THE WORLD OF CRIME A collection of the World's most cunning con-men, blood-thirsty murderers and crafty crooks.

Author: Llewellin (Mark) & Riley (Peter)
Year: 2004
Publisher: P & D Riley
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: New
ISBN: 9781874712671
Price: 9.00
Hardback, 1st edn. Foreword by Edward Woodward. Classic true tales of murderers, con-men and rogues set against the evocative backdrop of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. From the fog swirling streets of Victorian London to the cut-throat business worlds of Chicago and New York, this book is packed with stories from around the globe. A book for both true crime connoisseurs and those who simply love a good yarn. Written in highly accessible language and lavishly illustrated with photographs and engravings of the period as well as new, specially commissioned crime scene images, this title has wide appeal. The authors have included a broad range of tales - from the classics like the 'Brides in the Bath' murders and Lizzie Borden to the less well known, the downright daft and the curious like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real-life attempts at sleuthing, the man who tried to sell Buckingham Palace and the mystery of Agatha Christie. Also features : William Terriss, the Siege of Sidney Street, Jerome Caminada, H.H. Holmes, the Druce-Portland case, John Dillinger, Charlie Peace, Henri Landru, Thomas Neill Cream + much more. Illus. 144pp. 4to. New h/b in dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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