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

 

It’s a question that has tugged at mystery fans, authors, and scholars alike: why, after a long day, do we enjoy sitting down to read a good murder mystery? In fact, it’s elementary. The short answer to what happened in Victorian culture that made murder the number-one form of entertainment, brought about the police force as we know it now, and created one of literature’s most recognizable characters, was—Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective. In her compulsively readable history of The Invention of Murder (Thomas Dunne, $26.99), Judith Flanders recounts the true exploits of Scotland Yard and the oddest murders of the nineteenth century, spinning a yarn as entertaining as any by Agatha Christie.

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ISBN: 9781250024879
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - July 23rd, 2013

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 15th, 2014

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