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Author Velez-Mitchell, Jane.

Title Secrets can be murder : what America's most sensational crimes tell us about ourselves / Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2007]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  364.1523 VEL    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  364.1523 VEL    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Non Fiction - LSBB-3  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-7  364.9732 VEL    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
 Wilmington PL Adult Non Fiction - WLBB-2  364.973 VEL    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-330).
Note "Touchstone book."
Summary Television journalist Velez-Mitchell asks a disturbing question: Are killers like Scott Peterson and Andrea Yates all that different from the rest of us? When journalists break the story of a kidnapping, a brutal rape, or a family slaughtered, we ask: What kind of monster would do this? This book exposes the hidden motivations behind 21 recent crimes. People lie to protect secrets, big and small--but leading a double life can land you in prison, and failing to spot a liar can get you killed. Many of us possess the same trusting nature as victims and carry around the same secrets as criminals--whether it's debt, infidelity, or fetishes. With new insights from investigators and psychologists plus friends and family of both victims and perpetrators, this book illustrates just how little separates our so-called normal lives from that of a sociopath--and how you can stay out of harm's way.
Subject Murder -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal behavior -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal psychology -- United States -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- United States -- Case studies.
Motive (Law) -- Case studies.
Deception -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780743299367

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