Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
  • Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)
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Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited; Phrenology to Fingerprint 1811-1911 (Hardback)

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An exhaustive, sumptuously presented guide to some of the nineteenth-century’s most iconic slaughters, Murder Maps delineates not just the cartographic angle to the crimes but also details developments in police methods and scientific and technological breakthroughs.

The most captivating and intriguing 19th-century murders from around the world are re-examined in this disquieting volume, which takes readers on a perilous journey around the world's most benighted regions. In each area, murders are charted with increasing specificity: beginning with city- or region-wide overviews, drilling down to street-level diagrams and zooming-in to detailed floor plans. All the elements of each crime are meticulously replotted on archival maps, from the prior movements of both killer and victim to the eventual location of the body.

The murders revisited range from the 'French Ripper' Joseph Vacher, who roamed the French countryside brutally murdering and mutilating over twenty shepherds and shepherdesses, to H.H. Holmes, who built a hotel in Chicago to entrap, murder and dispose of its many guests.

Crime expert Dr Drew Gray illuminates the details of each case, recounting both the horrifying particulars of the crimes themselves and the ingenious detective work that led to the eventual capture of the murderers. He highlights the development of police methods and technology: from the introduction of the police whistle to the standardization of the mugshot and from the invention of fingerprinting to the use of radio telegraphy to capture criminals. Disturbing crime-scene photographs by pioneers of policework, such as Alphonse Bertillon, and contemporary illustrations from the sensationalist magazines of the day, including the Illustrated Police News and the Petit Journal, complete the macabre picture.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500252451
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 260 x 180 mm

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“Murder Maps”

A fascinating, beautifully packaged and gruesome book combining history and true crime. Containing real crime scene photos so its definitely not for the faint hearted. However this would be the perfect gift for a fan... More

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“Fascinating”

Illustrated throughout and attractively presented in sepia, red binding and black page edging. Murder Maps would make an ideal gift for friends and family with an interest in historical crime or social history.
It... More

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“Goregous but gruesome”

This is a stunning book. The black sprayed edges had me from the first glimpse, and the contents do not let it down. This is a must have for any historic true crime buff.
It presents case studies of murders, violent... More

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