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The Giant Book of True Crime: The Full Stories Behind the World's Most Notorious Murderers Hardcover – August 31, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 553 pages
  • Publisher: Magpie Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (August 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845294076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845294076
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,701,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Claire Zeman on October 17, 2007
This book was facinating. I couldn't put it down. It reviwed crime from the earliest times to the present. I never realized that crime was a style of time. Well worth the time.
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By Dinkster on April 6, 2013
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Bought this for my hubby who loves true crime and he really enjoyed it.
Will probably re-read in a few months. Yep...that good!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Wannabee VINE VOICE on April 19, 2011
As interesting as the history of crime might sound dating all the way back to the pre-historic ages (well...almost) and short takes on the many characters that adorned this distinguished list through out history and sub-dividing the short takes under different listings like Planet of the Killer Apes, Gallery of Monsters, Predators of the Seas, Order of Assasins, Murder-Elizabethan style, etc and who cares? This giant book is so boring in that no particular case is expanded enough to make it interesting. Some of this old relics of crime were without a doubt, sick and demented, but in the end these little nibbles into the past were not enough to hold my attention and much less to want to read it. I should have known better but I didn't and I paid the price of wasting money, time and effort on this book. For a very particular kind of reader perhaps there is an appeal but for someone who likes true crime as ugly and as detailed (called superior reporting) this was like a diet version with no particular angle. 2 Stars for I do concede that writing that many pages, however insipid and boring, earns at the very least 2 Stars. For entertainment value probably not!
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By glo on January 5, 2015
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good stuff, new and old
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