Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention

This is my kind of book, full of snippets about murder and other criminous activities, along with plenty of other things. It even quotes Little Richard. You can't go wrong! A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia (9781440525933): The Monday Murder Club: Books: Why do they call Adelaide, Australia the "City of Corpses"?
How many people did Agatha Christie kill with her pen?

What was Jack the Ripper's supposed occupation?

There's nothing like a little murder to challenge the dark side of your brain. This dastardly little volume is organized by the seven deadly sins, giving you all the gumshoes, guns, and gore you need to explore the sinister side of human nature, including:

The worst villains of all time--from Hannibal Lecter to Charles Manson

The bloody truth about forensics

Weaponry to die for

Private dicks, dangerous dames, and dubious characters
The most puzzling unsolved mysteries

Who's really gotten away with murder

From amateur sleuths to serial killers, this murderous miscellany of crime--both real and imagined--is just the thing for a dark and stormy night.

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