THE HISTORY OF TRUE CRIME

By Tim Lambert

A

Herbert Rowse Armstrong

The only British solicitor hanged for murder

The New Orleans Axeman

An unknown serial killer in New Orleans

B

Marie Becker

A Belgian poisoner of the 1930s

The Bloody Benders

A family of murderers in Kansas

Priscilla Biggadike

She was hanged for poisoning her husband

Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia

An unsolved murder in Los Angeles in 1947

Mary Blandy

A woman who poisoned her father

The Boston Strangler

A family of murderers in Kansas

Jerry Brudos

A serial killer in Oregon

Charlotte Bryant

She poisoned her husband with weed killer

C

George Chapman

An antimony poisoner

The Cleveland Torso Murders

An unknown serial killer in

Dean Corll

A serial killer in Houston, Texas

Mary Ann Cotton

A notorious poisoner of the 19th century

Thomas Neill Cream

An infamous strychnine poisoner

Dr Crippen

The first murderer caught by radio

The Croydon Poisonings

Unsolved murders in 1920s London

Gordon Cummins

A serial killer in London in 1942

G

Caroline Grills

An Australian who poisoned people for pleasure

H

The Highway of Tears

Unsolved murders and disappearances in British Columbia

J

Jack The Ripper

A mysterious serial killer in 19th century London

K

Peter Kurten

The Vampire of Dusseldorf

L

Henri landru

The murderer known as Bluebeard

N

Earle Nelson

Earle Nelson

P

Dr William Palmer

A deadly doctor

19th century poisoners

Some notorious poisoners of the 19th century

R

Buck Ruxton

The jealous doctor

S

Frederick Seddon

A notorious miser who poisoned his lodger

The Shark Arm Case

A case from Sydney, Australia

Madeleine Smith

A woman who was accused but not convicted of murder

Ruth Snyder and Henry Judd Gray

The Granite Woman and the Putty Man

W

Catherine Wilson

She poisoned her employers