The art of the English murder: from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

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Murder--a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?In The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of modern England, murder entered our national psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since.The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime--and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.
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subject_facet Crime in popular culture, Murder -- Great Britain, Murder -- Great Britain -- Case studies, Murder -- Great Britain -- History, Murder -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History, Murder in art, Murder in literature, Murder in mass media, National characteristics, British
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title_full The art of the English murder : [from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock] / Lucy Worsley, The art of the English murder : from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock [electronic resource] / Lucy Worsley
title_short The art of the English murder :
title_sub from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock
topic_facet Crime in popular culture, History, Murder, Murder in art, Murder in literature, Murder in mass media, National characteristics, British, Social aspects