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The Resource The lady in the cellar : murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury, Sinclair McKay

The lady in the cellar : murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury, Sinclair McKay

Label
The lady in the cellar : murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury
Title
The lady in the cellar
Title remainder
murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury
Statement of responsibility
Sinclair McKay
Title variation
Murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Standing four stories tall in an elegant Bloomsbury terrace, number 4, Euston Square was a well-kept, respectable boarding house, whose tenants felt themselves to be on the rise in Victorian London. But beneath this genteel veneer lay a murderous darkness. For on 9th May 1879, the body of a former resident, Matilda Hacker, was discovered by chance in the coal cellar. The ensuing investigation stripped bare the dark side of Victorian domesticity, revealing violence, sex and scandal, and became the first celebrity case of the early tabloids. Someone must have had full knowledge of what had happened to Matilda Hacker. For someone in that house had killed her. So how could the murderer prove so elusive? In this true story, Sinclair McKay meticulously evaluates the evidence and, through first-hand sources, giving a gripping account that sheds new light on a mystery that eluded Scotland Yard
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GCmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Sinclair
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Criminal investigation
  • Murder
  • Bloomsbury (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lady in the cellar : murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury, Sinclair McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.The Day Before -- 2.`There Is Something in the Cellar' -- 3.The Man from X Division -- 4.A City of Disappearances -- 5.`I Am Not a Judge of Human Bones' -- 6.Superior Apartments in a Quiet Home -- 7.A Mass of Light-Coloured Ringlets' -- 8.The Canterbury Dolls -- 9.The Book of Dreams -- 10.`No, Not Me' -- 11.The Brothers Bastendorff -- 12.The New Age of Light -- 13.He Kept Company with Her -- 14.The Boiling Bones -- 15.`Everything Was Sweet' -- 16.`It Was Not My Place' -- 17.`Working Women Like Herself' -- 18.Avowed Admirers -- 19.`The Expected Child' -- 20.`Oh God! What a Sight Met My Gaze!' -- 21.She Had No Character -- 22.`I Have Disgraced You Before all the Country' -- 23.`I Depend Upon My Character' -- 24.`Such a Strange Brotherly Part' -- 25.Disintegration -- 26.A Length of Washing Line -- 27.The Stain That Would Not Go
Control code
000063965291
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781317983
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018040993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
The lady in the cellar : murder, scandal and insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury, Sinclair McKay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.The Day Before -- 2.`There Is Something in the Cellar' -- 3.The Man from X Division -- 4.A City of Disappearances -- 5.`I Am Not a Judge of Human Bones' -- 6.Superior Apartments in a Quiet Home -- 7.A Mass of Light-Coloured Ringlets' -- 8.The Canterbury Dolls -- 9.The Book of Dreams -- 10.`No, Not Me' -- 11.The Brothers Bastendorff -- 12.The New Age of Light -- 13.He Kept Company with Her -- 14.The Boiling Bones -- 15.`Everything Was Sweet' -- 16.`It Was Not My Place' -- 17.`Working Women Like Herself' -- 18.Avowed Admirers -- 19.`The Expected Child' -- 20.`Oh God! What a Sight Met My Gaze!' -- 21.She Had No Character -- 22.`I Have Disgraced You Before all the Country' -- 23.`I Depend Upon My Character' -- 24.`Such a Strange Brotherly Part' -- 25.Disintegration -- 26.A Length of Washing Line -- 27.The Stain That Would Not Go
Control code
000063965291
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781317983
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018040993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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