Crimes of Passion

The hanging of a husband and wife was a novelty not to be missed, especially when it was the ending to a sensational crime of passion that had been widely covered in the newspapers. During the 1920s, hundreds of thousands of words were ...

Crimes of Passion

Thirty real-life accounts of passion gone lethally wrong Celebrated mystery writer Howard Engel traces the history of the crime of passion through France, England, Canada, and the United States in his first nonfiction book. The story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England, is explored along with more familiar, modern cases, such as those of O. J. Simpson and Lorena Bobbitt. With each sordid tale, Engel explores the legal codes and moral implications surrounding crimes of passion throughout history. Careful research and a novelist’s eye for detail and dramatization bring each grisly case into chilling clarity. Crimes of Passion is a must-read for true crime enthusiasts, armchair historians, and fans of the macabre.

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Crimes of Passion
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Howard Engel
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Thirty real-life accounts of passion gone lethally wrong Celebrated mystery writer Howard Engel traces the history of the crime of passion through France, England, Canada, and the United States in his first nonfiction book. The story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England, is explored along with more
LIFE Crimes of Passion
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: The Editors of LIFE
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-11 - Publisher: Time Inc. Books

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Criminal Man
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Cesare Lombroso
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-07-06 - Publisher: Duke University Press

A new translation of Lombroso's L'Homme Delinquente, with a new scholarly introduction.
The Trial of Madame Caillaux
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Edward Berenson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Recounts the murder trial of Madame Caillaux, wife of a French cabinet minister, who shot Gaston Calmette, editor of Le Figaro and her husband's political enemy
Prisons and Reformatories at Home and Abroad, Being the Transactions of the International Penitentiary Congress Held in London, July 3-13, 1872, Including Official Documents, Discussions, and Papers Presented to the Congress
Language: en
Pages: 796
Authors: Edwin Pears
Categories: Prisons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1872 - Publisher:

Books about Prisons and Reformatories at Home and Abroad, Being the Transactions of the International Penitentiary Congress Held in London, July 3-13, 1872, Including Official Documents, Discussions, and Papers Presented to the Congress