Take, for example, Enriqueta Marti who had kidnapped children from the streets in Barcelona, then boiled away their flesh and crushed their bones for ingredients for her coveted 'magic potions'.
Said to be prevent ageing, the potions were snapped up by the ranks of the wealthy until two children were found alive in Marti's house. Or take Randy Kraft, known as The Scorecard Killer, who was a computer genius by day and deranged psychopath by night.
Finally arrested with a corpse slumped in the passenger seat of his car, it emerged that Kraft had spent over a decade cutting up and disposing of his 150 victims along the Californian highways.In this blood-curdling collection of twisted tales, true crime writer James Marrison draws upon the material that has featured in his hugely successful column, The murder file, in cult magazine "Bizarre".
His research has taken him all around the world in order to disclose the kind of sickening deeds that are perpetrated more often than you might think, but which sometimes go largely unreported by the media.
The stories in this fascinating collection range from high-profile cases to long-forgotten crimes buried in police archives all over the world. From real-life witches, to mad scientists and killer dwarves, all the stories have one thing in common- a uniquely bizarre twist.
If you think you've got the stomach for the blood curdling, the deranged and the downright strange then look no further than these pages.
You have been warned...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 294 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/11/2008
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781844546671