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Perfect Crimes

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No such thing as PERFECT CRIMES? Witness this whirlwind tour of dirty deeds, sinister scandals, and cold-blooded murder--done in the name of love, money, madness, and more--from around the world or right next door. All of these notoriously wicked characters overlooked a fatal flaw that brought their almost perfect crimes to light.
THE LONE WOLF
Japanese jet-setter Kazuyoshi
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 31st 1995 by Ballantine Books
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Catten
Dec 04, 2008 Catten rated it it was ok
Okay, I admit that I was already a little skeptical about this book when I saw the authors' photos in the back. (They're shown in what they might think looks like pulp detective gear - him in a fedora and raincoat, her in a weird hat with face netting.) But the lure of "twelve tales of fiendish schemes that came off without a hitch - almost" got me and I bought it.

Unless you don't read much true crime, leave this one on the shelf - it's not very good.

The authors present a dozen cases, ranging fr
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Tammy
Sep 15, 2016 Tammy rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
The book consists of 12 true stories of someone who got away with a crime at first but was ultimately caught. Most of the crimes are murders though there is one fraud case and one theft. It's not a literary masterpiece by any means. The writing can be corny at times (I don't think they needed to explicitly say in EVERY story how something was almost the perfect crime), and there is nothing special about how the stories are retold. That being said the stories themselves are fairly interesting. Th ...more
Rabbi Ben
Aug 14, 2010 Rabbi Ben rated it it was amazing
It's just not that easy to write an anthology where almost every story
keeps me turning the pages, This one did! I especially liked the one about the doctor who picked up a guy in a gay bar, murdered him in his office and then filled out a death certificate -- for one of his other patients!

Did I mention that these are all true stories?
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