By Colin Wilson
From the bestselling writer of THE OUTSIDER
Colin Wilson, co-author of the bestselling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF homicide, has written a definitive quantity at the world's significant circumstances of violent homicide. In doing so, he lines the heritage of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal relations to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the "changing models of murder" and shows a few wish for the long run.
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Additional resources for A Casebook of Murder: A Compelling Study of the World's Most Macabre Murder Cases
He was not a man who took care of himself. After another fifteen minutes at the conference table, it was clear Judge Feigley wasn’t going to decide what to do until late that afternoon at the earliest. She was legendary for her “all deliberate speed” approach. It was not unusual for her to take six months to resolve a relatively simple pretrial motion. A trial put her under far greater pressure to act much more swiftly, yet she still maintained the same maddening repose. “I’ve heard enough from all sides,” she said.
He walked away from the podium where he had been standing and moved toward the middle of the rail of the jury box. He was in profile to the jurors. He held a copy of the letter. 47 P A U L B AT I S T A 48 “Take a look at the paragraph at the bottom, sir, the paragraph numbered four. Read it out loud. And then tell me this: doesn’t it mean that Mr. ” Leaning backward in his chair as Hutchinson stared at the document, Neil Steinman glanced at Sorrentino—slim and lithe—and wondered if Hutchinson would remember the careful way Steinman had rehearsed him for this scene.
Al’s Dodge, Kensington Buick, Suburban Datsun. As for Tom, he had always produced enough money so that, as a couple with no extravagant tastes, they lived well. Tom, however, born to working-class Italian parents, had not accumulated a fortune. His four years in professional football were not long and he had been under a contract worth about $1 million for each of the years. Although taxes consumed almost half of those payments, and his agent’s fees another fifteen percent, it had been sufficient for him in those years.
A Casebook of Murder: A Compelling Study of the World's Most Macabre Murder Cases by Colin Wilson