Whilst many criminals, particularly in fiction, are depicted as being of below average intelligence, there are a few individuals who would be better described as being criminal geniuses. Their crimes are frequently both daring in their planning and ingenious in their concealment, and are remembered long after they have been solved.
Although the types of crime involved may vary, these crimes are frequently explored in popular fiction. People are simply fascinated with learning more about the minds behind these sensational crimes. But when you investigate the historical facts of these crimes, and learn how they were conceived and enacted, the ingenuity of the people involved can be properly understood.
The criminal geniuses in this book have all used their intelligence and criminal creativity to solve problems for their own personal gain. This could be for daring acts of robbery that the security of the time had not anticipated, or for cruel acts of murder, which they could commit without being detected.