This book features fifty-six Victorian cases of murder covered in the sensational weekly penny journal the Illustrated Police News between 1867 and 1900. Some of them are famous, like the Bravo Mystery of 1876, the Llangibby Massacre of 1878 and the Mrs Pearcey case of 1890; others are little-known, like the Acton Atrocity of 1880, the Ramsgate Mystery of 1893 and the Grafton Street Murder of 1894. Take your ticket for the house of horrors.
Jan Bondeson is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University. He lived in London for many years, and has spent decades studying the criminal history of the metropolis. His many critically acclaimed titles include 'Queen Victoria's Stalker', 'Amazing Dogs', 'Buried Alive' and 'Freaks'. He lives in Newport in Wales.