HOLY HOMICIDE
An Encyclopedia of Those Who Go With Their God... And Kill!
by Michael Newton

   Human beings kill one another for all sorts of reasons, but none are stranger or more incomprehensible than religion! Holy Homicide: An Encyclopedia of Those Who Go With Their God... and Kill! is a lexicon of murders attributed to instructions from deities, whether committed by unstable loners, organizations, or armies. As demonstrated by the atrocities enumerated within this book's pages, religion is among the oldest, most persistent motives for murder throughout human history. Millions, perhaps billions, of victims have suffered and died throughout the ages, all in the name of one god or another.
   Murder maven Michael Newton, author of such books as Hunting Humans, Bad Girls Do It! and Black Collar Crimes, has outdone himself in this grisly sampler of divinity-directed death.
   These and many more persons and groups have demonstrated that no atrocity is too heinous, no massacre is too outrageous... just as long as the killing is directed by a force that is greater than the perpetrator! Newton has included entries for cults (Aum Shinrikyo, Heaven's Gate, Order of the Solar Temple, "People's Temple," etc.), historical overviews (Biblical Bloodshed, Capital Punishment, Crusades, Human Sacrifice, Inquisition, Religious Wars, Terrorism), organized religions and groups (including Ku Klux Klan, Mormons, and Nation of Islam), and other dire classifications.
   Maybe the Devil made 'em do it... or perhaps it was Jehovah! Whatever the supernatural reasons were, they're all here in the pages of Holy Homicide: An Encyclopedia of Those Who Go With Their God... and Kill!

5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 286 pages

Holy Homicide
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