Author Charlotte Greig explores some of the most notorious assassinations in history, looking in depth at the killers, their motives, and the impact the deaths of victims had on society. She investigates the controversies that have arisen where the killers' motives have been unclear or their ability to organize such a crime unaided has been questionable.
From the assassinations of Rasputin, Franz Ferdinand, and John F. Kennedy to Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Benazir Bhutto, and Martin Luther King - along with near misses on Ronald Reagan, Andy Warhol, Margaret Thatcher, and Sergei Skripal - this fascinating book gives you the inside track on the drama, horror, and bloody aftermath of assassinations, some of which have changed the course of history.
Evil has many faces. Serial killers, drug kingpins, rapists, and simple murderers fill the pages of this horrifying collection. The actions of these terrible men and women are so vile you will find it hard to believe what they did.
The World's Worst Crimes features many of the worst criminals of human history, including:
· Carlos the Jackal, a terrorist who carried out a series of bomb attacks in Europe, but soon came to enjoy the violence for its own sake.
· Harold Shipman, who killed over 236 of his patients, taking advantage of his privileged position as a family doctor.
· The 6' 9" Ed Kemper, who captured unfortunate hitchhikers before he raped, murdered, and dismembered them.
· Jeffrey Dahmer, who tortured and killed his victims before eating them.