Explore Britain’s dark criminal history through the fascinating objects that have been hidden away in the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard, a collection that, although world famous, is so sensitive it has never before been opened to the public.
Each object tells its own story: the briefcase with a concealed syringe owned by the notorious Kray twins; the gun Ruth Ellis used to murder her lover David Blakely; a burnt-out computer from the Glasgow airport car bomb; a picture from the property of serial killer Dennis Nilsen of the grisly drain that was blocked with human body parts; and the gun that Edward Oxford fired at Queen Victoria on 10 June 1840 in a failed assassination attempt.
This is an absorbing, shocking and sometimes gruesome journey through 100 objects of criminal history, some of which have never before seen the light of day. Peer within to experience a unique insight into the crimes and criminals that have passed through Scotland Yard.
I love books like this one and I have read quite a few now that focus on the theme of “100 Objects” and I have not been disappointed with any of the books.
I really enjoyed this one and I am a massive fan of the amount that can be crammed in and the way that the different items are showcased. They are ideal springboards for the reader to use to find out more on different items. This book focuses on Scotland Yard’s History of Crime and the items that they have in their museum – a place that I would LOVE to be able to visit!
I read this book over the course of a few days, dipping in and out and loved it. The book focuses on some of the items from well-known crimes and criminals and also those that are lesser known, and it was some of those that were the most interesting for me.
It is 5 stars from me for this one, I thought it was a superb book and I devoured it from cover to cover. Full of facts and it was a delight to read – a great way to introduce some lesser known items too – very highly recommended!