Playing Dead

Publication Details
Book Title: 
ISBN: 
9781743463017
Year of Publication: 
2013
Publisher: 
The Five Mile Press
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
True Crime
Book Cover
Book Synopsis

Pretending to be dead is one of the more bizarre ways to opt out of society. Despite the obvious risks, a surprising number of people attempt to leave their old life behind by faking suicide. And the results can be unbelievably madcap.

High fliers facing financial ruin, murderers on the run, greedy couples with a taste for insurance fraud...you’ll find them all here in this entertaining collection of real life stories of outrageous individuals who have tried - and failed - to stage their own death:

  • ‘Canoe Man’ John Darwin
  • Sneaky Brit John Stonehouse MP
  • Stunt pilot extraordinaire Marcus Schrenker
  • 1960’s LSD guru Ken Kesey
  • Olivia NJ’s ex-squeeze Patrick McDermott

...and many more

Other Postings About this Book

Post new comment

Image CAPTCHA
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.