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  • Author:
    Peter Seddon
  • ISBN:
    1905798288
  • ISBN13:
    978-1905798285
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  • Publisher:
    Anova Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Humor
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    1930 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. The book forms a combination of remarkable tales from law cases through the centuries.

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. Youll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Law's Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truthand nothing but the truth. Even though I am oblivious to everything that has to do with the law I enjoyed this compilation.

A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice.

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A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice

A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of legal eagles, this book is the perfect gift for lawyers, armchair detectives and true crime afficionados everywhere. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Crime’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history. Just don’t try to steal it, or you may end up inside!

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The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history, now in a hardcover gift format

Nikojas
This book is really terrific....the information is exciting and at times humorous. It is a great book for law students and professed lawyers as well. The book also provides lessons in history, sociology, psychology, and the humanities. It is a great gift for any occasion.
Tekasa
A collection of short cases, mostly from English courts. A couple are really interesting, but most are just" quickly scan through and then forget" stuff. Not really worth the reading time expended.
Mallador
I purchased this for the short story section of my personal library. I find reading these kinds of cases just amazes me proving that fact is stranger than fiction. It appears to be perfect for this section.
Anyshoun
I wanted to like this, I really did. With a history in law and a penchant for funny legal stories, the book seemed perfect for me. Well, not so much.

These are short (2 pages at most) snippets of famous, infamous and little-known legal cases and crimes. You would think that the writer would at least get his facts straight in such short descriptions but he doesn't - on several occasions. It seems the author is trying too hard to be funny and is editing the actual court cases towards that purpose (including changing the facts). The humor is, by the way, mostly of the Jerry Lewis/Adam Sandler level of comedy.

Not that it isn't funny and interesting in places, it is. However, as a book-length collection of stories, the bad far outweighs the good. This is more like a 'People Magazine's Funniest Legal Stories Ever!' sort of thing, rather than a well-written collection of strange legal stories.
Kale
This was an interesting book. It is full of law cases...mostly from Britain...that are unusual in some way. But there were also cases from America, China, and Australia, among others. Those were few and far between, though, and I was basically unfamiliar with the cases that were talked about in this book, though some were talked about like the reader should be familiar with them.

I expected this book to be more amusing than I thought it was. And while I chuckled a couple of times, and smiled several times at things that happened, it was more interesting than it was amusing. But I don't think that I am really the intended audience. I think this book would be much more appropriate for readers in Britain, and perhaps readers with experience in law. Though I don't necessarily think that either is a requirement to read this book...there were a lot of British terms in this book that I never would have understood had I not been reading on my Kindle. Or, unless I'd taken the time to look them up on the Internet, I suppose.

Overall, I think this was an interesting book. I found a lot of the cases interesting. And some were astounding in their ridiculousness...like prosecuting moles for destroying crops. So if you like the strange and unusual, this is the book for you.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and I am never compensated for my reviews.
Nidor
Some of the stories are jaw-dropping and mind-boggling. Of course, they are true, but how in the world some of these criminals pulled these off is beyond the realm of imagination.
Bynelad
Very good and interesting read. I enjoyed the book.
Fun & Interesting!
This isn't a sit down and read it cover-to-cover book. It is an interesting collection of amusing and strange legal cases throughout the world (including the UK and America). Written for the lay reader this is a fun respite from our daily routine. It was enjoyable! NetGalley and Anova publishing provided an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.