Synopses & Reviews
This arresting miscellany is jam-packed with intriguing and enlightening stories, facts and trivia about all manner of murderers, miscreants, and malcontents.
The book reveals incredible tales about criminal gangs around the world, such as the Japanese Yakuza, the L.A. Crips and Bloods and the Italian Camorra. Plus, there are extensive lists of criminal slang throughout the centuries; an explanation of Russian prison tattoos; a confidence tricksters lexicon; insights into the worlds most audacious crimes—like the theft of the Mona Lisa—and quotes from the criminals themselves, and the cops who chased them. Inside are chilling black and white illustrations and revealing portraits of some of societys scariest killers.
Chrisps True Crime Miscellany is an indispensable gift to any fan of TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Killing, and Dexter.
About the Author
Peter Chrisp has an MA in English Literature and is the author of over 80 books on history, including Victorian Crime and Crime and Punishment. He began writing history while working as a researcher at the Mass Observation Archive at Sussex University - an archive of 20th century social history, including crime. He was also a senior writer for the Culture Online: Icons of England website.