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The Maul and the Pear Tree
The Maul and the Pear Tree
Author: T. A. Critchley, P. D. James
With the fascination of a true-life detective story set firmly in its historical context, this account of the Ratcliffe Highway murders describes a series of crimes that were to nineteenth-century London what the Jack the Ripper killings are to us today: the very symbol of murderous and unthinking brutality. — The scene is the London Docks, near ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780445405622
ISBN-10: 0445405627
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
Pages: 234
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I absolutely loved this book. I'm a big fan of historical fiction and mysteries and this is a gem. I learned so much about London in the early 1800s.
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Kirkus Reviews says: "A spellbinding mystery replete with authentic historical minutiae and a brooding, teeming early 19th century locale." Time repots, ' Vivid in atmosphere and detail."' The notorious crime that shocked London, "the Radcliffe Highway Murdrs of 1811, that were later compare to the Jack the Ripper killings: "the very symbol of murderous and unthinking brutality."
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Interesting look at actual multiple murder case in the early 19th century. Author closes with his own take on what happened.


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