THEY CAME TO KILL Killers Who Slayed With Malice Aforethought

Author: Gribble (Leonard)
Year: 1979
Publisher: John Long
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G++/Vg
ISBN: 0091400201
Price: 3.00
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Hardback. A collection of a dozen true-crime cases on the arresting subject of killers who slayed their victims with malice aforethought, sometimes with bizarre and startling results that could not be foreseen. Included among them are a multiple killer for whom poison had become a way of death and a Frenchwoman who preferred a dead lover to one living. Unsolved murder has been included in a case involving a foreign actor, but it is possible that an Irish crime of considerable notoriety might have had some different connotations of death. A buzzard flying over Arizona heralded one specially grim tragedy, while a Hindu woman's obsession became even more deadly than an Austrian killer's. A full moon was the time chosen for human destruction in California, while Christmas was the seemingly reckless choice of a demobbed officer in a Lancashire regiment, and Easter that of an American in Australia. A New England woman had to wait more than 7yrs. for retribution to overtake her on a portable gibbet, while a Chinese man made tragic history in the English Lake District. Featuring amongst others: Richard Brinkley, Helene Dumaire, Richard Jordan, William Kirwan, Philip Yale Drew, Freddie Holt, May and Howard Carey, Ryon Hood, Chung-Yi Maio etc. 185pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Ex-lib. but no pockets or dockets. Ffep has been torn in half, with 2 rubber stamps. G++ in Vg. sl. sunned dw.

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