A History of the Hanged
Rope: A History of the Hanged takes the reader on a journey throughout the history of hanging, detailing the evolution of what was once a common method of capital punishment from the development of the drop to the invention of the gallows by Tyburn Gallows, readers will be enlightened on the mechanisms of the act of hanging as well as famous executioners like Albert Pierrepoint and William Calcraft.
True crime and fiction writer Amanda Howard is expert consultant in serial killers. Over the last two decades she has interviewed some of the world's most heinous murderers, and collected a vast pool of information about killers' motives and rituals. She has authored many journal articles on serial killers as well as been a guest on crime shows on radio, online, television and in print. She has worked as an expert for many current affairs and news programs in Australia regarding vicious crimes, juvenile murderers, serial killers and sex offenders. Amanda is the author of several other books, including 'Predators: Killers Without Conscience and Innocence Lost', 'A Killer in the Family' and 'Murder on the Mind'.