The Story of a National Obsession
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9781849906340   Product Code: 18213
When did the British start taking such a ghoulish pleasure in violent death; and what does this tell us about ourselves? In an investigation of our national fascination with murder, Lucy Worsley explores the phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes such as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders, which caused a nation- wide panic in Regency England, and characters such as the murderess in black satin, Maria Manning, who helped bury her lover under the kitchen floor. Accompanied the TV series.