The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large

The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Reason to be afraid - over 50 unsolved cases of serial murder

Fact: murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. Behind every headline of a newsworthy conviction lie other cases of vicious murderers who got away, and who remain somewhere among us. Here in one giant volume are more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that continue to remain unsolved. The cases covered in this alarming book include: " Argentina's crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997, and dumping their bodies along remote highways " The Green River Killer, believed to be a middle-aged white man, who has claimed at least 49 lives to date in the Seattle-Tacoma area " South Africa's 'Phoenix Strangler', suspected of killing 20 women in the province of KwaZulu Natal. " The Twin Cities Killer - either one or several people responsible for a series of over 30 murders on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the victims were mostly prostitutes " Costa Rica's elusive 'El Psicópata' (The Psychopath), thought to have murdered at least 19 people in this small quiet Central American country " 'The Monster of Florence', responsible for a series of 15 sexual slayings just outside Florence In each case it is not just the crimes that are horrifying and fascinating, but the response of local police and authorities to the lack of a conviction. Local authorities may fear to admit the continued existence of a serial killer at large; whilst police bodies face the temptation to 'tidy up' loose unsolved murders under the aegis of other admitted crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780333625
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 476,146
File size: 947 KB

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of a number of successful true crime and popular history books. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.

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The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice variety of cases, including many not well-known. A bibliography to enable further reading would have been nice, but all on all a decent book.
serial-researcher91 More than 1 year ago
THis book is so good. It goes into such detail. There are a couple of spelling mistakes......and mixed words....but you know what they are. It covers so much. It goes back far. Like 1800s to 2007. All the cases covered are either long or short. (example:Cleaveland Torso killings aka MAD BUTCHER OF KINGSBURRYRUN is over 20 pages long. Where as some others are 3 to 5 pages long. And there are an even amount of long and short cases. I highly reccomend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Laharpe' res 2 under "Jordan."
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