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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781802796803

Price: £22

ON SALE: 26th September 2024

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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From the victims of a teenage murderess to dismembered corpses in train station luggage racks, London is home to some of the most macabre and gruesome murders in history. And for more than 200 years, Scotland Yard has built its name and reputation pursuing death merchants, psychopaths and serial killers.

From its inception in 1829 up to the eve of World War II, Scotland Yard: A Bloody History tells the full story of how the Yard developed and advanced modern crime-fighting techniques one infamous case at a time.

Following detectives in pursuits across the sea, midnight hunts through Whitechapel and a grand manor death that inspired many a murder mystery, this enthralling book shows how the Yard helped pioneer bloodstain analysis, criminal profiling, fingerprinting ballistics and more to ‘catch their man’ (or, sometimes, woman).

Filled with stories of devious poisonings, drownings, stabbings, decapitations, shootings and – of course – Jack the Ripper, Scotland Yard is a thrilling look into some of the most horrific crimes in history – and what it takes to bring a murderer to justice.

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