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John Reynolds’ Book of Murder Tales (1621–1635)

- November 4, 2019 in crime, John Reynolds, murder, sin

An illustrated collection of murder tales from the early 17th century, including the basis for the Jacobean play The Changeling.

The History of Burke and Hare and of the Resurrectionist Times (1884)

- August 28, 2019 in body snatching, Burke and Hare, crime, murder, Resurrectionists, William Burke, William Hare

An account of the early serial killers, Burke and Hare, and the medical demand for corpses that fueled these murders.

The London Guide and Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets (1819)

- August 12, 2014 in crime, london

A comprehensive guide to help the unwitting visitor avoid falling victim to the various and nefarious crimes abound in early 19th-century London.

The London Guide and Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets (1819)

- August 12, 2014 in crime, london

A comprehensive guide to help the unwitting visitor avoid falling victim to the various and nefarious crimes abound in early 19th-century London.