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The True Crime Dictionary - The Ultimate Collection of Cold Cases Serial Killers and More - cover

The True Crime Dictionary - The Ultimate Collection of Cold Cases Serial Killers and More

Amanda Lees

Publisher: Ulysses Press

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Become the ultimate armchair detective with this complete encyclopedia of famous crimes, cold cases, serial killers, and more from best-selling author, Amanda Lees. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of criminology with the one and only True Crime Dictionary. Containing everything from police jargon and forensics terms to deadly poisons and even deadlier killers, this book is sure to enthrall every true-crime lover! Whether you are a writer, podcast-listener, documentary-watcher, or just a fan of true crime stories, you’ll get an in-depth look at familiar terms as well as new and fascinating ones like:  Air America, the dummy corporation for the CIA and secret military operations Grandma’s House, prison slang for "gang headquarters" Novichok, the deadly nerve agents developed by Soviet Russia The Golden State Killer (and the DNA evidence that finally caught him) And much more! A perfect gift for any murderino, true crime junkie, or connoisseur of macabre trivia, this is the ultimate book for lovers of all things murder.
Available since: 06/29/2021.
Print length: 343 pages.

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