WorldCat Identities

Fisher, Jim 1939-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 6,025 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Quotations  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6603.L5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Fisher
Forensics under fire : are bad science and dueling experts corrupting criminal justice? by Jim Fisher( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Forensics Under Fire, Jim Fisher makes a compelling case that the problems in the practice of forensic science allow offenders to escape justice and can also lead to the imprisonment of innocent people. Bringing together examples from a host of high-profile criminal cases, Fisher presents daunting evidence that forensic science has a long way to go before it lives up to its potential and the public's expectations."--Jacket
Fall guys : false confessions and the politics of murder by Jim Fisher( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too young to prosecute, Charlie Zubryd was adopted after his confession and a brief stay in a mental ward. A childless couple gave Zubryd a new name and identity. It would be twenty years before Charlie Zubryd - now going by the name Chuck Duffy - would have any contact with his blood family. When Zubyrd/Duffy made an effort to get his real family back, he was rejected because his relatives still believed he had murdered his mother. Until Fisher began to investigate the case in 1989, Chuck Duffy was not sure he had not killed his mother during some kind of mental blackout
The Lindbergh case by Jim Fisher( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Bruno Hauptmann an innocent carpenter, or a cold-blooded killer?
The ghosts of Hopewell : setting the record straight in the Lindbergh case by Jim Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widow of the convicted murderer of the Lindbergh baby filed a number of federal lawsuits, but the author, a former FBI agent, "discusses the hard evidence--the ransom notes, the wood of the kidnapping ladder, and other evidence ... [and] proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Hauptmann was guilty as charged."--Jacket
Ten percent of nothing : the case of the literary agent from hell by Jim Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former FBI agent Jim Fisher upends the genteel racket of fee-based literary agents and vanity publishers in this searing look at the rise and fall of one bogus entrepreneur who systematically swindled thousands of would-be writers out of millions of dollars with promises of having their work turned into salable books. In divulging the details of this colossal and shocking confidence game, the author exposes a growing and serious crime against writers and a dark, ugly secret about the American publishing industry
The writer's quotebook : 500 authors on creativity, craft, and the writing life( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimson Stain by Jim Fisher( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold, gray March evening near Mill Village, Pennsylvania, Edward Gingerich brutally murdered and mutilated his wife as their two children looked on in horror. It was an act of madness that shocked his small Amish community ... and the nation. Edward Gingerich was never considered a typical Amish person. For all of his life, he had rebelled against the traditional ways of his family--showing signs of a vicious temper, bullying those smaller and weaker than he was, and socializing with outsiders to the community. Everyone knew he was a troubled man. But no one could have ever imagined the ghastly events that would occur-events that would make Edward Gingerich the only Amish man in history to be convicted of homicide
The mammoth book of murder : true stories of violent death by Jim Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF MURDER: TRUE STORIES OF VIOLENT DEATH contains 200 gripping accounts of homicide, criminal investigation, forensic science, criminology, and courtroom drama by veteran true crime writer Jim Fisher. The collection features murder-for-hire, arson, murder, historic and celebrated murders, junk science, strange cause and manner of death cases, women who kill, the drug addled and the insane, serial murder, and more!"--Publisher's description
The GE Mound case : the archaeological disaster and criminal persecution of Art Gerber by Jim Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988, General Electric officials in Indiana destroyed a 2000-year-old Native American ceremonial mound, setting into motion a series of shocking political and legal battles. To placate Native American activists and professional archaeologists, federal prosecutors and General Electric scapegoated Art Gerber, a prominent artifact collector who dug briefly on the destroyed mound. Mr. Gerber's prosecution under the federal Archaeological Protection Act made legal history-- and frightened tens of thousands of Indian relic collectors. -- p. [4] of cover
The mammoth book of true crime : real stories of bad behavior by Jim Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF TRUE CRIME is a compelling and comprehensive survey of crime and bad behavior-- on both sides of the law-- from veteran true crime writer Jim Fisher. Readers can test their knowledge of crime, criminal law, and policing by taking the 100-question exam at the end of the book. From the author of eleven published works of non-fiction-- including books on the Lindbergh kidnapping case, false confessions, scam artists, Amish murder, and forensic science-- and the popular blog, Jim Fisher True Crime."--Publisher's description
MacNeil/Lehrer news hour( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Main feature, "Tarnished Dream," presents four views on President Clinton's speech of Saturday, November 13, about the role of Black church leaders in the prevention of crime and drug abuse in America; also includes a newsmaker interview with Israeli Prime Minister Rabin, and a Jim Fisher essay on the Oregon Trail
Lindbergh case debate, April 14, 1988, University of Delaware( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vampire Das Dunkle Zeitalter Jubiläumsausgabe by Giulia Barbano( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fall guys : false confessions and the politics of murder
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Fall guys : false confessions and the politics of murderThe Lindbergh caseThe ghosts of Hopewell : setting the record straight in the Lindbergh caseTen percent of nothing : the case of the literary agent from hellThe writer's quotebook : 500 authors on creativity, craft, and the writing lifeCrimson Stain
Alternative Names
Fisher, James 1939-

Languages
English (48)

German (1)