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This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect current work in the field. More figures, including recently developed scales and data sets, have been added to increase its usefulness. Amy was seven years old when her father was arrested for murder. His subsequent trial and conviction scarred her childhood and cast a shadow over her life until, twenty-two years later, new evidence suggests he was innocent and Amy sets out to clear his name.

But Amy is not the only person troubled by the past. DC Gary Goodhew is haunted by the day his grandfather was murdered and is still searching for answers, determined to uncover the truth about his grandfather's death and find his killer. But, right now, someone is about to die. Someone who has secrets and who once kept quiet but is now living on borrowed time.

Someone who will be murdered because disturbing the past has woken a killer. In , Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama.

Stunned, confused, and only twenty—nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death.

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But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty—seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty—four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times.

Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Billington: Victorian Executioner. Alison Bruce October 24, James Billington, formerly a pub entertainer and then a barber, had been single-minded in his determination to secure the post of executioner for London and the Home Counties. But did he really feel he was primarily a benefit to society and justice, or were his reasons for wanting this position more personal? Three of his sons, Thomas, William and John, followed in his footsteps and together the family were responsible for executions in Great Britain between and Billington: Victorian Executioner provides a complete account of the stories behind James Billington's executions, as well as introducing the reader to the real man behind the rope.

This fascinating biography is an exciting addition to any true crime bookshelf. More by Alison Bruce See more. Book 5. Making a fresh start can be hard, especially with a killer watching.


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It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. More featuring true crime. See more. Inside Broadmoor: Up close and personal with Britain's most dangerous criminals. Jonathan Levi. Few place names in the world have such chilling resonance. For over years, it has contained the UK's most violent, dangerous and psychopathic. Since opening as an asylum for the criminally insane in it has housed the perpetrators of many of the most shocking crimes in history; including Jack the Ripper suspect James Kelly, serial killers Peter Sutcliffe, John Straffen and Kenneth Erskine, armed robber Charles Bronson, gangster Ronnie Kray, and cannibal Peter Bryan.

The truth about what goes on behind the Victorian walls of the high security hospital has largely remained a mystery, but now with unprecedented access TV journalist Jonathan Levi and cultural historian Emma French paint a vivid picture of life at Broadmoor, after nearly a decade observing and speaking to those on the inside.

Including interviews with the staff, its experts and the patients themselves, Inside Broadmoor is the most comprehensive study of the institution to-date. Published at the dawn of a new era for the hospital, this is the full story of Broadmoor's past, present and future and a dark but enlightening journey into the minds of Britain's most dangerous and how they are treated. Murderous Women. Paul Heslop. Serial poisoners, crimes of passion, brutal slayings and infanticide; this new book examines the stories and subsequent trials behind the most infamous cases of British female killers between the early part of the nineteenth century and the s.

Among the cases featured here is that of Sarah Dazley, hanged in for poisoning her second husband; Mary Ann Cotton, who murdered up to twenty-one people, including many members of her own family; Amelia Dyer, the 'baby farmer' who murdered countless numbers of children; Susan Newell, who murdered her newspaper boy; the execution, in of Edith Thompson for the murder of her husband, a crime she swore she knew nothing about; and, Ruth Ellis, who gunned down her boyfriend outside the Magdala Tavern in , the last woman to lawfully hang in Britain.

Retired police detective Paul Heslop has carefully and objectively analysed each of these prominent British cases. His narrative includes post-trial material as well as the executions of the offenders. Finally, he offers his 'verdict', taking into account all the circumstances so that there are times when justice itself is put on trial. Kate Kray. When Kate married gangster Ronnie Kray he introduced her to some of the most feared criminals Britain has ever known. She persuaded them to open their hearts to her and talk about their crimes, fears and dreams. Paul Begg. Death on the Waterways.

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