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    Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s (True Crime from Wharncliffe) (Hardback) By (author) Jonathan Oates

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    DescriptionUnsolved crimes have a special fascination, none more so than unsolved murders. The shock of the crime itself and the mystery surrounding it, the fear generated by the awareness a killer on the loose, the insight the cases give into outdated police methods, and the chance to speculate about the identity of the killer after so many years have passed - all these aspects of unsolved murder cases make them compelling reading. In this companion volume to his bestselling Unsolved Murders of Victorian and Edwardian London, Jonathan Oates has selected over 20 haunting, sometimes shocking cases from the period between the two world wars. Included are the shooting of PC James Kelly in Gunnersbury, violent deaths associated with Fenian Conspiracies, the stabbing of the French acrobat Martial Lechevalier in Piccadilly, the strychnine poisoning of egg-seller Kusel Behr, the killing by arsenic of three members of a Croydon family, and, perhaps most gruesome of all, the case of the unidentified body parts found at Waterloo Station. Jonathan Oates describes each of these crimes in precise, forensic detail. His case studies shed light on the lives of the victims and summon up the ruthless, sometimes lethal character of London itself.


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    Title
    Unsolved London Murders
    Subtitle
    The 1920s and 1930s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845630751
    ISBN 10: 1845630750
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930, CHRN/1920
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    DC22: 364.15230942
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL, 3JJG
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 364.15230942109042
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    WHARNCLIFFE BOOKS
    Publication date
    19 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley