Foul Deeds in Islington

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    Foul Deeds in Islington

    John J Eddleston

    Wharncliffe 2010

    Hardback 208pp

    9781845631277   Product Code: 10975

    Islington may now be one of the most fashionable areas of London, but it was once a dark and dangerous place. This absorbing book charts the many shocking crimes committed within its purlieus, and profiles their perpetrators: police killers Thomas Cooper and Ronald Marwood, the poisoner George Chapman, the child murderer Celestina Somner, and Kenneth Halliwell, who bludgeoned his lover, the playwright Joe Orton, to death on Noel Road.

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