In 1992, 12-year-old Shanda Sharer was tortured and killed by four teenage girls, led by Melinda Loveless. Caught in a lesbian love triangle, the four girls would torture the young Shanda and burn her alive. The case would shock the picture-sque town in southern Indiana and make national headlines, making an entire nation ask, ´´why´´? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucie Carole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082789de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The picture didn´t fit. On the surface, Alyssa Bustamante was a pretty 15-year-old girl who excelled in school. Behind closed doors, however, Alyssa was a deeply disturbed teenager with fantasies about killing someone. Her social media pages and diaries all painted the portrait of someone with an insatiable to desire to inflict pain onto the world. Her murderous impulses increasing by the day, Alyssa dug two graves in the woods outside her home and waited...waited for the perfect victim. On October 21, 2009, she found one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083140de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´She was the coldest, most calculating woman I´ve ever met.´´ (Judge presiding over Abraham Shakespeare´s murder trial) Abraham Shakespeare was working as a delivery man for eight dollars an hour when he bought the winning lottery ticket. He would receive over $17 million in winnings and become the toast of his small town. All would not be rosy, as he would be pestered by friends and family for money over the next few months until he finally got fed up. He thought he had seen it all until he was befriended by Dee Dee Moore. She promised to write an article or a book about him but soon became his friend. She saw that he was tired...tired of being used and guilt tripped into handing over his money, so she offered to help. She would place his money into an LLC where she would have control over it. Abraham agreed, but when he caught wind of how much Dee Dee was stealing from his account, he became enraged. He confronted Dee Dee over her theft, and she had one answer for him: two bullets to the chest.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086187de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On January 19th, 2010, 22-year-old Alexandra Tobias was playing Farmville on Facebook at home in Jacksonville, Florida, when she was interrupted by the cries of her three-month-old baby, Dylan. She tried to silence him by shaking him roughly - hitting his head in the process. The child fell unconscious, and she placed a frantic call to 911. The child would be taken to the hospital, where he would die the next day. Alexandra would be arrested for second-degree murder. Just over a year later, on February 1st, 2011, Tobias was sentenced to 50 years in prison. ´´He who is the most defenseless among us was murdered by his own mommy. And why? Because he was crying during a game of Fishville or Farmville or whatever was going on during Facebooking time that day,´´ the presiding Judge Adrian G. Soud said. In the time between the crime and the sentencing , news organizations across America picked up the story. Why would Alexandra kill her baby? 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083860de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this riveting collection of true crime stories from the files of award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author of 32 books M. William Phelps, someone tries to pin a gruesome murder on a horse, infamous serial killer Son of Sam shows us his true evil nature in a series of lost letters this psychopath never wanted you to see, and Sesame Street´s Big Bird comes home to find a dead woman on his estate. These join several other tales only a master storyteller like Phelps can bring to life for listeners. The six stories in this collection have been published in various print and digital places but have never been brought together in one terrifying, mysterious listen. Phelps updates each case and puts his journalistic skills to the test in ways listeners will find all at once fascinating and horrifying. One story involves a young man who believes he´s figured out the perfect way to commit a murder after binge-watching Forensic Files. In this opening tale, a Massachusetts man is stalked by a hired killer because of the information he holds in the case of insurance scam gone bad, resulting in savage murder. Next up is the story of a restaurant owner and her husband, enjoying a calm, peaceful life in the Berkshires, with all the charm and tranquility New England has to offer, until a bloody trail inside a barn leads to a gruesome discovery and a family´s deepest, darkest secrets are exposed. Phelps also takes listeners behind the scenes of his hit Investigation Discovery series Dark Minds, revealing his investigative secrets with an intimate look at those serial killer cold cases that still haunt him today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Frierson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082677de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Bonin, the ´´freeway killer´´, hunts for his next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: 411 Audio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080747de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Telfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004894de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sergeant Forrest Hinderliter of the Gila Bend (Arizona) Police had been up since two in the morning with a dead body and a shaky story. He´d found the body - a black man with a bullet hole in his back - lying on the floor in apartment 44 of the North Euclid Avenue project at the western edge of town. He´d also found a woman there, and this was her story: She woke up after midnight to find a man on top of her, making love to her. She´d never seen the man before. She told him to get off and get out; she warned him she was expecting another man. A car pulled up outside and flashed its lights. A minute later the other man came through the door. Explanations were inadequate. In the scuffle a gun was drawn, a .38 revolver. A shot went off, the first visitor died. In ´´The Corpse as Big as the Ritz´´, Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and master of the ´´investigation of investigations´´, gives us a Hollywood noir with shades of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler: An inquiry into the ´´Dirty Little Death in the Desert´´ of David Whiting, the love-stricken business manager of actress Sarah Miles, who was found dead in the actress´s hotel room during the filming of the Burt Reynold´s Western The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. ´´The Corpse as Big as the Ritz´´ was originally published in Esquire, August 1973. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030742de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arlis Kay Perry was a newly married 19-year-old when she entered Stanford Memorial Church at Stanford University in the late night hours of October 12th, 1974. She would be found the next morning, the victim of a brutal murder in what appeared to be a ritualistic killing. Her case has remained unsolved for the past 42 years. Various rumors and theories abound as to who her murderer was. There is conjecture that she was the victim of the Son of Sam, the Zodiac Killer, the Death Angels, and the Process Church. The police never obtained solid leads on her case and it remains as much a mystery today as it was over 40 years ago. Who killed Arlis Perry? 1. Language: English. Narrator: M.G. Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083966de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the follow-up book to Ticket Man and captures the events of 2015-2016. Orphaned and homeless in New York City at 14 years old, Carlo Juliano lived on the streets to survive until a local crime family boss, Johnny Toracio, gave him a job, a place to live, and a mentor for his new life as a gangster. For the next few years, Carlo flourished on the streets of New York, befriending leaders of construction scams, art theft rings, drug cartels, biker gangs, extortion rackets, gambling, and cybercrime. In 2015, a series of events ignited a treacherous power struggle for control of New York City´s underworld. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Stansell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078190de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.