Book Title: The A-Z of Victorian Crime
Author: Neil R.A.Bell, Trevor N.Bond, Kate Clarke & M.W Oldridge
Genres: Nonfiction, Crime, True Crime
I read this in book format.
The A-Z of Victorian Crime is a true crime book featuring the notorious crime sprees including Jack the Ripper, the Road Hill Murder and the Balham Mystery. It also includes many crimes that I hadn’t heard before which was a nice change to read about.
The book is written by four historians that have exclusive information from policemen, forensic scientists and others who know the nineteenth century like the back of their hand.
There is a lot of information in here, split into alphabetised categories of victims and perpetrators, making it easy to read.
This is a very interesting read, full of wonderful facts and stories that will leave you shocked and sickened… in the best way.
It’s refreshing to read about stories without modern technology involved, such as mobile phones and internet access. It’s a reminder of what life was like at one point in time and a reminder of how far forensic science has come along the way. It makes me wonder if we’d actually have caught the Riper and solved many more cold cases if they had been committed when DNA testing was a huge thing.
This was an easy read with lots of great facts included. I found myself telling friends and family stories from it.
I give this a strong 4 out of 5 stars.
Many thanks to Amberley Publishing for kindly sending this book to me.