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Publisher's Summary

From Jack the Ripper to the modern-day drug cartels, discover the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With a foreword written and narrated by best-selling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book explores over 100 crimes and examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behavior. Hear the gory details of each crime and how they were solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind.

The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping, and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers, and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book audiobook is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes, narrated by multi award-winning reader Jonathan Keeble, who has recorded over 500 audiobooks.

©2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2019 DK Audio

Critic Reviews

"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." (Examiner.com)

"The visual layout promotes browsing with illustrations, pull quotes, and simple mind maps to explain concepts quickly." (Library Journal)

"Accessible guide to the great thinkers." (School Library Journal)

 "[I]f you dig anything crime related this is for you." (CrimeSpree Magazine)

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