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The Art of the English Murder - From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock-logo

The Art of the English Murder - From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

Lucy Worsley

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Genres:

History

Description:

Murder: a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy-and a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In The Art of the English Murder, Lucy Worsley explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime-and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:10