Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century: Biographies and Bibliographies of 280 Convicted Or Accused Killers

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McFarland, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 552 pages
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From Jack Henry Abbott, who stabbed a waiter through the heart for not allowing him to use the toilet, to the "Zodiac," an unknown California serial killer who may have murdered as many as 37 people, this reference work details 280 of the most famous murder cases of the twentieth century. Each entry contains, when applicable, birth and death dates, aliases, occupation, location of the murders, weapons used, number of victims, and the time period when the killings occurred. Films, plays, television shows, videos and audio programs based on or inspired by the case are then cited, followed by a brief overview of the murder case and a bibliography of English-language works related to it.

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Frasier, a reference librarian at Indiana University, has created a near-perfect reference source on murder. From this century (up to 1992), he has taken 280 of the most famous serial killers (both ... Read full review


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David K. Frasier is the author of Russ Meyer?The Life and Films: A Biography and a Comprehensive, Illustrated and Annotated Filmography and Bibliography (1997) and Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century: Biographies and Bibliographies of 280 Convicted and Accused Killers (1996). He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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