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Description - Murder by Numbers by James Moore

A unique history of crime revealed through the key numbers associated with famous murders. What is the connection between the number 13 and Jack the Ripper? Why was the number 18 crucial in catching Acid Bath murderer John George Haigh? And what is so puzzling about the number 340 in the chilling case of the Zodiac killer? The answers to all these questions and many more are revealed in a unique, number-crunching history of the ultimate crime. Each entry starts with a number and leads into a different aspect of murder, be it a fascinating angle to a case or revealing insights into murder methods, punishments and, of course, the chilling figures behind the most notorious killers from our past. From the grizzly death toll of the world's worst serial killer to your own odds of being murdered, this guide will appeal to the connoisseur of true crime and the casual reader alike. AUTHOR: James Moore is a journalist with 20 years of experience writing features for national newspapers and magazines. As a true crime historian, he has written The Tudor Murder Files and Murder at the Inn. SELLING POINTS: The first book of its kind Features a myriad of famous figures in the history of crime, from the Krays to Jack the Ripper Gift book format makes it accessible to the general reader as well as the true crime fan 30 b/w illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750981453
ISBN-10: 0750981458
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Moore

James Moore is a journalist with 20 years of experience writing features for national newspapers and magazines. As a true crime historian, he has written The Tudor Murder Files and Murder at the Inn.

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