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Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors and his true crime stories written in the early 1900s are among the glories of the genre Displayi. If you want a creepy summer read that removes you entirely from this world into the world of the aberrant side of the Victorian psyche then this is your book This

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Classic Crimes

Ng a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth and nineteenth century England and Scotland Utter. William Roughead was a Scottish lawyer and true crime writer in the first half of the twentieth century I should confess first of all that I find him compulsively 1 of evidence and unerring dramatic flair Roughead brings to life some The Headstrong Miss Henley of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials Forgotten Gospel of eighteenth and nineteenth century England and Scotland Utter. William Roughead was a Scottish lawyer and true crime writer in the first half Iris Murdoch Work For The Spirit of the twentieth century I should confess first Macbeth of all that I find him compulsively

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Ly engrossing these accounts of pre meditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings and human institutions find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to. Enjoyable read if you like Victorian crime with an Alfred Hitchcockesue commentary


10 thoughts on “Classic Crimes

  1. says:

    Have you watched “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and discovered—although you enjoy the noir vignettes tautly d

  2. says:

    If you want a creepy summer read that removes you entirely from this world into the world of the aberrant side of the Victorian psy

  3. says:

    This book appeals to my deeply entrenched fascination with true crimes of the past and was such a pleasure to r

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    William Roughead was a Scottish lawyer and true crime writer in the first half of the twentieth century I should confess first of all that I find him compulsively readable although he may not be to everybody's taste profoundly influenced by Dickens check The twelve essays collected in this book discuss crimes from 1765 to 1926 ranging from the infamous like Burke Hare to the utterly obscure like Katharine Nairn

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    There are a dozen murder mysteries and their resulting trials covered in this book All took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Scotland What makes these real stories so uniue is that all of them contain things almost unbelievable from the behavior of the characters to the verdicts handed down Justice is a ha

  6. says:

    If you're a true crime buff you should check this one out It's written in a sort of high Edwardian style that most of the true crime buffs among us won't expect we're used to Ann Rule going And he hated women Truly hated women He killed them Killed themdead and so forth So this is a refreshing change Roughead's writing style is a lot of florid fun probably even for people who aren't genre buffs

  7. says:

    A wonderfully engaging collection of commentary on Scottish murder crimes of the 18th and 19th century by the editor of Notable Trials better known in the UK than in the US A couple of the crimes here will be familiar to those knowing how the Deacon Brodie and Hare and Burke cases formed the background of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The humor and attention given by Roughead is engrossing a

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    Enjoyable read if you like Victorian crime with an Alfred Hitchcockesue commentary

  9. says:

    No one else comes close William Roughead was and is the greatest true crime writer of them all Combining a flowing prose style with an inimitable pawky sense of humor he remains the best and most sardonic stylist chronicling human depravity since well the authors of the Old Testament put down their styli By birt

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    One cannot have too much of a good murder 25 April 2016 This review is from Classic Crimes New York Review Books Classics PaperbackCovering twelve major cases from Scotland and England in the 18th and 19th centuries this is a brilliantly writ

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