The Mammoth Book of True Crime

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Carroll & Graf, 1998 - True Crime - 626 pages
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With new chapters on serial killers, computer crime, cannibals, and conspiracy theories, this completely revised edition of the popular Mammoth Book of True Crime presents hours of enthralling reading for the true crime fan. Whether on A for "Alibis" or W for "War Crimes", distinguished author Colin Wilson unearths fascinating facts and offers stimulating theories about the dark side of mankind.

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User Review  - Hanneri - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this, but by the time I got to War Crimes just now (the very last chapter), I was completely burnt out on this book. Not a lot stands out to me, except maybe the chapter on Military Murders ... Read full review

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kinda of dated... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, England. He attended a local technical school, where he did well in physics and chemistry, and left at 16 to work in a wool factory. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a laboratory assistant, tax clerk, laborer and hospital porter. His first book, The Outsider, was published in 1956 when he was 24 years old. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 works on a wide variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, occult and supernatural phenomenea, music, sex, crime and critical theory. His other works include Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, Ritual in the Dark, The Strength to Dream, Origins of the Sexual Impulse, The Occult, Alien Dawn, Dreaming to Some Purpose, The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men, and Super Consciousness. His biographies include works on Bernard Shaw, David Lindsay, Herman Hesse, Wilhelm Reich, Jorge Luis Borges, Ken Russell, Rudolph Steiner, Aleister Crowley, and P. D. Ouspensky. Wilson died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 82.

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