The New Newgate Calendar

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delving into the dark side of life

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Murder in the dark: policing in Rotherhithe, 1862

Henry Butler had everything to look forward to that summer. He had a job as a police officer, part of Division M (Southwark)... • posted 28 days ago

What is it about true crime that makes everyone so angry?

The new Crime Monthly magazine: crime porn? There is something about crime that makes people angry. I’m not actually... • posted 42 days ago

A Peculiar Man: The Ratho Murder of 1864

Scottish crime records can reveal fascinating insights not only into horrific events, but also the communities that had to... • posted 49 days ago

New Discover Your Ancestors print edition out now

The latest annual print edition of Discover Your Ancestors is out now, and includes a couple of features by me. If you want... • posted 51 days ago