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A Jack of Many Faces

Advantages: A thorough analysis of the facts and theories for its time
Disadvantages: Some unnecessary whimisical flights of fancy

...1988 was a hell of a year for Jack the Ripper enthusiasts. Being the centenary of London’s “Autumn of Terror”, few producers, publishers, historians, writers and professional criminologists missed a trick. From movies about a copycat serial killer called ...

BlackSwan 31.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Jack the Ripper Summing up and Verdict - Colin Wilson

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Diagnosing Evil

Advantages: Informative, compelling
Disadvantages: Disturbing, heavy going at times

This book tells the story of Britain’s most prolific serial killer. Harold Shipman murdered over 250 patients in the course of his career as a doctor. This book has been updated to provide information about the killings that took place in the early year ...

moistbabe 20.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Prescription for Murder: The True Story of Harold Shipman - Brian Whittle, Jean Ritchie

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Prescription for Murder

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A little while ago, I was browsing in a charity shop when I came across this book, all about Harold Shipman, the doctor famous (or should that be infamous) for murdering a large number of elderly ladies by injecting them with lethal doses of morphine . I ...

Thehonesttruth 11.08.2010 · Read full review
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Just a Little Injection.....

Advantages: An excellently written book.
Disadvantages: It is naturally harrowing at times.

(Warner Books, £6.99). "Death….. the anaesthetic from which none come (sic) round". Philip Larkin. "When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge." Conan Doyle, The Speckled Band. There are two main tra ...

Schmutzie 07.08.2003 · Read full review
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Bizarre Human Behaviour

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I bought this book as part of a large selection of 'cheapies' at a car boot sale. Not heavyweight, intellectual stuff by any means, but still rather interesting. Colin and Damon Wilson have gathered together many stories and events from over the last h ...

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Review of Cults and Fanatics - Colin Wilson

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