Published on: 01/01/1970
Extraordinary true crimes, far stranger than any fiction.
This all-new collection of truly unusual crimes, a sequel to the bestselling Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes, tells the extraordinary stories of scarcely credible crimes, such as the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace by spree-killer Andrew Cunanan and the killing of intern Chandra Ann Levy, who had had an affair with US Representative Gary Condit, though he was cleared of any involvement in her murder.
Odell and Donnelley reveal how Danilo Restivo was eventually convicted of the murder of Heather Barnett in England after the ritualistic placing of hair connected him to another murder in Italy. They tell the terrible story of the inexplicably brutal murder, over a number of days, of 15-year-old Kristy Bamu by his sister and her lover because they believed him to be practising ‘witchcraft’.
They also give a chilling account of the thirty-one-year-old mother-of-two, Joanna Dennehy, who killed three men.
‘I started killing,’ she said, ‘to see if I was as cold as I thought I was. Then it got moreish and I got a taste for it . . .’