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The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large (Mammoth Books) Kindle Edition
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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 ....
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).
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!