When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Even in a world where politically-inspired violence had become commonplace, it was horrifying. A heartless terrorist, political fanaticism outweighing any other sentiment, used the mother of his unborn child as an unwitting weapon to attack an Israeli airliner.
Rich and handsome, aviation here Charles Lindbergh was one of the most famous men in the world. But that fame made his baby son a target for kidnappers.
Two teenage tearaways broke into a wholesale confectioner. Caught in the act by the police, the young burglar decided to fight his way clear. But it all went tragically wrong. In a wild blast of gunfire, the robbery turned into a murder. But who was guilty?
The distraught black man ran towards the police patrol car, handcuffs dangling from his left wrist. He had just escaped from a blond, good-looking man who had subjected him to a four-hour ordeal. Jeffrey Dahmer’s killing spree was coming to an end. It had started a dozen years before. On a warm summer afternoon, 18 June 1978, 19-year-old Steven Hicks was hitch-hiking home from a rock concert near Cleveland, Ohio. On Cleveland-Massillon Road near Bath Township, he was picked up by a young, blond-haired man. The blond-haired man’s name was Jeffrey. He suggested they drive to his parents’ home and drink some beer. Hicks agreed. At the house, they drank, listened to music and talked, until Steven said it was time for him to go. Jeffrey wanted him to stay, but Steve insisted. His host won the argument by picking up a barbell and smashing it down onto Steve’s head. As he lay crumpled on the floor, Jeffrey Dahmer strangled him with the bar of the barbell. His guest wasn’t leaving.
Crimes of History contains some of the most heinous crimes that have been reported in the last 100 years. Crimes that will shock and entertain you. You won’t be able to put this book down.
Ireland is no stranger to politically-inspired kidnapping. There have been numerous cases over the years. And at first, when Jennifer Guinness was snatched, it looked like an IRA job. But was it terrorists? The grimy rust-eaten hatchback looked completely out of place as it cruised slowly down a cul-de-sac in the exclusive Dublin suburb of Baily Howth. Most of the houses had expensive cars in their driveways, including Ceanchor House, a rambling Georgian mansion set in 12 acres of immaculate gardens overlooking Dublin Bay.