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The Mammoth Book of Unsolved Crimes [Kindle Edition]

Roger Wilkes
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The biggest and best collection of unsolved murder and mystery cases - updated and expanded. This compelling volume presents thirty-five of the most intriguing crime cases that still defy solution, as reported by leading authors and journalists in the field of crime writing. Expanded and updated, this new edition includes the mystery of 'Jack the Stripper' who preyed on prostitutes in Hammersmith in the 1960s, the death of Starr Faithful whose young body was found on Long Island, the vicious murder of Oxford nurse Janet Brown in her own home in 1995, and the case of Lizzie Borden who, according to the rhyme, 'took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks'.

Other cases include: Colin Wilson and the 'Zodiac' killer of California; Russell Miller and the obsession with the Black Dahlia; Rebecca West on the killing of Stanley Setty, and the man who contracted out of humanity; Brian Masters on the killing of Rachel Nickell; Kenneth Alsop on who shot 'Jake' Lingle, and his connection with Al Capone; Philip Sugden on that most famous Victorian enigma, Jack the Ripper; Sydney Horley on the woman who was cleared of killing her husband, and went on to become a Broadway star. Nearly all the cases involve one or more acts of murder, and all are left with a question mark hanging over them with real-life whodunits that offer a continuing challenge to all who find fascination in the criminal mind.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2008 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson; New edition edition (20 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DKREX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,938 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A somewhat diverse stylistic hotchpotch 3 Sep 2012
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A collection of 36 true crime cases, all by different authors. Individually, they rate between 1 star and 4 stars. It is a hotchpotch of styles, ranging from the highly journalistic to the semi-fictional. If you like crime fiction, then you will appreciate this book a lot more than hardened true crime lovers. All these accounts/stories were written some considerable time ago (20 to 100 years ago) and do often suffer from rather dated literary styles. But the real problem is the diversity of styles presented. However, there are some interesting cases, some little known as well as the highly infamous; most still remain "unsolved". Interestingly, the best well known cases are the best presented, but some are fascinating less because of the crime and more for the people/circumstances surrounding them. Others will take you from certain guilt to questionable, if not considerable doubt. On the other hand, several cases bored me rigid. Overall, worth a read (it's a thick book)for the money, though I would advise picking it up cheap (second hand), as I did.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 1 Jun 2014
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A very good and interesting book. Very informative and excellent read. Full of interesting facts about various crimes and how they happened.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 21 Feb 2014
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Loved reading about cases from years ago, plus more up to date ones. Some very interesting facts I didn't know, especially about the Marilyn Monroe murder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 2 Jun 2012
By SusanP
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I can certainly recommend this book. A great read for those that like unsolved true crimes. Lots of insight that leaves you wondering...
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