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 instances of violent homicide. In doing so, he lines the background of violence from its beginnings. From Sawney Bean and his cannibal kin to Ed Gein, the Wisconsin Necrophile, Wilson illustrates the "changing models of murder" and exhibits a few wish for the longer term.
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But Argénida Lanao, the oldest daughter, said that Santiago Nasar walked with his usual good bearing, measuring his steps well, and that his Saracen face with its dashing ringlets was handsomer than ever. As he passed by the table he smiled at them and continued through the bedrooms to the rear door of the house. "We were paralyzed with fright," Argénida Lanao told me. My aunt, Wenefrida Márquez, was scaling a shad in her yard on the other side of the river when she saw him go down the steps of the old dock, looking for his way home with a firm step.
Don't beat it to death, cousin," she told me. " Everything else she told without reticence, even the disaster of her wedding night. She recounted how her friends had instructed her to get her husband drunk in bed until he passed out, to feign more embarrassment than she really felt so he'd turn out the light, to give herself a drastic douche of alum water to fake virginity, and to stain the sheet with Mercurochrome so she could display it the following day in her bridal courtyard. Her bawds hadn't counted on two things: Bayardo San Roman's exceptional resistance as a drinker, and the pure decency that Angela Vicario carried hidden inside the stolidity her mother had imposed.
There is a declaration by him in the brief, but it is so short and conventional that it seems to have been put together at the last minute in order to comply with an unavoidable requirement. The only time I tried to talk to him, twenty-three years later, he received me with a certain aggressiveness and refused to supply even the most insignificant fact that might clarify a little his participation in the drama. " Of Angela Vicario, on the other hand, I was always receiving periodic news that inspired an idealized image in me.
A Casebook of Murder: A Compelling Study of the World's Most Macabre Murder Cases by Colin Wilson