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Murder at Shandy Hall

Women dying of arsenic poisoning were a popular subject for the press – this later example is from the Illustrated... • posted 11 days ago

The day Jack the Ripper appeared in court

In 1888, a murderer – or murderers – struck in East London, killing several women in gruesome ways. The offender... • posted 18 days ago

Dark tourism in the fin de siècle: photographing the condemned

In 1898, the Illustrated Police News – that bastion of sensitivity – breathlessly reported that there had been... • posted 27 days ago

Book Review: The Murder That Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes

The Great War was still fresh in everyone’s minds when, one snowy night in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, a middle-aged shopkeeper... • posted 42 days ago