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The devil's work, Garry Linnell

Label
The devil's work
Title
The devil's work
Statement of responsibility
Garry Linnell
Title variation
Devil's work
Title variation remainder
how Australia hunted and hanged the serial killer who shocked the world: Jack, the Ripper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was a murderer, swindler, bigamist and suspect in the Jack the Ripper killings. Frederick Deeming was also the most hated man in the world. Claiming to be haunted by the ghost of his dead mother, Deeming had spent years roaming the planet under various aliases, preying on the innocent, the gullible and the desperate. But the discovery by Australian police in 1892 of the body of one of his wives in a shallow concrete grave triggered one of the greatest manhunts in history and exposed a further series of grisly murders -- those of his first wife and four children -- that stunned the Victorian era. The Devil's Work is a gothic journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer, set in the dying years of the 19th century when science and religion had collided and some of the world's most powerful and influential people believed in spirits and an afterlife. It reveals Deeming's crime spree across three continents, raising fresh questions about his role in the Jack the Ripper killings and culminating in his sensational trial where he was defended by a future Australian Prime Minister who believed he could also speak to the dead. Born bad or simply mad? It's time to meet Frederick Deeming, the man known and reviled throughout the United States, England and Australia as the Criminal of the Century
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linnell, Garry
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jack
  • Deeming, Frederick Bayley
  • Serial murders
  • Serial murderers
  • Murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Criminology
  • Australia
Label
The devil's work, Garry Linnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An extraordinary true crime story" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069970221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781761041754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1274202983
Label
The devil's work, Garry Linnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An extraordinary true crime story" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069970221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781761041754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1274202983

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