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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

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  - Michael Harling - Goodreads

This is a “true crime” book – about the Ratcliffe Highway Murders of 1811 – by British Historian T. A Critchley and mystery writer PD James. The result is a readable who-done-it, every bit as exciting ... 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  - Katherine Addison - Goodreads

The Maul and the Pear Tree is about two horrific crimes in 1811: two houses invaded, the inhabitants beaten to death with a maul or a ripping chisel, and then their throats cut, and all for no ... 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  - 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  - 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


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