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4.0 out of 5 starsWell-researched overview of "crime".
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019
This is an excellent book for what it is - an overview and short synopsis of 99 real-life crimes. The book is separated into major categories (organized crime, murder, kudnapping, etc). I recommend this book. Please mark if you find my review helpful. Thank you so much!
5.0 out of 5 starsHistory of Crime for the Curious
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2017
While this book is not a comprehensive encyclopedia of crime, it makes a judicious selection of some of the more famous (or infamous) acts of man's inhumanity to man. It manages to present just enough examples of each category of criminal activity without just becoming a boring litany of bad behavior. I must admit, it can be a bit depressing to see the depths some of our fellow human beings can sink to, but it is a compelling read non the less.
1.0 out of 5 starsTerrible - just a basic account of famous crimes
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019
I bought this hoping to learn about the psychology of criminals, patterns in crime, that sort of thing. But all this is is few paragraphs each about a bunch of famous criminals. You could literally google search "list of famous crimes" and get the same content.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book to read even if you have been reading true crime for several years. Great layout for the book
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2017
Even for a seasoned reader of true crime novels and stories, This book is presented in a manner that I feel most people would enjoy. The stories are short but factual and you can always research the crimes on your own. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to other books on other topics.
Not your everyday book. Read one section, click on another and bounce around the book by your choices. Not always certain I have read the entire book, but it is very interesting. Every crime reader should read it.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Crime Book: Big ideas simply explained
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2018
Interesting book to read. Written by chapters that cover a certain form or style of crime and then each chapter is written chronologically. It tells about a lot of crimes that I have not seen covered in other crime books.
4.0 out of 5 starsThis is what it says . A book on crime. not a novel as such a very informative book on crimes.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 20, 2018
A mixed up amount of all sorts of crimes . and a lot just a mention . For example Jack the Ripper just a page . and this was advertised in the book preview. Its like a book of chapters . some are long and some are just a mention. not a novel you can sit down and read. pick out the bits you want and what are written are really well done and informative. It is what it says a crime book.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat for those interested in crime
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2018
As a criminologystident this is great fun and easy to read - while it’s no where near close to being an academic text the layout is captivating and text is informative. Would recommend to anyone interested in crime in general as this books covers various aspects and types of crime.
I love this book. It's so interesting and the layout is amazing. The information is put across in a very easy way to understand. I love these books as I also have the psychology, sociology and philosophy one. They are amazing and I would recommend them to anyone