Ted Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in recent US history. Born in 1946, Bundy murdered a number of young women in the 1970s, eventually confessing to 36 murders, although it is likely that he committed many more than that. A smooth talking psychopath who would approach his victims in public before abducting and killing them, he was executed in Florida's electric chair in 1989, having gained a certain notoriety during his trial as a result of his apparent charm and good looks. The True Crime Shorts series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of some of the most gruesome crimes in modern times. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a serial killer, along with analysis that tries to comprehend their motives; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the case in the shortest time possible.
The demons of his past haunt Gregoire Wood and dog his heels on his trip home for Christmas. Over and over, they drive him into the bottom of the bottle of Scotch. But this Christmas, they drive him into a bar called the Haven and the arms of owner and bartender Pierce Lawson. Pierce usually spends his Christmases alone, but he doesn't mind it. He also doesn't mind when Gregoire washes up in his bar. His life, he knows, from that minute forward will never be the same. The attraction runs deep, hot, and mutual, but Gregoire leaves when the holiday is over. This year and for the next eight years. Pierce is a patient man, though. He'll follow Gregoire all the way back to New York if he has to in order to help Gregoire find peace and to bring him home once and for all.
The tiny kingdom of Yurt is the perfect place--or so it seems--for someone who barely managed to graduate from the wizards' school, especially after all that embarrassment with the frogs. But Daimbert, newly hired Royal Wizard of Yurt, senses an evil spell at work. But who could be responsible? The beautiful young queen? Her flighty aunt? The dour chaplain? The old, retired Royal Wizard, who seems to know more than he's saying? Or someone from out of the castle's past? Daimbert quickly realizes that finding out and saving his kingdom may take all the magic he never learned properly in the first place, with his life the price of failure--good thing he knows how to improvise!
The Siege is on! Harry Dresden and his team of young Wardens are trapped in an isolated house surrounded by hundreds of Red Court vampires. But are the Vampires really after the Venatori Harry and co. are there to save, or are they after a bigger prize? And if there is another reason for the Red Court's presence, why didn't the White Council tell their Wardens? Harry has an entire night to discover the truth...if he can keep his charges alive for the next twelve hours or so! This all-new, pulse-pounding original story of the Dresden Files continues!
Conquest of the King She had risen from the streets of London to the dazzling heights of mistress of the King. Charles had given her everything--a place in court, a lavish income, a magnificent mansion. But all Nell Gwynne really wanted was the King's love. This finishes the trilogy that began with Mistress of the Streets and Mistress of the Boards.