The Last Hangman

Author: Peter Nutty
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468585622
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The Last Hangman. Advanced Strategic Energy Inc are no longer welcome in the Niger Delta after the company was responsible for causing an environmental disaster on a massive scale. Local tribal affairs and pleas to stop polluting the region were senselessly ignored and now the top executives are in deep trouble. When an innocent lawsuit for racial discrimination is filed against the company by a former employee, Desmon Haynes, the plot takes a brilliant twist to connect the legal wrangle with the top oilmen to unravel the treacherous and murderous dealings undertaken during their ill-fated Nigeria operation. Sensationally, it also reveals another savage past in the most bizarre way; the details of such savagery would stun the whole of America and beyond! The reader is taken through a web of lies, deceit, murder and racial hatred as the oilmen try to cover up their past wrongdoings. Contract murders are in place and it's a race against time, for some it's a battle for life or death....

The Last Hangman

Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857897519
Size: 16.51 MB
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The Last Hangman. In the heat and the dust of the Indian south, the last hangman of Travancore commits his life to paper. Into seven notebooks he remembers the men he has killed, calmly calling to mind the final struggles of the men he hung by the neck to die. The Last Hangman is a remarkable and haunting novel: a meditation on death and what it means to end a life. It is a challenging and harrowing book that explores a great moral question: when does someone who kills become a murderer?

Executioner

Author: Albert Pierrepoint
Publisher: Eric Dobby Publishing
ISBN: 9781858820613
Size: 64.57 MB
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Executioner.

The Hangman S Daughter

Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054774501X
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The Hangman S Daughter. After a local midwife is accused of being a witch and murdering an orphan in the 17th century, Bavarian Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdalena, believe that midwife is innocent and seek out the true killer, despite Jakob being charged with torturing a confession out of the accused woman. Reissue.

Hangmen

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571328881
Size: 69.34 MB
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Hangmen. I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint. In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss. Martin McDonagh's Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.

Hangman S Journal

Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780140287165
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Hangman S Journal. 'Measuring out the rope, testing it, tying the knots--I have learnt to do these things well, because I concentrate on doing them well. I concentrate on them as best as I can, because if I don't my mind will finds its ways to the man about to die, and then I will have no peace.' For over three decades, Janardhan Pillai was the arathar, the hangman, on call by the prison authorities in the kingdom of Travancore and, after Independence, the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. After the courts had passed the sentence, it was left to him to put the condemned man to death, expertly, swiftly. Each time he returned from the gallows, he told himself that it would be the last time. But he went back, a hundred and seventeen times. Based on Pillai's life, Hangman's Journal draws from his diaries and the author's interviews with him. A work of rare power written in the first person, it takes us into the mind of a man struggling to come to terms with his dharma, his conscience, and his shame. There are clinical details of the rituals connected with hanging over half a century ago, and startling insights into the nature of crime and the concept of retribution. account of a life of great psychological and moral complexity.

The Faithful Executioner

Author: Joel F. Harrington
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0809049937
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The Faithful Executioner. Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured many hundreds more. But the picture that emerges of Schmidt from his personal papers is not that of a monster. Could a man who routinely practiced such cruelty also be insightful, compassionate—even progressive? In The Faithful Executioner, Harrington vividly re-creates a life filled with stark contrasts, from the young apprentice's rigorous training under his executioner father to the adult Meister Frantz's juggling of familial duties with his work in the torture chamber and at the scaffold. With him we encounter brutal highwaymen, charming swindlers, and tragic unwed mothers accused of infanticide, as well as patrician senators, godly chaplains, and corrupt prison guards. Harrington teases out the hidden meanings and drama of Schmidt's journal, uncovering a touching tale of inherited shame and attempted redemption for the social pariah and his children. The Faithful Executioner offers not just the compelling firsthand perspective of a professional torturer and killer, but testimony of one man's lifelong struggle to reconcile his bloody craft with his deep religious faith. The biography of an ordinary man struggling for his soul, this groundbreaking book also offers an unparalleled panoramic view of Europe on the cusp of modernity, a society riven by violent conflict at all levels and encumbered by paranoia, superstition, and abuses of power. Thanks to an extraordinary historical source and its gifted interpreter, we recognize far more of ourselves than we might have expected in this intimate portrait of a professional killer from a faraway world.

Pierrepoint

Author: Steven Fielding
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1843585634
Size: 57.19 MB
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Pierrepoint. Between them, the three men in the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty executed over 800 people during a career spanning more than half a century. Henry, his brother Thomas, and his son Albert, dispatched some of the most infamous criminals of the 20th century, and in the process earned a public notoriety that followed them throughout their eventful lives.For years, the three men were faced with the task -- prestigious to some, horrific to many others -- of being the last point of contact for the guilty and condemned. The Pierrepoints executed criminals the nation over before travelling to many countries including Egypt and postwar Germany, where they hanged Nazi war criminals, and gained a reputation as the world's most deadly practitioners of the art of hanging."Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners" recounts the intriguing stories of the three men and the effect that their macabre occupation had on their personal lives. This definitive guide is filled with shocking inside tales from the official records and diaries kept by the Pierrepoint family. With revealing insights into the intense rivalry between fellow executioners, new light is shed on the menacing world of years gone by.

The Hangman S Tale

Author: Syd Dernley
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780330316330
Size: 46.94 MB
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The Hangman S Tale.