What is the most effective way to dispose of a troublesome corpse? Eat it? Dip it in a vat of acid? Feed it to the pigs – or turn it into sausages? Just pop it in a furnace, maybe…? There’s more than thirty cases here: from Catherine Hayes who set a trend in dismemberment in 1726 when she hacked off her husband’s head and tossed it into the Thames, to Dennis Nilson who was doing much the same to his victims in 1983; from Marcel Petiot’s quicklime pits in Occupied Paris, to New York’s infamous Albert ‘The Cannibal’ Fish. Yet however meticulous and ingenious, none of them got away with it – painstaking investigation and forensics led to the final unmasking of the sadists and psychotics who sought such bloody concealment of their crimes. With black and white photographs.