JOURNEY INTO CRIME by Don Whitehead

JOURNEY INTO CRIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A transcontinental tour goes around the world and spans some eighty years to collect its material from foreign files of famous cases, whether mercenary in motive, political in intention, or personal in impulse. In Tokyo, a medicine man dosed the personnel of a bank with cyanide to effect its successful robbery; in London, the disappearance of a wealthy widow along with her jewelry revealed previous corpseless crimes; in France, the master criminal Buisson is stalked by the Surete; in Belgium, a marital melodrama revealed a third man- then a fourth- his brother; there's political treason in Greece, piracy in China, an Italian Brink case, Hitler's attempted counterfeit of Bank of England notes with concentration camp victims as his artisans, the political kidnapping of a Communist defector, etc., etc. not to mention a more skillful native son- Californian William Liebscher- who pulled off 13 bank robberies in 17 months. The success of The F.B.I. Story proved that crime not only pays- but pays well- so the market here should be well fingerprinted.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1960
Publisher: Random House