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Unsolved Crimes

John Wright

This exciting true-crime compendium brings together the details of a range of more than 50 challenging criminal cases that were only recently solved or either remain unsolved despite intensive investigations and appeals to the public. Many investigations end up as... Read moreRead less

This exciting true-crime compendium brings together the details of a range of more than 50 challenging criminal cases that were only recently solved or either remain unsolved despite intensive investigations and appeals to the public. Many investigations end up as ‘cold cases’ when files are closed, but DNA advances and other new forensic technologies are causing more and more dormant files to be reopened. DNA has also overturned many guilty verdicts, and each time a prisoner has his or her conviction quashed, another unsolved crime is created.

Unsolved Crimes presents each case in a dossier format that describes the crime and lays out the clues collected by investigators. Each chapter concentrates on a specific criminal activity and has numerous vivid case examples arranged chronologically and boxes highlighting famous cases, techniques used to solve them, why the trails went cold – and how, in some cases, the crime was solved. From murders and assassinations to kidnappings, robberies and fraud, Unsolved Crimes invites the reader to review each case, analyze the evidence and arrive at the most probable solution.

Format: 222 x 171mm
Extent: 256pp
Word count: 70,000
Illustrations: 250 colour and b/w photographs and a/ws

John Wright

John D. Wright is an American author and editor living in England. He has been a reporter in London for Time and People magazines, covering such subjects as politics and crime. He is the author of several history books, including The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies. Among his other books are Crime Investigation and Unsolved... Read moreRead less

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