A Book of Remarkable Criminals

A Book of Remarkable Criminals This classic study profiles serial killers gentleman murderers and every stripe of madman in between Benjamin Pitezel should never have trusted H H Holmes In the two men conspired to fake Pite

  • Title: A Book of Remarkable Criminals
  • Author: Henry B. Irving
  • ISBN: 9781504033923
  • Page: 169
  • Format: ebook
  • This classic study profiles serial killers, gentleman murderers, and every stripe of madman in between Benjamin Pitezel should never have trusted H H Holmes In 1894, the two men conspired to fake Pitezel s death for the sake of a 10,000 insurance settlement But Holmes decided murder would be simpler He killed his partner, kidnapped three of his children, and tried toThis classic study profiles serial killers, gentleman murderers, and every stripe of madman in between Benjamin Pitezel should never have trusted H H Holmes In 1894, the two men conspired to fake Pitezel s death for the sake of a 10,000 insurance settlement But Holmes decided murder would be simpler He killed his partner, kidnapped three of his children, and tried to claim the insurance money as his own The scheme unraveled and Holmes killed the children as well When he was caught, the police had no idea they had captured one of the vilest murderers in American history The Pitezel murders were only the tip of a very bloody iceberg The chilling case of H H Holmes famously recounted in Erik Larson s award winning bestseller, The Devil in the White City is but one of the true crime tales contained in this remarkable work Author H B Irving understood the public s lurid fascination with murder, and in this seminal study he shows readers the many faces of evil.

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    1. People haven't changed since the beginning of time. Same motives, money or love, still at the forefront of malicious violence. Good writing, taking court reports and news accounts and making coherent tales of treachery and malice. The introduction was informative and good reading as well!On a side note after reading this, I feel like we have become a lazy and illiterate society, no longer using expansive vocabulary, dumbing down our thought patterns and expressions to the least common denominato [...]

    2. When I first stumbled upon this book, I was hoping for something on the lines of understanding the psychology of criminals. However, this one turned out to be a plain documentary listing of a collection of crimes in the 19th century. Given the era, the nature of crimes by themselves were plain vanilla; a sequel with 20th century incidents would be good with the level of sophistication being higher. Overall, an okay read.

    3. This is an excellent book, and very well researched. I like it because it covers the life and crimes of criminals who were all, in a way, small criminals, but each remarkable in his or her own way.They were not all remarkable as criminals, but their life stories are remarkable, and some of them really were remarkable in the manner they turned to crime. The book is well-written and easy to read. I found the stories to be fascinating. Many years back, I read a book on the deadliest murderers of th [...]

    4. Not for everybody, but if you have an interest in criminology and in history, you may well find it fascinating, as I did! Not only do you find out once notorious but now almost forgotten villains, but you also get insights into the times and cultures they lived in - not so far from ours in time, but already so different in many ways.

    5. This was a very interesting book of murders committed in the late 19th century. I found it to be quite fascinating, though some passages were a bit hard to understand. There were several discussions of court proceedings as well, which were intriguing. All things considered, a very good read.

    6. Online က ေဒါင္းလုတ္ရတဲ့အတြက္ ၀မ္းသာပါတယ္။ ဖတ္ခ်င္သူေတြဆီ ပို႔ေပးလို႔ရတယ္။ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈမ်ားအေၾကာင္း။ က်ဴးလြန္သူ တရားခံေတြရဲ႕ စိတၱဇျဖစ္စဥ္၊ ခံစားမႈ၊ က်ဴးလြန္ပံု စတာေတြကို အေသးစိတ္ေလ့လာျ [...]

    7. I got this book as a freebie with the bi reader on my Blackberry. I'm a fan of true crime and had not read about any of the very interesting cases (between 1850 and 1910) before. I very much enjoyed the telling and the old fashioned morality tone and speculation of the work.

    8. DryThe stories were interesting but the writing was a bit stuffy for my taste. Obviously British. It was a free download, and worth every penny

    9. InterestingDefinitely a very unique book. Some very interesting stories that are really different, strange and many border on the bizarre.

    10. All i wanted to say was it would be an idea to take a breath and use a few full stops. Couldnt carry on is I was alwaus loosing interest.

    11. This was like watching a series of Forensic Files episodes taking place in the 19th century. I wouldn't call many of these criminals remarkable but the cases were entertaining.

    12. Good book. Simple language easy to understand. The author grasps attention of the readers in each case, though i found most of the cases to be from france(paris).

    13. I am usually the person who won't give up on a book I have to read it to the end. It once took me four years; the book was over 700 pages long, but four years . In this case, however, I had to make an exception. While the author must have done quite a bit of research, the criminals described were somewhat 'unremarkable.' There wasn't anything t0 pique my interest -- nothing exciting to encourage me to continue reading. The other problem I had was the number of typos or grammatical errors. I bel [...]

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