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


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The lure of true crime stories is irresistible—and this popular book, now updated to include today's headline-making felonies, delivers hundreds of them in hard-hitting tabloid style. Dating from the 19th century to the present, the list of perps includes the most notorious villains 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. Includes nearly 500 black-and-white photos!
Their true tales are told:
Lizzie Borden o Jack the Ripper o Al Capone o Charles Manson o Jeffrey Dahmer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780974101
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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).

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