The Crime Book (Big Ideas) (Paperback)

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By DK, Cathy Scott (Foreword by)
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An enthralling introduction to humanity’s darker side. Investigate 100 of the world’s most notorious crimes and find out what truly happened. 

Who are the people behind the most notorious crimes, why did they do it, and how were they caught? The pages of this book answer your questions about infamous criminals, their offenses, and the detectives who were hot on their heels. 

This book captures the most notorious crimes from medieval times to the modern-day. With a foreword by British author Peter James, this book unravels the mysteries and idiocracies of transgressions by some of history's most infamous criminals. Whether pure evil, opportunistic, or disturbed, each criminal is profiled to make sense of their lawless behavior and antisocial actions. 

Crime stories, mysteries, and criminals 

Investigate intriguing crimes such as the Mississippi Scheme, the Ponzi scheme, the Black Dahlia, and more recent cybercrimes. The book also features enigmatic criminals such as Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, the Zodiac Killer, the Mafia, and more.

Complete the Series:

Complete the Big Ideas series by adding to your collection various interesting topics covered in books such as The Astronomy Book, The Art Book, The History Book, and many more.

About the Author

Foreword writer and consultant Cathy Scott is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author, and an established crime writer and investigative journalist for The New York Times and Reuters. Best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls, she has written extensively about street gangs and organized crime, including mob daughter Susan Berman in Murder of a Mafia Daughter, and drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross.

Praise For…

"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." —

"The visual layout promotes browsing with illustrations, pull quotes, and simple mind maps to explain concepts quickly." — Library Journal

"Accessible guide to the great thinkers." — School Library Journal

"[I]f you dig anything crime related this is for you." — CrimeSpree Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780744028508
ISBN-10: 0744028507
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Big Ideas