By Robert Cox
Beginning in 1806 with Australia’s first serial killers, John Brown and Richard Lemon, A Compulsion to Kill recounts the tales of Alexander Pearce, ‘the cannibal convict’; Thomas Jeffrey, a sadist, sexual predator, cannibal, and baby-killer referred to as ‘the monster’; Charles Routley, who burnt one in all his sufferers alive; cannibal convicts Broughton and McAvoy; Rocky Whelan, who in twenty-four days slew 5 males in chilly blood; and John Haley, who killed 3 humans in matches of rage. the ultimate bankruptcy investigates the still-unsolved Parkmount murders, 3 killings for which the 2 possible culprits two times confronted courtroom, merely to be discharged because of defective police research and overlooked evidence.
Most of those tales have by no means been advised sooner than, and none has formerly been comparable with such element and verifiable accuracy. A decided storyteller, Cox can provide a supremely dramatic page-turner within the precise crime genre.
The ebook contains broad references and an index.
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