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Infamous Murderers

3.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Famous murderers will be remembered for very different reasons, and here are just two examples: Harvey Glatman was a random/want-ad killer. As a child he enjoyed bondage, and would often hang himself in his attic to achieve sexual fulfilment. Doctor's ensured Glatman's parents that it was just a phase that he would grow out of! Lizzie Borden, she is forever immortalized in ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 20th 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2005)
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Jul 11, 2015 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
c2005. As it says on the tin. A very readable writing style and the cases mentioned range from the medieval to the modern collated into chapters such as 'A Family Affair' and 'Bodies in Boex'. Personally, I found the section on Child Victims an absolute no-no so just moved on to the next. Some of the cases are already well known but there are quite a few less known ones to make the read worthwile. Recommended to the normal crew. "The murder trial and the acquittal, followed by her own self-execu ...more
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Mar 28, 2015 Petra Schuller rated it it was amazing
this one was rather shocking yet very interesting.
i cant really get into details with books like that as it would give too much away.
i got that one on an airport and i remember i sat next to a little old lady on the flight and what was the most disturbing thing was, that she turned to me when she saw one of the pictures of one of the murderer she said to me : U know, we used to live next to that man..
i was slightly creeped out at first, but we ended up chatting and it was a great flight. scary t
Mar 28, 2012 Christopher rated it liked it
A compendium of murderers throughout history. The author presents the case evidence (what is known anyway), but tends to offer his own judgements as fact as well. There is enough detail to let the reader know the circumstances, however this book is not by any means gory. One notable murderess missing from this book: Elizabeth Bathory.
Aug 14, 2009 Sam rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
An interesting collection of pyschos and killers with enough detail on each to keep you happy but not so much to give you nightmares. Again this does not provide much in the way of analysis and doesn't really approach the question of why these people are the way they are
Oct 20, 2011 Shahrun rated it liked it
I don't quite know when I actually read this. It is a collection of chapters of information about different murders. Makes grusome reading!
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