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Burke & Hare

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Description for Burke & Hare Paperback. The unvarnished, human story behind the infamous Burke and Hare murders. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKSC; 3JH; BTC; HBJD1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 34. Weight in Grams: 440.
In a boarding house in West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and his friend, William Burke, fill the coffin with bark and sell the corpse to Dr. Robert Knox, an ambitious Edinburgh anatomist. They make a profit of GBP3 and 10 shillings. After this encouraging outcome, Burke and Hare decide to suffocate another sickly tenant. So begins the criminal career of the most notorious double act in serial killing. Here is the unvarnished, human story behind the infamous Burke ... Read more

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About Owen Dudley Edwards
Owen Dudley Edwards was initially led to his subjects by something he holds in common with them; he too is an Irish Catholic now making a contribution to higher learning in Edinburgh. A noted scholar, he is Reader in History at Edinburgh University and is a regular contributor and reviewer for radio, television and the press. His previous books include ... Read more

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