A Prescription for Murder: Victorian Serial Killings of Dr.Thomas Neill Cream (Chicago Series on Sexuality, History & Society New edition)
By: Angus McLaren (author)Paperback
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Between 1877 and 1892, Dr Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women, all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions, in England and North America. Using press reports and police dossiers, this account of the killings investigates the links between crime and respectability to reveal a remarkable range of Victorian sexual tensions and fears. The author explores how the roles of murderer and victim were created, and how similar tensions might contribute to the increase in serial killing in modern society.
Acknowledgments Dramatis Personae Introduction Pt. 1: The Crimes 1: The Time and Place 2: The Murders 3: The Police 4: The Suspect 5: The Trial Pt. 2: The Context 6: Prostitution 7: Abortion 8: Blackmail 9: Doctors 10: Detectives 11: Degenerates 12: Women Conclusion Afterword Notes Select Bibliography Index
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