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Prescription for Murder

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A little while ago, I was browsing in a charity shop when I came across this book, all about Harold Shipman, the doctor famous (or should that be infamous) for murdering a large number of elderly ladies by injecting them with lethal doses of morphine . I ...

Thehonesttruth 11.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Prescription for Murder: The True Story of Harold Shipman - Brian Whittle, Jean Ritchie

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Just a Little Injection.....

Advantages: An excellently written book.
Disadvantages: It is naturally harrowing at times.

(Warner Books, £6.99). "Death….. the anaesthetic from which none come (sic) round". Philip Larkin. "When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge." Conan Doyle, The Speckled Band. There are two main tra ...

Schmutzie 07.08.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Prescription for Murder: The True Story of Harold Shipman - Brian Whittle, Jean Ritchie

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Murder, she wrote

Advantages: Enjoyable read on an ever-fascinating if gruesome subject
Disadvantages: There are better books on the subject out there

...We, the British, are an illogical race. Short of genocide, murder is the worst, most shocking crime an individual can commit, yet in spite of that it has become a kind of commodity which over the last years has been endlessly packaged as a mass market en ...

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Review of A Very English Murder - Lucy Worsley

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Dark Deeds in God's Own Country

Advantages: Interesting, well-researched
Disadvantages: Slightly dull format

Criminal history specialist, Stephen Wade, has put together a handy reference guide to some of Yorkshire’s most unscrupulous characters and sinister crimes. However, don’t expect to read about the most infamous of them all, Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire ...

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Review of A-Z of Yorkshire Murder - Stephen Wade

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Bizarre Human Behaviour

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I bought this book as part of a large selection of 'cheapies' at a car boot sale. Not heavyweight, intellectual stuff by any means, but still rather interesting. Colin and Damon Wilson have gathered together many stories and events from over the last h ...

Salgirl 01.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Cults and Fanatics - Colin Wilson

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