The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes - Michael Newton Summary
This extensive survey of recent unsolved crimes that have baffled detectives and law-enforcement agencies is a resource for amateur sleuths, crime writers, and law-enforcement professionals alike. More than 500 entries examine many of the most disturbing cases from around the world during the 19th and 20th centuries, including murders, robberies, missing persons, kidnappings, serial killers, and more. Each entry provides an overview of the crime, the parties involved, evidence gathered, and leading theories about solutions.
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - Michael Newton Summary
The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries - Colin Wilson Summary
From the bestselling author of THE OUTSIDER Is the Shroud of Turin a holy relic or a clever fake? What was the coded message that made a poor French priest a millionaire, and does it prove that the crucifixion was a fraud? And what lies at the bottom of the 200-foot shaft on Oak Island, Newfoundland, where two centuries of digging have yet to unearth the buried treasure that must be there? In THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, Colin Wilson presents an astonishing variety of unsolved riddles and enduring enigmas to prove that our everyday world is stranger than we believe, wilder than we can imagine. Ranging in content from Atlantis to the Bermuda Triangle and from Kaspar Hauser to the identity of Shakespeare, Colin Wilson's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNSOLVED MYSTERIES is a comprehensive examination of the most baffling mysteries of our time.
The Encyclopedia of Crime - Oliver Cyriax,Colin Wilson,Damon Wilson Summary
On its first publication in 1993, Crime: An Encyclopedia broke new ground with controversial new assessments of major cases such as the 'Dingo' baby or Craig & Bentley, together with startling new evidence on unsolved crimes and penetrating studies of monstrous killers including Peter Sutcliffe and Denis Nilsen. Written in an authoritative and engaging style, Cyriax leaves no stone unturned. Now fully updated to include the latest crimes and criminals, such as Harold Shipman, and with 100 new photographs added, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIME is the definitive, indispensable and totally engrossing reference book for any crime enthusiast.
Cold Cases - Hélèna Katz Summary
This book explicitly chronicles 40 cases of unsolved murders and disappearances over a period of more than 160 years, tracing the evolution of criminal investigation and forensic techniques. * 40 chapters document all the major unsolved murders and disappearances of the 19th and 20th centuries * A complete chronology of unsolved murders and disappearances from 1841 to 2003, illustrating how murder investigations and forensic science have advanced * 31 photographs depict the victims of unsolved murders and disappearances portrayed in this book * Bibliography of books, magazine and newspaper articles, and websites about unsolved murders and disappearances * Includes an appendix detailing milestones in the development of forensic techniques, from a Chinese text from 1248 explaining the differences between death by drowning and by strangulation, to the modern use of DNA
The Encyclopedia of Crime Scene Investigation - Michael Newton,John L. French Summary
A comprehensive reference provides more than three hundred entries relating to the applications and techniques of crime scene investigation, discussing such topics as ballistics, DNA analysis, and forensic medicine.
Conspiracy Encyclopedia - Thom Burnett Summary
Conspiracies are everywhere. they are the lifeblood of politics, business and our daily lives. this truly international and all-embracing encyclopedia explains the details of the world's major popular conspiracies, listing them chronologically under subject matter and cross-referencing them continually (because so many conspiracy theories interact on some level). Conspiracies are often international in their sweep and their impact. the brutal stabbing of Julius Caesar (the conspiracy which has defined political assassinations ever since) plunged the Roman Empire into civil war, which then engulfed much of the known western world. More recently the Cambridge spies (Philby, Blunt, MacLean and Burgess) helped Russia throughout WWII and then re-defined the Cold War afterwards, Philby's defection casting a 30-year shadow over CIA/Anglo-American relations. though conspiracies define our everyday lives, there is no body of serious academic research to understand their role, nature or defining characteristics. Most historians prefer to adhere to the cock-up theory of history, in which everything happens by accident or incompetence. Although this view is favoured by academics and historians, it is rejected by a large part of the general public who prefer the evidence of their own lives. However they consume their media, what they see is a mesh of conspiracies that define the texture of their everyday lives, often for the worst. Most people believe that there is a grain of truth in most theories about conspiracies. this book is for them.
The Encyclopedia of True Crime - Charlotte Greig,Paul Roland,Jo Durden Smith,John Marlowe,Karen Farrington Summary
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Unsolved Murders - Amber Hunt,Emily G. Thompson Summary
MURDERS THAT DEFY DETECTION. Discover the stories behind some of the most infamous unsolved murders of the last century, including the Black Dahlia, the Zodiac Killer and the JonBenét Ramsey case. Detailing essential evidence. Profiling key suspects. Tracking police investigations. Sorting facts from speculation.
The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - Harold Schechter Summary
Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.
Open Files - Jay Robert Nash Summary
Here is a fascinating compendium of unsolved crimes—from murder to robbery, arson to forgery—presenting the most baffling cases on record, starting with the murder of Lord Darnely, Mary, Queen of Scots' husband in 1566 and ending in the 1980s. The hundreds of entries, arranged alphabetically, tell the stories of cases that include New York's first murder mystery, the bank heist of St. Albans, Vermont by Confederate raiders whose loot was never recovered, and the strangulation of British socialite Louisa Maud Steele, found in 1931 with teeth marks on her throat. Embodying mystery, suspense, and intrigue in a mix unique to the inimitable Jay Robert Nash, this book has all the elements to intrigue general readers and specialists alike—who are encouraged to draw their own conclusions from the author's presentation of the facts and possibilities. Scores of photos and lithographs add a special flavor to this indispensable volume.