Here is a fascinating compendium of unsolved crimes—from murder to robbery, arson to forgery—presenting the most baffling cases on record, starting with the murder of Lord Darnely, Mary, Queen of Scots' husband in 1566 and ending in the 1980s. The hundreds of entries, arranged alphabetically, tell the stories of cases that include New York's first murder mystery, the bank heist of St. Albans, Vermont by Confederate raiders whose loot was never recovered, and the strangulation of British socialite Louisa Maud Steele, found in 1931 with teeth marks on her throat.
Embodying mystery, suspense, and intrigue in a mix unique to the inimitable Jay Robert Nash, this book has all the elements to intrigue general readers and specialists alike—who are encouraged to draw their own conclusions from the author's presentation of the facts and possibilities. Scores of photos and lithographs add a special flavor to this indispensable volume.
Jay Robert Nash is the bestselling author of Bloodletters and Badmen, Hustlers and Con Men, and the Almanac of True Crime. He received a special Edgar Allen Poe award in 1991 for his Encyclopedia of World Crime. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.