By Colin Wilson
From the bestselling writer of THE OUTSIDER
Colin Wilson, co-author of the bestselling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF homicide, has written a definitive quantity at the world's significant circumstances of violent homicide. In doing so, he lines the heritage of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal relatives to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the "changing models of murder" and exhibits a few wish for the long run.
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AmericanPsycho: I love it when they look all serious like that. NeverCaught: Yeah, they must practice that look in the mirror. Is that the lead cop? AmericanPsycho: Yes. The reporter said he’s from Tucson Homicide. NeverCaught: Who’s the blonde with him? AmericanPsycho: Don’t know. But I’ll find out. We walk across an open expanse of grass. About fifty feet ahead, the forensic activity is at its height, with several people hovering around some shrubs and others bent over. A woman in her late twenties is in the mix, and I assume she’s Darren’s partner, Jessica Stone.
I push the button in my booth that initiates the pulley system and the target sails toward me. The range consists of fifteen booths, each with a pulley system to move the targets backward and forward—from the booth to the twenty-five or fifty-yard mark. When I first came to the States I was constantly converting to metric, but now I’m used to the American way. The targets contain the impression of a person, an outline of someone’s upper body in black ink. My paper target arrives and I take a closer look.
However, so many factors affect the onset and dissipation of rigor that it can be an unreliable measure of time of death. ” Darren asks. ” Darren nods, accepting that, until the autopsy is done, the body can’t do much talking. He stands up and turns to me. ” I shrug. ” “We will do some touristy stuff while you’re here. ” I laugh, knowing the job only too well. ” I look up at the blue sky. ” Darren’s eyes follow the ME and his assistant as they move past us with the body on a stretcher. “I wouldn’t mind sitting in on the autopsy,” he says.
A Casebook of Murder: A Compelling Study of the World's Most Macabre Murder Cases by Colin Wilson