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Classic Crimes : New York Review Books Classics - William Roughead

Classic Crimes

New York Review Books Classics

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780940322462
Number Of Pages: 576

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Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead "the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors," and his true crime stories, written in the early 1900s, are among the glories of the genre. Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and Scotland. Utterly engrossing, these accounts of pre-meditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings, and human institutions, find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to do.

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'Reminds me how challenging crime investigation can be, helping me relish the task.' Stephen Wade, lecturer on the history of crime, University of Hull. Times Higher Education

Introductionp. vii
Katharine Nairnp. 3
Deacon Brodiep. 35
The West Port Murdersp. 85
To Meet Miss Madeleine Smithp. 129
Constance Kent's Consciencep. 171
The Sandyford Mysteryp. 217
The Balham Mysteryp. 263
Dr. Pritchard Revisitedp. 303
The Arran Murderp. 347
The Ardlamont Mysteryp. 379
The Slater Casep. 465
The Merrett Mysteryp. 517
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ISBN: 9780940322462
ISBN-10: 0940322463
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st September 2000
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.9  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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