Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua

By Eric Volz

In the spirit of Midnight Express and Not with no My Daughter comes the harrowing precise tale of an American held in a Nicaraguan criminal for a homicide he didn’t commit.


Eric Volz was once in his past due twenties in 2005 whilst he moved from California to Nicaragua.  He and a pal cofounded a bilingual journal, El Puente, and it proved extra profitable than they ever anticipated. Then Volz met Doris Jiménez, an incomparable good looks from a small Nicaraguan seashore city, they usually begun a passionate and significant courting. notwithstanding the connection ended amicably lower than a yr later and Volz moved his company to the capital urban of Managua, an in depth bond among the 2 endured.

Nothing ready him for the telephone name he bought on November 21, 2006, whilst he realized that Doris were stumbled on dead---murdered---in her beach garments boutique. He rushed from Managua to be together with her family and friends, and ahead of he knew it, he discovered himself accused of her homicide, arrested, and imprisoned.

Decried within the press and vilified via his onetime associates, Volz suffered bad stipulations, disorder, lethal inmates, an indignant lynch mob, sadistic guards, and the cruel remedy of presidency officers. It was once in basic terms via his dogged endurance, the tireless help of his family and friends, and the help of a former intelligence operative that Eric used to be published, in December 2007, after greater than a yr in prison.

A tale that made nationwide and foreign headlines, this is often the 1st and in simple terms e-book to inform Eric’s soaking up, relocating account in his personal words.


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Maigret and the Loner

By Georges Simenon

An it seems that aged vagrant, who seems to be towards fifty five, is shot to loss of life in a condemend construction the place he was once sound asleep in Les Halles. He used to be Marcel Vivien, a guy who two decades prior have been a married cabinetmaker, with an 8-year-old daugther. He'd withdrawn all his funds from the financial institution at some point and left his relatives with no note, having fallen in love with a 20-year previous woman, Nina Lassave. while 6 months later he came across she was once deceiving him, he strangled her in a healthy of rage. as a result of inadequate facts, no arrests have been made. the opposite guy, Louis Mahossier, had noticeable him depart the scene, and knew he had killed her. two decades move, with Marcel Vivien dwelling the lifetime of a taciturn vagrant, whilst Mahossier stumbles throughout him accidentally, and kills him as he had vowed he could. From a starting with the homicide of a anonymous vagrant, M places jointly the items of the puzzle in lower than per week, helped by means of an nameless caller and the stories of varied aged humans in Montmartre. (

One of the world’s such a lot profitable crime writers, Georges Simenon has extremely joyful secret enthusiasts world wide in view that 1931 together with his matchless production Inspector Maigret.
A out of the ordinary writer and his extra special personality Georges Simenon used to be by way of many criteria the main winning writer of the twentieth century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and recognized, ranks purely after Sherlock Holmes because the world's top recognized fictional detective. there's not anything standard concerning the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are in contrast to the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are usually much less critical to our curiosity than Maigret's trip in the course of the discovery of the solid of characters... in the direction of an figuring out of guy. Simenon acknowledged he used to be passionate about a look for the "naked man" — guy with out his cultural protecting colour, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
Although such a lot of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it was once initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris was once "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he used to be 'an international,' an international visitor who moved usually and lived for a few years in France, the USA, and Switzerland.
Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking nations, lots of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French besides. not like his personal books despite the fact that, lots of those have by no means been on hand in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of enormous quantities of books — from which greater than 50 motion pictures were made, in addition to enormous quantities of tv episodes — there's a lot to gather, to ascertain, to reveal and talk about. (

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The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club)

By James Patterson

In the course of an intimate banquet, a cat burglar breaks into the house of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. whilst his spouse walks in at the thief, the location quick teeters uncontrolled, leaving an empty secure and a dull physique.

The related evening, a lady and her boy or girl baby are ruthlessly gunned down in an deserted storage. The killer hasn't left a shred of proof, apart from a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters.

With deranged killers at the unfastened Detective Lindsay Boxer calls at the Women's homicide membership to assist her cease the insane killers. yet an individual is leaking info to the press--details that in basic terms these at the within may possibly be aware of. As allegations fly that Lindsay is the resource, she has to wonder--how a lot she will be able to belief her closest neighbors?

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I'm Traveling Alone

International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast moving mystery within which detectives needs to search out a vengeful killer--and discover the key that ties every one of them to the crime

A six-year-old woman is located within the Norwegian nation-state, striking dead from a tree and wearing unusual doll's outfits. round her neck is an indication that says "I'm touring alone."

a distinct murder unit in Oslo re-opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch on the helm. Holger's first step is to cajole the bright yet haunted investigator Mia Krüger, who has been residing on an remoted island, triumph over by way of thoughts of her previous. while Mia perspectives a photo of the crime scene and spots the quantity "1" carved into the useless girl's fingernail, she is aware this is often simply the start. may perhaps this killer have anything to do with a lacking baby, kidnapped six years in the past and not came upon, or with the reclusive non secular group hidden within the close by woods?

Mia returns to accountability to trace down a revenge-driven and ruthlessly clever killer. but if Munch's personal six-year-old granddaughter is going lacking, Mia realizes that the killer's sinister online game is own, and i am touring by myself races to an explosive--and shocking--conclusion.

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Close Your Eyes (Kendra Michaels)

By Iris Johansen

Close Your Eyes

Iris Johansen

Roy Johansen

Blind for the 1st two decades of her existence, Kendra Michaels honed her different senses to just about superhuman perfection―and by chance grew to become a mystery weapon for the FBI. Her uncanny skill to choose up the main refined audio, olfactory, and tactile cues on the earth round her made her a law-enforcement legend. this day, her services is named for as soon as again.

When Kendra is approached via a doubtful resource a couple of serial homicide research, her instincts inform her to guide transparent. This time, in spite of the fact that, the case is own: the subsequent identify to show up at the killer's hit record is Kendra's personal ex-lover, an FBI agent who disappeared with out a hint. Now it really is as much as Kendra to select up the trail―or shut her eyes again…forever.

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

By Gregory Rabassa

A guy returns to the city the place a baffling homicide came about 27 years prior, decided to unravel the tale. simply hours after marrying the gorgeous Angela Vicario, all people concurs, Bayardo San Roman back his bride in shame to her mom and dad. Her distraught kinfolk compelled her to call her first lover; and her dual brothers introduced their goal to homicide Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister.
Yet if all people knew the homicide was once going to take place, why did nobody intrude to prevent it? The extra that's realized, the fewer is known, and because the tale races to its inexplicable end, a complete society--not only a pair of murderers—is wear trial.

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Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel

By Kathy Reichs

Number 1 New York instances bestselling writer Kathy Reichs returns together with her 16th riveting novel that includes forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose exam of a tender woman killed in a success and run in North Carolina triggers an research into overseas human trafficking.

When Charlotte police observe the physique of a teenage lady alongside a desolate stretch of two-lane road, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s physique exhibits symptoms of foul play. inside of her handbag police locate the identification card of a well-liked neighborhood businessman, John-Henry tale, who died in a bad flea industry fireplace months previous. used to be the woman an unlawful immigrant turning tips? was once she murdered?

The medical expert has additionally requested Tempe to ascertain a package deal of Peruvian puppy mummies confiscated by means of U.S. Customs. A wilderness typhoon veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the gadgets into the rustic. may there be a few connection among the trafficking of antiquitiesand the trafficking of humans?

As the case deepens, Tempe should also grapple with own turmoil. Her daughter Katy, grieving the loss of life of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, swiftly enlists within the military. As strain mounts from all corners, Tempe quickly unearths herself on the heart of a conspiracy that extends all of the approach from South the United States, to Afghanistan, and correct to the guts of Charlotte. “A genius at development suspense” (Daily News, New York), Kathy Reichs is at her incredible most sensible during this exciting novel.

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Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in London's East End

By Geoffrey Howse

For centuries London's East finish has been linked to a few of the worst parts of human depravity, the place foul deeds and homicide have been usual; and in 1888 the area's notoriety used to be extra to by means of the awful murders dedicated by means of Jack the Ripper. The East finish used to be populated by means of humans stuffed jointly in shut knit groups. because the East finish had grown from the traditional villages alongside the river, a lot of the village surroundings remained and competition existed through the region regardless of there being many of the worst depravity and vilest slums to be came upon wherever within the kingdom. for example the citizens of Bethnal eco-friendly seemed down their noses at these from Hoxton, slightly 880 yards away. throughout the 1930's after the melancholy a central authority file expected 60% of the youngsters in Bethnal eco-friendly suffered from malnutrition and eighty five% of the housing used to be unsatisfactory. those have been the days whilst the infamous Kray Twins have been slicing their enamel. for hundreds of years the East End's notoriety for foul deeds has remained unsurpassed within the annals of crime during this nation. This declare to status, isn't really with no justification, because the pages of this booklet show.

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Mourning Raga (Felse, Book 9)

By Ellis Peters

As a favour to his female friend Tossa's attractive yet erratic filmstar mom, Dominic Felse is of the same opinion to escort a teenage heiress to her father in India. yet traveling with the spoilt, precocious Anjili is not any sinecure - and the duty of offering her again to her relatives proves under effortless. Dominic and Tossa locate themselves embroiled in a secret that speedily and shockingly turns into a homicide research. For in the back of the vibrant, smiling masks of India that the vacationer sees is one other state - distant, mysterious - and infrequently shatteringly brutal...

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Murder Most Merry

By Abigail Browining

A superb vacation reward for secret fanatics, this new brief tale selection of over thirty Christmas stories of crime includes contributions from the very best writers of the style: Patricia Moyes, John D. MacDonald, Rex Stout, Julian Symons, Georges Simenon, Margery Allingham, Lawrence Block, John Mortimer etc. those vacation stories with a murderous twist contain suspicious Santa's helpers; a Christmas competition participant who assumes the position of a killer; and evil elves with malicious intentions. watch out for placing mistletoe and filled stockings this season, as you rejoice a creepy Christmas with Murder such a lot Merry.

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