From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer a Dictionary of Crime

This is an indispensable guide for fans of true crime and crime fiction, whether in books, film or on TV, who want to look behind the crime, to understand the mechanics of an investigation, to walk in their favourite detectives' shoes and, ...

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Author: Amanda Lees

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472143299

Category: Crime

Page: 320

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''I found myself rolling around in it for hours, like a gangster''s moll on a bed full of money. Sheer delight!'' Catriona McPherson ''Where was this book when I started writing? From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is the essential companion for any serious reader or writer of crime'' Leye Adenle, author of When Trouble Sleeps ''A fascinating compendium of crime facts which should be on the shelves of every crime writer - and every crime reader'' Simon Brett ''This is a dangerous book in so many ways, chock full of ways of killing people, from undetectable poisons to various types of guns. It contains riveting accounts of notorious murderers, is crammed with fascinating details of slang, and precise particulars of police procedures. The perfect gift for any true crime enthusiast and an indispensable guide for all crime fiction writers.'' S. W. Williams, author of Small Deaths and How to Write Crime Fiction ''A remarkable achievement. At once elucidating and compelling, indispensable and unputdownable. It reads like a page-turning thriller. Whether a crime writer who needs to distinguish a blood agent from a bum beef or a reader with an interest in queer coal makers, this lexicon will keep you hooked, and leave you sublimely informed.'' Gary Donnelly, author of Killing in Your Name and Blood Will Be Born ''Fascinating, insightful and taking up permanent residency on my desk. Amanda Lees'' Dictionary of Crime is my new bible!'' Chris Whitaker, award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All The Wicked Girls and We Begin at the End ''What a little gem this is - such a great idea and a valuable resource for writers. I found myself dipping into it at intervals and marvelling at the extent of the research that''s gone into it, as well as chuckling over some of the more unusual entries. My personal favourites? BINGO seat, nicker, moll buzzer and lully-prigger. Wouldn''t have had a clue what they meant . . . but I''m determined to work them in somewhere in a future novel!'' G. J. Minett, author of The Syndicate ''A fascinating journey through the dark side of the human psyche. Highly recommended for anyone interested in criminals and crime'' Patrick Redmond, bestselling author of The Wishing Game An essential popular A-Z reference guide for fans of crime fiction and true crime, in books, TV and film, helping to make sense of everything from asphyxiation to VX nerve agent. This is an indispensable guide for fans of true crime and crime fiction, whether in books, film or on TV, who want to look behind the crime, to understand the mechanics of an investigation, to walk in their favourite detectives'' shoes and, most importantly, to solve the clues. To do that, one needs to be fluent in the language of the world of crime. We need to know what that world-weary DI is talking about when she refers to another MISPER. We have to immediately grasp the significance of the presence of paraquat, and precisely why it is still a poison of choice. If you want to know how many murders it takes for a killer to be defined as a serial killer, what Philip Marlowe means when he talks about being ''on a confidential lay'' and why the ''fruit of a poisonous tree'' is a legal term rather than something you should avoid on a country walk, this is the reference book you''ve been waiting for. It covers police and procedural terms and jargon of many different countries; acronyms; murder methods; criminal definitions, including different types of killers; infamous killers and famous detectives; notorious cases often referred to in crime fiction and true crime; gangster slang, including that of the Eastern European mafia; definitions of illegal drugs; weapons; forensic terminology; types of poisons; words and phrases used in major crime genres, including detective fiction, legal thrillers, courtroom dramas, hardboiled crime, Scandi and Tartan Noir, cosy crime and psychological thrillers; criminology terms; and the language of the courts and the legal systems of British, American, French, Nordic and other countries. From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is an essential, go-to resource for readers and even for writers of crime fiction. More than simply a glossary, this is a guide that provides a doorway into a supergenre, and one that is not just for readers, but also for the many fans of film and TV dramas, of podcasts, and crime blogs. It is also an indispensable resource for writers or would-be writers of crime fiction.

From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer

From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is the essential companion for any serious reader or writer of crime' LEYE ADENLE, author of When Trouble Sleeps 'A fascinating compendium of crime facts which should be on the shelves of every crime writer ...

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Author: Amanda Lees

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143280

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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'I found myself rolling around in it for hours, like a gangster's moll on a bed full of money. Sheer delight!' Catriona McPherson 'Where was this book when I started writing? From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is the essential companion for any serious reader or writer of crime' Leye Adenle, author of When Trouble Sleeps 'A fascinating compendium of crime facts which should be on the shelves of every crime writer - and every crime reader' Simon Brett 'This is a dangerous book in so many ways, chock full of ways of killing people, from undetectable poisons to various types of guns. It contains riveting accounts of notorious murderers, is crammed with fascinating details of slang, and precise particulars of police procedures. The perfect gift for any true crime enthusiast and an indispensable guide for all crime fiction writers.' S. W. Williams, author of Small Deaths and How to Write Crime Fiction 'A remarkable achievement. At once elucidating and compelling, indispensable and unputdownable. It reads like a page-turning thriller. Whether a crime writer who needs to distinguish a blood agent from a bum beef or a reader with an interest in queer coal makers, this lexicon will keep you hooked, and leave you sublimely informed.' Gary Donnelly, author of Killing in Your Name and Blood Will Be Born 'Fascinating, insightful and taking up permanent residency on my desk. Amanda Lees' Dictionary of Crime is my new bible!' Chris Whitaker, award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All The Wicked Girls and We Begin at the End 'What a little gem this is - such a great idea and a valuable resource for writers. I found myself dipping into it at intervals and marvelling at the extent of the research that's gone into it, as well as chuckling over some of the more unusual entries. My personal favourites? BINGO seat, nicker, moll buzzer and lully-prigger. Wouldn't have had a clue what they meant . . . but I'm determined to work them in somewhere in a future novel!' G. J. Minett, author of The Syndicate 'A fascinating journey through the dark side of the human psyche. Highly recommended for anyone interested in criminals and crime' Patrick Redmond, bestselling author of The Wishing Game An essential popular A-Z reference guide for fans of crime fiction and true crime, in books, TV and film, helping to make sense of everything from asphyxiation to VX nerve agent. This is an indispensable guide for fans of true crime and crime fiction, whether in books, film or on TV, who want to look behind the crime, to understand the mechanics of an investigation, to walk in their favourite detectives' shoes and, most importantly, to solve the clues. To do that, one needs to be fluent in the language of the world of crime. We need to know what that world-weary DI is talking about when she refers to another MISPER. We have to immediately grasp the significance of the presence of paraquat, and precisely why it is still a poison of choice. If you want to know how many murders it takes for a killer to be defined as a serial killer, what Philip Marlowe means when he talks about being 'on a confidential lay' and why the 'fruit of a poisonous tree' is a legal term rather than something you should avoid on a country walk, this is the reference book you've been waiting for. It covers police and procedural terms and jargon of many different countries; acronyms; murder methods; criminal definitions, including different types of killers; infamous killers and famous detectives; notorious cases often referred to in crime fiction and true crime; gangster slang, including that of the Eastern European mafia; definitions of illegal drugs; weapons; forensic terminology; types of poisons; words and phrases used in major crime genres, including detective fiction, legal thrillers, courtroom dramas, hardboiled crime, Scandi and Tartan Noir, cosy crime and psychological thrillers; criminology terms; and the language of the courts and the legal systems of British, American, French, Nordic and other countries. From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is an essential, go-to resource for readers and even for writers of crime fiction. More than simply a glossary, this is a guide that provides a doorway into a supergenre, and one that is not just for readers, but also for the many fans of film and TV dramas, of podcasts, and crime blogs. It is also an indispensable resource for writers or would-be writers of crime fiction.

The True Crime Dictionary From Alibi to Zodiac

The Ultimate Collection of Cold Cases, Serial Killers, and More Amanda Lees ... published as From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer: A Dictionary of Crime in ...

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Author: Amanda Lees

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781646042005

Category: True Crime

Page: 344

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Become the ultimate armchair detective with this complete encyclopedia of famous crimes, cold cases, serial killers, and more from best-selling author, Amanda Lees. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of criminology with the one and only True Crime Dictionary. Containing everything from police jargon and forensics terms to deadly poisons and even deadlier killers, this book is sure to enthrall every true-crime lover! Whether you are a writer, podcast-listener, documentary-watcher, or just a fan of true crime stories, you’ll get an in-depth look at familiar terms as well as new and fascinating ones like: Air America, the dummy corporation for the CIA and secret military operations Grandma’s House, prison slang for "gang headquarters" Novichok, the deadly nerve agents developed by Soviet Russia The Golden State Killer (and the DNA evidence that finally caught him) And much more! A perfect gift for any murderino, true crime junkie, or connoisseur of macabre trivia, this is the ultimate book for lovers of all things murder.

Zodiac Unmasked

A mass murderer who escaped from an asylum used her book as a guide to commit aconite poisonings. J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye has shown up in the ...

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Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440678127

Category: True Crime

Page: 560

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Robert Graysmith reveals the true identity of Zodiac—America's most elusive serial killer. Between December 1968 and October 1969 a hooded serial killer called Zodiac terrorized San Francisco. Claiming responsibility for thirty-seven murders, he manipulated the media with warnings, dares, and bizarre cryptograms that baffled FBI code-breakers. Then as suddenly as the murders began, Zodiac disappeared into the Bay Area fog. After painstaking investigation and more than thirty years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes Zodiac’s true identity. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. America’s greatest unsolved mystery has finally been solved. INCLUDES PHOTOS AND A COMPLETE REPRODUCTION OF ZODIAC’S LETTERS

Zodiac

Zodiac Friday , August 1 , 1969 In the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle at
Fifth and Mission Streets , I joined the two editorial writers , Temp Peck ... It was to
this office that the first letter from the Vallejo killer arrived , signed only with a
crossed circle symbol . ... Mate Bram Murder Case " ) , to Arthur Conan Doyle ,
and Agatha Christie , who was instrumental in solving an actual aconite
poisoning case .

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Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: PSU:000055161237

Category: True Crime

Page: 355

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A San Francisco Chronicle reporter provides an account of the series of unsolved murders committed in California from 1968 to the early seventies in which letters were sent to the "Chronicle," announcing the crimes and signed with a symbol from the Zodiac. Reissue. (Tie-in to the new Paramount film, directed by David Fincher, starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Robert Downey, Jr.) (True Crime)

The Weaponizing of Biology

... fungus 14 WMD see weapons of mass destruction wolfsbane see aconite World News ... (ZVD) 86 Zodiac (serial killer) 172 Zorba the Buddha Café 118, 137 Index.

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Author: Marc E. Vargo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629339

Category: History

Page: 252

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Focusing on three forms of biological threat--bioterrorism, biocrime and biohacking--the author examines the history of biowarfare and terrorism. Groups drawn to biological aggression are discussed, along with the array of viruses, bacteria and toxins they might use in their attacks. The phenomenon of biocrime--biological aggression targeting individuals for personal rather than ideological reasons--is explored, along with the growing trend of biohacking. Part II presents case studies of bioterrorism and biocrime from the United States and Japan.

Crime Fiction 1749 1980

Weissman , J. Zodiac Killer ( 1960s , S.F. ) Wellman , M. W. Sherlock Holmes's
War of the Worlds ( 1902 , Eng ... Don't Die on My Doorstep Spicer , B. 5 titles
Thornton , F. J. Snake Harvest Williams , S. Aconite Murders Murder of Miss Betty
 ...

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Author: Allen J. Hubin

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026043336

Category: Reference

Page: 712

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Chemist and Druggist

... see Wine - licences ( Ireland ) : Licensing ( Consolidation ) Bill 117 Dawson , J.
( Harvey's Aconite Liddall , L. B. , & Co. , Ltd. ... Liquisal 156 ( Zodiac trade - mark
) 848 Liquorice cough mixture 533 Nathan v . ... ( XL - All fluid and Eureka weed -
killer ) 470 , 484 Lewendon , W. ( unlicensed vendor of poison ) 40 Lower ( Miss )
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073182407

Category: Pharmaceutical industry

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