The Rough Guide to True Crime

The Rough Guide to True Crime

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The Rough Guide to True Crime is the complete compilation of crime's most notorious villains, heinous acts and shocking misdemeanors. The Rough Guide to True Crime in a new ePub format provides an unusually wide coverage of crime's most appalling occurrences; combining in-depth accounts of the most infamous to the lesser known crimes, from conmen to

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The Rough Guide to True Crime is the complete compilation of crime's most notorious villains, heinous acts and shocking misdemeanors. The Rough Guide to True Crime in a new ePub format provides an unusually wide coverage of crime's most appalling occurrences; combining in-depth accounts of the most infamous to the lesser known crimes, from conmen to cyber crime, with 'at-a-glance' fact files throughout. From the Moors murders and Harold Shipman, to the murder of Tupac, this guide illuminates the psychology in play behind the most intriguing crimes in history, from the absurd to the appalling. Written by award-winning journalist and author Cathy Scott, the book features extensive black and white still photographs and profile boxes by forensic expert Professor Louis B. Schlesinger explaining the psychology of serial killers, hit men, burglars and various types of murderers. Lesser violations provide a lighter touch, including Paris Hilton's traffic transgressions and Winona Ryder's shoplifting fetish.

The Rough Guide to True Crime explores the best of the haunting genre of True Crime, thrilling the armchair voyeur and amateur criminologist alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405381406
Publisher:
Rough Guides, Limited
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,086,472
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Cathy Scott, a graduate of the University of Redlands, is an award-winning journalist and author who has covered crime cases for 20 years. She has published one biography, one historical, and four true crime books including Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman The Murder of Biggie Smalls. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the San Diego Union-Tribune, George magazine, the Las Vegas Sun, and Reuters News Service. Scott, who is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists' national Speakers Bureau, has appeared on CNN, Court TV, Unsolved Mysteries, Oxygen channel, National Public Radio, and the BBC. She lives in Las Vegas and has a second home in San Diego.

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