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True crime


Here you will find true stories from the shady side of Britain’s past, from murderers and arsonists, poachers and thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds, to the policemen, detectives, prosecutors and hangmen responsible for sending the guilty to their ultimate fate.

Victorian and nineteenth-century crime is perennially popular, and many of the famous cases of this era are featured in books by award-winning and bestselling authors. More contemporary cases of real crime and injustice are covered too, as is regional British crime.

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