The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve

The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve

by Sinclair McKay

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Overview

In 1860, a 70 year old widow turned landlady named Mary Emsley was found dead in her own home, killed by a blow to the back of her head.

What followed was a murder case that gripped the nation, a veritable locked room mystery which baffled even legendary Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle.  With an abundance of suspects, from disgruntled step children concerned about their inheritance and a spurned admirer repeatedly rejected by the widow, to a trusted employee, former police officer and spy, the case led to a public trial dominated by surprise revelations and shock witnesses, before culminating with one of the final public executions at Newgate.

This is the case Conan Doyle couldn’t solve and, after confounding the best detectives for years, has finally be solved by author Sinclair McKay. Discover 'whodunit' as the real murderer is revealed for the first time exclusively in this captivating study of a murder case in the nineteenth century, a story never told before.



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ISBN-13: 9781781317341
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Sinclair McKay is author of the bestselling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park and The Secret Listeners for Aurum Press, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films, and the pastime of rambling. He lives in London.


Sinclair McKay is author of the bestselling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park and The Secret Listeners for Aurum Press, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films, and the pastime of rambling. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Preface: Conan Doyle and the Bloody Riddle 1

1 The Woman at the Window 5

2 'Down Among the Dead Men' 11

3 'The Expression Lost' 19

4 'A Most Sickening Spectacle' 29

5 This Was Her Domain 43

6 'Of Operations So Delicate' 53

7 'I Deal in Old and New Things' 63

8 'There Were Dwellings in Gardens' 75

9 'I'll Serve the Old Bitch Out' 83

10 'Good God, this is a Foul Plot!' 101

11 I Was Not in Her Debt 111

12 The Gravitation of the Blood 123

13 'A Gentle Talk with You in Any Other Place' 135

14 The Man who Might have Been 153

15 The Spy with the Stolen Soul 161

16 'His Conduct was Very Bad' 169

17 The Dark Twisting Paths 181

18 'To Prove the Presence of Blood' 187

19 Sufficient for the Day is the Evil Thereof 213

20 'The Life of a Man is too Sacred' 235

21 They Brought Opera Glasses 253

22 Numbered with the Dead 259

23 The Fever of Fear 275

24 'Sin's Long Pilgrimage' 289

Notes 301

Index 307

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