behavior.

Murder in House

Murder in House
Author: Veronica Heley
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781780100302
Language: en
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Ellie and her new husband Thomas are suffering from terrible colds when called to deal with Ursula, a young student, who has staged a sit-in at church and refuses to move. Ursula challenges Ellie to solve three mysteries: a broken engagement, her friend Mia's disappearance, and a murder. As she investigates, Ellie begins to suspect that there is more to these events than anyone is willing to admit. Soon she finds her own friends and family targeted as a powerful group hunts her down. Meanwhile Ellie's ever-demanding daughter Diana makes herself homeless, and her architect cousin lands himself in yet another financial mess. Both become caught up in the race to ruin Ellie before she can produce the dreadful evidence of corruption and abuse that is haunting the council chambers. Every lead returns to Ursula, who has not been entirely open with the truth. But what can one young girl do, against such a powerful family?

Murder Houses of South London

Murder Houses of South London
Author: Jan Bondeson
Release: 2015-06-28
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781784629755
Language: en
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South London has a long and blood-spattered history of capital crime and many of its murder houses still stand today. There are many forgotten murders in South London, where only the murder house remains... Murder mysteries fill the pages of this book – some of them celebrated crimes, like the murder of Charles Bravo at Balham in 1876. Others remain forgotten tragedies, like the murder of Jane Soper in the Borough in 1875. This book will take you on a journey through some of the most notorious crimes in South London, including the Brixton Matricide, the Battersea Tragedy and the Tooting Horror.

Murder Houses of Greater London

Murder Houses of Greater London
Author: Jan Bondeson
Release: 2015-06-28
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781784629748
Language: en
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Which of Greater London’s most gruesome murders happened in your street? And were they committed by Graham Frederick Young (the poisoner of the North Circular Road), by the murderous Donald Hume, or by that monster Dennis Nilsen? Sometimes quiet suburban terraces hide the most terrible secrets... Read about the ‘Hampstead Triangle’ – home to a surprising number of celebrated murders – as well as another triangle of violent deaths in Kensal Rise and ponder some very mysterious unsolved murders. Armed with this book and a good London map, you will be able to do some murder house detection work of your own.

Murder Houses of Edinburgh

Murder Houses of Edinburgh
Author: Jan Bondeson
Release: 2020-10-28
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781800467811
Language: en
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Which of Edinburgh’s most gruesome murders has happened in your street? And were they committed by Burke and Hare, by the Stockbridge Baby-Farmer, by the Demon Frenchman of George Street, by the Triple Killer of Falcon Avenue, or perhaps by one of the Capital’s many faceless, spectral slayers