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Crimes of Passion: The Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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When passions run high, spurned lovers can act without a thought for the consequence. "Crimes of Passion" chronicles over 60 emotionally charged cases in which the heart ruled the head, invariably with fatal consequence.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Carlton Publishing Group (first published 1996)
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Meaghan
Jan 10, 2012 Meaghan rated it really liked it
This is a very well-researched and well-illustrated collection of case studies of "crimes of passion" -- usually a man killing his wife or lover. Not all of the cases included fit the criteria, though; for example, included was the case of Chester Gillette, who killed his pregnant girlfriend. Gillette at first said her death was an accident, then that it was a crime of passion, but it turned out he'd murdered her in cold blood because he didn't want to marry her or support their child.

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Imogen
Jun 18, 2014 Imogen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: murder-crime
OMG SO DISGUSTING but really good and gives u a pretty good idea about the types of murder mysteries that went on from the 1900s and on. (not such good ideas but yea....) READ IT
Lenka
Jul 16, 2012 Lenka rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Quite ok, nothing special about this book though - pity that there are no current cases. Also, quite a few famous cases are not mentioned in this book.
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Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Her ...more
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