Two true crime reads

The most dangerous animal of all: searching for my father  and finding the Zodiac KillerThe Most Dangerous Animal of All by Gary L Stewart

An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers in America.

Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father, a quest that would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world.

The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long search for his father following a complex trail of startling twists and connections. Combing through government records, news reports and through conversations with his father’s relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues, including forensic evidence, identifying his father as one of the most infamous and still-wanted serial killers in American history.

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder by Dr Andrew RossThe prince, the princess and the perfect murder

The royal family’s darkest secret and the establishment cover-up.

Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously wealthy Egyptian “prince.” Prince Edward was the future King of England, a destiny he would famously forsake over his love for Wallis Simpson. But two decades before he was involved in another love affair that threatened to jeopardize the royal family. The story took place in maisons de rendezvous, luxurious chateaux in the French countryside providing hospitality for the British upper classes, the richest food, the finest wines and the most beautiful women, the violent and dangerous Paris demi-monde.

 This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War. Edward was enthralled by the ‘crazy physical attraction’ of Marguerite Alibert, queen of the Paris demi-monde. When he broke off their hidden relationship, Edward thought that he was free of Marguerite. He was wrong.

After the war, as a violent thunderstorm raged outside the Savoy Hotel in London, Marguerite fired three shots from a semi-automatic pistol and shot dead her husband, an Egyptian multimillionaire and playboy, at point blank range. She stood trial for murder at the Old Bailey. As Prince Charming and poster boy of the British Empire, Edward now risked exposure as a degenerate wastrel, partying behind the lines while thousands were blown away on the Western Front.  The author did several years’ research, accessing unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France to find the truth.

 

 

 

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