Murders of the Black Museum 1875-1975

By Gordon Honeycombe

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  • Publication Date: 30 Apr 2009
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781843582861
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ISBN: 9781843584414
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New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, houses a unique collection of exhibits, photographs and other items connected with some of the most famous crimes of the last century. For years it was known as the Black Museum and has recently been renamed the Crime Museum. Fifty of the murders, for which there are exhibits, are explored in details in this compelling book. The museum is closed to the public, but author Gordon Honeycombe was given privileged access to its darkest secrets. His book spans a hundred years of murder and manslaughter and reveals the true facts behind some of the country's most notorious murder cases, including Jack the Ripper, Dr Crippen and the Krays. This is the ultimate guide to the most incredible crimes ever committed, featuring contemporary photographs never seen outside Scotland Yard.

About the author

Gordon Honeycombe's bestselling books include Neither the Sea Nor the Sand, Dragon Under the Hill, Adam's Tale, Red Witch, The Edge of Heaven and Royal Weddings. He has also written for television, the theatre, film and radio. An ITN newscaster for 12 years, Gordon Honeycombe was born in Karachi, British India, in 1936 and went to University College, Oxford. For two years he acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. In 1984 he joined TV-AM as their chief newsreader and remainded with the company for five years. He starred in Suspects in Swansea in 1989 and toured in Run for Your Wife! with Les Dawson in 1990. He also appeared in Aladdin with Cilla Black.

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