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Synopsis: The 20th century saw the rise of the motiveless murder and the serial killer, the development of forensic science and the use of DNA and psychological profiling as weapons against it. In this book, true crime expert Brian Lane examines year by year, from 1900 onward, every major murder case in the light of its investigative, forensic, social or legal significance. In over 200 cases listed there are not only landmark cases for criminologists but also grim highlights of popular mythology. The roll call includes Dr Crippen, Charles Manson, the Kray Twins, Bonnie and Clyde, the Moors Murderers, the Waco massacre and Beverley Allitt. Also here is the notable case of the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted murderer Ruth Ellis, whose execution hastened the abolition of the death penalty in the UK. More recent crimes include the shooting of Gianni Versace by a gay prostitute, the murder of Alberto Adriano in Germany by killers dressed as Neo-Nazis, and Britain's Sky-Diving case in which the sabotage of Steven Hilder's parachute caused him to fall to his death. This is a compelling catalogue of killers and society's desperate attempts to capture and comprehend them.
About the Author: Brian Lane, who died in 1999, was an expert in the field of true crime and author of many books including The Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, The Encyclopedia of Women Killers, The Butchers and the Encyclopedia of Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
Title: Chronicle of Murder: A Dark and Bloody ...
Publisher: Robinson Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR004279385
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003921910
Book Description Robinson Publishing. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2797749848
Book Description Robinson Publishing. Soft cover. Condition: As New. THIS IS A 2004 PAPERBACK BOOK IT LOOKS LIKE THE BOOK WAS OPENED ONE TIME ONLY ITIS IN LIKENEW CONDITION. Seller Inventory # 4387