The Black Museum: New Scotland Yard by Bill Waddell soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Little, Brown & Company, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: New Scotland Yards Black Museum is a repository for pieces of evidence from some of the most grisly crimes ever known. Exhibits on display are always the actual items found at the scene, many of them the crucial evidence that led to an arrest and conviction.
Written by an expert on criminology and lavishly illustrated many of the photographs have never been seen before this is a unique guide. Here are criminals and their crimes laid bare, and a clear account of police methods, serial killers and DNA fingerprinting.
Unrestrained, full of amazing facts and details, it has brought together, amongst others: Charles Peace, the famous Victorian cat burglar; Jack the Ripper and his victims, with a new examination of the evidence and a new theory about his identity; George Joseph Smith; the Case of the Stained Matchstick; the Acid Bath Murderer; John Christie; Georgi Markov, killed by a minuscule poisoned pellet, and a chronology of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
This chilling tour around the Black Museum weaves together the criminal personalities and the evidence to create an extraordinary document of crime.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a stain at the verso at the foot of both pabels. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 218 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6″.