Criminals and their crimes have fascinated us for many years and sometimes it is hard not to be impressed by the sheer brilliance of their intellectual capabilities. The title evil genius springs to mind when one thinks of the way they plan their complex crimes down to the very last detail. This book recounts the stories of more than fifty of the most ruthless, devious and notorious criminals of all time and describes the way they masterminded their crimes.
Ancient Evil including Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Marquis de Sade
Female Fiends including Countess Bathory and Lucretia Borgia
Organised Crime including The Mafia, Triads, The Krays, The Medellin Cartel, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone
Spies and Double Agents including Mata Hari, Klaus Fuchs and The Cambridge Spies
Murderers, Outlaws and Thieves including Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly and Pretty Boy Floydt
Terrorists including Abu Nidal, Baader Meinhof, Carlos the Jackal and Osama Bin Laden
Swindlers and Forgers including Frank Abalagne, Clifford Irving and Nick Leeson
Bank Robbers including Butch Cassidy, John Dillinger and The Great Train Robbery
Fictional Masterminds including Moriarty, Hannibal Lecter, Don Cito Corleone and Fu Manchu
Customer ReviewsSee All
Interesting overview of many notorious criminal figures, however editing and continuity of the stories was lacking. All information and historical facts have been taken from other sources and abbreviated here for this publication. A good thing this book was inexpensive as it is not worth anything more.