An International Murderers Who's Who
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Murderers' Row by Robin Odell
Book DescriptionCriminologist Robin Odell has complied 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, "Murder: The Book" includes doctors, millionaires, housewives, children, lawyers, accountants, officers and gentlemen who have succumbed to the killing instinct. Behind the sensational names concocted by the tabloid press - 'Boston Strangler', 'Dracula Killer', 'Night Stalker', 'Granny Killer' - lurk real murderers committing acts of violence in circumstances often more bizarre than fiction. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book contains over 500 cases from serial killers such as Dennis Nilsen and Ted Bundy, to those such as Jeremy Bamber and Stevn Benson who dispatched their parents for money; from murderous New Zealand teenagers whose story made a successful film, to the many doctors and nurses who took life instead of saving it; from unsolved murders such as the murder of Little Gregory in France to the paid assignments of John Waynes Hearn, a Vietnam veteran who killed to order. The result is a new classic of true crime, a definitive work on murder as a worldwide phenomenon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750944045
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Odell
Mammoth Book of More Bizarre Crimes, Paperback / softback (April 2016)
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Robinson. --- From title page verso.
Medical Detectives, Paperback (February 2013)
This forensic quintet featured in many of the notable murder trials of their time, making ground-breaking discoveries in the process. They were treated as celebrities by the media, and news that they were 'on the case' featured in numerous headlines.
Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes, Paperback (March 2010)
The truth is always stranger than fiction
Jack the Ripper in Fact and Fiction, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Robin Odell
In the autumn of 1888 the streets of London were streets of terror. The cause - a series of mysterious and apparently motiveless murders. The victims were all prostitutes. This title presents a factual reconstruction of the crimes and a fresh theory, based on modern methods of detection, to solve the greatest mystery in British criminology.
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Author Biography - Robin Odell
Robin Odell has been writing about crime and criminology since 1965, and has written fourteen books, as well as contributing numerous chapters to other books and part works. He is having a new book published next year by Kent State University Press.
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