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If we think of Victorian England as plagued by rampant murders; it's likely that our erroneous conclusion was formed at least partly because nineteenth century Brits themselves seem to have been mesmerized by killing. (In actuality, the homicide on the island nation peaked at 1.7 per 100,000 people, a mere fraction of other countries, including our own.) Its rarity apparently only redoubled its fascination, making it a ripe topic for sensational journals and the daily press. Judith Flanders' The Invention of Murder explains how British murderers, detectives, journalists, and novelists transformed our notions about heinous acts.