Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane, Hardback

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane Hardback


In April 1871, a constable walking a beat near Greenwich found a girl dying in the mud - her face cruelly slashed and her brains protruding from her skull.

The girl was Maria Jane Clouson, a maid for the respectable Pook family, and who was pregnant at the time of her death.

When the blood-spattered clothes of the 20-year-old Edmund Pook, alleged father of the dead girl's unborn child, were discovered, the matter seemed open and shut.

Yet there followed a remarkable legal odyssey full of unexpected twists as the police struggled to build a case.

Paul Thomas Murphy recreated the drama of an extraordinary murder case and conclusively identifies the killer's true identity.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 8pp b&w illus
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781784081898



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