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Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Melet - Goodreads

An interesting choice for Ms. James- the case is convoluted and without a satisfying ending. Too much detail in several places- I got bogged down in the text on every other page. Excellent picture of ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

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

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Jo Christian - Goodreads

bit confusing, but interesting enough Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Kevin K. Gillette - Goodreads

This is a fascinating work of non-fiction by a Grande Dame of mystery fiction and a colleague. An old (early-19th-century) mass murder case is examined with the scantest of materials: old newspaper ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Kevin Gillette - Goodreads

This is a fascinating work of non-fiction by a Grande Dame of mystery fiction and a colleague. An old (early-19th-century) mass murder case is examined with the scantest of materials: old newspaper ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I'd heard of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders through an episode of Whitechapel, but I didn't really know very much about them. This book charts the murders, the ramshackle police and magistrate ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Tria - Goodreads

Excellent and intensively-researched casefile on a case handled only rarely by modern writers. The historical sources available with respect to these crimes are minimal, but the authors have here ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

In December 1811, about sixty-five years before Jack the Ripper, another killer ran amuck in East London, killing seven people involving two families (one a three-month-old baby) along the Ratcliffe ... Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I picked this up at the library because a blog I read about life in London's East End talked about the murders. It's a fascinating story (mainly because I am amazed at the cluelessness of the detectives in 1811), but there were a bit too many details that really bogged down the story. Read full review

Review: The Maul And The Pear Tree

User Review  - Irvn - Goodreads

once the sensational exploits of the murders are developed, one has the feeling of a true investigation, albeit some 180 years later-- not too much action yet a pugnacious plodding of detail and eventually the psychologic profiles of the characters which suggest a solution Read full review


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