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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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The tradition of British detective fiction developed in parallel with the new Victorian police force as real-life murder cases inspired not only novels but also broadsides, waxworks, melodramas and puppet shows. In her exploration of a century of murder, Flanders uses the stories of the most notorious cases, from Burke and Hare to Jack the Ripper, to build up a picture of Victorian society and the evolving representations of crime and criminals in popular culture.



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July 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Invention of Murder
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-00-724888-1 / 978-0-00-724888-9 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
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January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
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January 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
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January 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
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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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July 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: 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 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: HarperPress
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