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Odell, Robin

Overview
Works: 40 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 3,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Case studies  Miscellanea  Encyclopedias  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6535.G6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Odell
The murderers' who's who : outstanding international cases from the literature of murder in the last 150 years by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ripperology : a study of the world's first serial killer and a literary phenomenon by Robin Odell( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 431 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
Exhumation of a murder : the life and trial of Major Armstrong by Robin Odell( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murder 'Whatdunit' : an illustrated account of the methods of murder by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new murderers' who's who by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedie waarin ca. 500 moordenaars met hun gruweldaden uit de afgelopen anderhalve eeuw staan beschreven
Jack the Ripper : summing up and verdict by Colin Wilson( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammoth book of bizarre crimes by Robin Odell( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You couldn't make it up: incredible real-life criminal cases. This work is a 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; Alexander Pichuskin, who was stopped one short of killing the 64 victims he needed to 'fill a chess board'; John Lee, 'the man they could not hang' who survived three attempts to execute him; and, Adelaide Bartlett, who was accused of killing her husband with chloroform, but was acquitted because no one could work out how she had done it - and she wouldn't say."--Publisher description
The Mammoth book of more bizarre crimes by Robin Odell( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRUE CRIME. Fact is never more strange than fiction than when it comes to crime, and the crimes described here are so bizarre it's inconceivable that they could have been made up. In this all-new collection of truly unusual crimes, a sequel to the bestselling Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes, Odell and Donnelley tell the extraordinary stories of criminal acts far stranger than any fiction, including 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. They 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
Murderers' row : an international murderers' who's who by Robin Odell( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 112 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
Lady killers by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dad, help me please by Christopher Berry-Dee( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 104 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Under that veneer of charm there lies a most evil, violent and horrible side to your character. You should never be at liberty outside of prison walls.'? Mr Justice Drake, Exeter Crown Court, 28 April 1989 Before being sentenced to three life terms for the murder of Bristol newlywed Shirley Banks in April 1989, John Cannan boasted of over a hundred one-night stands. He was charming, he was handsome and he wooed his conquests? among them professional women? with flowers and champagne. When Suzy Lamplugh disappeared in July 1986 following her meeting with?Mr Kipper', Can
Jack the Ripper in fact and fiction by Robin Odell( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder whereabouts by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks in 20th century murder by Robin Odell( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladykiller by Christopher Berry-Dee( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical detectives : the lives & cases of Britain's forensic five by Robin Odell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 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 layinh the foundations for modern crime scene investigation (CSI). Bernard Spilsbury, Sydney Smith and Professors Glaister, Camps and Simpson were the original expert witnesses. Between them, they performed over 200,000 post-mortems during their professional careers, establishing crucial elements of murder investigation such as time, place and cause of death. This forensic quintet featured in many of the notable murder trials of their time, making ground-breaking discoveries in the process. They were treated as celebrities by the media, and news that they were 'on the case' featured in numerous headlines. In the best traditions of scholarship, they also worked as teachers, passing on their knowledge and experience to future pathologists
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 50 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 42 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
Ladykillers 2 by J. H. H Gaute( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ripperology : a study of the world's first serial killer and a literary phenomenon
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Ripperology : a study of the world's first serial killer and a literary phenomenonThe mammoth book of bizarre crimesMurderers' row : an international murderers' who's whoPrime suspect : the true story of John Cannan, the only man police want to investigate for the murder of Suzy LamplughJack the Ripper in fact and fictionThe international murderers' who's who