I found this book to be very interesting as it covered all aspects of the life of James Berry. It revealed many interesting facts about Victorian life, attitudes, crime and punishment. Some accounts of the crimes, trials and execution of Berrys cliants are graphic. The book also deals with the emotions envolved in carrying out the final penalty of the law. Berry was a colourful, outspoken and contrivertial characture who liked and got publicity. I recomend this book to any one but those with an interest in history, crime, punishment and human nature will find it facinating.