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Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

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Description for Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane Hardcover. A thrilling reconstruction of a brutal Victorian murder, in which Paul Thomas Murphy identifies, after 144 years, the killer responsible for the slaying of Jane Maria Clouson. Num Pages: 352 pages, 8pp b&w illus. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; BTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 165 x 243 x 29. Weight in Grams: 510.
In April 1871, a constable walking a beat near Greenwich found a girl dying in the mud - her face cruelly slashed and her brains protruding from her skull. The girl was Maria Jane Clouson, a maid for the respectable Pook family, and who was pregnant at the time of her death. When the blood-spattered clothes of the 20-year-old Edmund Pook, alleged father of the dead girl's unborn child, were discovered, the matter seemed open and shut. Yet there followed a remarkable legal odyssey full of unexpected twists as the police struggled to build a case. ... Read more

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About Paul Thomas Murphy
Paul Thomas Murphy is the author of the much-praised SHOOTING VICTORIA. He earned PhD from the University of Colorado where he taught interdisciplinary writing on Victorian topics. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.

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'A thoroughly absorbing read for anyone interested in Victorian crime' Who Do You Think You Are magazine. 'Murphy handles the drama of the courtroom very well ... A superb job all round, reconstructing the time and place with the skill one would expect from this author ... Thoroughly recommended' Ripperologist.

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