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The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime

Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : HarperPress pbk. edView all editions and formats
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'We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money out of it.' Punch

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Flanders
ISBN: 9780007248896 000724889X 9780007248889 0007248881
OCLC Number: 660519023
Awards: Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2011.
Description: xvii, 556 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Imagining Murder --
Trial by Newspaper --
Entertaining Murder --
Policing Murder --
Panic --
Middle-Class Poisoners --
Science, Technology and the Law --
Violence --
Modernity.
Responsibility: Judith Flanders.
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'Engrossing!Flanders excels at following the trends in detection and how this was reflected in writing' Sunday Times 'Riveting and meticulous!Flanders balances judicious facts with lively Read more...

 
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