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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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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.
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.
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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