Author(s): Bill Price
History's Worst Crimes takes an informative look at fifty of the world's most notorious robberies, murders, frauds, forgeries, kidnappings, and hijackings, and explains how they were solved-or, in some cases, why they remain unsolved.
Bill Price is a freelance writer and seasoned traveller currently working and living in North London. For fifteen years he worked in various areas of the book trade, but more recently he has built a reputation as a specialist in travel and history writing and has become a regular contributor to a large number of international publications as well as popular reference books. His published works include Charles Darwin: Origins and Arguments, Tutankhamun: Egypt's Most Famous Pharaoh, Winston Churchill: War Leader, Landmarks of the World, Great Modern Buildings, Celtic Myths, and History's Greatest Decisions.
Introduction. 1 The First Murder: Cain and Abel. 2 The Assassination of Julius Caesar. 3 The Murder of Julia Drusilla. 4 The Thugs. 5 Elizabeth B.thory: The Blood Countess. 6 The Babington Plot. 7 The Murder of John Newcomen. 8 Captain Kidd: Pirate or Privateer?. 9 Dick Turpin: The Highwayman . 10 The Poyais Fraud . 11 The Anatomy Murders of Burke and Hare. 12 The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 13 The Kelly Gang. 14 The Outlaw Jesse James. 15 The Union Pacific Big Springs Robbery. 16 The Whitechapel Murders of Jack the Ripper . 17 The Dreyfus Affair. 18 The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 19 The Black Sox Scandal. 20 The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. 21 The St.Valentine.s Day Massacre. 22 The Lindbergh Kidnapping. 23 The Papin Sisters. 24 John Dillinger: Public Enemy No.1. 25 The Cambridge Spies. 26 The Atom Spies: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.27 The Black Dahlia Murder. 28 The Assassination of Gandhi. 29 Ed Gein: The Original Psycho. 30 The Great Brink.s Robbery. 31 The Boston Strangler. 32 The Great Train Robbery. 33 The Assassination of John F.Kennedy. 34 The Moors Murders. 35 The Theft of the Star of India. 36 The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 37 The Killer Instinct of Jacques Mesrine. 38 The Hijacking of Flight 305. 39 The Watergate Burglary. 40 The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst. 41 The Lufthansa Heist. 42 The Perth Mint Swindle. 43 The BCCI Scandal. 44 The Backpacker Murders. 45 The Columbine Massacre. 46 The Enron Scandal. 47 The Antwerp Diamond Heist. 48 The Hijacking of the Sirius Star. 49 The Madoff Investment Scandal. 50 The Carlton Cannes Robbery. Further Reading.