At once horrifying and fascinating, The Crime Archive is a gripping foray into the criminal underworld of civilization. Detailing a variety of offences from serial killings to drugs smuggling, The Crime Archive is a rogues' gallery of murderers, hitmen, gang leaders and kidnappers.
The Crime Archive includes facsimiles of documents that led to the capture and conviction of these criminals, making the book not just a catalogue of gruesome and shocking crimes, but a record of the growing skill and refined methods of the police and judicial system that have successfully brought them to justice.
Removable memorabilia includes: a love letter written by Thomas Cressman to Jane Andrews; the last petrol receipt purchased by English tourist Peter Falconio before he was murdered by Bradley Murdoch; a death certificate for Kathleen Grundy signed by Harold Shipman; and, two letters from Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton.
About the Author
Damon Wilson is an expert in true crime and has written or co-written many books on the subject, including Murder Spree, Scandal! and The Giant Book of True Crime. For Carlton he has co-written The Encyclopedia of Crime and Crimes of Passio n. He lives in North London.
"History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes" (Voltaire)"
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 9th June 2011
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.885