The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer by Dean Jobb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Running around at the same time as Jack the Ripper, the lesser known Thomas Neill Cream was also attracted to women of the "lower classes", preferring to use his knowledge of pharmacopoeia to overtake and subdue women instead of his more violent counterpart's use of a knife. Leaving a trail of dead women wherever he went, embarrassing Scotland Yard, and causing local law enforcement to scratch their heads, Cream's past finally catches up to him in a tantalizing trial that packed the gallery.
Jobb has a gift of bringing all these characters back to life and creating a compelling retelling of this intriguing case.
An advanced copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. The opinions are my own.
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