From the murder of sweet Fanny Adams in 1867 to that of Florence Dennis – shot in the head and left in a ditch in 1894 – Jan Bondeson has scoured the archives of the Victorian Illustrated Police News (IPN) to give accounts of 56 murders, with background details of the victims and the fates of the killers. Each case features at least one illustration – often depictions of the crime scene and the scaffold – from the pages of the IPN.
The Count of Scotland Yard
The Controversial Life and Cases of DCS Herbert Hannam
DCS Herbert Hannam was one of the most compelling characters in Scotland Yard and the CID during the post-war period; in this biography of Hannam, Wade describes some of the sensational crimes he investigated in the mid 1950s and the unsolved murder of Emily Pye.
The Who's Who of British Crime
in the Twentieth Century
Doctor Crippen, Lord Haw-Haw, Fred and Rosemary West, the Kray Twins – this book tells the stories of modern British history's most notorious murderers, traitors, burglars and fraudsters. Its alphabetical listing includes further entries for unsolved mysteries such as Lord Lucan's disappearance and the Brighton Trunk Murders. On a happier note, the 20th century saw extraordinary advances in the fight against crime, so successful police officers, forensic scientists and lawyers also find a place here.
Tales from the Dead-House
Harold Shipman's sly killing spree prematurely ended the lives of an estimated 284 people, mainly elderly women. The killer's life and personality as well as his deeds are reviewed in this collection of macabre true crime stories. Also included are the tales of Mary Wilson, the Gateshead poisoner of four husbands; Arthur Waite, the murderous dentist; and the brutal gangland killings of Glasgow's so-called ‘ice cream wars’.