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The invention of murder : how the Victorians ... Read More

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  • ISBN: 9781250024879 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1250024870 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: xi, 556 pages ; illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.

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Originally published: 2011.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Imagining murder -- Trial by newspaper -- ... Read More
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In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth ... Read More
Subject: Murder > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Summary: In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders explores some of the most gripping cases that fascinated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. She retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder--both famous and obscure--from the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedies of the murdered Marr family in London's East End; Burke and Hare and their bodysnatching business in Edinburgh; and Greenacre, who transported his dismembered fiancee around town by omnibus. With an irresistible cast of swindlers, forgers, and poisoners, the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, "The Invention of Murder" is both a gripping tale of crime and punishment, and history at its most readable.

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