Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings” as Want to Read:
Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings

3.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
A riveting examination of one of New Zealand's most sensational court cases of its day: the 1886 trial of Tom Hall for attempting to murder his wife Kitty by poison, and the murder of his father-in-law, Captain Henry Cain. A portrait of scandal in a newly emerging colonial society.

On a drizzly Monday morning, 16 August 1886, the inhabitants of Timaru woke to astounding new
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Canterbury University Press (first published 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Vile Crimes, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Vile Crimes

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-18 of 18)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Cheryl marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Tony rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2016
Talia Nyx
Talia Nyx marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2015
Becky Rosenson
Becky Rosenson marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2015
Michy marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Louis rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2013
Joanne Knight
Joanne Knight rated it liked it
Dec 12, 2013
Brent rated it it was ok
Jul 18, 2013
Debbie Hoffman
Debbie Hoffman marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
Day Littrell
Day Littrell marked it as to-read
May 29, 2013
Emma Langlands
Emma Langlands rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2013
Kathleen Dixon
Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it
Sep 21, 2015
Scott rated it really liked it
Jul 31, 2012
Heather rated it it was ok
Aug 04, 2012
Scrumhalf marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2012
Craig Sisterson
Craig Sisterson marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Peter Graham, born 1947 in New Zealand.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Peter Graham is a retired barrister who has worked in Hong Kong for over thirty years. Peter Graham now lives in New Zealand and is a true crime writer. He is the author of Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings and So Brilliantly Clever: Parker Hulme and the murder that shock
More about Peter Graham...

Share This Book