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The Maul and the Pear Tree

The Maul and the Pear Tree

by P. D. James, T. A. Critchley

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446679213
Pages: 292
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-23
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In this riveting true crime account, acclaimed author P. D. James, the "Queen of the English mystery novel" (Newsweek) joins forces with historian T. A. Critchley to re-create the Radcliffe Highway murders, a series of vicious crimes committed in 1811 ... The scene is the London Docks near Wapping Old Stairs, a sinister neighborhood where pirates were often hanged. The first victims were two hardworking shopkeepers, along with their baby and shop boy. Twelve days later and only a few blocks away, an equally blameless pub owner was found together with his wife and servant, victims of equal cruelty and apparent absence of motive. The serial killings provoked nationwide notoriety and ...