A compelling collection of unsolved murder and mystery cases, reported by leading authors and journalists in the field of crime writing. Terrible crimes that defy solution have always held a particular fascination. Journalist and truc-crime writer Roger Wilkes bas gathered together some thirty of the most intriguing cases that have taken place in out own and the last century. They include: • Kenneth Allsop on who shot 'Jake' Lingle, and his connection with Al Capone • Eric Ambler and the case of the Eastbourne poisoner • John Edwards and the kidnapping of Shergar, the world's most famous racehorse • Jonathan Goodman looking into the Brighton Trunk murders • Sydney Horler on the woman who was cleared of killing her husband and went on to become a Broadway star • Brian Masters on the killing of Rachel Nickell • Damon Runyon's colourful account of the murder of a big-time gambler • Philip Sugden on that most famous Victorian enigma, jack the Ripper • Irving Wallace's talc of the New York shopgirl who became involved with Edgar Allan Poe • Colin Wilson and the 'Zodiac' killer of California • Kirk Wilson investigating the death of Marilyn Monroe... and many others. Nearly all the cases involve one or more acts of murder, and all are left with a question mark hanging over them - these real-life whodunnits offer a continuing challenge to all who find fascination in the criminal mind.