The killer book of infamous murders : incredible stories, facts, and trivia from the world's most notorious murders

by Philbin, Tom, 1934-

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV6515.P484 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HV6515.P484 2011
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 364.1523 P
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  364.1523 P

Spine-chilling tales of the ultimate evil deeds!

Murders have long made headlines, but only those with the most heartless betrayals, twisted lies, and gruesome crime scenes have earned a place in infamy. The Killer Book of Infamous Murders takes you behind the crime scene tape and into the heart of notorious and remorseless massacres.

Uncover fascinating facts about killers' dark pasts, pent-up rage, and what finally caused them to snap--leading them to commit some of the world's most shocking crimes, including:

Leopold and Loeb's "perfect crime": the kidnapping and slaying of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks The bloody shootings of Alan and Diane Johnson, killed by their sixteen-year-old daughter The cold-blooded murder of the Clutter family The puzzling and controversial murder of Marilyn Sheppard

And much more...

Bury yourself in these edge-of-your-seat tales, read chilling quotes and courtroom transcripts, and test your crime IQ with trivia. You'll shudder in horrified delight--and you just might need to sleep with the lights on.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This latest in the authors' Killer Book of. series follows the same pattern as the previous two volumes. Designed to appeal to "fans of murder," the brothers Philbin recount an even dozen juicy killings from the 1800s to today, presenting the cases in short, "just the facts, ma'am" chapters distilling the basics. Chapters also sport multiple sidebars featuring interviews with cops and lawyers, coroner's reports, trial proceedings, and murder/crime factoids. There are also "Who Am I?" quizzes on noted killers and victims. The rogues gallery of infamous cases and murderers includes Lizzie Borden, Sam Sheppard, Leopold and Loeb, the In Cold Blood tag team of Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, and Jeffrey McDonald. Note that the accompanying crime scene photos are quite graphic. The text also includes a lengthy glossary of related terms. Verdict Although some might find the flippant approach to these stories of murder a bit tacky, those who truly are "fans of murder" will enjoy all the extra goodies. Like their earlier Killer volumes, the Philbins again deliver great ghoulish fun for true crime fans.-Mike Rogers, Library Journal © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Case studies.
Homicide -- Case studies.
Publisher Naperville, Ill. :Sourcebooks,2011
Contributors Philbin, Michael.
Language English
Description xi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781402237461 (pbk.)
1402237464 (pbk.)
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