It's True! Crime Doesn't Pay (1)

Beverley MacDonald , illustrated by Andrew Weldon
NZD $14.99

Everything you wanted to know about crime, this is one of the first six titles launching the fantastic new non-fiction series, It fs True!

Psst! It's true! This is the best book on CRIME you'll ever read!

Did you know that maggots can help solve crimes? That right-handed criminals run away to the left when they leave a crime scene? That the people who are best at detecting lies are not police but mothers?

Once you had to catch a crook red-handed to prove him guilty. Now we can use the pattern of a bloodstain, fingerprints, computers and DNA samples to solve crimes. Even so, mysteries remain, like the Shark Arm murder and the strange case of D.B. Cooper, who jumped out of a plane with $200 000 and was never seen again .

Astound your friends with gory fact and stories of true crime.

Author bio:

Beverley MacDonald firmly believes that truth can be stranger than fiction. She likes to listen to other peoples' conversations because real people's lives are the most interesting stories of all. When she is not writing innovative non-fiction books for kids, Beverley spends most of her time trying to keep order in a chaotic and noisy household.

Andrew Weldon's quirky sense of humour and skillful sketches have established him as a popular and widely published cartoonist. His work appears in newspapers all over the country, and he has illustrated several books. Andrew has no pets, allergies or prominent birthmarks and his favourite colour is purple.

Category: Children's non-fiction
ISBN: 9781741142754
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2004
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's non-fiction