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Odell, Robin

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Works: 43 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 4,162 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Dictionaries  Miscellanea  Encyclopedias 
Classifications: HV6535.G6, 364.1523092
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Most widely held works by Robin Odell
Ripperology a study of the world's first serial killer and a literary phenomenon by Robin Odell ( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Robin Odell's Ripperology is the first study to present a sequential history of literary investigations of Jack the Ripper's crimes and to address the seven principal phases of Ripper speculations: the initial wave of journalism that followed the 1888 murders; the "revelations" of highers-up in Scotland Yard who pretended to know more than they actually did; the period between 1925 and 1949 when sensational and factually shaky book-length "solutions" were proposed, including the theories that Jack avenged his son's syphilis or was a female midwife in disguise; the dawn of more responsible study, between 1950 and 1975, in which the author himself played an important role; better documented studies spurred by the opening of Scotland Yard files in 1976; the explosion of new Ripper hypotheses in the 1990s; and current theories, including Patricia Cornwell's DNA-based accusation of artist Walter Sickert." "Ripperology does not attempt to give a detailed, encyclopedic account of the murders. Rather, its aim is to tell the story of the extraordinary literary efforts directed at solving the mystery. In the process, while there are no formal conclusions, and this book does not seek to saturate the reader with minutiae, exaggerated claims are debunked and misconceived ideas are dispelled. Author Odell, having studied these unsolved serial killings for decades, guides the reader in his easy narrative rich with documentation. Ripperology will be welcomed by true crime aficionados."--BOOK JACKET
The murderers' who's who : outstanding international cases from the literature of murder in the last 150 years by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exhumation of a murder : the life and trial of Major Armstrong by Robin Odell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Murder 'Whatdunit' : an illustrated account of the methods of murder by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new murderers' who's who by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack the Ripper : summing up and verdict by Colin Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murderers' row : an international murderers' who's who by Robin Odell ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What motivates people to commit the ultimate crime? This gallery of over 500 murderers culled from many parts of the worl provides some bizarre insights
The mammoth book of bizarre crimes by Robin Odell ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You couldn't make it up: incredible real-life criminal casesA fascinating A-Z of murderous crimes which spans the globe and the centuries in uncovering the extremes of human criminality in all its strangeness.This collection of unusual, if not sensational, murder cases recalls strange crimes of the past and offers insights into particularly macabre and shocking modern murders. Many of the cases also shed light on advances in crime detection, law enforcement and forensic science. Cases include: Krystian Bala, the Polish writer who killed a rival, and then used the murder as the plot for a novel
Lady killers by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dad, help me please by Christopher Berry-Dee ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published: London : Allen, 1990
Prime suspect : the true story of John Cannan, the only man police want to investigate for the murder of Suzy Lamplugh by Christopher Berry-Dee ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ladykiller by Christopher Berry-Dee ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murder whereabouts by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landmarks in 20th century murder by Robin Odell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medical detectives : the lives & cases of Britain's forensic five by Robin Odell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told here through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers. Spanning seventy years, their careers and achievements marked major milestones in the development of legal medicine, their work and innovation laying the foundations for modern crime scene investigation (CSI). Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Sir Sydney Smith and Professors John Glaister, Francis Camps and Keith Simpson were the original expert witnesses. Between them, they performed over 200,000 post-mortems during their professional careers, establishing cruicial elements of murde
Jack the Ripper in fact and fiction by Robin Odell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A question of evidence : who killed the babes in the wood? by Christopher Berry-Dee ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The international murderers' who's who by Robin Odell ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title reveals the growth in serial slayings, contract killings and middle-class murders and investigates what motivates people to commit the ultimate crime
Prime suspect : the true story of John Cannan, the only man police want to investigate for the murder of Suzy Lamplugh by Christopher Berry-Dee ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ladykillers 2 by J. H. H Gaute ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
オーデル, ロビン
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English (90)
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