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

Front Cover
Adams Media, Sep 15, 2011 - Reference - 256 pages
1 Review
Why do they call Adelaide, Australia the "City of Corpses"? How many people did Agatha Christie kill with her pen? And what did Edgar Allen Poe, America's first murder mystery writer, really die of? There's nothing like a little murder to capture a reader's attention. And in this random shooting of a trivia book, readers find all the gumshoes, guns, and gore they need to explore the sinister side of human nature: the worst villains of all time - from Hannibal Lechter to Charles Manson; the bloody truth about forensics; weaponry to die for; private dicks, dangerous dames, and dubious characters; the most puzzling unsolved mysteries; and, 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Unkletom - LibraryThing

An entertaining bathroom book. It has lots of bits of trivia regarding murders in books, movies, television and real life. Read full review

Contents

Lust
1
Gluttony
37
Greed
61
Sloth
95
Wrath
137
Envy
177
Pride
199
Epilogue
227
Index
231
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information