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Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

by David Thomas

Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Director of Technology at the National ...
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A History of London's Prisons

A History of London's Prisons

by Geoffrey Howse

A History of London's Prisons

London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The el...
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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

by Lucy Worsley

A Very British Murder

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murd...
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An Appetite For Murder

An Appetite For Murder

by Linda Stratmann

An Appetite For Murder

The sudden death of overweight 49-year-old Thomas Whibley sparks off an acrimonious furore in Bayswater, and sparks fly between rival diet doctors, vegetarians and the extremist Pure Food Society....
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As Thick As Thieves

As Thick As Thieves

by Richard O. Smith

As Thick As Thieves : Britain's Foolish Felons & Loopy Laws

Standing in an ID parade of incompetence, waiting to be picked out as Britain's stupidest criminal, we've assembled a line-up of bungling burglars, asinine ass...
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Avon Street

Avon Street

by Paul Emanuelli

Avon Street

One night, one rash act, one crime changed James Daunton's life for ever. Robbed of everything he once had, and trapped in a merciless vendetta, James must now take on Nathaniel Caine and his gang to survive...
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Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and  Blackmailer

Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and Blackmailer

by Helen Rappaport

Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and Blackmailer

Madame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address, the title of 'purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen', a shop full of exotic, expens...
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Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

by Pam Rhodes

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

A fascinating slice of 1950s life Pamela Rhodes, tells her story of life as a policewoman in Bobby on the Beat. When Pam joined in the 1950s the force's female r...
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Britain's Most Notorious Prisoners

Britain's Most Notorious Prisoners

by Stephen Wade

Britain's Most Notorious Prisoners

Prison is an unknown world for most of us. It is a place where time stops and lives are held in suspension, taken out of circulation. Amongst the gaol population are the dangerous inma...
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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

by Mark Stevens

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Mark Stevens reveals what life was like for the criminally insane, over one hundred years ago. From fresh research into the Broadmoor archives, Mark has uncover...
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Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

by Max Decharne

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been ...
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Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

by Philip McDougall

Murders And Misdemeanours Chichester

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pi...
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Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

by Payne, Chris

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a ‘slow starter,’ his career took off when he was transferred to the small ...
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Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

by Adrian Gray

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian Britain

Dark and foggy Victorian streets, the murderous madman, the arsenic-laced evening meal - we all think we know the realities of Victorian crime. Adrian Gray's thrilling book reco...
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Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

by Ross Gilfillan

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

'Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and...
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Crime Archive:The Krays

Crime Archive:The Krays

by James Morton

Crime Archive:The Krays

Ronnie and Reggie Kray were kings of the Sixties underworld – gangland bosses whose escalating crimes of fraud, extortion, violence and murder spanned over a decade in London’s East End. Comp...
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Criminal Women

Criminal Women

by John Eddelston

Criminal Women

Women have sometimes been seen as less criminally inclined than men. But, as John Eddleston shows in this revealing anthology of female crimes in London, this image is hard to mesh with reality, for the c...
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Dead Image

Dead Image

by Joan Lock

Dead Image

The explosion was heard twenty miles away. It killed boatmen and wrecked the exotic villa of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the fashionable St John's Wood artist. But what caused the 1874 Regents Park explosion? Fenia...
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Did She Kill Him ?

Did She Kill Him ?

by Kate Colquhoun

Did She Kill Him ? : A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery & Arsenic

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool c...
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Doctor Crippen

Doctor Crippen

by Nicholas Connell

Doctor Crippen

In 1910 Cora Crippen, an unsuccessful music-hall artiste known as Belle Elmore, was murdered by her husband Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, an American quack doctor, at their London home. During a search of the...
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