Cruel Crime is a Horrible Histories book about crime and punishment. It was originally published as "Cruel Crime and Painful Punishments" in 2002. The 2012 edition is just titled Cruel Crime. It was hard back in the first edition but paperback in the book makeover edition.
It's history with the nasty bits left in!
Want to know:
- Who was sentenced to death - by coffee?
- Where you could be whipped for flying a kite?
- Why a cockerel was burnt at the stake?
Discover all the foul facts about cruel crime - all the gore and more!
- Introduction - 5
- Ancient Crime Time - 7
- Dreadful Dark Ages - 22
- Murderous Middle Ages - 28
- Vicious Villains - 34
- Torturing Tudors - 43
- Wild Women - 52
- Evil 18th Century - 61
- Test Your Teacher - 69
- Nasty 19th Century - 74
- Terrible 20th Century - 85
- Suffering School - 90
- Epilogue - 97
- Grisly Quiz (Only for "Cruel Crime") - 103
- Interesting Index (Only For "Cruel Crime") - 115
- Release: 18th October 2002 (For Cruel Crime & Painful Punishment) and 5th July 2012 (For Cruel Crime)
- Pages: 128 (For Cruel Crime) and 100 Pages (For Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment)
- Format: Paperback
- Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
- Author: Terry Deary
- Illustrator: Mike Philips