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Murder capital: Suspicious deaths in London, 1933–53

Amy Helen Bell


Murder Capital is a historical study of suspicious deaths, unexpected deaths whose circumstances required official investigation, in mid-twentieth-century London. Suspicious deaths – murders in the family and by strangers, infanticides and deaths from illegal abortions – reveal moments of personal and communal crisis in the social fabric of the city. The intimate details of these crimes revealed in police investigation files, newspaper reports and crime scene photographs hint at the fears and desires of people in London before, during and after the profound changes brought by the dislocations ... More

Keywords: London, History, Crime, Second World War, Suspicious Death, Murder

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091971
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Helen Bell, author
Huron University College at Western University