Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane PDF ePub eBook

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Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane free pdf On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking one of London's remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling on a muddy road-gashes were cloven into her skull- her left cheek was slashed open and smashed-in- her right eye was destroyed- and above it a chunk of the temporal bone had been bashed out. The policeman gaped in horror as the woman held out her hand before collapsing into the mud, muttering "let me die" and slipping into a coma. Five days later, she died, her identity still unknown. Within hours of her discovery on Kidbrooke Lane scores of the officers of Greenwich Division were involved in the investigation, and Scotland Yard had sent one of its top detectives, John Mulvany, to lead it. After five days of gathering evidence, the police discovered the girl's identity: Jane Maria Clouson, a maid in the house of the renowned Pook family ...and she was two months' pregnant with Edmund Pook's child when she died. Murphy carefully reviews the evidence in the light of 21st century forensic science in order to identify Jane's killer as Edmund Walter Pook. Using a surprisingly abundant collection of primary sources, Murphy aims to recreate the drama of the case as it unfolded, with its many twists and turns, from the discovery of the body to the final crack of the gavel-and beyond.

About Paul Thomas Murphy

Paul Thomas Murphy is the author of Shooting Victoria, a New York Times Notable Book. He teaches interdisciplinary writing on Victorian topics at the University of Colorado and sits on the board of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Author : Paul Thomas Murphy
Publisher : Pegasus Books
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ISBN : 1605989827
EAN : 9781605989822
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane free pdfPretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

    . On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking one of London's remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling on a muddy road-gashes were cloven into her skull- her left cheek was s