Gaslight Murder: 12 Gripping Victorian True Crime Books

The truth is grislier than fiction in these real-life accounts of mystery and murder from the Victorian era.

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Jack the Ripper

By M. J. Trow

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Charlie Peace

By Ben W. Johnson

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The Napoleon of Crime

By Ben Macintyre

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Criminal Women, 1850–1920

By Lucy Williams and Barry Godfrey

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The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer

By Kaye Jones

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Criminal Children

By Emma Watkins and Barry Godfrey

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Poison Panic

By Helen Barrell

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

By Kate Summerscale

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Did She Kill Him?

By Kate Colquhoun

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The Murder of Helen Jewett

By Patricia Cline Cohen

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Mr. Briggs' Hat

By Kate Colquhoun

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London 1849

By Michael Alpert