Crime s Strangest Cases

Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history.

Author: Peter Seddon

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1907554629

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside! Inside you’ll encounter: The only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law One of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time The murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years
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Crime s Strangest Cases

As last-minute reprieves go, the one that was then inexplicably and dramatically delivered by a messenger on horseback looked to be a classic case of 'too late was the cry', but Smith was swiftly cut down all the same and conveyed, ...

Author: Peter Seddon

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781849942881

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside! Inside you’ll encounter: The only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law One of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time The murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years
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Britain s Strangest True Crime Cases

It seemed strange to them that someone capable of this crime had never been arrested for anything before. Most killers turn out to have previous arrests for things rape and robbery. That patently didn't seem to be the case with this ...

Author: Dylan Frost

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783755406853

Category: True Crime

Page: 215

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The history of true crime in Britain is a long and, as we shall see, often stranger than fiction tale. The book that follows offers an eclectic stew of strange and perplexing British true crime cases. These cases are all disconcertingly odd and in many instances downright bizarre. We have the murder of an elderly famer brutally killed with a pitchfork in what may or may not have been a case involving witchcraft. Then there is a shocking train murder which took place in a closed carriage in broad daylight during an afternoon commuter run to London. We also have the baffling case of a retired spinster who was gruesomely killed for no apparent reason in her own home on Halloween night. We shall also be examining the modern legend of the alleged maniac said to randomly push his victims into Manchester's murky canals. Then we'll take a look at the monstrous Victorian terror known as Spring-Heeled Jack. We shall stop too to consider the unsolved murder of a young man in Sussex who was found dissected inside two abandoned suitcases. We shall also explore the high profile killing of Jill Dando - a case which surely ranks as one of the most shocking and baffling celebrity deaths ever to occur in Britain. As if that wasn't enough we also have grave robbers, cannibals, the Brighton trunk murders, a woman who staged a crackpot hoax abduction of her own daughter, a gruesome murderer who operated at the same time as Jack the Ripper and had the macabre signature of leaving torsos and body parts scattered around London, and a suave post-war con artist who in reality was a depraved sexual serial killer. So, draw the curtains, turn off the lights, make sure the doors are locked, and settle down to explore some of the strangest true crime cases Blighty has to offer...
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Law s Strangest Cases

A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history – you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice.

Author: Peter Seddon

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042310

Category: Law

Page: 256

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A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history – you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Meet the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law, the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time, the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years, and explore one of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of legal eagles, this book is the perfect gift for lawyers, armchair detectives and true crime afficionados everywhere.
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Bizarre True Crime Cases

There is still an international arrest warrant out on Polanski and he was once detained in Switzerland but it seems that he has largely got away with his crimes. The strange thing about Polanski is that he has continued to make many ...

Author: Jon Adamson

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783755413707

Category: True Crime

Page: 197

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A calvalcade of bizarre true crime cases! Chapters include the Hinterkaifeck axe murders, the lovesick man who secretly lived with the corpse of his romantic obsession, the mysterious and brutal broad daylight train murder of Debbie Linsley, alien and UFO encounters in New York, the puzzling and bizarre death of Elisa Lam in a hotel said to be haunted, the town that dreaded sundown, outrageously weird tales from Hollywood, macabre true stories from World War 2, lethal and clever serial killers who were never caught or identified, witchcraft, the Smiley face murder theory, and fantastical unexplained mysteries and hoaxes. This is merely the tip of the iceberg of what you will find in the fascinatingly strange, unnervingly mysterious, frequently frightening, and (of course) downright bizarre world of Bizarre True Crime Cases...
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The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

This collection of unusual, if not sensational, murder cases recalls strange crimes of the past and offers insights into particularly macabre and shocking modern murders.

Author: Robin Odell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849014366

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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You couldn't make it up: incredible real-life criminal cases A fascinating A-Z of murderous crimes which spans the globe and the centuries in uncovering the extremes of human criminality in all its strangeness. This collection of unusual, if not sensational, murder cases recalls strange crimes of the past and offers insights into particularly macabre and shocking modern murders. Many of the cases also shed light on advances in crime detection, law enforcement and forensic science. Cases include: Krystian Bala, the Polish writer who killed a rival, and then used the murder as the plot for a novel; Alexander Pichuskin, who was stopped one short of killing the 64 victims he needed to 'fill a chess board'; John Lee, 'the man they could not hang' who survived three attempts to execute him; and Adelaide Bartlett, who was accused of killing her husband with chloroform, but was acquitted because no one could work out how she had done it - and she wouldn't say.
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Strange Deaths

This book is a compendium of some of the strangest and most creepy unsolved cases from the last hundred years and around the world. Each of the thirteen cases presented here is completely true as well as absolutely bizarre and baffling.

Author: Leandro Voetsch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798510129274

Category:

Page: 94

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Quick, fun read for true-crime fans. Death is the final mystery. Philosophers and religious leaders have argued for centuries about just what it means and whether death really is the end of each Human journey? This book is a compendium of some of the strangest and most creepy unsolved cases from the last hundred years and around the world. Each of the thirteen cases presented here is completely true as well as absolutely bizarre and baffling.
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Real Mysteries of Cold Cases

Or maybe it's just plain old curiosity.Nothing haunts the mind and stirs the imagination like a real-life whodunit.In this collection of unsolved true crime mysteries you'll discover bizarre, sinister and heartbreaking stories from past.If ...

Author: Rachel Hudson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798584657062

Category:

Page: 134

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What is it about true crime and unsolved mysteries that entice us so? Maybe it's the fact that we can devour the grisly details of unsolved murders and other crimes while safe at home, curled in an armchair or under a blanket.Maybe it's because we want to unravel the mysteries of the criminal mind from the inside out. Or maybe it's just plain old curiosity.Nothing haunts the mind and stirs the imagination like a real-life whodunit.In this collection of unsolved true crime mysteries you'll discover bizarre, sinister and heartbreaking stories from past.If you are true crime obsessed, this book will keep you up at night.
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A Digest of Important Cases on the Law of Crimes

Now , you think that this strange case Ends at just about this place , Nay , not so . Again the law On defendant placed its pawThis time takes him round the cape For effecting an escape . LEWIS , tried for this last act , Makes a ...

Author: John Romain Rood

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044393838

Category: Criminal law

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