Author: Purves (James)
Year: 1978
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 0448146312
Price: 4.00
Softcover. The fascinating facts behind the world's most famous mysteries - all true and still unsolved. Chapter headings include : Mass Murder; A Touch of the Mafia; Marriage and Death; Fancy Clothes and Fast Living; Where Are They Now?. Featuring amongst others : The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run - Cleveland, 1935. Two schoolboys find a pair of headless male bodies. Over the next 3yrs. 11 more mutilated bodies are found in the area. The killer has never been identified. A Union Affair - Detroit, 1975. Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa leaves his suburban home, allegedly to meet with a member of the Detroit Mafia, a former Teamster official, and a Detroit labour leader. At 2.30pm he calls his wife from the meeting site to report that the others have not shown up. Hoffa is never heard from again. No trace of him has ever been found. The Sign of Death - San Francisco, 1968. A 17yr old boy and his date are brutally murdered. More unsolved slayings follow, baffling Bay area police. The only clues are cryptic notes written by the killer. The "Zodiac" is on the loose! Also includes Jack the Stripper. Illus. + Bibliog. 189pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. sl. sunned o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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