The Art of the English Murder

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  • What makes the British people such fine connoisseurs of deadly crimes? Renowned historian Lucy Worsley shocks and entertains you with true tales of notorious 19th-century murders that gradually evolved into guilty English pleasures. Discover the real-life murders, poisonings and hangings that inspired authors such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. Meet real-life detectives and policemen who became famous for the fictional characters based on their lives―Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey and more. “The kind of captivating history I most enjoy”―Antonia Frasier. Seen on the BBC as A Very British Murder. Hardcover; color and black and white illustrations. 336 pages.. What makes the British people such fine connoisseurs of deadly crimes? Renowned historian Lucy Worsley shocks and entertains you with true tales of notorious 19th-century murders that gradually evolved into guilty English pleasures. Discover the real-life murders, poisonings and hangings that inspired authors such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. Meet real-life detectives and policemen who became famous for the fictional characters based on their lives―Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey and more. “The kind of captivating history I most enjoy”―Antonia Frasier. Seen on the BBC as A Very British Murder. Hardcover; color and black and white illustrations. 336 pages.