All posts tagged: violence

The Roth Show: Scott Cawelti, Author of Brother’s Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel

Wednesdays from  7-8pm ET Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday from 7-8ET Author and Professor Scott Cawelti grew up in a small, quiet Midwestern town in Iowa which was rocked to its core in 1976 when a complete family, including 2 small children, was violently annihilated in their home. Brother’s Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel (Ice Cube Press) relates the true story of murder, anger and greed within a family considered pillars of the community. Jerry Mark, Cawelti’s high school friend,  was a Peace Corps volunteer, lawyer, 4-H leader, vice-president of his Cedar Falls High School senior class, and certainly a most likely-to-succeed young man when he graduated in 1960. Sixteen years later he was convicted of four cold-blooded execution-style murders of his own family. This book is not a whodunit but a whydunit. This account engages readers with the actual facts: the killer’s cross-country motorcycle ride, the landmark investigation in which the murderer was fingered in ten days, the trial where circumstantial evidence was used to make a powerful case against him, …

Diane Fanning’s Next True Crime Book, HER DEADLY WEB

Diane Fanning’s next true crime book will be released by St. Martin’s Press January 2012.  HER DEADLY WEB is about Raynella Dossett Leath, a fascinating story.  It has a cattle stampede, an attempted murder, a three-shot-suicide, medical examiners threatening to shoot law enforcement officials, a secret city and a love child.Readers of true crime, and Fanning’s Fans are anxiously awaiting the release of HER DEADLY WEB. According to “Knox Views;”  Raynella Dossett Leath was once the wife of Ed Dossett, Randy Nichols’ predecessor as attorney general. Ed, who was dying of cancer, met a very strange end when it was reported that he died after being stomped to death by milk cows. The story was that he’d asked to be wheeled out to the barn to see his cows and somehow ended up beneath their hooves. The whole thing always sounded more than a little strange, but it was accepted. The medical examiner — Randy Pedigo — ruled it an accidental death and word was that the widow collected triple indemnity.  And that’s just the beginning of the story! AVAILABLE FOR …

Anny Jacoby Featured on PI Answers with Host, Vicki Childs, PI

  PI Answers From Vicki Childs, PI on Here Women Talk Network broadcast by Zeus Radio Thursday, February 3, 11am-12noon ET Join Vicki Childs, Private Investigator, former Federal Agent, Masters in Criminal Justice, Director of the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators, 1996 investigator of the year, and 2009 Who’s Who Award winner.  Vicki and her guests reveal secrets of confirming adultery, pre-marital backgrounds, checking on your nanny; the latest technologies available to investigators and everyday people (personal GPS devices, etc.); how to protect yourself, your children, your privacy, your computer and more. For 24 years she has conducted civil and criminal investigations in many states and outside the U.S.  Join her to learn about the interesting world of private investigations through examples of her own cases and with guests who are experts in many areas.  The phone lines will be open for Vicki and her guests to answer all your questions from personal safety to crime-related issues to tools you can use to be safer and make more informed decisions. Find Vicki at http://www.blazerinvestigative.com/home.asp   Anny Jacoby Anny …

Dawn Schiller: “Through and Beyond Wonderland,” E.S.T.E.A.M.

There is pleasure getting to know Dawn Schiller before and after her book, “The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes” was written and released.  What many don’t know is that this book, with all the details of a horrifically violent relationship, was over 6 years in the making.  Why did it take so long, you may ask?  Think about writing details of your own worst nightmare, think about reliving them, one by one, baring all your secrets, and then you may have the answer. Dawn Schiller, for those who do not yet know her story, was living a not so typical teenage life, living in the violent neighborhoods of Miami, when she was reunited with her absent father, went along with him to California and, by coincidence, ended up in a relationship with well known adult film star, John Holmes.  There are several misconceptions about how this could happen,  why would a 15 year old be attracted to a 32 year old man from the adult film industry?  What you don’t know is the meat of …