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Author Bell, Amy Helen, 1973-
Title Murder capital : suspicious deaths in London, 1933-53 / Amy Helen Bell.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.

Subject Murder -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Add Title Suspicious deaths in London, 1933-53
Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-229) and index.
Contents London crime scenes of the 1930s -- Violent crime and the family in wartime London, 1939-45 -- Suspicious deaths and strangers in wartime London, 1939-45 -- Suspicious deaths and abortions in London, 1933-53 -- Infanticide in London, 1933-53 -- Suspicious deaths in post-war London, 1945-53.
Summary Murder Capital is a historical study of unexpected deaths whose circumstances required official investigation in mid-twentieth-century London. Suspicious deaths - murders in the family and by strangers, infanticides and deaths from illegal abortions - reveal moments of personal and communal crisis in the social fabric of the city. The intimate details of these crimes revealed in police investigation files, newspaper reports and crime scene photographs hint at the fears and desires of people in London before, during and after the profound changes brought by the dislocations of the Second World War. By setting the institutional ordering of the city against the hidden intimate spaces where crimes occurred and were discovered, the book presents a new popular history of the city, in which urban space circumscribed the investigation, classification and public perceptions of crime.--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1781707960 (electronic bk.)
9781781707968 (electronic bk.)
9781847799753 (electronic bk.)
1847799752 (electronic bk.)
9780719091971 (hbk.)
0719091977 (hbk.)
OCLC # 910855974
Additional Format Print version: Bell, Amy Helen, 1973- Murder capital. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015 9780719091971 0719091977.