The Art of the English Murder

The Art of the English Murder

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"Murder: a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy--and a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime--and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494504199
1494504197
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 WORSLEY CD
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne
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