Author: John Grisham
Category: Judicial error
Ron Williamson sitzt 11 Jahre unschuldig in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor seiner Hinrichtung gibt es Beweise für seine Unschuld. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
Cui Bono-To Whose Advantage?
Author: T. Mack Durham
Over 200 million Americans disbelieve the Warren Commission Report's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone, demented gunman. T. Mack Durham's suspense thriller reveals the identities of those with a motive to kill JFK. Based upon historically factual evidence.
Author: Eclipse Lomf
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
An Innocent Man’s Revenge Sentenced to fifteen years for a crime that he didn’t commit, betrayed and abandoned by everyone he loved, Dwayne Johnson was released seven years later when his innocence was discovered. He was falsely accused by the alleged victims, set up by friends, and maliciously prosecuted by those entrusted to uphold the law. He lost everything. Fueled with hate and fury after losing his son to this injustice, Dwayne seeks revenge on all involved in ruining his life. He embarks on a murderous rampage, forced to kill the wife of one of his unexpectant victims, unaware that she was the daughter of a crooked ex-detective. This is the same detective, Richards, who was forced into early retirement for shooting the man that allegedly killed his wife. Back in active duty, Richards has new plans for himself ... vengeance! He vigorously hunts Dwayne. Even with bodies turning up and linking to each other, Dwayne manages to evade authorities, staying two steps ahead of them at all times. That is until an unexpected, but deeply wanted love, leaves Dwayne confused, lost, and trapped as these two strangers’ worlds are merged into one similar reality! With a trial scene to die for, this book does more than just hold readers. It involves them emotionally, making it impossible to put down.
Author: Mary Ann West
This story of two men wrongfully convicted of the rape/murder of a young woman spans the twenty-four years it took for justice to be served.
A True Story of Trial and Redemption
Author: Benjamin Rachlin
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: True Crime
One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
»Vielleicht der beste Grisham aller Zeiten. Und das will was heißen.« Brigitte Als Travis Boyette in seinem Büro auftaucht, kann Reverend Schroeder nicht ahnen, dass diese Begegnung sein Leben für immer verändern wird. Boyette bittet um ein Gespräch. Er sei sterbenskrank und möchte vor seinem Tod sein Gewissen erleichtern. Dann schildert Boyette in allen Einzelheiten die Vergewaltigung und den Mord an der siebzehnjährigen Nicole Yarber. Das Mädchen war vor Jahren verschwunden, ihr Leichnam wurde nie gefunden. Trotzdem kam es zu einer Verurteilung. Ein damaliger Mitschüler Nicoles, der Afroamerikaner Donté Drumm, wurde kurz nach seiner Verhaftung für schuldig befunden und zum Tode verurteilt. In vier Tagen soll Donté Drumm hingerichtet werden. Ein verzweifelter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.
Author: Margaret Watson
Publisher: Dragonfly Press
Author: David R. Dow
A thrillingly suspenseful debut novel, and a fierce howl of rage that questions the true meaning of justice. Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant. A pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon. A bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments that ground him. Then, lightning strikes. When he finds Tieresse—billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell—sitting at one of his tables, he also finds his soul mate and his life starts again. And just as fast, when she is brutally murdered in their home, when he is convicted of the crime, when he is sentenced to die, it is all ripped away. But for Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him. This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful, devastating, page-turning debut novel. A thriller with a relentless grip that wants you to read it in one sitting. David R. Dow has dedicated his life to the fight against capital punishment—to righting the horrific injustices of the death penalty regime in Texas. He delivers the perfect modern parable for exploring our complex, uneasy relationships with punishment and reparation in a terribly unjust world.
Author: Ree Collins
Todd Bainbridge had his life planned. His future was secured. And in five years he would be a doctor. Bradford’s local doctor; Doctor Chandler promised him a partnership in his practice. When Katie’s body was found on the York moor a week after her disappearance his life fell apart.
Part 1 from the Beginnings Through the 1960S
Author: Gene Baumgaertner
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Come travel back to a different but vaguely familiar world. Journey to a time when inflation barely existed, gasoline was cheap, cars had big gas-guzzling engines, and people almost never locked their front doors. Written in the first person, An Innocent Man follows the life and time of Edgar Rice Baker from his childhood as he encounters all of the trappings, joys, and nuances of the Baby Boomer years. It was an age of innocence, when kids walked to school, when beer and liquor were the worst things your kids could get in to, and when getting a drivers license and a set of wheels (where the heater worked and the engine ran) were the most important first steps in transitioning to adulthood. If you are over fifty, do you remember the good old days? Those were happy days of wine and roses, when life was simpler, and we all were more innocent. An Innocent Man transports us back to the fifties and sixtiesfor a nostalgic walk down the primrose lane.
Author: Tabor Evans
Longarm believes that Neil Bird, who is set to be hanged for the murder of a shopkeeper and an Arapaho girl, is innocent and sets out to find the real killer, which proves to be a real challenge. Original.
How the Law Can Let Us Down: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Author: Chester Porter
'The Smiling Funnelweb'' is one of Australia's most illustrious advocates. Chester Porter QC clocked up countless courtroom triumphs during his long career and has been involved in changes to our legal system. Chester has long been passionate about notable cases of wrongful conviction - from the Dreyfus Affair to Lindy Chamberlain and the innocents on death row. As a senior member of the National Institute of Forensic Science, Chester is regularly invited to speak on the subject of wrongful convictions. As counsel assisting the Chamberlain Royal Commission, he was successful in exposing an extraordinary list of forensic blunders. He continues to advocate expenditure of government money on well equipped fully integrated laboratories to deal with forensic evidence ""open to the defence as well as the Crown so the aim should be to get the right result, not to get convictions"".
Author: Ann Thallemer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Matt Cahil, Creighton's Chief of Police, is furious and frustrated. His town is galvanized in protest to the way the investigation of the brutal murder of a beautiful socialite and the arrest of a struggling young builder is progressing. Justice has not always been fair in Creighton and the scales are tipping the wrong way, once again. Deeply developed characters whose interaction with one another is both heartbreaking and thought provoking in this fast paced drama. A tainted judge, who had been responsible for much of the corruption has the opportunity to end the cycle of injustice, but will he? The story has a surprisingly shocking ending.
Author: Steve Price
The words are mine. The ideas are mine. The opinions are mine. This book tells my story in lyrics, my feelings, my fears. I try to express how I feel and my frustrations. I try to cross the barriers of my writing limitations, not always done. I do find it hard to actually put into words exactly what I am trying to say even when it seems the most easiest way to say it.Please enjoy, as we are not all here forever.
The Adventures of an Innocent Man Trapped Between Public Relations and the Axis
Author: Tom Treanor
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
HIS STORY IS HERE, but Tom Treanor, the young correspondent of the Los Angeles Times, is off to the wars again. Meanwhile, of the present book, he says: “Alice never saw more different things in Wonderland than I’ve seen since June 13, 1942. I’ve rung the changes from Chungking to Anzio and written 1,000 words a day about it. Because it’s all too new and confusing, I can’t explain any of the riddle. I can only give you the world all disconnected, just as I saw it in travelling, a sequence of separate worlds, nearly as crazy, independent, and self-centered as they were in Columbus’ time. “I have no theme but only a pocketful of pictures.” That’s what he thinks. Well, he may not have a theme, but he has an astounding knack for being in places where things happen, a high-octane sense of the ludicrous, and a zest and zip in his writing that make his book tops in entertainment. It is emphatically the “war book with a difference.”