John Christie of Rillington Place: Biography of a Serial Killer

John Christie of Rillington Place: Biography of a Serial Killer

by Jonathan Oates


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ISBN-13: 9781781592885
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 02/19/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr Jonathan Oates is the Ealing Borough Archivist and Local History Librarian, and he has written and lectured on aspects of the history of London, including its criminal past. His books include Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Ealing, Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Lewisham and Deptford, Unsolved Murders in Victorian and Edwardian London, Unsolved London Murders: The 1920s and 1930s, Unsolved London Murders: The 1940s and 1950s and Attack on London. He is also an authority on the Jacobite rebellions of 1714 and 1745 and recently published "Sweet William or The Butcher? The Duke of Cumberland and the '45".

Table of Contents

List of Plates vi

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction ix

1 A Yorkshire Youth, 1899-1920 1

2 Christie's First Crimes, 1921-39 13

3 Christie's First Murders, 1939-48 30

4 Enter the Evanses, 1948-49 43

5 The Murders of Beryl and Geraldine Evans, 1949 54

6 The Murder Investigation, 1949-50 68

7 The Trial of Timothy Evans, 1950 78

8 The Murder of Ethel Christie, 1950-52 93

9 Slaughter, 1953 109

10 Christie's Nemesis, 1953 131

11 The Trial of Christie, 1953 146

12 Execution and Enquiries, 1953-66 162

13 Further Controversy, 1966 to date 176

Conclusion 183

Notes 187

Bibliography 199

Index 202

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