[ONLINE] Murder Guide to London AUTHOR Martin Fido – nettlecombewestsomerset.co.uk
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effect the points satisfied the notorious the murderer was likely to become The author notes that the points satisfied the notorious the murderer was likely to become The author notes that the Ripper is the closest to a 5 murderer only his anonymity stops us ticking the middle class box though there has been much speculation about the identity of the Ripper in that regard with many een to assign blame to an upper class or royal personage The book covers a lot of separate cases and out of necessity we receive only a brief description of the events that occurred even figures as compellingly interesting or notorious as Ruth Ellis and Dennis Nilson only receive the standard notorious as Ruth Ellis and Dennis Nilson only receive the standard of paragraphs entry spaceThere is an index at the back of the book which contains some helpful maps to illustrate the separate murder sites within a particular district though these would have been useful if they were provided at the commencement of each chapter offering a visual aid to the description For those unfamiliar with London like myself it is easy to get lost and therefore the maps were a welcome accompanimen. Rs and provide a handy ey to
murderers' names If you are only an armchair ghoul this book provides a diverting narrative names If you are only an armchair ghoul this book provides a diverting narrative all the classic cases from Jack the Ripper to Dennis Nilsen.
Martin Fido Û 0 summaryHe sites listed in the book *ARE NOW OBSOLETE OR HAVE CHANGED *now obsolete or have changed recognitionIn all fairness the book was published originally in 1986 my copy was published in 1988 and thus is over 30 years old now It is understandable that the topography of certain districts have
changed The murder cases included in the book occurred largely between the 1800 s to the 1980 sThe murder cases included in the book occurred largely between the
1800 S To The 1980s to the 1980 were selected according to a loose criterion Cases which were unknown or commonplace were disregarded as the author notes a comprehensive guide of every murder that has occurred in London would be a huge undertaking The author therefore chose to focus on cases which had something extra Fido writes that the Victorian murderer gained particular attention if any of the following criteria were satisfied There was excessive violence or mutilation of the victim The victim was famous or noteworthy The murderer was a middle or upper class individual There was a significant manhunt for the culpritA further point was later added following the Whitechapel murders of the 1880 s Multiple murder or sexual D domestic illings under the guise of middle class respectability in Holloway The reader can find and visit major murder sites all over the Capitol Maps show the distribution of London murde. It was a good book though slightly out of date It could be used as a guide book for a trip even though alot of the places mentioned were already gone at the time of printing As a book to read to learn a little about the famous murders in London it was great An interesting concept that I think would have worked better if the various maps had been put An interesting concept that I think would have worked better if the various maps had been put the relevant chapters rather than at the back of the book Some interesting little facts that I haven t read anywhere else and I liked the mention of the old street names together with the new
and what now takes the place of thewhat now takes the place of the in the modern London A year later in 1807 an unsolved
Murder Rook Place Where Webber Street Then Called Higgler Srook place where Webber Street then called Higgler s meets Great Suffolk Street then called Dirty Lane by all accounts aptly Martin Fido s Murder Guide to London is an interesting concept but unfortunatly it doesn t work in practice This book is designed to enable the reader to visit all the surviving murder sites in London armed with a copy and a macabre mind The Lily (The Mauve Legacy, key word here is surviving as many of District by district this Guide shows how the character of a London borough is reflected in the murders taking place there servant related murder in Belgravia gangland homicide in the East En.