Download Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look at Hangmen, by Howard Engel PDF

By Howard Engel

True stories of executioners culled from the annals of history

Award-winning secret author Howard Engel strains the hangman’s culture from medieval England and early Canada to the present-day usa. From beheadings and hangings to the electrical chair, Engel bargains gritty info of the executioner’s procedure, targeting key avid gamers who epitomize either the exemplars and buffoons of the darkish profession.

mentioning far-removed examples of previous punishments, reminiscent of the French guillotine, Lord excessive Executioner addresses the results history’s classes may have on modern day felony justice. Engel’s studious study and nice care towards bringing history’s executioners to lifestyles make for a gripping studying event and an everlasting paintings of nonfiction.
 

Show description

Read or Download Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind PDF

Best true crime books

Knock On My Door

"They say a woman must always have a few secrets and techniques, layers which she permits to be peeled away simply through the intimate few, a striptease that is going past the actual. .. The not easy half is while the layers of your brain are stripped away additionally, until eventually the very center of your being is uncovered. And if the very essence of who you're is taken away too, what are you left with?

A Checklist for Murder

The Peernocks forged the effect of being a truly well-to-do and content material relations evenl after the separation of Richard and his spouse. yet insanity used to be contained within their condo and one evening Richard Peemock got here to kill his spouse and daughter, brutally beating them, strength feeding them alcohol and putting them jointly in a automobile which he permit force right into a wall in order that it'll appear like a inebriated riding coincidence.

Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Arguing that it's "less the standard of the crimes than the angle of the age which determines the gruesomeness of its murders," Michael Beran brings to existence the ghastly environment of a vanished epoch, and provides us a terrifying glimpse of the horror underneath the seeming civility of the Romantic period.

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Bath

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in tub takes the reader on a sinister trip via centuries of neighborhood crime and conspiracy, assembly villains of every type alongside the way in which - cut-throats and poisoners, murderous fans, assassins, prostitutes and suicides. there's no scarcity of harrowing - and revealing - incidents of evil to recount within the lengthy darkish historical past of this first rate city.

Additional info for Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind

Example text

Branson, Mary Kinney. II. Title. 250973—dc22 2011004988 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper Acknowledgments Introduction: Forgotten, As a Dream Chapter 1: How Old Is Cold? Chapter 2: Why Temperatures Drop Chapter 3: Turning Up the Heat Chapter 4: New Hope for Old Cases Chapter 5: Investigation Chapter 6: Advanced Cold Case Techniques Chapter 7: Why Colder Can Be Hotter Chapter 8: How Cases Ice Over Chapter 9: Keeping Up the Heat Chapter 10: Speaking for the Victims Index Conducting an investigation is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

During this assignment, he discovered a keen interest and ability in handling older cases. When the task force disbanded in 2001, he joined Charlotte's Sexual Assault Unit. ” Troy has helped solve more than a hundred sexual-assault cold cases, resulting in the conviction of more than twenty suspects with combined sentences of more than 850 years. Troy is in high demand as a speaker and instructor, and he generously shared his extensive experience and insights to enrich this book. When asked the reasons for his success, Troy says, “Over the years literally hundreds of people have been involved in our cold case successes.

Sometimes a second interview or additional media coverage will help a witness realize that his or her help is still vital to solving the case. CASES GO COLD WHEN WITNESSES HOLD INFORMATION FOR LATER NEGOTIATIONS. As a prosecutor, Goodwin has encountered repeat criminals who had information that they knew could benefit them in the future, so they held onto it until it was most beneficial. ” After the particularly brutal murder of a homeless woman in Anchorage, Alaska, a career criminal offered information about the killer, saying he had been with the killer the night he committed the murder.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 11 votes