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Scottish Murders

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Here are twenty tales of murder most foul: dark deeds at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots; the great Victorian trials of Madeline Smith and Dr Edward Pritchard ('The Human Crocodile'); the grisly exploits of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare; and the still-undetected 'Bible John', who terrorised a famous Glasgow dance hall in the 1960s.

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Paperback, 250 pages
Published 2011 by Lomond
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Ruth
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Short, surprisingly readable and engaging accounts of famous Scottish murders. The more true crime I read, the more I stand in awe at the small reasons for which people kill one another: petty arguments, the keeping of unimportant-sounding secrets, staggeringly small amounts of cash, etc. Also, given the spotty development of forensic science, I'm astounded that anybody was ever apprehended for a crime before the mid-Twentieth Century.
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Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, nonfiction
I'm happy this book was well written and not boring at all, engaging me in the real murder mystery they were describing.
Anj_1
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. Well writen, gives a good feel for the age of the day.
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