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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer

Dean Jobb

This true crime book delves into the shocking case of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, who poisoned at least ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada over the course of fifteen years. The story is structured around Cream's London murder trial in 1892, when he was finally brought to justice for his heinous crimes. The book explores the blind trust given to medical practitioners and the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Cream to prey on vulnerable and desperate women. The story is a fascinating look into the birth of modern policing and newly adopted forensic methods, which police departments scoffed at during this time. This book is a must-read for true crime enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of crime-solving.
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A classic poisoner and a classic poison (strychnine) in one compelling book.      source