The maul and the pear tree: the Ratcliffe Highway murders, 1811

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G.K. Hall, Jan 1, 1987 - Fiction - 345 pages
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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Being an armchair detective (of very limited abilities), I grabbed this book the moment I found it in my friend Big Dave's library. Considering the crime was already 160 years old when this book was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debra Morris - Goodreads

An interesting overview of how many problems the police system faced in its early days. I just found the book somewhat dry. It was also hard to keep track of all the people involved. Read full review


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P. D. James, pseudonym of Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness James of Holland Park, spent thirty years in British Civil Service. She is best known for her two mystery series. The protagonist of one series, Adam Dalgleish, works for Scotland Yard and is also a poet. Three titles in this series have received the Silver Dagger award--Shroud for a Nightingale, The Black Tower, and A Taste for Death. Other titles in this series include Devices and Desires and Original Sin. James's other series feature Cordelia Gray, a private investigator in London; titles in this series include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin. P.D. James has received the prestigious Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement.