Famous Cold Cases: More Than 50 Major Crimes from Murders and Assassinations, to Kidnappings, Robberies and Fraud (Paperback)
This exciting true-crime compendium explores more than 50 challenging criminal cases that were only recently solved . . . or remain unsolved. Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer. The kidnapping of little Madeleine McCann. The 22 million robbery of the British Bank in Beirut. What all these have in common is they're cold cases: investigators have closed the file because they're out of leads. Famous Cold Cases presents more than 50 of these unsolved or recently solved crimes in a dossier format, with examples arranged chronologically and with featured boxes. Each chapter focuses on a specific criminal activity, from murder and political assassinations to kidnapping, robbery, and fraud. Notorious cases include the murder of JonBen t Ramsey, the search for Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, the spectacular escape of hijacker D. B. Cooper, the assassination of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, and the poisoning of communist defector Alexander Litvinenko in London. This engrossing book invites you to review each case, analyze the evidence, and try to figure out the most likely culprit.
John D. Wright is an American author and editor living in England. He worked as a London-based reporter for Time and People magazines, covering such subjects as politics and crime. He has written several history books, including The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies, as well as Crime Investigation and Unsolved Crimes. He holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Texas and taught writing at three universities.