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Author Name    MacLaren, Angus

Title   A Prescription for Murder: the Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in As New dust jacket

Publisher    The University of Chicago Press 1993

ISBN Number    0226560678 / 9780226560670

Seller ID   AD22395A

Previous owner's signature on ffep; The Victorian serial killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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From 1877 to 1892, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women, all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions, in England and North America. "A Prescription for Murder" begins with Angus McLaren's vividly detailed story of the killings. Using press reports and police dossiers, McLaren investigates the links between crime and respectability to reveal a remarkable range of Victorian sexual tensions and fears. McLaren explores how the roles of murderer and victim were created, and how similar tensions might contribute to the onslaught of serial killing in today's society.

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