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THE MAUL AND THE PEAR TREE: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A true tale of murder most foul in Regency London in which James' mystery-writing witchery is joined with Critchley's police history know-how. In December, 1811, seven members of two households were bludgeoned to death in the dock area of east London. The murders of Timothy Marr, his wife, 3(apple)-month-old baby and shopboy in Marr's Ratcliffe Highway drapery shop and second-floor lodgings sent a ... Read full review

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