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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

Jack the Ripper

By M. J. Trow

Charlie Peace

Charlie Peace

By Ben W. Johnson

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The Napoleon of Crime

By Ben Macintyre

Criminal Women, 1850–1920

Criminal Women, 1850–1920

By Lucy Williams and Barry Godfrey

The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer

The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer

By Kaye Jones

Criminal Children

Criminal Children

By Emma Watkins and Barry Godfrey

Poison Panic

Poison Panic

By Helen Barrell

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

By Kate Summerscale

Did She Kill Him?

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