Viewing Entry - Dancing for the hangman (S13927) by Edwards, Martin.
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Dancing for the hangman
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Crime Stories. Crippen, Hawley Harvey, -- 1862-1910 -- Fiction. Trials (Murder) -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Murder -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Physicians -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
It is 1910 and Dr Hawley Crippen has been convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. In his cell at Pentonville Prison, Crippen faces the prospect of the gallows. Laying bare his innermost feelings, he looks back at his austere childhood in Coldwater, Michigan, his tempestuous marriage and life on the run with his lover Ethel Le Neve. Yet as he revisits his life, Crippen entreats us to consider his "confession": I am not a murderer. In Dancing for the Hangman, Martin Edwards reopens the file on one of the most notorious and fascinating cases in criminal history. Edwards blends imaginative insight with detailed and extensive research to bring to life the characters and events of a hundred years ago.