True Crime: The Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes by Martin Fido, David Southwell |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
True Crime: The Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes

True Crime: The Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes

by Martin Fido, David Southwell
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The lure of authentic true crime stories is irresistible-the more gruesome, brutal, or bizarre the better! Here, delivered in hard-hitting tabloid style, are hundreds of them, dating from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, complete with contemporary illustrations. The list of perps includes the most notorious criminals of modern history, right up to

Overview

The lure of authentic true crime stories is irresistible-the more gruesome, brutal, or bizarre the better! Here, delivered in hard-hitting tabloid style, are hundreds of them, dating from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, complete with contemporary illustrations. The list of perps includes the most notorious criminals of modern history, right up to Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned and raped his daughter for 24 years, and Armin Meiwes, the cannibal who found a willing victim.

Their true tales are told:
Lizzie Borden o Jack the Ripper o Al Capone o Charles Manson o Jeffrey Dahmer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847325242
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Fido is a university lecturer who has taught in Oxford, Leeds, Michigan, and the West Indies. He currently teaches at Boston University and lives on Cape Cod. For 20 years he was a freelance writer and broadcaster. A specialist in true crime, he is recognized worldwide as one of the leading authorities on Jack the Ripper. He also coauthored The Official Encyclopedia of Scotland Yard (Virgin Publishing).
 
David Southwell has spent over 15 years researching international crime, parapolitics, and conspiracies. For the last seven he has worked as a political insider. A regular broadcaster in the UK and North America, he has more than a decade of experience as a journalist and section editor in the newspaper industry. His books include Secrets & Lies and The History of Organized Crime (both Carlton).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >