The Maul and The Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811

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Constable, 1971 - Social Science - 234 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

Contents

FOREWORD
1
PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN
16
THE MAUL
36
Copyright

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P. D. James, pseudonym of Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness James of Holland Park, was born on August 3, 1920. She spent thirty years in British Civil Service. She has written around twenty books and is best known for the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series and the Cordelia Gray Mystery series. Three titles in the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series have received the Silver Dagger award--Shroud for a Nightingale, The Black Tower, and A Taste for Death. In 2000, she published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. She has received the prestigious Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement.

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