The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

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"Wonderful... [Flanders] shines in her readings of literary novels containing criminal and detective elements, such as Oliver Twist, Mary Barton and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, but can be sharp and very funny about

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Judith Flanders is the author of critically acclaimed `A Circle of Sisters' - a biography of Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynder and Louisa Baldwin - which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award; the bestselling `The Victorian House - Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed' and the highly acclaimed `Comsuming Passions'. She is a frequent contributor to the `Daily Telegraph', the `Guardian', the `Evening Standard', and the `Times Literary Supplement'. She lives in London.

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`Engrossing...Flanders excels at following the trends in detection and how this was reflected in writing' Sunday Times`Riveting and meticulous...Flanders balances judicious facts with lively story-telling...the research behind this book is phenomenal...THE INVENTION OF MUDER is what great non-fiction should be; as erudite as it is entertaining, as gripping as fiction despite being "stranger than fiction"' Scotland on Sunday`Compelling...remarkable...in this intelligent and comprehensive compendium of murder, she has left no gravestone unturned' Sunday Telegraph`Want to be appalled by a book? Then try this one...In more than 400 blood-soaked pages Judith Flanders lovingly traces the progression of notorious Victorian murders and the public's taste for them...with her expert knowledge and guidance we can shudder at the violence or the cold-calculation of murderers...excellent, well-written and hugely well-informed' Daily Mail`This is so much more than a compendium of famous crimes...Flanders's knowledge of the period is both wide and extraordinarily deep. She writes incisively, and often with dark wit. Best of all, she had a wonderful ability to make connections and to show us familiar sights from unexpected angles...in this unrelievedly excellent book' Independent

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