A Very British Murder, Paperback


This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'.

This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows, paintings and true-crime journalism - as well as an army of fictional detectives who still enthrall us today.

A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's captivating account of this curious national obsession.

It is a tale of dark deeds and guilty pleasures, a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781849906517



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