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Investigating Murders--From Beginning to End


The authors have thoroughly investigated and described in their books details of three very different murderers, their victims, the investigations and judicial proceedings. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Philip Jett

Philip Jett is a retired corporate and tax attorney living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has represented multinational corporations, CEOs and celebrities from the music, television and sports industries....

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Annette McGivney

Annette McGivney is an award-winning journalist and longtime southwest editor for Backpacker magazine. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Arizona Highways and Sunset. McGivney is the author of three books, the latest being "Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives," "Three Cultures," and the "Search for Heaven on Earth," a remarkable look at the murder of a Japanese woman in the Grand Canyon in 2006....

Christine Pelisek

Christine Pelisek is an award-winning journalist who has been covering crime for almost 15 years, most recently for People Magazine. She influenced the investigation of a serial killer while working as a crime journalist for the L....


Books:
Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder that Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty
Philip Jett
True Crime
St. Martin's Press
September 2017
ISBN 9781250111807
320 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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The Death of an Heir is Philip Jett's chilling true account of the Coors family’s gilded American dream that turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong. More/less

Pure Land: A True Story of 3 Lands, 3 Cultures
Annette McGivney
History / Biography
Aquarius
October 2017
ISBN 9780998527888
$19.95, INSTOCK
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The Grim Sleeper
Christine Pelisek
True Crime
Counterpoint Press
May 2017
ISBN 9781619027244
325 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Christine Pelisek - petite, blonde, Canadian - seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. More/less

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