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University of Chicago Press, 1995 (paperback)
Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream
McLaren. Angus
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1995.
234pp. Illustrated, Bibliography, Index. [Suspect Related]
ISBN: 0226560686

Casebook Review:

From 1877 to 1892, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women, all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions, in England and North America. Because of this, Cream was at one time considered a plausible Ripper suspect. A Prescription for Murder begins with Angus McLaren's vividly detailed story of the killings. Using press reports and police dossiers, McLaren investigates the links between crime and respectability to reveal a remarkable range of Victorian sexual tensions and fears. McLaren explores how the roles of murderer and victim were created, and how similar tensions might contribute to the onslaught of serial killing in today's society.


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