The Infamous Burke and Hare by: R. Michael Gordon ISBN10: 0786454563
ISBN10 0786454563
PUBLISHED 2012 , 2009
TYPE 273 Page Book
RATING 3.3 / 5.0 Avg.
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The Infamous Burke and Hare

The Infamous Burke and Hare: Serial Killers and Resurrectionists of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh

The Infamous Burke and Hare was written by and R. Michael Gordon. The 273 page book was published by McFarland in 2012 (originally in 2009) with an ISBN 10 of 0786454563. Most books are now available in ebook, pdf and audible formats. If you need more information about this publication, it can be purchased at or Google Books. If the book is older and/or out of print book try to locate a copy on The Infamous Burke and Hare mentions 1 serial killers including William Burke. The author R. Michael Gordon has 4 book(s) listed on Killer.Cloud used for the purpose of documenting facts about Serial Killers listed in our database.

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Body snatchers and grave robbers were the stuff of Victorian lore, but two real-life culprits took the crimes out of shadowy cemeteries and into criminal court. William Burke and William Hare aided Scottish surgeons competing for anatomical breakthroughs by experimenting on human corpses. As the duo evolved from petty theft to premeditated murder, they unwittingly brought attention to the medical practices of the era, leading to Burke’s death by hanging. This account not only explores the work of the resurrectionists, it reflects the nature of serial killers, 1820s criminal law, and Edinburgh’s early role as a seat of European medical research. Readers interested in the legal aspects of these crimes will find the trial testimony included to...

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