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Did John fall, or was he pushed?

‘Head of a Drowned Man’ by Théodore Géricault Looking at unsolved cases from the Victorian era... • posted 2 days ago

Murder in Milwaukee: How chloroform caught a wife-killer

Wisconsin Street in Milwaukee, 1900 (Library Of Congress) It was often assumed, certainly in the British press, that violent... • posted 16 days ago

Crime links for September 2020

This month, I have to start with a shameless plug for a feature I wrote on the history of female private detectives. This... • posted 24 days ago

Learning about past private eyes

My next book, Sister Sleuths – a history of female private detectives in Britain – will be published by Pen &... • posted 40 days ago