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The World's Greatest Unsolved Crimes - Nigel Blundell

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Genre: Politics / Society / Philosophy / Author: Nigel Blundell, Roger Boar / Paperback / 192 Pages / Book is published 1991-04 by Hamlyn, London

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      03.02.2011 22:34
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      Basic collection of interesting mysteries but the author only scrapes the surface

      Reading the title of this review, you might get the wrong impression! The book is not at all boring but it's a small book of unsolved crimes where each crime makes up several pages at the most and sometimes less than a single page, it's therefore perfect for people that don't have much time to read and want to get a story in now and then - just before sleep or whilst travelling on public transport perhaps?

      The book is a little dated and therefore the chapters that refer to computer crimes seem terribly written today because they were written at a time when computers were seen as bizarre clever phenomenons with which the average reader could not relate to.

      There were a couple of interesting mysteries that I was unfamiliar with and when the text was detailed rather than vague (it depends on the mystery), it is rather descriptive, however it just scrapes the surfaces of the mysteries and the accuracy of some of the facts is a bit dubious.

      If you're genuinely interested in any of the cases then it's not a worthy resource but it might act as a good, fun and easy-to-read introduction to them. The author Nigel Blundell has written/edited a whole "world's greatest" collection of similar books such as "Con Men" and "UFO mysteries" that can be picked up at bargain prices, which is what they are worth but make for light and sometimes interesting reading just as this book does.


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