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The maul and the Pear Tree the Ratcliffe Highway murders, 1811 by P. D. James

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Published by Chivers in Bath .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Murder -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Ratcliffe Highway (London, England) -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementP.D. James and T.A. Critchley.
ContributionsCritchley, T. A. 1919-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6535.G73L6
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,346p.(large print) :
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17303933M
ISBN 100745171125
OCLC/WorldCa16922274

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The Maul and the Pear Tree is James’s only work of true crime. It uses forensics and forgotten documents to create a vivid image of early- nineteenth century London and a gripping reconstruction of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders. In The Maul and the Pear Tree detective novelist P.D. James and police historian T.A. Critchley revisit these murders, describing the discoveries of the crimes, the public response and the frantic but ineffectual hue and cry, and the death in prison of suspect John Williams, who was then buried at a crossroads with a stake through his heart. In a final chapter they reinterpret the evidence, attempting . Nov 21,  · The Maul and the Pear Tree, By PD James and TA Critchley. A maul is a kind of mallet, which was used to club a family to death (baby included) in London's East End in December The country was plunged into a frenzy of fear. Twelve nights later, an elderly couple and their maid were found bludgeoned to death. Aug 18,  · Book Description. The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders is P. D. James's only work of true crime: a historical mystery every bit as gripping as her bestselling novels.. About the Author. P. D. James () was born in Oxford and educated at /5(42).

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since The Maul and the Pear Tree - P.D. James and T.A. Critchley - - Allen & Unwin - Australia. The Maul And The Pear Tree By P. D. James Product ID: Category: Books Description: Her only work of true crime, this novel uses forensics, unpublished sources and forgotten documents to create a vivid image of early-nineteenth century London and a gripping reconstruction of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders. Delivery cost: Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Mar 19,  · So begins “The Maul and the Pear Tree” by P.D. James and T.A. Critchley, a thorough account and re-thinking of the notorious Ratcliffe Highway Murders, committed in London’s East End in December, The slayings are well-known to Britons, particularly Londoners, although less .