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    DescriptionUnsolved crimes have a particular fascination, none more so than unsolved murders. The horror of the crime itself, the mystery surrounding it, the notion of a killer on the loose, the insight into primitive police work, 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. For this collection Jonathan Oates has selected over 20 varied and intriguing cases from the late 1830s to just before the Great War. Among them are the headless body found in a bag at Waterloo Bridge, the pregnant maid who was bludgeoned to death, the blackmailer whose corpse was discovered in the gutter, the shooting of the night watchman at the CafA(c) Royal, the barmaid whose corpse rode the train from Hounslow to Waterloo, the dead girl packed in a parcel, and the enigmatic case of Frances Coles, the Whitechapel prostitute who may have been Jack the Ripper's ultimate victim. Each of these case histories is recounted in precise, sometimes shocking detail. The inadequacy of the detection and forensic techniques employed over a century ago is revealed, as is the corrupt and brutal side of life in the Victorian city.


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    Title
    Unsolved Murders in Victorian and Edwardian London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845630454
    ISBN 10: 1845630459
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    DC22: 364.15230942
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBKESL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 364.152309421
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, WQH
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    WHARNCLIFFE BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley