Author: Goodman (Jonathan)
Year: 2007
Publisher: The Kent State Univ. Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780873388986
Price: 25.00
Softcover. SIGNED. A new look at some gruesome and riveting murders. In this grisly and gripping collection of essays - some revised and updated - some never before published, but all new to American audiences - prize-winning crime historian Jonathan Goodman (who sadly died in January 2008) turns his attention to a variety of British and American crimes from the 1820s to the 1980s, some high profile and others not. With the authors as detective, each essay examines a particularly notorious murder and subsequent trial. He introduces the reader to the 1923 shooting at the Savoy Hotel in London of Prince Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey at the hands of his wife, Mme. Marie-Marguerite Fahmy; he revisits the "Crime of the Century", the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in March 1932 allegedly by Bruno Richard Hauptmann, and his subsequent execution for this crime, even though this case against Hauptmann has come under scrutiny; and he explores the 1980 serial killings committed by Michele de Marco Lupo, a gay man who coaxed other homosexuals to meet with him, then strangled and savagely bit them. The author's careful research, "forensic" work and fascinating subject matter, together with his lively and engaging prose, make these tales of murder a valuable addition to the field of true crime history. Illustrations by Nina Lewis Smart + Index. 358pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With tipped-in label SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. F.

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