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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Jeffers, H. Paul (Harry Paul), 1934-
New York : Pharos Books, 1992
|All Authors / Contributors:||
H Paul Jeffers
|Description:||viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Responsibility:||H. Paul Jeffers.|
Murders ever committed - in their quest to bring the culprits to the bar of justice, and frequently to the gallows. Among the dastardly villains you will encounter are serial killer Reg Christie, who hid the remains of his victims beneath the floorboards and behind the walls of his house at 10 Rillington Place; the henpecked Dr. Crippen, who poisoned his wife to abscond with his young mistress; and the poisonous Dr. Cream, who pursued a personal vendetta against.
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That of an ineffectual bungler who needs help from the outside - from Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes. Bloody Business debunks that stereotype. Mystery fans will enjoy this depiction of the real-life figures behind the fictional detectives. True crime fans will relish these enthralling and blood-curdling tales all the more because they are true.
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