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

Nigel Cawthorne
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Murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. This volume includes more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that remain unsolved, including: Argentina's crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997, and dumping their bodies along remote highways.

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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.

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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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,364 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling! 2 Oct. 2014
By S
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Some evil killers here! What scares you the most is the fact some of them are walking amongst us send shivers down your spine just thinking about it! It's a shame they can't catch them all. I thought they found out bible John was Peter Tobin!? And jack the stripper could of been that Welsh killer Harold jones?
And Steve Wright as been linked to some of the killings in this book. But this book was obviously written before they knew this. A very interesting but scary book. I wouldn't read it on your own late at night though!
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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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