Murders of the Black Museum, 1875-1975: The Dark Secrets Behind More Than a Hundred Years of the Most Notorious Crimes in England

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Feb 1, 2011 - True Crime - 394 pages
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Contemporary photographs never seen outside Scotland Yard are featured in this guide to some of the most incredible murders ever committed New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, houses the notorious Black Museum, a unique collection of exhibits, photographs, and other items connected with some of the most famous crimes of the last century. Fifty of those crimes were murders and they are explored in detail in this compelling book. Gordon Honeycombe was given privileged access to its darkest secrets of the place that was renamed The Crime Museum. His book spans a hundred years of murder, manslaughter, and attempted assassinations and reveals the true facts behind some of the U.K.'s most notorious murder cases, including Jack the Ripper, Dr. Crippen, and the Krays.
 

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Contents

The Murder of Arthur Dyson 1876
1
The Whitechapel Murders 1888
11
The Murder of Mr Maybrick 1889
25
The Murder of Mrs Hogg 1890
33
The Murder of Matilda Clover 1891
41
The Murder of Miss Mather 1891
46
The Murder of John Levy 1896
52
The Murder of Henry Smith 1896
60
The Murder of Ernest Key 1938
226
The Murder of Sir Michael ODwyer 1940
228
The Murder of Mrs Greenhill 1941
231
The Murder of Evelyn Oatley 1942
234
The Murders of John and Claire Tratsart 1945
245
The Murder of George Heath 1944
249
The Murder of Alec de Antiquis 1947
259
The Murder of PC Edgar 1948
264

The Murder of Doris Marmon 1896
64
The Murder of William Terriss 1897
68
The Murder of Miss Holland 1899
76
The Murders of Mr and Mrs Farrow 1905
87
The Murder of Cora Crippen 1910
90
The Murder of Leon Beron 1911
99
The Murder of Eliza Barrow 1911
104
The Murder of Bessie Mundy 1912
118
The Attempted Assassination of Sir Edward Henry 1912
128
The Murder of Nellie Trew 1918
134
The Murder of Mrs Armstrong 1921
136
The Murder of Gertrude Yates 1922
144
The Murder of Percy Thompson 1922
149
The Murder of Emily Kaye 1924
167
The Murder of Elsie Cameron 1924
180
The Murder of Minnie Bonati 1927
188
The Murder of PC Gutteridge 1927
193
The Murder of Walter Spatchett 1933
203
The Murder of Joseph Bedford 1933
206
The Murder of Frederick Bryant 1935
210
The Murder of Ruby Keen 1937
215
The Manslaughter of Percy Casserley 1938
219
The Murder of Harry Michaelson 1948
267
The Murder of Mrs DurandDeacon 1949
269
The Murder of Mr Goodman 1949
280
The Murder of PC Miles 1952
283
The Murder of Mrs Christie 1953
295
The Murders of Vera Chesney and Lady Menzies 1954 317
317
The Murder of Shirley Allen 1957
320
The Murder of Veronica Murray 1958
323
The Murder of DS Purdy 1959
327
The Murders of DS Head DC Wombwell and PC Fox 1966
333
The Murders of George Cornell and Jack McVitie 19667
347
The Murder of Colin Saunders 1969
358
The Murder of Julian Sessé 1970
361
The Murder of Mrs McKay 1970
365
Appendix A
382
Appendix B
385
Appendix C
388
Appendix D
390
Afterword
392
Select Bibliography
393
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Gordon Honeycombe is an actor and the author of Red Watch and Siren Song.

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