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#1    CuriousLittleOne

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

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The six cases are; Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, The Lindenbergh Kidnapping, The Zodiac, American Dreams/ American Nightmares ( a section on several smaller but just as horrific cases in America) and the JonBenet Ramsey Murder.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Interesting that you should have the Lindbergh Kidnapping in that list, CLO. I'm currently reading a work of non-fiction about the case and the author believes Lindbergh himself was guilty.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostKasey2601, on 29 April 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Interesting that you should have the Lindbergh Kidnapping in that list, CLO. I'm currently reading a work of non-fiction about the case and the author believes Lindbergh himself was guilty.

i take it not the child??????
i know very little about the case, please enlighten me :)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

Charles Lindbergh was a famous American aviator in the late 1920s and early 30s who is most famous for his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris, France. He left New York on June 4, 1927 and landed in Paris on June 6th. He married Anne Morrow and their first son was Charles Lindberg Jr. On May 1, 1932, the 20 month old Charles Jr. was allegedly kidnapped and subsequently found murdered. It took three years for them to find a man to pin it on - Bruno Richard Hauptman - a German immigrant here in the US. Hauptman was tried and convicted of the kidnapping and murder of the infant and was executed for the crime. The governor of New Jersey's bright political career came crashing down around him when he decided to visit Hauptman in prison and actually believed the man, then tried to help him.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

good god! :cry:

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

The best author on true crime books IMO is Colin Wilson. Have you read any of his books?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

i have not... what ones of his do you reccomend???

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

he has written many on true crime:
A casebook on murder
Encyclopedia of Murder
The occult
Order of Assassins: The Psychology of Murder

And many more. he delves into the history of crime and has many fascinating facts. order of Assassins is a real eye opening.
Anne Rule is also a very good true crime writer, but not as interesting and informative as Wilson IMO.

James's Randi's, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural is also an interesting book to read.

Edited by freetoroam, 29 April 2013 - 08:39 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

colin wilson is a fantastic author.....very very worth reading pretty much anything by him.

as for the OP - 'The Cases That Haunt Us' - worth a read but the author seems a little egotistical tbh....

oh and another great author well worth following online is James Renner...his book and his work into the Amy Mihaljevic case is top notch...

his blog here - follow the links to his other sites....the cold case one and the amy one are very illuminating....tho i warn you you will lose a few weeks once you get bitten! he's also written a work of fiction called 'the man from primrose lane' which is clearly inspired by the Amy case and a few others he's worked on...

http://jamesrenner.com/

amy mihaljevic blog here:

http://amymihaljevic.blogspot.co.uk/

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

View PostCuriousLittleOne, on 29 April 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

good god! :cry:

It's amazing to see how badly botched the police investigation was even in the 1930s.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 29 April 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Interesting that you should have the Lindbergh Kidnapping in that list, CLO. I'm currently reading a work of non-fiction about the case and the author believes Lindbergh himself was guilty.

May I ask what the title of that book is.

Most true crime books are written in New Journalism, that's why some of them seem like fiction, in which they are partly.
It protects the author(s) from being sued.

Example; Someone Cry For The children, Perfect Murder Perfect Town, are Fiction books written in the genre of true crime. :yes:


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 29 April 2013 - 08:37 PM, said:

he has written many on true crime:
A casebook on murder
Encyclopedia of Murder
The occult
Order of Assassins: The Psychology of Murder

And many more. he delves into the history of crime and has many fascinating facts. order of Assassins is a real eye opening.
Anne Rule is also a very good true crime writer, but not as interesting and informative as Wilson IMO.

James's Randi's, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural is also an interesting book to read.

Michael Newton's Encyclopedia of Kidnappings is better than Collins E.O.M :yes:


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 30 April 2013 - 01:04 PM, said:

It's amazing to see how badly botched the police investigation was even in the 1930s.

The first sensational  crime of the century was the 1913 case involving the Jew, Leo Frank.
it to was a scam.
All sensational murders are scams.





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