The 1920s and 1930s
True Crime 2009
Hardback 199pp Illustrated
9781845630751   Product Code: 20123
The investigations into the murder of a French acrobat near Piccadilly Circus in 1924 are revealing of the Soho underworld of the time as a cast of resident aliens and prostitutes fail to help the police find the perpetrator. This book gives an insight into the workings of the Metropolitan Police in the 1920s and 1930s, exploring a selection of such unsolved cases, including violent IRA killings and the poisoning of a Lithuanian egg merchant.