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on 26 August 2013
An interesting and informative book. An in depth look at some of the crimes that defied investigators of that time and which gives food for thought to modern day enthusiasts.
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on 18 January 2015
arrived promptly , bought as a gift so can't comment on content , but i have been told it is an interesting book .
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on 4 December 2015
I enjoyed this book very much.
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on 3 August 2013
ideal if you're into unsolved mysteries etc not sure it's the sort of book you'd want to keep picking up and reading but good none the less.
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on 22 November 2015
a good read
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on 1 January 2012
I have read alot of books on Victorian crime,so this was refreshing to find a book on unsolved murders of the time.There were crimes in this book i had never heard of and some of the more famous ones.Well written and factual,i thoroughly enjoyed it.I have since bought more books by this author.
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on 18 February 2012
As the title states, this book contains a number of cases relating to unsolved murders in Victorian and Edwardian London. The accounts are very short (5 or 6 pages each) and do not go in to a lot of detail. It's who was murdered and details of why (if!) anyone got arrested and why they were not charged. It does not go in to any details of who else could have been responsible for the crimes and the reasons why.
There are pictures too but these don't make much sense - Eliza Hubbard was murdered in 1838 and was found stabbed to death in her bedroom. The picture that accompanies the story is a random picture of Epping Forest taken in 1910 as she and her husband were reported previously seen `quarrelling here'. In 1839 Robert Westwood was found murdered in his rooms in Prince Street, Soho. Yet the photo shows a shot of Prince Street taken in 2006!
Not very satisfying and it has left more questions than answers. A couple of the stories would be good for further investigation - as in the style of the books Mr Briggs' Hat or The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
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on 20 January 2010
Easy to read (and easy to forget !) this book presents unsolved crimes. Some are thrilling but others boring. Quincey should be disappointed because "if Murder [is] considered as One of the Fine Arts", it is not often the case here where butcher rhymes with murderer.
The book is good, as the author, but the "heroes" are less elegant !
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