Practice to Deceive

A Thriller

Author: Norman Robbins

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: 9780573113420

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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The gruesome discovery of several dead bodies on the moor sparks a police investigation and a heavy media presence in the remote North Yorkshire Village of Chellingford. When Adrian Brooks shows up at Jessica Scanlon's cottage, however, it is with another line of enquiry in mind. His sister, Laura, has disappeared, and he thinks watercolour artist Jessica might be able to help him find her. Jessica's friend Etta has also gone missing, and when she is called upon to identify of the bodies discovered by the police, she confirms that it is Etta. But Jessica's landlady Mildred seems to have other ideas. A mysterious suicide, an elaborate insurance scam and the arrival of nosy true crime writer Diana Wishart create further layers of intrigue that lead to a thrilling denouement.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Tom R. Williams,Nan Cocke

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478767909

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

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Vixen or Victim? Soccer Mom or Sorcerer? When a well-liked, small town business owner was murdered, who would be capable of committing such a heinous act? As high school sweethearts and parents of five children would the suspicion fall on the wife or was it suicide? What about the mysterious white car parked in the area? As Prosecuting Attorney, it was his job to figure this out with most of the small town and half the county against him. Based on the true events of Bill Prewitt's life and death.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416544623

Category: True Crime

Page: 339

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The best-selling author of Dead by Sunset traces the murder case of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was found murdered in his car and whose death implicated a long list of suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.

Practice to Deceive

Author: David Housewright

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145323957X

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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A real estate scam tips Holland Taylor off to a widespread, deadly conspiracy When a drunk driver kills her entire family, Florida retiree Irene Gustafson is left rich and alone. Between savings and life insurance, the death of her son and his family leaves her with nearly $300,000—a veritable fortune in a community where most live off social security. Following the advice of Ann Landers, Mrs. Gustafson hands the money over to an investment manager. The returns are steady until he starts investing in Willow Tree, a low-income housing development on the fringes of the Twin Cities. The money vanishes, and Mrs. Gustafson is destitute. That’s where Holland Taylor, Minneapolis private detective, comes in. His recently retired parents are Mrs. Gustafson’s neighbors, and they want Taylor to recover the old lady’s money. It seems impossible, but as he investigates Willow Tree he finds a twisted real-estate conspiracy with deep roots in city politics—and a vicious killer hired to protect the secret.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416544631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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Traces the murder of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was murdered and whose death implicated several suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.

Practise to Deceive

Learning Curves of Military Deception Planners

Author: Barton Whaley

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612519830

Category: History

Page: 256

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Some cultures are clearly more deceptive than others but only during any given slice of time. No single culture has excelled in deceptiveness throughout its history. While the Chinese did rise to the highest level of military deviousness during the time of Sun Tzu (c.350 BC), they had low levels before Master Sun, and afterwards largely lost it during three long periods, only to regain it each time. The most recent Chinese loss was when they fell to the lowest level from the late 1700s until being conquered in 1948 by the stratagemic Chinese Communists (PLA). Thence the PLA has displayed high if not the highest levels of deceptiveness, although there are indications that, beginning in 2002, they are again on the upswing. The levels of guilefulness at any given time can be quite different across the major disciplines of military, domestic politics, foreign diplomacy, and commercial business. Perceived practical considerations of greed and survival do sometimes override religious, moral, or ethical factors to produce deceptive behavior. The levels of guilefulness at any given point in time between any two contemporary armed entities (nations, insurgents, or terrorists) are apt to be asymmetric. Deception sophistication is independent of technological change. Within each culture deception varies widely in its levels of sophistication. High, medium, and low levels were found in every culture at different times and regardless of its level of technology. The reason? Because deception is a mind game, it is played only between or among humans. And this condition will remain as long as machines such as computers lack artificial intelligence. Because deception is a mind game, the variations in guilefulness between opposing individuals or groups can be crucial in deciding the victor in combat.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Ghostly Writer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534842137

Category:

Page: 390

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When Linda leaves town for business, her son Billy is left to house-sit. He doesn't stay alone for long, though - Linda soon returns, thanks to a flawless latex mask and Billy's mastery of disguise. Now Billy has an entire week to spend alone, masquerading as his mature, sexy mother... what could possibly go wrong? Practice to Deceive is an erotic transgender novel featuring crossdressing, masks, disguise, impersonation and deception from Ghostly Writer, a 10-year veteran of the 'mask fiction' subgenre. If you have ever wanted to become someone else... if you have ever wondered what your life would be like with another face... if the idea of impersonating another has ever excited you... Practice to Deceive will not disappoint. Features male to female crossdressing, impersonation, extensive disguises and sexual situations.

Practice to Deceive

The Amazing Stories of Literary Forgery's Most Notorious Practitioners

Author: Joseph Rosenblum

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781584560104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 393

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Nine stories of literary forgery's most notorious practitioners. Introduction gives an overview of literary forgery from classic times to the modern. Each story enlightens the reader about the cunning, skill and techniques of the chosen forgers and also explores their personalities and varied motives.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Dell Shannon

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1471913511

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Sergeant Ivor Maddox of the Wilcox Street precinct has more crime on his hands than even he is accustomed to: murders, con-men, a dismembered corpse, runaway teenagers and a multiple rapist. To catch the rapist, whose victims are always attractive and respectable women, Maddox persuades his true love, policewoman Sue Carstairs, to bait the trap . . .

Practise to Deceive

Author: David Mure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 270

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Om engelsk vildledningsvirksomhed og kontraspionage under anden verdenskrig.

Too Late to Say Goodbye

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847396062

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

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Written within a cloistered environment to protect sources that have yet to be identified, TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE is a chilling portrait of two beautiful, successful women whose murders were made to look like suicides. Jenn Corbin appeared to have it all: two little boys, a posh home in the suburbs of Atlanta, and a husband - Dr Bart Corbin, a successful dentist - who was handsome and brilliant. Then, in December 2004, Jenn was found dead with a bullet in her head, apparently by suicide. Only later would detectives learn that another woman in Dr Corbin's past had been found years earlier with nearly the exact same wound to the head, also ruled a suicide. In TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE, Ann Rule - working in cooperation with victims' families, police investigators, and sources from Georgia to Australia - unravels the now-sensational deaths. What emerges is an incredible tale of jealous rage; of stunning evidence that runs from the steamy to the macabre; and of a fateful, mind-boggling coincidence that appears to have motivated the killings. The definitive unravelling of one of the strangest murder investigations of our time, this is the greatest achievement of a truly great writing career.

Marmion

A Tale of Flodden Field

Author: Sir Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 283

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Bitter Harvest

A Womans Fury A Mothers Sacrifice

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202783

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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GIFTED WITH A BRILLIANT MIND, BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY -- AND CURSED WITH A DESTRUCTIVE MADNESS In this harrowing New York Times bestseller, Ann Rule is at her masterful best as she winnows horrific truths from the ashes of what seemed like paradise in Prairie Village, Kansas. Rule probes the case of Debora Green, a doctor and a loving mother who seemed to epitomize the dreams of the American heartland. A small-town girl with a genius IQ, she achieved an enviable life: her own medical practice, a handsome physician husband, three perfect children, and an opulent home in an exclusive Kansas City suburb. But when a raging fire destroyed that home and took two lives, the trail of clues led investigators to a stunning conclusion. Piece by piece, Ann Rule digs beneath this placid Midwestern facade to unveil a disturbing portrait of strangely troubled marriages, infidelity, desperation, suicide, and escalating acts of revenge that forever changed dozens of lives.

Small Sacrifices

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Planet Ann Rule, LLC

ISBN: 1940018196

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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When Diane Downs and her three children were shot on a quiet, country road, residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened. A bushy haired stranger had flagged down their car, Diane told police, as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children. Despite the fact she was shot, too, the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child. But something about her story was fishy, and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying. Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not, her supporters insisted. Diane, they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive, Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be? Or was she a woman so obsessed, she would kill her own young to achieve her goal? Ann Rule's critically acclaimed SMALL SACRIFICES, was an instant bestseller, and later Farrah Fawcett was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Downs in the TV miniseries based on Rule's book.

Dead by Sunset

Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202775

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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The author of eight New York Times bestsellers, Ann Rule first won nationwide acclaim with The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy. Her Crime Files volumes, based on fascinating case histories, have assured her reputation as our premier chronicler of crime. Now the former Seattle policewoman brings us the horrific account of a charismatic man adored by beautiful and brilliant women who always gave him what he wanted...sex, money, their very lives.... When attorney Cheryl Keeton's brutally bludgeoned body was found in her van in the fast lane of an Oregon freeway, her husband, Brad Cunningham, was the likely suspect. But there was no solid evidence linking him to the crime. He married again, for the fifth time, and his stunning new wife, a physician named Sara, adopted his three sons. They all settled down to family life on a luxurious estate. But gradually, their marriage became a nightmare.... In this gripping account of Cheryl's murder, Ann Rule takes us from Brad's troubled boyhood to one of the most bizarre trials in legal history, uncovering multiple marriages, financial manipulations, infidelities, and monstrous acts of harassment and revenge along the way. Dead By Sunset is Ann Rule at her riveting best.

Practice to Deceive

Author: Janet L. Smith

Publisher: Northwest Corner Books

ISBN: 1941890105

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle's most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn't a game, it's a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player. Annie hasn't even cut through the paperwork when top partner Gordon Barclay's secretary and not-so-secret lover kills herself. The dead woman's sister refuses to believe appearances, and wants Annie, so far unseduced by Barclay's legendary charms, to investigate the high and mighty machinations of Seattle's most feared litigator. Things heat up when a sniper targets Annie--just as a shocking glimpse into her family's past blows her life wide open. Soon Annie finds herself caught in a destructive web of love, lies, and murder that only her sharp insight and fierce intelligence can unravel. The second in the Annie MacPherson mystery series, which began with Sea of Troubles.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It

Author: Marcia Angell

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0375760946

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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A physician and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine provides an explosive critique of the pharmaceutical industry, detailing its dangerous influence on medical research, education, and physicians; exposing the reasons behind the spiraling prescription drug prices; and proposing a program of vital reforms. Reprint.

The Art of Deception

Controlling the Human Element of Security

Author: Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 076453839X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.