A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia

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Adams Media, Oct 15, 2011 - Reference - 256 pages
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Why do they call Adelaide, Australia the "City of Corpses"?
How many people did Agatha Christie kill with her pen?
What was Jack the Ripper's supposed occupation?

There's nothing like a little murder to challenge the dark side of your brain. This dastardly little volume is organized by the seven deadly sins, giving you all the gumshoes, guns, and gore you need to explore the sinister side of human nature, including:

  • The worst villains of all time—from Hannibal Lecter to Charles Manson
  • The bloody truth about forensics
  • Weaponry to die for
  • Private dicks, dangerous dames, and dubious characters
  • The most puzzling unsolved mysteries
  • Who's really gotten away with murder
From amateur sleuths to serial killers, this murderous miscellany of crime—both real and imagined—is just the thing for a dark and stormy night.

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User Review  - Suzanne Pettengill - Goodreads

It's a trivia book. It's not really a "read", if you've ever gone through this type of book. Some interesting factoids, some that seemed completely out of place. Read full review

Contents

Lust
1
Gluttony
37
Greed
61
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

The Monday Murder Club is a Boston-based association of mystery writers including the award-winning short story writer and computer geek Stephen D. Rogers; litigator and bestselling crime expert Andrew S. McAleer; award-winning short story writer and Jeopardy! champ Jim Shannon; journalist Maureen Walsh; and writer, editor, and publishing executive Paula Munier.

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