From Match Fixing To Murder

Author: Ian Hewitt
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From Match Fixing to Murder looks at 101 diverse cases involving sport or sporting personalities that have ended up before courts or tribunals, cases like the 'body in the trunk' murder by a former Wimbledon finalist and the fixing of baseball's 1919 World Series Written in an entertaining style for the general sports fan, the book includes major personalities from Eric Cantona to Tiger Woods, from Lance Armstrong to Ian Botham, all who have contributed to the history of sporting encounters with the law.

Cricket Maiden

Author: ALEXANDRA ROSEN
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466979186
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Match fixing in cricket has plagued the noble game as long as it has ever existed. Lady Andalusia, a gorgeous lass, from the erstwhile British Empire in 1810, was set to marry the dashing batsman Hughie Dawson. But fate had other ideas. Fast forward to 2010. Twenty Twenty Cricket, fast and exciting, and with its exorbitant riches, threatens the longer and purest form of the game, the five day Test Match, from its very existence. With billions of dollars in marketing and TV rights, a three match 20/20 series in London is scheduled by the billionaire descendants of Hughie Dawson. Experimental in nature, it features a Professional cricketers XI against an International selection of amateurs from each of the 10 Test playing nations. But the Coach is found mysteriously murdered after the first game, and the Amateurs XI lose their form. The obvious suspects are the match fixers who were seen approaching the Amateurs XI star batsman Amay Indulkar. But are they the real culprits? What about the gigantic spectre of a strangler? And of the tears rolling down the cheeks of a Bollywood actress? The search for a magic bat, that disappeared in 1810, bestowed with divine powers, which scores runs at will, is on. It takes detective Landon Beau and Nigel Harrison, to the Indian subcontinent, to recover it. Through the romance between Landon and his new flame, Amelia Kanowski, the series reaches a thrilling conclusion at Lords. Landon, captains the Amateurs XI, and with the help of the mysterious but elusive Lucy, finds the magic bat, and soon enough later solves the crime. This is the story of romance, of the enormous wealth and popularity of Twenty Twenty cricket, of faith and toil, Bollywood, the thrills and spills of limited overs cricket, crime, match-fixing, and the very spirit of the game.

The Front Page Murders

Author: Puja Changoiwala
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9351950565
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It takes a fearless mind to harbour such a dark heart, a heart that knows no nobility, no apology... Mumbai, April 2012. The gruesome murder of a senior citizen in a wealthy Mumbai neighbourhood leads the city’s Crime Branch to unearth several half-naked, mutilated and dismembered bodies rotting in the ravines of the Western Ghats on the outskirts of the city. A trail of missing suspects, a lethal honey-trap, and unexpected links with Mumbai’s film industry and the underworld, brings the investigators – and the press, ever hungry for breaking news – to Vijay Palande, a cold-blooded killer equipped with the sophistication of Charles Sobhraj, the manipulative genius of Ted Bundy and the cruelty of Jack the Ripper. In The Front Page Murders, Puja Changoiwala, who covered the incidents as they unfolded, recounts in gripping detail the story behind the sensational case of multiple murders that shocked the country. Startling and intensely sobering by turns, her compelling narrative explores not just the murky depths of a serial killer’s mind but, tellingly, the media’s frenzy for a juicy story and the insatiable human appetite for horror.

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The Invention Of Murder

Author: Judith Flanders
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250024889
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"Superb... Flanders's convincing and smart synthesis of the evolution of an official police force, fictional detectives, and real-life cause célèbres will appeal to devotees of true crime and detective fiction alike." -Publishers Weekly, starred review In this fascinating exploration of murder in nineteenth century England, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, with cold-blooded killings transformed into novels, broadsides, ballads, opera, and melodrama-even into puppet shows and performing dog-acts. Detective fiction and the new police force developed in parallel, each imitating the other-the founders of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickens's Inspector Bucket, the first fictional police detective, who in turn influenced Sherlock Holmes and, ultimately, even P.D. James and Patricia Cornwell. In this meticulously researched and engrossing book, Judith Flanders retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder in Great Britain, both famous and obscure: from Greenacre, who transported his dismembered fiancée around town by omnibus, to Burke and Hare's bodysnatching business in Edinburgh; from the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper, to the tragedy of the murdered Marr family in London's East End. Through these stories of murder-from the brutal to the pathetic-Flanders builds a rich and multi-faceted portrait of Victorian society in Great Britain. With an irresistible cast of swindlers, forgers, and poisoners, the mad, the bad and the utterly dangerous, The Invention of Murder is both a mesmerizing tale of crime and punishment, and history at its most readable.

The Times Index

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.

Darkness Descending The Murder Of Meredith Kercher

Author: Paul Russell
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847398650
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It was a brutal murder, and the trial of the decade. On 1 November 2007, 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was slaughtered in cold blood in the apartment in Perugia, Italy, that she shared with three other girls. Two bright young people, Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, stood accused of the killing in a trial that lasted through 2009. They were found guilty and sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years respectively on 4 December. A second man, Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, 22, had already been found guilty of the sexual assault and murder of Meredith in a separate trial in 2008 and sentenced to thirty years, but the prosecution always stated that he didn't act alone. Kercher was a model student whilst American Knox acquired a reputation that fuelled specualtion about her character. Her bizarre behaviour just after Meredith's body was found, her false accusation of an innocent man, her weak alibi and her DNA on the murder weapon - a kitchen knife found to be scubbed with bleach - went against her. TV producer Paul Russell and critically acclaimed crime writer Graham Johnson have teamed up with leading Italian forensics expert General Luciano Garofano to reveal the full truth behind this sensational murder and its trial. They unravel all the details and study all the personalities in this case that has stunned the world. Complex, and some say controversial, DNA evidence is explained in simple language and, bit by bit, a story emerges of brutality and jealousy in a university town where all was not what it seemed. Their findings make for gripping, sensational reading.

A Murder In Delhi

Author: Anil Malhotra
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312436239
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This mystery begins with the murder of Ravi at a posh club in Delhi. Amal, his friend is determined to find and bring his killer to justice. He finds a coded message left with his wife and when he deciphers it, it leads him gradually to the killer. While the body is found at a dinner party, no one know how the killer got away with the murder till Amal discovers an important clue. Forensic science lends a hand and with his friend Kao and code expert Pinto, Amal is able to prove that this murder was no ordinary murder but the result of careful planning.

India Today

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The Non Fiction Collection

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Collection of non-fiction published by Penguin Books, India commemorating its twentieth year in the publishing industry.

Newsline

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Murder At Lord S

Author: Harry Oltheten
Editor: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 9788129151636
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The gentleman's game will no longer be the same. In Murder at Lord's, different characters from the world of cricket--Indian boy wonder, Vinoo Ramji; English team's manager, Alan Moorcombe; young and ambitious English reporter, Dick Anthony; Pakistani match-fixer and former hitman, Mohammed Musa; the English team's captain and compulsive gambler, Michael Cookson, and its physiotherapist, Tony Abbott--cross paths in the shadowy world of match-fixing, a world ruled by syndicates whose sole purpose is luring players and coaches into their dangerous web of fear, deceit and greed. No one and nothing is off limits--whether it is the mysterious disappearance of a cricketer's girlfriend or a murder at Lord's. A deadly cat-and-mouse game begins when a Scotland Yard detective sets out on this elusive crime trail. The quest to unmask the perpetrators takes the reader from the plush suburbs of London to the dark alleys of Mumbai. As secrets lurk in the shrouds of violence, will justice prevail or will it be too late?

Raffles And The Match Fixing Syndicate

Author: Adam Corres
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ISBN: 1906210624
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Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate is an adventurous and often surprising ride through the modern era of international cricket match-fixing. Adam Corres has re-invented the characters originally created by E.W. Hornung in 1899 and let them run riot in a new world - the increasingly decadent, dysfunctional and reliably unreliable society that many of us already call home. Understand and explore the world of the match-fixers; how it's done and how to spot their interfering hand. Follow Raffles, a celebrated England cricketer with an immaculate reputation, as he falls ever further from grace in his fatal, relentless, addiction to risk.

The Economist

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The Insider S Guide To Match Fixing In Football

Author: Declan Hill
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ISBN: 9780991823840
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A WAVE OF MATCH-FIXING THREATENS THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR SPORT. There are dozens of national police investigations; hundreds of matches from top international games to the Champions League to youth teams have been fixed and over one thousand players, coaches and referees have been arrested. This new form of sports corruption will destroy football, unless we fight it. TO FIGHT IT, WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT. 'The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Football' is an analysis of the motivations, the mechanisms and the methods within this modern form of fixing. Hill was the first person to break the story of the new form of football fixing when he infiltrated an Asian match-fixing gang in 'The Fix' - now he returns with a book that is 'Freakonomics meets Football Corruption'. "Only Declan Hill could write a book with this level of academic rigor and foundation of investigative journalism. I expect Dr. Hill's new book to be the seminal work in the sports corruption space and I have adopted it for use in my PhD seminar on forensic sports law analytics." - Ryan M. Rodenberg, JD/PhD, Florida State University "Declan Hill has broken new ground academically, imparting much-needed order and clarity to the murky world of global match-fixing. This is an important book for anyone who cares about the integrity of sport, and it's an indispensable book for those involved in sports analytics" - Marc Carinci, Managing Director, Sports Gambling Data Services "Tenacious, factual and with an unrivalled understanding of the current threat being posed to the integrity of sport, Declan Hill consistently challenges those who stand idly by." - Senator Cecilia Keaveney, Former Head of the Council of Europe's Task Force on Match-Fixing "Declan Hill's new book is an absolute must-read for every thinking fan of the beautiful game on the planet. Being part of Declan's team preparing the book I know how much effort and research Declan invested in it. Declan's passion for our game, professional courage and expertise pours from every page." - Steven Powell, Director of Policy, Football Supporters' Federation "A new book from one of the best investigative writers on the subject of match and spot fixing in football. The challenge to the integrity of sport from sporting fraud is growing exponentially. This new book documents that cancerous expansion. The author is a renowned expert who focuses on football with the precision of a laser beam. A must read!" - Professor Richard McLaren, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada "The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Football is an education for scholars and students of organized crime and a wake-up call for sports administrators. Rigorously researched but accessibly written, this book makes sense of match fixing in straightforward, rational terms. Such confirms Declan Hill as both master storyteller and global authority on the corruption threatening the beautiful game. Not to be missed." - James A. Densley, PhD, author of How Gangs Work: An Ethnography of Youth Violence

India Today International

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Asian News Digest

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Murder In Hawaii

Author: Steve Allen
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Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows accept an invitation to guest star in a new TV series called "Hawaii Wave," but they are unprepared for the string of "accidents" that seem directed at them. Reprint.

System Integration Guide Query Language Reference Manual And Tutorial

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Match Fixing In International Sports

Author: M.R. Haberfeld
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319025821
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Match –fixing has become a widespread international problem in recent years. It includes everything from bribery of players, to putting undue influences on the owners of the soccer clubs, managers, coaches and others who have the ability to affect the final scores. In addition, match-fixing spills over into the arena of illegal betting (in person and online), which creates a host of additional organized crime opportunities, including human trafficking, prostitution, drugs, extortion and even terrorism. This timely volume brings together international contributions with an aim is to increase awareness of the problems associated with match-fixing and the degree to which key agents in sport, particularly young people, are vulnerable. The contributions are based on INTERPOL’s Global Experts Meeting in Singapore, in November 2012, which brought together key speakers to discuss issues surrounding match-fixing and how to combat corruption in football through channels of education. The purpose of this meeting was to identify ways that academia can play a role in developing and implementing training modules and academic courses, including certification procedures, to prevent match-fixing and develop lines of study at all educational levels. This unique work reflects the gravity of the situation around the world together with possible solutions.