The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer
ISBN: 1616206896
EAN13: 9781616206895
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 13, 2021
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer

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A tour de force of storytelling. --Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series

Jobb's excellent storytelling makes the book a pleasure to read. --The New York Times Book Review

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals, Sherlock Holmes observed during one of his most baffling investigations. He has nerve and he has knowledge. In the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a death toll with almost no precedent. Poison was his weapon of choice. Largely forgotten today, this villain was as brazen as the notorious Jack the Ripper.

Structured around the doctor's London murder trial in 1892, when he was finally brought to justice, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream exposes the blind trust given to medical practitioners, as well as the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Dr. Cream to prey on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help.

Dean Jobb transports readers to the late nineteenth century as Scotland Yard traces Dr. Cream's life through Canada and Chicago and finally to London, where new investigative tools called forensics were just coming into use, even Read More chevron_right

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