Feb 27, 2017


SINCE TIME BEGAN, man has found ways o put people to death. Winston Churchill wanted to execute Adolf Hitler – who he described as the “mainspring of evil” - like a gangster in an electric chair borrowed from the US, but he never got the chance.
Ancient methods of execution included boiling people to death in tar, throwing the convicted onto sharp stakes in the ground and slow crucifixion.
But are modern methods of execution any more humane? Whatever your views on the “rights and wrongs” of capital punishment, it is astonishing how many botched executions have taken place over the years.
Today, almost 60 countries maintain the death penalty both in law and in practice; including: China, India, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Japan, North and South Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, most central African states and the USA.
But as you will see here - from hanging to the firing squad, from the gas chamber to lethal injection - man has not yet invented a fail-safe or “humane” method of putting the condemned to death.
Botched Executions – the rope, the gun, the chair, the chamber and the needle can be bought on Amazon eBooks here


SERIAL KILLERS Peter Sutcliffe, Robert Hansen, Gary Ridgway, Robert Pickton and Steve Wright are known to be responsible for the murders of more than 100 women – mainly prostitutes, but also runaways and vulnerable women walking home alone at night.
Between them, they claim to have killed more than 150 women, though even this figure may be higher.
The five prostitute killers analyzed here have been randomly chosen – two British, two American and one Canadian.
There are many similarities across each murderer's life experience, including family background, academic ability and IQ, employment record, criminal record (prior to the murders) and motive.
These similarities will help to create a retrospective profile of the most famous prostitute killer of them all – Jack the Ripper.

Botched Executions – the rope, the gun, the chair, the chamber and the needle an be bought on Amazon eBooks here

WHEN DEATH stares them in the face, even cold-blooded murderers sometimes feel the need to unburden themselves before they go. Perhaps they do it so they can leave the world with a “clear conscience” or maybe they do it to let the world know they got away with murder. ♦ Mark “Chopper” Read
♦ Roy Heath
♦ James Brewer
♦ Diane Crawford
♦ Alexander Garthshore
♦ Tor Hepso
♦ Geraldine Kelly
♦Reggie Kray
♦ Henry Alexander
♦ Margaret Gibson
♦ “Mr Saul”

♦ Mrs Christine Kett

Botched Executions – the rope, the gun, the chair, the chamber and the needle can be bought on Amazon eBooks here

Jan 28, 2017

Newspaper Journalism for Dummies - Text Book for College Students (and their teachers) - Amazon eBook available now! by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy

Table of Contents
♦ News Values - What is News?
You can buy the text book on Amazon here 
♦ Code of Conduct for Journalists
♦ How to use Quotations
♦ A few tips on developing a good writing style
♦ The Pyramid Structure for News Stories
♦ Example of Pyramid structure
♦ Six rules for writing straight news leads
♦ Checklist for inverted pyramid news story
♦ Hourglass & Diamond structure for stories
♦ Writing feature stories
♦ How to write features - overview
♦ Interviewing tips
♦ A simple template for writing a feature
♦ Generating ideas for feature stories
♦ Where can I get ideas for stories?
♦ Different genres of feature stories
♦ Humour - adding it to your writing
♦ Tabloid versus Broadsheet writing
♦ Writing stories from opinion polls
♦ Using numbers in stories
♦ Reviewing
♦ Business Journalism
♦ Glossary of Business terms
♦ Sports reporting
♦ Crime reporting
♦ Court reporting
♦ Legal definitions for journalists
♦ Travel writing
♦ Styleguides
♦ Useful definitions for newspaper journalists
♦ Sources / Bibliography

THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON eBOOKS (price € 2.50 euro) here

Sep 10, 2016

CrimeMagazine.com - Read a short excerpt from the Amazon eBook - The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler below by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy

BABY FROM HELL: Adolf Hitler aged 18 months
 ADOLF HITLER once told his valet that the whip was the perfect symbol of his character and he would occasionally lash himself in front of others when he was sexually frustrated or when he felt he was not getting the attention he deserved in a group setting. 
He had many gay partners during his lifetime, including his bodyguards and chauffeurs – Julius Schreck was the love of his homosexual life -- but his attempts at relationships with women always proved calamitous. 
The German dictator liked Catholic convent-educated school girls he tried to dominate and manipulate them. Though Eva Braun fit the profile of a woman he could completely control, and is well known to the public, there were many other women in his life over the years of which little was previously known. You can buy the Amazon eBook, The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler, on Amazon's site here
The book analyses all the phases of Hitler’s sexual experiences including his total rejection of his father as a role model, his obsessive relationship with his mother, his long-term homosexual phase, and his final years as a “reluctant heterosexual.”
From the beginning of his political career, the Nazi propaganda machine and “Party fixers” had their hands full keeping what really went on in Hitler’s private life private -- the insanity and incestuous marriages within his family, his years as a vagrant in Vienna, his sexual orientation during WWI, his arrests for sodomy in Munich in the early 1920s and rumors he had sex with a minor in the late 1920s. 
There were more blackmail threats over the pornographic images he had drawn of his niece Geli Raubal and the sexually explicit letter he had written her. Also, after her death by suicide, rumors began to circulate that he had a perverted sexual relationship with her which involved both coprophilia [feces] and urophilia [urine]. Rumors also circulated that he had ordered her murder to keep her silent for good.
It is little wonder that when he became Fuhrer, his doctors said he had “a very poor sleeping pattern, suffered from terrifying nightmares and took sleeping potions to help get him through the night”.
If a man’s sexuality cannot tell you who he really is or was, then nothing else will.
Read more at CrimeMagazine.com here
You can buy the Amazon eBook, The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler, on Amazon's site here

Jun 17, 2016

CrimeMagazine.com - The bizarre life and grisly death of an Irish conwoman, JULIA HOLMES - June 2016 by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy

JULIA HOLMES, the three-times married but never divorced Irish grifter was wanted on both sides
Holmes with her third husband Tom Ruttle
of the Atlantic and spent many years on the run from the FBI, the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) and an Garda Siochana (Police in the Irish Republic).  She became a confidence trickster at a young age and began using up to 20 different aliases to help her ply her fraudulent trade.  In the early 1980s, she crossed the Canadian border into the USA and made her way down south to Texas. Once there, she and her new husband schmoozed with Republic Party officials including then Vice President, Dan Quayle while she ran a real estate racket selling non-existent land in Ireland and conned her Texan friends out of more than half a million dollars.
Holmes spent 27 months in a Texan prison before being deported back to Northern Ireland where she set herself up as a “sports guru” and psychologist and tried to befriend members of both the Irish and English national rugby teams.
When she was charged with defrauding a man in Northern Ireland out of £18,000 and involvement in a property scam worth one million pounds, she fled south to the Irish Republic. As soon as she settled in County Limerick, she established a new identity and found a new husband. In Limerick, even as the police net closed in around her, she made a fortune selling “fake honey” to gullible supermarkets and upmarket shop owners. Knowing that she would soon be captured, she went into hiding. She was last seen in Askeaton, Co. Limerick on March 14, 2015. One month later, her badly decomposing body was found by burglars attempting to rob the isolated farmhouse she shared with her third husband.  You can read her tragic story on CrimeMagazine.com here.