The World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds

The World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds

by Charlotte Greig


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The World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds by Charlotte Greig

The World's Worst Crimes takes you deep into the disturbing world of psychopaths, career criminals, and serial killers. From the Woman in the Box and the Night Stalker to the Düsseldorf Vampire and the House of Horror, this book delves into every major category of crime, sifting through the evidence to present a grisly, compelling, and blood-spattered history of the worst crimes ever committed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788285650
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charlotte Greig graduated with an MA in Intellectual History, and started freelancing as a writer and editor for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the NME and the Guardian.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Acid Bath Murders 11

All in the Family 15

The Belt Way Shootings 20

Birmingham Church Bombing 23

The Black Widow Killings 28

The Blood of Innocents 32

Born Under a Bad Sign 37

The Boston Stranglings 39

Carlos the Jackal Strikes 42

The Chicago Cult Killings 47

Code of Honour 49

The Colombian Connection 52

The Crack House Murders 56

The Crime of the Century 59

The Custom-Built Dungeon 61

Dark, Dark Fantasies 66

Death or Glory 71

Dr. Death's Prescriptions 75

Double Homicide 79

The Düsseldorf Vampire 85

The East End Rackets 88

The Freedom Riders 92

The Godfather's Life of Crime 96

Grave Crimes 101

The Great Train Robbery 103

The Hillside Stranglings 107

Hit and Run 112

The Hitchhiker Killings 116

House of Horrors 120

I Am Your Flesh 125

If the Glove Fits 128

Jack the Ripper 133

The Killings of a Clown 137

A Killer Couple 141

Killing for Company 148

The Kiss of Death 152

Last Will and Testament 155

A Life of Crime 158

The Lord's Misrule 162

Making Zombies 165

The Masochistic Multiple Murders 168

The Mummy in the Cupboard 176

Murder in Belle Haven 179

The Murder of the Heiress 184

Murder on the Moors 190

A Murdered Teenager 194

The Night Stalker 197

On the Run 202

The Online Murders 206

The On-The-Ball Billionaire 211

The Paranoid Messiah 214

The Patriots' Day Massacre 217

Psycho 221

The Rape Slayings 224

The Rippings in Rostov 228

The Rush Hour Massacre 233

The Rise of Scarface 236

Sick with the Flu 241

Sins of the Father 244

The Skid Row Murders 248

Slaughter of the Innocents 251

The Son of Sam Killings 258

Straight A for Murder 263

A Taste for Flesh 264

This Charming Man 267

Trail of Destruction 270

The Unabomber 274

The Unlikely Couple 279

The Voodoo Killings 284

The Wilderness Killings 287

The Woman in a Box 290

The Yorkshire Ripper 294

Index 299

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