Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries during the London Blitz

Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries during the London Blitz

by Molly Lefebure
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Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries during the London Blitz 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gritty true stories of murders, but told very cleverly. The author and her writing style pull you in, and this makes reading about some awful stuff really interesting. The time period and settings adds to the book as well. Another excellent book on the NOOK is "The Partisan" by William Jarvis. This is a historical fiction based on actual events and a true villian. It too has a strong and well written female character as part of the novel. Both books deserve A+++++++++
Ariana_EJR More than 1 year ago
Someone should be commended for reprinting this book. Molly Lefebre landed what was either a plum book or a horror, as a secretary to one of the great pathologist of World War II London. I believe that it was recently made into a two part movie. The book is great. As befits the subject it is darkly funny and pulls no punches. She describes a the murder of a woman and "The room was unbelievably dirty, and though you couldn't see the bugs they were there. ...The place was rotten and reeking with dirt. She muses about people living in filth and ends,: Personally I feel that a clean prostitute was better than a dirty stinking housewife who lets her children live like cockroaches. Ms Lefebre gives us a good picture of both the work of a pathologist, and of the police, and of conditions in London during the last years of the wars. The part describing the 'doodle-bombs' gave me a lot of insight into Britain and their sheer determination, or as Molly herself puts summing up her and everyone else's attitudes" "Or sheer British cussedness; Hitler wants to win, so we're not going to let him," I've read any number of books on WwwII. This reprint, it was originally printed in 1955, is a welcome addition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting, good book that can be read as a series of short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago