Books tagged: victorian crime

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The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,470. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” was published to cash in on the notorious case. The anonymous author combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife.
Canary in a Cage: The Smith-Bennett Murder Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On New Year’s Day 1901, reporter Jorden Lang is summoned to the newspaper’s office to find the police waiting. Her business card was found in the pocket of an unidentified woman struck and killed by a train. As the police investigation goes on, Jorden recounts meeting the dead woman two decades earlier when she was a young wife accused of brutally murdering her police officer husband.
The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In 1856, Dr. William Palmer became the first man to be hung for using strychnine to kill and rob a fellow gambler. This biography, published in 1925, draws on George Fletcher's lifetime of research, including interviews with many of witnesses and residents of Rugeley, England. The edition also comes with extensive footnotes and essays that brings the story to life for modern readers.
The Dead Among Us
Series: Marshall House Mystery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The newspapers call him The Surgeon, a killer targeting pauper children in Limehouse district leaving their bodies discarded in death as they were in life. Discouraged by the lack of physical clues Dr. Peter Ainsley joins Scotland Yard's Inspector Simms as he scours the city to learn where the children came from and how they fell into the clutches of one of London's worst criminal minds.
The Murder Of Mary Rogers
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » North America
I have used United States Census records from the 19th century along with business directories, i.e. Doggett's Business Directory of New York City, to add some light on a murder that occurred in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 25th, 1841. Specifically, the text of my ebook examines what can be learned about Mary Rogers, her family, as well as the men who may have been associated with her brutal death.
A Case of Poisons: An Anthony Maxwell Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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In this first book in a new Victorian steampunk mystery series, private detective, Anthony Maxwell, and his two partners, Tobias and Scamp, have to solve a series of murders involving exotic poisons.
The Masked Adversary
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 116,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Nothing is quite as it seems in Victorian London. When two strangely horrific bodies are found, the Metrolpolitan Police Commissioner finds he must bend some rules to solve the crimes. Enter ex-detective George Williamson and ally Noah Dyson in a case that is unprecedented in gruesomeness and terror. In a city of a million faces, all men wear masks.
Chorus of the Dead
Series: Marshall House Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
1867 - Morgue surgeon at one of London's most prestigious hospitals, Dr. Peter Ainsley is familiar with the smells of the dead and the dying but when the brilliant, young doctor is summoned to a small English town in the north his ability to keep his patients at a cold, comfortable distance is put to the test.
Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel: the other side of Jekyll and Hyde
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mashups
A brilliant reinvention of Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! Cold-blooded banker Geoffrey Bodkin stumbles upon the fateful potion and unleashes his own alter-ego: saintly almsgiver Father Whitechapel. But what begins as a story of loving charity soon becomes one of embezzlement, scandal and murder, as Mr. Bodkin struggles to keep Father Whitechapel from being branded as Jack the Ripper!
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Barking Emporium
Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple. Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.