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True Crime Serial Killers

Practically Perfect

Killers Who Got Away with Murder ... for a While

by (author) Dale Brawn

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Category
Serial Killers, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459709706
    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459709720
    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

Twisted tales of killers who almost got away with perfect murders.

A man murders the first four infants he fathers with his lover, then tries again with a fifth. Two men have three things in common: each commits what seems like a perfect murder, each marries his victim’s wife far too soon, each has an overdue appointment with the gallows. A man cuts up the body of his victim into little pieces and gets away with the crime until he slaughters another neighbour six years later.
Practically Perfect details the crimes of killers who very nearly got away with perfect murders, including the tale of Marie Beaulne, who laced her husband’s food with poison, only to be found out when a priest recalled someone else dying that way in his village. Each tale provides specific details on the planning of each murder, the events leading up to the discovery of the criminal, and the results of the trial, usually resulting in an execution.

 

About the author

Dale Brawn is a law professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury. His previous books include Last Moments: When the Penalty for Murder Was Death, Every Stone a Story II, and The Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba 1870-1950.

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Editorial Reviews

Readers interested in the history of murder in Canada will want to consider this book.

Other titles by Dale Brawn