Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, strolled through town dressed as a woman, and carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.
While serving a seventy-year sentence, Hadden confessed to
having a split personality, dominated by a psychotic mother
and daughter who were vying for attention. He also admitted
to murdering at least a dozen more women -the ones he could
remember-cannibalizing them, using their leftover body parts
as fishing bait, and burying their remains everywhere from
a local cemetery to a sand dune on Cape Cod. Authorities didn't
believe him-until Hadden took them on a personal four-state
Separated by a thick glass wall, and under the most stringent security precautions, reporter Adrian Havill sat face to face with a murderer as he participated in several in-person interviews with Hadden Clark, and learned what made this monster kill again and again and again...
THE CRIME SPREE OF THE CENTURY - Linked to an unbelievable cross-country crime spree that may have included as many as four brutal murders, police finally caught the Kimeses, who are the leading suspects in the disappearance of Irene Silverman. Did this macabre team carve a bloody trail of bodies that finally ended at a posh New York townhouse? Is this the case of an Oedipus complex gone horribly out of control? And will their sensational trial pit mother against son for the ultimate family feud between two warped criminal minds?
Did a talented pianist kill two of his infant children who
were diagnosed as having died from SIDS, or was he instead
the victim of a vengeful former wife?
Death seemed to be part of Garrett Wilson's life. Both of
his parents had died by the time he was in his early 20s.
So friends shrugged when sadly, an infant daughter, and then
a son, died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But after he
divorced his wife and married another, his spurned spouse
became convinced that their children's passing was anything
Her four-year investigation, his arrest and trial, and the stunning verdict in this medical murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the final pages. The author conducted sixteen in-person interviews with the accused and had total access to both the defense and the prosecution. The result is an unprecedented look at a murder investigation and a real-life medical thriller that stretched from Maryland to Texas and Florida.
p>Have you ever wondered what the true lives of spies are like?
For 15 years FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen pulled off a
fantastic charade while receiving hundreds of thousands of
dollars from the Soviet government, until an FBI sting operation
brought him to justice in February 2001. Adrian Havill, author
Innocents Slept, takes readers on a harrowing trip
through the life and actions of the accused spy.
The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold peers into the psyche of Hanssen and aptly reveals how an FBI agent, supporting a family of eight on less than $40,000 a year, made the decision to turn against all that the FBI stands for and sell government secrets, first to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Russia.
Havill, author of Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein offers readers the inside story of Christopher Reeve's heroic struggle with paralysis. Reeve has been in the public spotlight since his equestrian accident, giving encouragement to his millions of fans and peers in the entertainment industry. This is the first book available on this tragic, yet uplifting story.
Arguably America's best-known journalists, Woodward and Bernstein won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and wrote six #1 bestsellers between them. In this revelatory biography, Havill delves into the facts and myths of their lives and works.
Few moguls in sports are more interesting than Cooke, a self-made billionaire and owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Havill's book does indeed provide a fascinating, tabloid-like look at Cooke's rise to wealth and fame. Although unauthorized, Havill manages to dig up a lot of dirt, especially from Cooke's first wife, who repeatedly tried to commit suicide, and his third wife, who refused to go through with a third abortion. The book is written like a novel--perhaps too much like one (the author admits to reconstructing interviews). Certainly readers of sports biographies will enjoy this titillating read.