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  • Bestialby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2008; Not Available

    FROM SOCIAL OUTCAST TO NECROPHILE AND MURDERER -- HIS APPALLING CRIMES STUNNED AN ERA. San Francisco, the 1920s. In an age when nightmares were relegated to the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and distant tales of the Whitechapel murders, a real-life monster terrorized America. His acts of butchery have proved him one of history's fiercest madmen. As... more...

  • Vendettaby Paul Ferris; Reg McKay

    Black & White Publishing 2005; US$ 5.82

    The armed guards and Alsatians stayed put as the prison gates slammed shut. ‘I?m going straight,? Paul Ferris announced to the press, then sped off in a waiting car. Before he?d reached the first corner, the journalists were after him. And they weren?t the only ones . . . Paul Ferris ruled crime in Scotland. He had links to London... more...

  • Murderers' Rowby Robin Odell; Wilfred Gregg

    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...

  • Murder by Poisonby Nicola Sly

    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...

  • Dark Soul of the Southby Mel Ayton

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 16.95

    The first full, factual account of America's most prolific racist killer more...

  • Killer Couplesby Tammy Cohen

    John Blake 2012; US$ 8.99

    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 what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance... more...

  • Deadly Valentinesby Jeffrey Gusfield

    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, holed up at the Stevens Hotel. Both claimed they... more...

  • Lucky Lucianoby William Donati

    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...

  • The Hanging of Angeliqueby Afua Cooper

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99

    Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique?s story -- now supported by archival illustrations -- Cooper builds on 15 years of research... more...

  • Kansas Charleyby Joan Jacobs Brumberg

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 9.99

    Most Americans regard ?kids who kill? as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of ?Kansas Charley? shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen?year?old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty... more...