The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders 1811 (Paperback)
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The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders 1811 (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/11/2010
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In 1811 John Williams was buried with a stake in his heart. Was he the notorious East End killer or his eighth victim in the bizarre and shocking Ratcliffe Highway Murders? In this vivid and gripping reconstruction P. D. James and police historian T. A. Critchley draw on forensics, public records, newspaper clippings and hitherto unpublished sources, expertly sifting the evidence to shed new light on this infamous Wapping mystery. This true crime novel begins amid the horror of a dark, wintry London in the year 1811. Using elegant historical detection P.D. James and police historian T.A. Critchley piece together new and unpublished sources in an original portrayal of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders. P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men, here explores the mysterious and intense emotions responsible for the unique crime of murder, with authority and sensitivity. Her only work of true crime, this novel uses forensics, unpublished sources and forgotten documents to create a vivid image of early-nineteenth century London and a gripping reconstruction of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571258086
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 28 mm
Edition: Main

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