Colin Wilson, Order of Assassins: the psychology of murder

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This book completes Wilson’s “Murder Trilogy”, which began with The Encyclopedia of Murder (London: Arthur Barker, 1961) and was followed by A Casebook of Murder (London: Leslie Frewin Publishers, 1969). The first was intended to be a basic reference book on the subject, the second a sociological study, and this volume a psychology of murder. It was published in the UK by Rupert Hart-Davis in October 1972. Although translated into French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese, it was not published in the United States until 2015 and then as an e-book only. An extract from Chapter 6 appeared in HPL: A tribute to Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Birmingham, Alabama: privately printed, 1972).

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Citation: Stanley, Colin. "Order of Assassins: the psychology of murder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 May 2023 [, accessed 01 June 2023.]

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