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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, 11 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Unsolved London Murders: The 1940s and 1950s (Hardcover)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book,as with Unsolved murders of the 1920s and 1930s,it is very absorbing.I had only heard of a few of the murders the rest were new to me.It impressed me how hard the police worked in trying to solve each crime and although these crimes are unsolved the cases remain open,well worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 20 May 2011
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Junius (London, Middlesex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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The author has generally done a good job of digging up old murder cases which are now almost forgotten, using original sources to do so. The first few, for instance, cast an interesting light on murky murders during World War Two. They read well and are sensibly put together and concluded.

However, there are very few contemporary images, perhaps because there aren't any, so most pictures of of recent vintage. Several of the cases lack access to the original files, so newspapers of the time are used, thus limiting the information available. Finally, there are a few errors of fact; Haigh killed three women, not six. Christie did tell that he had killed Geraldine Evans, he was not in gaol for five minor offences (one was non-custodial), nor was his wife's maiden name Waddington, and there are a few more errors of fact in this chapter, sensible as the general approach to the case is. For these reasons I cannot give a 5 star rating, but on the whole it is well researched, original and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars but I am told that it is a good book!, 18 Jan. 2015
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Mrs. Valerie M. King "book vale" (Sussex England) - See all my reviews
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arrived promptly , bought as a gift so can't comment on content , but I am told that it is a good book !
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsolved London Murders, The 1940s & 1950s, 15 Dec. 2009
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D. J. Lee "David J. Lee" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I have found this book absolutely fascinating. The work of the Police in trying to solve the murders, the lengths they go to & the witnesses they interview puts old fashioned Police work to the fore. Superb detective work.
David J. Lee
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