Icky, Creepy, and Bizarre: Books on the Edge

Are you looking for books that are kind of gross? Then you may
be interested in a whole new set of books I’ve discovered. They
are Edge Books from Capstone Press. Edge Books cover a really wide range
of subjects.

Today’s books are from 3 of their series: Horrible Things, Sanitation
 and Forensic
Crime Solvers
. Maybe not for the faint-hearted but perfect for getting ready for Halloween!




 Terrifying, Bone-Chilling Rituals and Sacrifices by
Kelly Regan Barnhill

Here are a few of the chapter headings, to give you a
really good idea about what this book is all about: Self Mummification, Gladiators, Fire
Walking, Human Sacrifices
. Like I said, not for the faint-hearted!


Man-Eating Monsters
by Kelly Regan Barnhill (sorry, no link)

This book covers some familiar monsters, such as werewolves and
zombies. It also covers ones that are less familiar, such as chupacabras and
goblins. For some, there are real-life accounts that inspired the legends
behind the creatures. The pictures and photos certainly got my attention!

Also in this series:

Bizarre, Creepy Hoaxes

Sick, Nasty Medical Practices



 Garbage, Waste, Dumps, and You: The Disgusting Story
behind What We Leave Behind
 by Connie Colwell Miller

According to the author, most people in the U.S. produce about 4
pounds of garbage a day. That’s an awful lot of trash. Read this book to find
out about garbage, the history of dumps, the dangers of trash and more.


 Sewers and the Rats That Love Them: The Disgusting
Story Behind Where It All Goes 

Not everyone would enjoy going behind the scenes of our sanitation
system, but maybe you would? This book covers the history of toilets and what
goes on after we flush. This is an important subject though—what if we didn’t
have toilets and sewers? Not something I want to consider for too long!

Also in this series:

Do You Know Where Your Water has Been? The Disgusting Story behind
What You’re Drinking

Getting to Know Your Toilet: The Disgusting Story behind Your
Home’s Strangest Feature



 Blood Evidence by Barbara B. Rollins

Do you watch detective-type shows on TV? Lots of them show how
forensic evidence such as blood and fingerprints are used. Blood Evidence gives
background on blood, bloodstain patterns, DNA and other things crime scene
investigators look at when investigating a crime.


 Cause of Death by Barbara B. Rollins
and Michael Dahl

Dead bodies leave behind clues about the cause of death. This
book covers procedures for autopsies, and ways medical examiners decide how a
death has occurred.

Also in this series:


Fingerprint Evidence

Handwriting Evidence

Word Evidence

Earth Evidence

Insect Evidence


These books won’t appeal to all readers but if icky,
creepy and bizarre 
are your thing, you’ll love them!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *