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The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Michael Newton
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816078181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7818-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 364
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 448

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
“...[a] worthy addition to any collection...The writing here is crisp and clean, offering plenty of detail without melodrama.”—VOYA

“…most useful for large public libraries…”—American Reference Books Annual

When it comes to crime, truth is often stranger than fiction. Many of the cases that have stumped investigators are among the strangest on record. Whether due to a lack of leads and evidence or to bizarre and baffling circumstances, many of the mysteries presented in this book have remained unsolved despite years of investigation by qualified law enforcement agents. Several of them have become legendary and drawn the attention of amateur sleuths around the world, but still they remain open.

Written in a straightforward, A-to-Z format and featuring 69 black-and-white photographs, The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Second Edition presents criminal mysteries from the 19th and 20th centuries, including murders, robberies, missing persons, kidnappings, serial killers, and more. More than 800 cases in total are examined, presenting readers with the facts, evidence, and theories connected with each one. Each entry documents the events of the crime, the victims, the alleged perpetrators, the key points of the police investigation, and the current status of the case. More than 90 new cases have been added for the new edition, and many others have been updated to reflect recent developments.

Cases covered include:

  • The Anthrax murders
  • The Black Dahlia
  • Bob Crane
  • Iranian Chain Murders
  • Jimmy Hoffa
  • Natalee Holloway
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Madeline McCann
  • Tylenol Murders
  • Zodiac Killer.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. Index. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is a professional writer who has published more than 215 books since 1977. He has written primarily about crime, with a specialization in serial murder. His past books include The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement; The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories; and The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition, all for Facts On File. He lives in Nashville, Indiana.

Reviews and Awards

"...a useful starting point for further research."


American Reference Books Annual

"Suitable for college or public libraries, this book will entertain and inform any mystery or crime aficionado with factual and well-researched information."


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