Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
Want to know all about London’s violent past then this is the book you should be reading. David Long’s book Murders of London: In the Steps of the Capital’s Killers is one of those books that one can dip in and out of with ease.
With each chapter covering different parts of the city the reader is given an insight to a number of brutal crimes that took place in London between 1811 and 2006. For example, Long covers the Ratcliffe Highway Murders (1811) which has been written about by PD James and TA Critchley as The Maul and the Pear Tree (1971) and more recently The English Monster (2012) by Lloyd Shepherd and G?nther Podola (1959) the last police killer to be hanged. With pictures of the roads and the houses where some of these events took place, this is a book that will find favour with those that are interested in true crime and especially London based true crime.
For someone like me that would not usually pick up a true crime book even I found this book fascinating. A real gem of a book! So if you want to see and know about the darker side of London without getting yourself covered in blood then this book will surely present you with enough information to sustain your bloodlust.