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Book review: Criminal Children

The publisher Pen & Sword appears to be increasingly publishing books by academic crime historians – a move that... • posted 3 days ago

“Oh, Lacey, don’t!”: a Welsh murder and how the press watched the killer die

One of the most notorious murder cases in 20th century Wales came in the first year of that century, as the reign of Queen... • posted 10 days ago

What I’ve read about crime this month

I thought it might be useful to detail the books and publications I’ve read this month, for anyone who fancies a bit... • posted 19 days ago

The Camden Town Tragedy: Class and titles in coverage of the Crippen case

  An IPN headline from 23 July 1910 The past is a different place: sometimes, this does not seem to be the case when... • posted 38 days ago