Great Unsolved Crimes: Getting Away With Murder

Great Unsolved Crimes: Getting Away With Murder

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by Rodney Castleden
     
 

By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is

Overview

By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying the perpetrator can sometimes lead to miscarriages of justice. In the past many suspects have been executed for crimes they did not commit. This book investigates over fifty major unsolved crimes throughout history.

CONTENTS

1) Medieval Unsolved Crimes before 1500 including William Rufus, Edward II and the Princes in the Tower

2) Unsolved Crimes 1500–1800 including Man in the Iron Mask, Assassination of Lord Darnley, Red Fox shooting

3) Unsolved Crimes 1801–1900 including Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden

4) Unsolved Crimes 1901–1950 including Lusitania and John BodkIn Adams

5) Unsolved Crimes 1951 onwards including Zodiac Killings, Lord Lucan, Green River Killer, OJ Simpson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795442
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
308,229
File size:
1 MB

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By luck or by cunning, some criminals evade detection and justice for ever.

Of all crimes, the most worrying is the crime that is never solved. The criminal goes free, unpunished, often unidentified. Justice is not done. The friends and relatives of the victim – crimes always have victims – are left without closure. Whoever committed the crime is free to commit another. Law enforcers are pilloried for unsolved crimes for all of these reasons. But excessive haste in identifying the perpetrator can sometimes lead to miscarriages of justice. In the past many suspects have been executed for crimes they did not commit. This book investigates over fifty major unsolved crimes throughout history.

CONTENTS

1) Medieval Unsolved Crimes before 1500 including William Rufus, Edward II and the Princes in the Tower

2) Unsolved Crimes 1500–1800 including Man in the Iron Mask, Assassination of Lord Darnley, Red Fox shooting

3) Unsolved Crimes 1801–1900 including Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden

4) Unsolved Crimes 1901–1950 including Lusitania and John BodkIn Adams

5) Unsolved Crimes 1951 onwards including Zodiac Killings, Lord Lucan, Green River Killer, OJ Simpson

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Great Unsolved Crimes: Getting Away with Murder 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating subject matter. A varied and well-chosen slate of cases rendered pedestrian and unsatisfying by turgid writing and reporting that lacks any shadow of cohesive narrative flow. Research bounces from exhaustive (and exhaustiing) detail to bare bones recitation of known facts depending on the case. This makes the book wildly uneven and leaves the reader eith the sense that something (besides solutions to the crimes) is missing.
Cdarr More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading all of the stories in the book. Don't read these kind of books for a face paced thriller. The stories are simply written for what they are; true crime.