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The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large (Mammoth Books)

The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large (Mammoth Books) [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Cawthorne
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Reason to be afraid - over 50 unsolved cases of serial murder

Fact: murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. Behind every headline of a newsworthy conviction lie other cases of vicious murderers who got away, and who remain somewhere among us. Here in one giant volume are more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that continue to remain unsolved. The cases covered in this alarming book include: " Argentina's crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997, and dumping their bodies along remote highways " The Green River Killer, believed to be a middle-aged white man, who has claimed at least 49 lives to date in the Seattle-Tacoma area " South Africa's 'Phoenix Strangler', suspected of killing 20 women in the province of KwaZulu Natal. " The Twin Cities Killer - either one or several people responsible for a series of over 30 murders on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the victims were mostly prostitutes " Costa Rica's elusive 'El Psicópata' (The Psychopath), thought to have murdered at least 19 people in this small quiet Central American country " 'The Monster of Florence', responsible for a series of 15 sexual slayings just outside Florence In each case it is not just the crimes that are horrifying and fascinating, but the response of local police and authorities to the lack of a conviction. Local authorities may fear to admit the continued existence of a serial killer at large; whilst police bodies face the temptation to 'tidy up' loose unsolved murders under the aegis of other admitted crimes.

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of "The World's Greatest Serial Killers" and "Killers: The Most Barbaric Murderers of Our Times," as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in more than 150 newspapers and magazines, including the "Financial Times, Sun, Flatbush Life," and "The New York Tribune." He lives in London, UK.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 845 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1845296311
  • Publisher: Robinson (19 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DI9U0A
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,877 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nigel Cawthorne is the author of some eighty books - and a major contributor to at least twenty more. He lives in a flat girlfriends have described as a book-writing factory in Bloomsbury, London's literary area, and writes in the great British Library, which is supposed to be one of the best pick-up joints in London. However, his reputation is such that people will tell you he is more often seen drinking in Soho's famous bohemian watering hole, the French pub - still known to some denizens as the Yorkminster - with a beautiful young woman on his arm.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By echo
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This book put me off more than a little by the long list of Mammoth Book titles inside the front cover. For example
The Mammoth Book of Errotic literature, but there are plenty of other dubious sounding Mammoth titles.
This particular Mammoth tome obviously deals with Killers at Large and therefore loses some interest as many of the killers are not captured or only suspected of the crimes. The most interesting segment for me is on the Guatamalan
mass killings of the population during Guatamala's recent bloody past.I must have known of this terrible history but it had got lost in all the other horrors that we are constantly bombarded with.
A book to dip into rather then read from cover to cover(for me anyway).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book with some fascinating stories! 17 Nov 2013
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This book is quite an interesting read in the area of unsolved homicides & serial killings from around the world. It is quite hefty so you will certainly find some interesting cases. What I really liked about this book is the depth & breath of cases covered!

Cases covered range from The Austin servant slayer killings which predated Jack the Ripper , to an Atlanta ripper style killer whose only known description is said to have been that of a smartly dressed colored gentleman ! There are also modern cases some of which are less well known for example Atlanta`s own Son of Sam style killer in 1977 ....
Some murders written about happened in Ireland ,Scotland,Argentina etc.

For a single volume it presents an exhaustive well research effort by the author into killers at large. This book is certainly worth reading if you like the more scarier violent unsolved murders ranging from pre- Jack the Ripper all the way to the late 90`s , however some of the killers mentioned in the book are no longer at large as some of the cases have been solved via DNA e.g the Glasgow strangling of a prostitute on a bitterly cold morning, and one of the woman who was raped,murdered and dumped in a mountain in Ireland around 1979 ....
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By jo
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The title should read 'American only' killers at large. Some of the stories were far too long with too much unnecessary detail and several were, to my mind, 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'. I doubt if many british readers would either know, or care about the majority of cases.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best 22 July 2014
By Bdt1978
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little (big) book on uncaptured Serial Killers 7 Dec 2011
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With crime details ranging from short to long in some cases, this book actually covers a great range of unsolved serial predators from the US to overseas. Even profiled killers i never heard of like the Son of Sam of Atlanta, who was a big black guy shooting couples with a pistol, to the Southern Pacific Axeman, a train riding axe killer who hacked over 49 people to death in the 1900s. What i did not care for too much was the accepting of blatanly false truths about convicted serial killers, like the statements of convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee not being the Baton Rougue Killer, when it has been proven he was, the same with Atlanta Child Killer Wayne Williams, who certainly didn't kill some of the 30 victims, he was though, the main suspect in around 25 of them, and was convicted of two of the murders, plus just watch the recent special ran on him, if that guy ain't a killer than i don't know who is. Other totally proven serial killers they question range from South African strangler Moses Sithole to the prostitute slaying pig farmer Robert Pickton in Canada, even though, like i said before, they are proven, prolific serial killers. They even endorse the proven false accusation that Henry Lee Lucas killed 360 people, when much of that was disproven by official documents. Plus, this writer seemed to put a lot of stock into the absurd theory that William Gull, Walter Sickert & other royals were Jack the Ripper, when almost every "reputable" Ripperologists dismiss it totally. But besides these pretty minor disagreements, i loved this book & think it was written well & was researched even better in a lot of the older cases. Buy it, well worth it if you are a true crime buff.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 Fascinating Cases ( Full Listing ) 16 Oct 2012
By Jonathan Turbide - Published on
You are looking for a book about Serial killers ?? Then you just found one of the best book available, my friends. I buy a lot of True Crime books and Encyclopedias, criminology is my passion and I enjoy reading books about unsolved cases, serial killers and real life mysteries. This book, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF KILLERS AT LARGE, is by far one of the most impressive collection of cases I have ever seen. This book is chilling, always interesting and is a wonderful read.

In THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF KILLERS AT LARGE you'll find 80 cases of serial killers who remains unknown. We don't know who they are, but we know what they did. Simple, chilling, fascinating. The book is in 2 parts : America and the world. A various amount of pages are dedicated for each cases, between 1 page and 20 pages. It's logical that, for example, a legendary case like Jack the Ripper has a 20 pages coverage while a totally obscure case like, say, the Twin Cities' killer is covered only on one page, the amount of information available for a legendary case will always be higher than for a case covered mostly on a regional basis. All cases are well presented and well researched, the author did a wonderful job researching the most obscure cases, and I'm sure everybody will discover some new cases while reading this book.

Some of the cases you'll find in this book are legendary : Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer, the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, the Tylenol Killer, and the New Orleans Axeman. Some of them are known only by True crime and Criminology buffs : the Butcher of Mons, the Texarkana Phantom, Jack the Stripper, and the Monster of Florence. Others are known only by a minority of people; I doubt very seriously that a lot of people has heard about the Fort Lauderdale Lacerater, Denver's Down-and-Out Destroyer, or the Southern Pacific Railroad Axeman. These 80 cases have many things in common : all of them are fascinating, all of them are scary, all of them were unsolved at the time this book was printed. Here are the 80 cases you'll find in this amazing book :

Part 1 : America

The Ann Harbor Hospital homicides, Atlanta's child killers, Atlanta's prostitute killers, Atlanta' Ripper, Atlanta's Son of Sam, Austin's Servant girl Annihilator, the Baton Rouge serial killer, Charlotte N.C.'s killers, Chicago's Crack-Head killers, Chicago's Tylenol killer, Cincinnati's Carbon-copy killings, Cincinnati's Cumminsville killings, Cleveland's Torso murders ( aka Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run ), the Connecticut River Valley murders ( aka Valley killer ), Denver's Down-and-Out Destroyer, Detroit's Babysitter killer, the Fiend of Flint Michigan, the Florida Lady killer, the Fort Lauderdale Lacerater, the Grand Rapids Grim Reaper, the I-10 Driver of Death, the I-35 killer, the I-70 dumping site, the I-35 and I-70 Shootist, Kansas City's Independence Avenue killer, the La Crosse drownings, Los Angeles' South Side slayer, Madison's Capital City murders, Massachusetts' murderers, Newark's nixings, New Haven homicides, New Jersey's Sea-Shore slayings, the New Orleans Axeman, New Orleans' Waterside slayings, Oklahoma City's serial killer, Oradell N.J.'s Doctor X, Philadelphia's Frankford slasher, the Phoenix Baseline killer, Pittsburgh's prostitute killer, Rapid City's Creek murders, Rochester N.Y.'s Alphabet murders, the San Diego strangler, the Zodiac Killer, the Sonoma County killings, the Original Night Stalker, the Southern Pacific railroad Axeman, St Louis' slayings, Texas' Highway to Hell, the Texarkana Phantom, the Toledo Clubber, the Twin Cities' killer, Virginia's Colonial Parkway killer, Washington's Petworth prostitute killer, Washington's Freeway Phantom, Washington's Suitland slayings, Washington State serial killers.

Part 2 : The World

Argentina's Highway Maniac, Australia's Claremont killer, Belgium's Butcher of Mons, the Butcher of Belize, the boy killers of Brazil, Brazil's killer Beach, Canada's Beast of British Columbia, Canada's Highway of tears, Costa Rica's Psychopath ( aka El Psicopata ), Jack the Ripper, Jack the Stripper, the Operation Enigma case, Ghana's Assassin of Accra, Guatemala's plague of death, Iran's spider killings, Ireland's Dublin Death-Dealer, Italy's gay killings, Italy's Monster of Florence, Mexico's Juarez Ripper, Portugal's Lisbon Ripper, Russia's Rippers, Scotland's Bible John case, Scotland's sex-worker slayings, South Africa's serial killers.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ok read 3 Mar 2012
By S. Rohen - Published on
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Not overly impressed, but readable. I like a good TC story and cold cases and serial killers intrigue me so thought this would too. Author could have left out a lot in some stories and kept it to the point. Wouldn't pay for this title as it didn't keep my interest.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to get paranoid!!! 14 May 2010
By Matthew S. Hill - Published on
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A gripping collection of true crime tales that will leave you questioning your faith in mankind... Awesome.
5.0 out of 5 stars killers at large 3 Jun 2014
By David Epperson - Published on
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I have been in the criminal justice field for a long time now and these books just provide information into the criminal mind
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