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The Invention of Murder

(2011)
How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
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"It would be a crime not to read this book."
Donna Leon


HardCover. Pub Date :2013-07-23 Pages: 576 Language: English Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Murder in the nineteenth century was rare.But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous. with cold-blooded killings transformed into novels. broadsides. ballads . opera. and melodrama-even into puppet shows and performing dog-acts.Detective fiction and the new police force developed in parallel. each imitating the other-the founders of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickenss Inspector Bucket. the first fictional police detective. who in turn influenced Sherlock Holmes and. ultimately. even PDJames and Patricia Cornwell.In this meticulously researched and engrossing book. Judith Flanders retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder. both famous and obscure: from Greenacre. who transported his dismembered fiance around town by omnibus. to Burke and Hares bodys...

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-250-02487-0 / 978-1-250-02487-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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January 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-00-724888-1 / 978-0-00-724888-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-250-04853-2 / 978-1-250-04853-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-00-724889-X / 978-0-00-724889-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPress
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-85735-216-4 / 978-0-85735-216-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperPress
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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