By Robert Cox
Beginning in 1806 with Australia’s first serial killers, John Brown and Richard Lemon, A Compulsion to Kill recounts the tales of Alexander Pearce, ‘the cannibal convict’; Thomas Jeffrey, a sadist, sexual predator, cannibal, and baby-killer often called ‘the monster’; Charles Routley, who burnt one in every of his sufferers alive; cannibal convicts Broughton and McAvoy; Rocky Whelan, who in twenty-four days slew 5 males in chilly blood; and John Haley, who killed 3 humans in suits of rage. the ultimate bankruptcy investigates the still-unsolved Parkmount murders, 3 killings for which the 2 possible culprits two times confronted court docket, in simple terms to be discharged as a result of defective police research and missed evidence.
Most of those tales have by no means been informed sooner than, and none has formerly been comparable with such element and verifiable accuracy. A decided storyteller, Cox can provide a supremely dramatic page-turner within the real crime genre.
The booklet comprises huge references and an index.
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A Compulsion to Kill: The Surprising Story of Australia's Earliest Serial Killers by Robert Cox