Crime’s Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Tales from over Five Centuries of Legal History

Portico, 08.12.2014 - 176 Seiten

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside! Inside you’ll encounter:

  • The only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law
  • One of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy?
  • The doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time
  • The murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years

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Nutzerbericht  - Jenn.S - LibraryThing

An interesting read. Certainly nothing you can't find to read about online these days, but at least it was well written. Most of the cases were centered in the UK and it contained quite a few terms ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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So Whose Ox Is It Anyway?
The Accused Have Gone to Ground
An Imaginative Confession
A Touch of the Blarney
Well Ill be Hanged
Morrison Hears It
Maggies Reprieve
And the Winner
Theres Always Parker
A Shocking Affair
A Unique Discovery
In the Footsteps of Sweeney Todd
A Theatrical Performance
Elementary My Dear Holmes
A Man Ahead of His Time

A Fish Out of Water
A Unique Assassination
A New Line of Enquiry
No No No No No
The Eleventh Witness
Sweet Fanny Adams
The Voice of Conscience
Way Out West
Mans Best Friend?
Murder by Request
A Clerical Error
Most Unsavoury Evidence
Death of a Sweet Old Lady
A Dose of Ill Fortune
Capstick Makes an Impression
A Suspended Suspended Sentence
A Very Quiet Tenant

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Über den Autor (2014)

Peter Seddon is a well-known and highly experienced author, responsible for numerous titles including three books in the successful Strangest... series. Other publications include Football Talk, A Football Companion and The Little Book of Derby County, as well as a comprehensive biography of Derby County legend Steve Bloomer (Peter is a lifelong Rams fan).

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