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The Mammoth Book of True Crime

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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 th...more
Paperback, new, 608 pages
Published July 30th 1998 by Carroll & Graf
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Interesting where more stories were concerning crimes that happened in England and Europe rather than just in the United States. But because of this the Author kept going back constantly and referring to Jack The Ripper more and more often throughout the various chapters to do comparisons which ended up being quite tiring.

Could be used as a reference volume for anyone interested in true crime stories.
Angela Alcorn
Was just reading one of the stories from this book on Wikipedia: Nannie Doss.
A very comprehensive book covering a wide variety of crimes. Very interesting.
Tosh rated it 3 of 5 stars false
True Crime seen through the eyes of the demented (in a nice way) obsessive (always good) Colin Wilson, the author of "The Outsider."

This fascinating British writer specializes in the 'underground' when there was a real 'underground.' It would take a whole room to collect all of Wilson's books - but every libarary must have at least four or five of his books.

I am not a mega true crime fan, nevertheless this is a great page turner and bathtub reader - although the book is rather fat and heavy - so...more
Lynda Kelly
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Always handy to drag out as a great reference book !!
Kathy rated it 1 of 5 stars false
This book was SO poorly written I almost stopped before finishing. Why didn't I? Because despite the near absence of cited references and the absurdly presumptuous conclusions of the author, the cases themselves were interesting.

So if you can get past the blatantly sexist victim-blaming, the bizarrely drawn conclusions, the crappy editing job and the flat-out misinformation, you might enjoy it. But probably not.
Not a bad book; very varied in terms of content yet I guess their was only so much crime I could take. I ended up feeling pretty bored by the end and so areas/subject matters failed to capture my interest entirely resulting in me skipping those chapters. I also felt certain key areas were missed out of the book also. BUT not a bad book by any means just not outstanding.
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Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse,...more
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