150 YEARS OF TRUE CRIME STORIES FROM THE 'NEWS OF THE WORLD'

Author: Ritchie (Jean)
Year: 1993
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9781854799111
Price: 4.00
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Paperback. For over 150 years, the 'News of the World' one of Britain's most popular newspapers, has reported the biggest and best true-crime stories to its millions of readers. Its files contain a gruesome catalogue of the grisliest murders of two centuries. Its behind-the-scenes investigations have helped the police nail some of the most wanted men in criminal history. It has printed the exclusive confessions of men about to swing from the gallows. From the pages of the 'News of the World', the author has brought together this compelling selection of the most chilling crimes it has covered, ranging from dramatic Victorian parlour murders to sickening modern-day serial killings. It includes the fascinating casebook of Norman Rae, the paper's crime reporter in the 1950s, who won the confidence and the confessions of criminals like Buck Ruxton, the doctor who killed his wife, and John Christie, the multiple murderer of 10 Rillington Place. It also includes : The Moors Murders, Charlie Peace, the Kray twins, George Haigh, Neville Heath, Mary Bell, Michael Sams, the Great Train Robbery, Donald Neilson, Graham Young, Dr Neill Cream, Dr Crippen, Dr John Bodkin Adams, Thompon and Bywaters, Rattenbury and Stoner, and many more. A compulsive account of 150yrs of crime from the first issue of the paper in 1843 up to the 'present' day. Illus. 359pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned edges, o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.

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