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 certainly one 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 matches of rage. the ultimate bankruptcy investigates the still-unsolved Parkmount murders, 3 killings for which the 2 possible culprits two times confronted courtroom, in basic terms to be discharged as a result of defective police research and ignored evidence.
Most of those tales have by no means been instructed sooner than, and none has formerly been similar with such element and verifiable accuracy. A decided storyteller, Cox provides a supremely dramatic page-turner within the precise 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