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Monday, November 07, 2011

A Miscellany of Murder Book Review

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A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia Book Review

About the Book:
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  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.

Our Take: This book is a very light read.  Each page is a bit disorganized and has random facts, quotes and information on characters in film and tv in addition to real life murders.  The layout is a little jarring and erratic with factoid and triva question after quote and it really doesn't have much of an order.    I have a lot of trivia and informational books on murder, both fictional and true crime, and this one isn't on the top of my list.  I think this one could definately appeal to some, but you should probably flip thorugh it first. 

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