Come on board for a journey through literature!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Without Trace – Ireland’s Missing - Profiling the Disappearances of Men Women and Children in Ireland since 1970 - cover

Without Trace – Ireland’s Missing - Profiling the Disappearances of Men Women and Children in Ireland since 1970

Barry Cummins

Publisher: Gill Books

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Without Trace is an informative and heart-stopping read by Barry Cummins, the bestselling author of Missing, back with more cases of Ireland’s disappeared — men, women and children who have vanished without trace while going about their normal lives. 
 
What happened to two young boys who vanished in Belfast while waiting for a bus in 1974? Where is Trevor Deely, last seen walking in Dublin in December 2000? What happened to Dutch woman Leidy Kaspersma, last seen walking in Co. Kerry on a summer’s day in 1978? In Without Trace Barry Cummins profiles these and other cases of people who have vanished across Ireland in the last four decades. 
 
He also explores dozens of cases of unidentified bodies which lie in graveyards and morgues from Donegal to Wexford. He examines ongoing efforts to find the bodies of IRA victims buried in secret graves in Monaghan, Meath and Louth, and delves into the cases of people abducted, murdered and secretly buried by Ireland’s criminal gangs. 
 
And there are many other types of cases in this intriguing book, from a twenty-year campaign by the family of one missing woman to get answers about her case, to the amazing story of one missing Irishman’s return ‘from the grave’ in England.Without Trace: Table of ContentsPredatorIRA DisappearedHidden BodiesTwo BoysUnidentified BodiesFor the Record—Priscilla ClarkeMissing in KerryTrevorMystery in MayoLimerick’s Missing MenMissing from DarndaleFailure to Find BodiesStranger than Fiction

Other books that might interest you

  • Charles Manson - The Man Who Murdered the Sixties - cover

    Charles Manson - The Man Who...

    David J. Krajicek

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Charles Manson was an unlikely messiah. Freshly paroled, he stumbled into San Francisco in 1967 just as thousands of impressionable young people were streaming into town for the Summer of Love. 
     
    Posing as a musician-come-guru-come-Christ-figure, Manson built a commune cult of hippies, consisting mainly of troubled young women. But what made this group set out on the four-week killing spree that claimed seven lives? Former Journalism Professor, David J Krajicek, seeks to discover just that. 
     
    This book includes: • Introduction into the counterculture of the sixties • In-depth profiles of Manson's followers • Breakdowns of each murder, including diary accounts, interviews and legal testimonies from the killers themselves • An account of the events in Manson's own words • Insight into Manson's manipulations and psychology 
     
    Set against events of the time - the sexual revolution, the civil rights movement, race riots, space exploration, rock music -this is the story of Flower Power gone to seed.
    Show book
  • The Mafia Chronicles - Autobiographies of a Mafia Hit Man - cover

    The Mafia Chronicles -...

    David Fisher, Man Joey the Hit

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    A New York Times bestseller, the “chilling and compelling . . . must-read” confessions of a mob hit man—and the riveting sequel of his most harrowing contract (former FBI agent Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco).  Killer: The Bronx-born son of a Jewish bootlegger, “Joey the Hit Man” was introduced to crime when he was just eleven years old. For the next thirty years he was a numbers king, scalper, loan shark, enforcer, and drug smuggler. He hijacked trucks, fenced stolen goods, and trafficked in pornography. But Joey really made his name as a Mafia assassin, racking up thirty-eight cold-blooded hits—thirty-five for cash, three for revenge. In this no-holds-barred account, he reveals the brutal truth of a life in organized crime.  Hit #29: In the fall of 1969, a public execution in a Brooklyn Italian restaurant earned Joey a mention in the New York Daily News and a twenty-grand payout from the mob. Next up: The bosses suspected their trusted numbers controller, Joe Squillante, was skimming the nightly bets to settle personal debts. But Squillante, aka Hit #29, was no clueless patsy and an unpredictable bull’s-eye. Taking the job meant entering into a game of predator and prey as nerve-racking as the cock of a .38 hammer.
    Show book
  • The Shadow of Death - The Hunt for the Connecticut River Valley Killer - cover

    The Shadow of Death - The Hunt...

    Philip E. Ginsburg

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    A riveting account of the search for a “latter-day Jack the Ripper” in New England: “Rich with characterization and insight, and a real page-turner” (Jonathan Kellerman). In the mid-1980s, someone stabbed six women to death in the Connecticut River Valley on the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. The murderer remains at large and the total number of his victims is unknown. In this brilliant work of true crime reportage, New York Times–bestselling author Philip E. Ginsburg provides fascinating insights into the groundbreaking forensic methods used to track the killer and paints indelible portraits of the lives he cut so tragically short.  The Shadow of Death re-creates the fear that consumed the idyllic region when young women began to disappear with horrifying regularity. Neighbors used to leaving their doors unlocked suddenly wondered who among them was a sadistic serial killer. Friends and family of the victims were left to endure the bottomless pain of imagining their loved ones’ terrifying last moments. Desperate to stop the slayings, local police and FBI investigators used exotic new techniques to try to unmask the murderer. In some of the book’s most harrowing sections, Ginsburg documents the extraordinary efforts of psychologist John Philpin as he risks his own emotional stability to get inside the mind of a madman.   Law enforcement officials identified several suspects and came tantalizingly close to putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, but it was only after a pregnant woman survived a brutal attack that the killings appeared to stop. The question remains: Could they start again? The Shadow of Death is a “riveting” profile of one of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries (Kirkus Reviews).
    Show book
  • Crimes That Shocked The World - The Most Chilling True-Life Stories From the Last 40 Years - cover

    Crimes That Shocked The World -...

    Danny Collins

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    With 24 hour news channels and easy access we are bombarded with reports of crime from every corner of the globe. It seems that no sooner has one tragedy hit than stories of another are being flashed across our screens and printed in our papers. But it is undeniable that there are for every generation some crimes that will never be forgotten. Just as people remember where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot, who can forget hearing the awful news of the attacks of September 11th? And who could shake off the revulsion they felt when the sickening details of the Fritzl case came to light? Indeed, the horrific nature of a handful of crimes has ensured that certain names will never be forgotten: James Bulger, Sally Anne Bowman, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman...
    Show book