Murder--a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?
Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since.
The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime--and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.
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- ISBN-13: 9781605989099
- ISBN-10: 1605989096
- Publisher: Pegasus Books
- Publish Date: March 2020
- Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds
- Page Count: 336