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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (by Kate Summerscale)

Bloomsbury Publishing (29 Apr, 2016)

Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extra ...

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Columbine (by Dave Cullen)

Old Street Publishing (17 Mar, 2010)

On 20th April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made their bid to leave 'a lasting impression on the world'. They drove to school, planted two huge bombs in the dining area, then positioned themselves outside the main entrance to pick off the fleeing teachers and students. The bombs failed, but the ensuing massacre defined a new brand of school violence - one that has started to cross the Atlantic. In the ...

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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome) (by Val McDermid)

Profile Books (05 Feb, 2015)

The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and V ...

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The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty (by Ben Macintyre)

HarperPress (05 Jan, 2012)

The rumbustious true story of the Victorian master thief who was the model for Conan Doyle’s Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch-rival. From the bestselling author of ‘Operation Mincemeat’ and ‘Agent Zigzag’. Adam Worth was the greatest master criminal of Victorian times. Abjuring violence and setting himself up as a perfectly respectable gentleman, he became the ringleader for the largest crimin ...

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Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian tale of deception, adultery and arsenic (by Kate Colquhoun)

Little, Brown Book Group (06 Mar, 2014)

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian ...

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A Very British Murder (by Lucy Worsley)

BBC Digital (12 Sep, 2013)

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who ...

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1888 London Murders in the Year of the Ripper (by Peter Stubley)

The History Press Ltd (01 Sep, 2012)

In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten or written off. This ...

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Talking with Serial Killers (by Christopher Berry-Dee)

Blake Publishing (23 May, 2003)

Christopher Berry-Dee interviews several serial killers within their prisons having gained their trust. Their remorseless pursuit of horror and violence is described in their own words from unique audio and video taped interviews. Christopher has collated these interviews into this amazing and disturbing book. Not only does he interview some of the worlds most evil men and women, he also reproduces their ...

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (by Kate Summerscale)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (26 Jul, 2008)

In the village of Road in Wiltshire during the summer of 1860, a family awakes to discover that a gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Wilcher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, has the unenviable task of conducting the investigation.

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