The Art of the English Murder

The Art of the English Murder : From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

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Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime--and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 142 x 224 x 25mm | 350g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1605989096
  • 9781605989099
  • 558,504

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Fascinating. This riveting cultural history will enthrall fans of British crime novels as well as readers of true crime.
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