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- The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11
Criminoloogist Robin Odell has compiled this gruesome gallery of cases from all over the world, revealing the growth in serial slayings, contract killings and middle-class murders and investigating what motivates people to commit the ultimate crime. As well as gangsters and ordinary felons, the book includes doctors, millionaries, housewives, children,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
Murder by poison is often thought of as a crime mainly committed by women, ususally to despatch an unwanted spouse or children. While there are indeed many infamous female poisoners, such as Mary Ann Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least twenty victims between 1860 and 1872, and Mary Wilson, who killed her husbands and lovers in the 1950s... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99
An engrossing look inside Al Capone’s murderous ranks.” Kirkus Almost before the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: Machine Gun” Jack McGurn. They just couldn’t find him. But two weeks later police found McGurn and his paramour, Louise May Rolfe,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Charley "Lucky" Luciano was instrumental to the development of the American Mafia and supervised the attempt to dominate prostitution1in New York City. Not surprisingly, he has been the subject of numerous biographies, exposes, and various works of urban folklore since his death in 1962. This book takes scholarship on Luciano to a new level,... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 8.99
An exploration of the deadly dynamic that exists between men and women whose romantic obsession leads them to commit acts of bloody devastation Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. These case histories raise the questions of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.99
Francesca Biagi-Chai?s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 19.99
Why is it that Adelaide, a beautiful city of churches and lush gardens, a place renowned for its support of the arts and culture, has become better known as the epicenter of some of Australia's weirdest and most brutal crimes? One of its denizens seeks the answers in this fascinating investigation. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28
Walter Norval was a man marked by destiny to be a career criminal in one of Britain?s hardest cities. As a boy he grew up in a world of illegal betting, violent canal bank pitch-and-toss schools, sleazy dance halls, brothels and bars where the denizens of the slums in the north side of Glasgow slaked gargantuan thirsts and plotted murder and mayhem.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 12.40
London, 1891. Less than three weeks after the last Whitechapel murder, 25-year-old Thomas Cutbush is committed to Broadmoor for savage knife attacks on two girls. The arresting officer, Inspector William Race, intrigued by the wealth of connections with the infamous unsolved murders in the East End, starts to wonder whether he has, in fact, arrested... more...