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True crime : the infamous villains of modern history and their hideous crimes

Author: Martin Fido; David Southwell
Publisher: Melbourne : Five Mile, 2008.
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True Crime provides an authoritative and compelling account of the history of the world's most infamous murderers and villains, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day. Presented in a page-by-page, chronological format, it comprises newspaper-style reports on the notorious crimes of modern times, together with approximately 90 box features on particular aspects of crime (such as white slavery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Fido; David Southwell
ISBN: 9781741789294 174178929X
OCLC Number: 277176321
Notes: Originally published in 2004.
Includes index.
Description: 372 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Martin Fido & David Southwell.

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True Crime provides an authoritative and compelling account of the history of the world's most infamous murderers and villains, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day. Presented in a page-by-page, chronological format, it comprises newspaper-style reports on the notorious crimes of modern times, together with approximately 90 box features on particular aspects of crime (such as white slavery and cannibalism) spinechilling quotes and "Guilty as Charged" boxes covering other notable felonies in brief. The year-by-year reportage is interspersed with 17 special feature spreads on the world's most despicable characters.

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