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The case of the murderous Dr. Cream : the hunt for a Victorian era serial killer / Dean Jobb.

Jobb, Dean, 1958- (author.).

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 364.152 JOBB (Text) 520072 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781616206895
  • ISBN: 1616206896
  • Physical Description: 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-401) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: ghosts -- "The first of criminals." "A great sin-stricken city" ; "Detective-fever" ; Ellen Donworth ; Matilda Clover ; "A human 'were-wolf'" -- The Lambeth poisoner. Louisa Harvey ; Blackmail ; "A bad man with no refinement" ; Alice Marsh and Emma Shrivell ; Bitter medicine ; "A strange customer" ; The suspect ; "You have got the wrong man" -- The trusted hand. Jarvis of the yard ; "A young man of rare ability" ; "The animal spirits within" ; Flora Eliza Brooks ; Student no. 2016 ; A premature death ; The licentiate ; Catharine Hutchinson Gardner ; By some person unknown -- Inquest. Missing links ; Resurrection -- Crimes and punishment. Mary Anne Matilda Faulkner ; "Pure cream" ; Ellen Stack and Sarah Alice Montgomery ; A despicable scheme ; Daniel Stott ; "Crooked Cream" ; Inmate no. 4374 ; "As innocent as the child unborn" ; Chasing shadows -- "Jack the poisoner." "A systematic and deliberate course of action" ; "A murder so diabolical" ; "Insane in no legal sense" ; Dead man's walk ; "I am Jack" -- Epilogue: "an Elizabethan tragedy of horrors" -- Cast of characters.
Summary, etc.:
Dr. Thomas Neil Cream used poison on vulnerable and desperate women, many who had turned to him for medical help. Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, Jobb explores a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic science as well as the public's growing appetite for crime fiction such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels.
Subject: Cream, Thomas Neill, 1850-1892.
Serial murders > England > London > Case studies.
Serial murders > United States > Case studies.
Serial murders > Canada > Case studies.
Serial murderers > England > London > Biography.
Physicians > England > London > Biography.
Cream, Thomas Neill, 1850-1892.
Serial murderers.
Serial murders.
Genre: True crime stories.
Case studies.

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