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Unsolved London Murders: The 1940s and 1950s (Hardback)

True Crime London England

By Dr Jonathan Oates
Imprint: Wharncliffe True Crime
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781845631024
Published: 15th October 2009
Last Released: 12th October 2009

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Among the shocking cases of violent death Jonathan Oates reconstructs in this, the third volume in his series on unsolved murders in the capital, are the killing of 5-year-old Eileen Lockhart, the strangulation of a young woman whose body was found in a bombed house in 1941, the mysterious Cranford Park murder, the assassination of Countess Teresa Lubienska, and the strangulation of Elizabeth Figgs who was possibly the first victim of the Nudes Murderer. Also featured is a re-examination of the notorious case of Timothy Evans, the Welshman who was hung in 1950 for the murder of his infant daughter.
Jonathan Oates describes each of these terrible crimes in precise, forensic and gripping detail. The criminal stories he tells shed light on the lives of the victims and summon up the ruthless, sometimes lethal character of London itself.

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About Dr Jonathan Oates

Dr Jonathan Oates is the Ealing Borough Archivist and Local History Librarian, and he has written and lectured on the Jacobite rebellions and on aspects of the history of London, including its criminal past. His best-selling books on criminal history are John Christie of Rillington Place and John George Haigh, the Acid-Bath Murderer. He is also well known as an expert on family history and has written several introductory books on the subject including Tracing Your London Ancestors and Tracing Your Ancestors From 1066 to 1837.

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