Unsolved London Murders

Unsolved London Murders

Unsolved 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the mystery surrounding it, the fear generated by the awareness a killer on the loose, the insight the cases give into outdated police methods, and the chance to speculate about the identity of the killer after so many years have passed - all these aspects of unsolved murder cases make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 best-selling 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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Publisher Casemate Publishers
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Pages 203 pages
Unsolved London Murders
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Jonathan Oates
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Geoffrey Howse
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-19 - Publisher: Wharncliffe

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Jan Bondeson
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-28 - Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Jan Bondeson
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-28 - Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Geoffrey Howse
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-19 - Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jan Bondeson
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

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Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Jonathan Oates
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Wharncliffe Books

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Deadly Derbyshire
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Scott C. Lomax
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-20 - Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Declan McHugh
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Margaret Drinkall
Categories: Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-01 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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