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The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes (Mammoth Books) Kindle Edition

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The truth is always stranger than fiction

About the Author

Robin Odell was born in Hampshire in 1935. After training as a laboratory technician and developing an interest in forensic science, he turned to crime writing as a pastime. His first book, Jack the Ripper in Fact & Fiction, published in 1965, is still regarded as an important contribution to the subject. In a writing career spanning over forty years, he has written or co-written eighteen books in the fields of true crime, forensic investigation and criminal histoy. He won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1980 for The Murderers’ Who’s Who and again in 2007 for Ripperology. He also lectures extensively to clubs and societies on crime cases.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (25 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DQ4WMA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When either reading or watching serious crime on television I am always curious to discover where the methods used in the story line come from. For just that reason alone this ebook was a winner for me. I do not normally write with murder in mind, although I have been tempted before now to consider methods. This ebook fits the bill nicely.
I do recommend it for the serious students amongst us.
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I wouldn't say it fully merits the title: Bizarre, however the accounts are interesting and give e ouch information to allow you to follow up should you wish to. Some of the crimes are odd and some have the tragic-comic about them. If you are interested in true crime or in seeing where ideas come from this is a good read.
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This is an amazing record of different types of crime. Whilst they're all accounts of heinous crimes, in my opinion the cases outlined are not bizarre. Even so, an essential read for any reader interested in true crime.
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There are some interesting things in here to read, if you like readig about strange deaths and silly crimes, this is a book for you and I would say buy it, it's full or short storys on well bizarre crimes.
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This book gives very brief information about a multiplicity of murders, and whilst interesting, it tries to do too much in too short a space of time allowing a page or at most two or three for each crime. If you are looking for bare outlines this is the book for you, but I would prefer slightly more information and less cases.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Short stories and all very interesting. None really that bizarre but still a good read
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Great value for money. Really interesting read, ,one of the best crime books I have read for a long time.
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Great book, the stories could be a bit more detailed but it wet's your appetite to research further.
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