Collection of true crime- and good reading. The cases, drawn from actual records, some going back as far as the 15th...

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Collection of true crime- and good reading. The cases, drawn from actual records, some going back as far as the 15th century, some taken from French, some from British sources, have been written up for this collection by experts in the field (albeit the names are outside the usual crime files). Period stuff, with such variation as in the story of Dougal, a killer of ladies; of Therese Humbert, who lived a fabulously extravagant life on credit; of British forgeries that extracted a quarter of a million pounds from the Bank of England; of a Budapest Bluebeard; of the return of Martin Guerre (this from the 16th century). For the Roughead market.

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Publisher: Howell, Soskin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947