Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder

Book - 2016 | First Pegasus Books cloth edition
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April 26th, 1871. In one of London's remotest beats a brutalized young woman is found kneeling in the muddy road, her face smashed and battered. The woman muttered "let me die," slipped into a coma, and died five days later. She was Jane Maria Clouson, sixteen-year-old servant to the Pooks, a respectable Greenwich family. Hours after her death her master's son, Edmund, was arrested for her murder. Murphy creates a gripping narrative of the police procedural and the ensuing legal drama, with its many twists and turns, from the discovery of the body until the final judgment--and applies contemporary forensic methods to this Victorian cold case
Contents: Let me die
Social confusion and moral corruption
Rough music
Viper of Kidbrooke Lane
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 M
Characteristics: xii, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781605989822


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