An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment

By Mitchel P. Roth

From “an eye for a watch” to debates over capital punishment, humanity has an extended and debatable courting with meting out justice for felony acts. this present day, crime and punishment stay major components of our tradition, yet societies fluctuate significantly on what's thought of legal and the way it may be punished. during this international survey of crime and punishment all through historical past, Mitchel P. Roth examines how and why we penalize convinced actions, and he scrutinizes the effectiveness of such efforts in either punishing wrongdoers and bringing a feeling of justice to victims.
           
Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, folklore, and literature, Roth chronicles the worldwide historical past of crime and punishment—from early civilizations to the outlawing of intercourse crimes and serial murder to the advance of geared up crime and the hazard this present day of world piracy. He explores the delivery of the penal complex and the perform of incarceration in addition to the trendy philosophy of rehabilitation, arguing that those are might be an important advances within the attempt to guard voters from damage. having a look heavily on the retributions societies have condoned, Roth additionally examine execution and its many types, exhibiting how stoning, hemlock, the firing squad, and deadly injection are thought of both barbaric or justified throughout diversified cultures. eventually, he illustrates that regardless of advances in each point of human event, there's extraordinary continuity in what's thought of a criminal offense and the sanctions administered.
           
excellent for college kids, teachers, and basic readers alike, this interdisciplinary publication offers a desirable examine criminal activity and its consequences.

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Stone Kiss (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novels (Paperback))

By Faye Kellerman

One useless. One lacking. One guy Who cannot glance Away... In l. a. Lt. Peter Decker will get a frantic mobile name from his relatives. relative has been stumbled on bare and murdered in a seedy new york resort room and the man's niece, the final one that can have obvious the sufferer alive, has disappeared. Crazed with fear, the girl's mom and dad plead for Decker's support and shortly he is racing around the continent to a urban he hasn't visible in ten years. With few leads and no more time, he plunges into New York's underbelly, an international the place vile deeds, unregenerate evil, and sinister secrets and techniques pit brother opposed to brother. And the place Decker will query the very essence of his religion and struggle for every thing and everybody he holds dear-including his spouse, Rina.

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Secret Prey

By John Sandford

A filthy rich banker is useless, shot as soon as within the chest in the course of a looking journey. there are lots of purposes for him to be killed, and lots of those who may do the deed. yet who did?  Lucas Davenport has an idea. yet this regimen homicide research is set to show into whatever diverse. A cat-and-mouse online game with a killer who doesn't hesitate to take the struggle to Lucas himself. and people he loves…

WITH a brand new advent by means of the writer

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Flying Shoes

By Lisa Howorth

Thirty years after her stepbrother’s unsolved homicide, a reluctant Mary Byrd Thornton is compelled by means of a detective’s name to come to her kin and back confront the crime’s irremovable stain.

This lovely debut--from the cofounder of the mythical sq. Books in Oxford, Mississippi--is a piece of fiction, however the homicide relies at the still-unsolved case of Lisa Howorth’s stepbrother, a entrance web page tale within the Washington Post. And but this isn't a criminal offense novel; it truly is a good and luminous tale of a selected time and position within the South, the place even calamitous climate could be a personality, each person has a narrative, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant solid, perfect darkish humor, a effective feel of heritage, and a surprising precise tale at its middle, Flying Shoes is a wealthy and candid novel from a clean new voice approximately kinfolk and reminiscence and one woman’s flight from a wounded past.

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Long Fall from Heaven

By George Wier, Milton T. Burton

"With a virtually encyclopedic wisdom of the old underbelly of Galveston and a ringing believe for discussion, Long Fall From Heaven consists of us alongside on a sordid but seamless narrative of murderous mayhem." —Craig Johnson, writer of the Walt Longmire Mysteries

Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb—both ex-cops with afflicted pasts—stumble into the trail of a serial killer. The assassin leads them into the darkish heritage of Galveston while town was once Texas’ Sin urban. The killer has roots sunk deep into that heritage, however the FBI and the outdated Galveston households don’t wish Cueball and Micah to resolve the crimes. pay attention heavily. There’s an echo of one other serial killer who stalked the town again in the course of global battle II.

George Wier writes like he talks: Texan. within the Nineteen Nineties he befriended the older novelist Milton T. Burton and the 2 turned shut pals. In 1998, Burton, apprehensive approximately his wellbeing and fitness, informed Wier this tale and requested him to be his collaborator and relevant author. the 2 neighbors talked backward and forward, and Wier wrote the unconventional. in the meantime, impatient with the publishing undefined, George Wier has very effectively e-published his invoice Travis secret sequence. He performs classical violin and kingdom mess around, dabbles in artwork and images, and is a born promoter of all that he does. this is often his first trade-published novel. He lives in Austin, Texas along with his spouse Sallie.

Milton T. Burton (1947-2011) authored 4 crime novels released via Minotaur/Thomas Dunne. Like Wier, Burton was once a lifelong Texan who breathed the Texas lingo. Burton have been variously a cattleman, a political advisor, and a faculty historical past instructor. A cantankerous yet beneficiant guy, he cherished writing and he loved speaking to his buddies, in particular George Wier. He died in December 2011.

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Sandmannen

By Lars Keppler

En ung guy hittas gående på en hög järnvägsbro en kall vinternatt i Stockholm. Han har legionärssjukan och är svårt nerkyld. På Södersjukhuset visar det sig att han är dödförklarad sedan sju år. Mannen var ett av seriemördaren Jurek Walters sista supply innan han greps av Joona Linna. Jurek Walter dömdes until eventually rättspsykiatrisk vård och overall isolering. Var har den unge mannen befunnit sig hela tiden? Hans oväntade vittnesmål gör att det gamla fallet måste tas upp igen. Det är bråttom. Någon måste ta sig in och vinna seriemördarens förtroende.

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Ten Second Staircase: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

By Christopher Fowler

It’s against the law tailored for the strange Crimes Unit: a arguable artist is murdered and displayed as a part of her personal outrageous install. No suspects, no rationale, no evidence—but this time they do have an eyewitness. A twelve-year-old claims the killer used to be a cape-clad highwayman atop a black stallion. Whoever the killer rather is, he turns out reason on killing off adequate minor celebrities to turn into one himself. As “Highwayman Fever” grips London, Bryant and will, in addition to the latest member of the Unit, May’s agoraphobic granddaughter, April, locate themselves checking out a case concerning inventive rivalries, sleazy intercourse affairs, the Knights Templars, feuding road gangs, and a decades-old crime spree that break up up their partnership as soon as before—and threatens to finish it again…with murder.

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Therapy: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
 
at the back of the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely fans’ lane within the hills of l. a., a tender couple lies murdered in a automobile. every one sufferer bears a unmarried gunshot wound to the top. notwithstanding the feminine is still unidentified, her male significant other has a name—Gavin Quick—and a bothered previous that had landed him on a therapist’s sofa.
 
“Labyrinthine twists, first-class pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue.”—The Washington Post
 
It’s there, on usual turf, that psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hopes to discover very important clues. And that suggests going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a star psychologist who fiercely guards the privateness of her consumers . . . alive or lifeless. As Delaware follows a sequence of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously in the course of the occupation he suggestion he knew, he’ll go into territory even he by no means dreamed of treading.

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Northwest Angle: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

By William Kent Krueger

With his kin stuck within the crosshairs of a gaggle of brutal killers, detective Cork O’Connor needs to resolve the homicide of a tender lady within the most recent installment of William Kent Krueger’s unforgettable New York occasions bestselling series.

With his relations stuck within the crosshairs of a gaggle of brutal killers, detective Cork O’Connor needs to clear up the homicide of a tender lady in William Kent Krueger’s most modern unforgettable New York instances bestseller.

During a houseboat holiday at the distant Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps via unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island the place the wind has ushered in a strength a long way darker and extra lethal than any typhoon.

Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny detect the physique of a teenage lady. She wasn’t killed through the hurricane, although; she’d been certain and tortured prior to she died. within sight, beneath a tangle of branches, in addition they discover a child boy, hungry and dehydrated, yet nonetheless greatly alive. strong forces cause on securing the kid pursue them to the remoted Northwest attitude, the place it’s very unlikely to inform who one of the citizens is in league with the satan, yet Cork is aware that to avoid wasting his family members he needs to remedy the puzzle of this mysterious baby whom loss of life follows like a shadow.

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Savage Season: A Hap and Leonard Novel (1) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Joe R. Lansdale

The foundation for the hot television sequence Hap and Leonard

A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized mystery, that includes acquaintances, one vixen, a team of washed-up radicals, a great deal of cash, and bloody mayhem.

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are most sensible buddies, but they could not be extra diversified. Hap is an east Texas white-boy with a weak point for Texas ladies. Leonard is a homosexual, black Vietnam vet. jointly, they steer up extra commotion than a fireplace hurricane. yet that is simply the best way they prefer it. So while an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising an immense rating. Hap we could Leonard in at the rip-off, and that is whilst issues get fascinating. Chockfull of motion and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of darkish suspense that brought Hap and Leonard to the mystery scene. It hasn't been a similar since.

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