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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime Summary à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF  In this fascinating exploration of murder in nineteenth century England Judith Flanders examines some of thIn Edinburgh; from the crimes and myths of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedy of the murdered Marr family in London’s East EndThrough these stories of murder from the brutal to the pathetic Flanders builds a rich and multi faceted portrait of Victorian society in Great Britain  With an irresistible cast of swindlers forgers and poisoners the mad the bad and the utterly dangerous The Invention of Murder is both a mesmerizing tale of crime and punishment and history at its most readab. A very engaging non fiction by Ms Flanders who plunges deep into the Victorian times and provides us with details of a number of crimes committed in the 19th century but not only What I appreciate most about this book is that the author analyzes how the Victorians perceived crime and what their attitudes were towards the criminals Also Ms Flanders presents us with lots of information on how the crimes were reported in newspapers which was especially attractive to me A really interesting read

The Invention of Murder How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern CrimeIn Edinburgh; from the crimes and myths of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedy of the murdered Marr family in London’s East EndThrough these stories of murder from the brutal to the pathetic Flanders builds a rich and multi faceted portrait of Victorian society in Great Britain  With an irresistible cast of swindlers forgers and poisoners the mad the bad and the utterly dangerous The Invention of Murder is both a mesmerizing tale of crime and punishment and history at its most readab. A very engaging non fiction by Ms Flanders who plunges deep into the Victorian times and provides us with details of a number of crimes committed in the 19th century but not only What I appreciate most about this book is that the author analyzes how the Victorians perceived crime and what their attitudes were towards the criminals Also Ms Flanders presents us with lots of information on how the crimes were reported in newspapers which was especially attractive to me A really interesting read

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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime í El each imitating the other the founders of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickens's Inspector Bucket the first fictional police detective who in turn influenced Sherlock Holmes and ultimately even PD James and Patricia CornwellIn this meticulously researched and engrossing book Judith Flanders retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder both famous and obscure from Greenacre who transported his dismembered fiancée around town by omnibus to Burke and Hare’s bodysnatching business. Trigger warnings murder Obviously Also rape gore and infanticide Capital punishment Dismemberment It's like an episode of Criminal Minds up in here but with Charles Dickens IDEK what I'm saying any I stumbled across this not so little gem in one of the many bookshops I visited in London a few months back And given that crime novels and the Victorian era are my jam I bought it instantly because obvs And then I put off reading it for months Anywho I've read it now And it was long af but pretty stinking great It essentially works its way through the nineteenth century discussing all the big cases It covers everything you'd expect from Burke and Hare to Jack the Ripper And after detailing each particular case Flanders discusses how the media reacted to the case and then how authors and playwrights wrote those cases into fiction And really it's FASCINATING to see the way that newspapers and serialised novels often of the sensational variety shaped the general public's perception of murder taking it from Goodness isn't that terrible to OH MY GOD DID YOU HEAR THE LATEST ATROCIOUS THING THAT HAPPENED I loved seeing how both victims and perpetrators have ended up immortalised in some of the most well known stories of the nineteenth century and how big a role Madame Tussaud's played in creating a fascination around murder and murderers So yes it's long And occasionally I got some of the names confused simply because there are So Many Names But it was a really interesting look at how public perception can be swayed by the media and popular culture Was that the lesson I was meant to take away from this book IDK But it's the lesson that I got Summary Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Judith Flanders

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Judith Flanders ´ 8 review In this fascinating exploration of murder in nineteenth century England Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fictionMurder in the nineteenth century was rare But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiuitous with cold blooded killings transformed into novels broadsides ballads opera and melodrama even into puppet shows and performing dog acts Detective fiction and the new police force developed in parall. This was a impulsive Audible download when it first came out and I've been doggedly listening to it in the mornings getting ready for work Doggedly gives you a clue as it how I feel about it There were times when I was incredibly close to defeat Not because the subject isn't interesting but because the telling was very formulaic First there is the outline plot of a seminal murder followed by a discussion of how it impacted in popular media and culture uite often the latter becomes a monotonous list of plays broadsides stories Very good for illustrating a point in a PhD thesis perhaps but difficult to get exercised about as a lay reader The repetition was probably exacerbated by the way I read the book in short 20 minute chunks I also felt the core narrative or argument got lost amidst all case studies In the end I was only slogging my way on until Jack the Ripper knowing it would herald the end The thing that kept me going was the excellent narrator