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Another winner from Graham Farrell
on 13 February 2015
As with his other books, Mr Farrell's writing keeps the reader enthralled - quite why we are so enthralled by murder is for others to say, but we are. He is one of the very best writers of true-life crime, and for those who prefer the murders to have been a long time ago, probably the best. This book details a number of Victorian murders, setting the scene and then describing the events and their aftermath superbly. There have been more in-depth accounts of some of the murders - the Rugeley Poisoner, for example - but this book gives all the relevant facts and information without ever dragging its heels, yet doesn't rush past each one as some books do. A great read for those who enjoy real-life crime. Highly recommended.