“…you can have quite a lot of fun with A Biographical Dictionary of the World’s Assassins. A sort of Assassination for Dummies, it’s a great little reference book of potted biographies of assassins from all eras and ports of call….There’s even a handy index of victims…A Biographical Dictionary of the World’s Assassins is a goldmine for trivia buffs.” —Toronto Star
“This handy collection of patriots, madmen and killers…is a welcome addition for a crime writer. This is no ordinary compendium of rogues, footpads and murderers. An assassin is the aristocrat of killers; an assassin is the killer of aritocrats and celebrities…Fetherling’s A Biographical Dictionary of Assassins is a useful, often amusing, usually reliable addition to the field of criminology, while being at the same time a ready aid to the general reader who enjoys a romp through history following a new unifying theme.” —Howard Engel, Globe and Mail
“We all know the names Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth. But who assassinated the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914, igniting the First World War? So asks George Fetherling in A Biographical Dictionary of the World’s Assassins.” —National Post
“Fascinating…Entertaining and provocative. Some fo the crimes he details are simply heinous, while others beg the question: at what point does the defence of liberty justify murder?” —Georgia Straight
“Assassins is well researched, readable and interesting.” —Vancouver Sun
“The book is made for browsing. A reader can learn not only about the momentous political assassinations in history, but also about the stabbing of tennis star Monica Seles by a deranged fan of her rival…or the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace by an American serial killer.” —Edmonton Journal
From the Hardcover edition.