maudelynn (maudelynn) wrote in victorianplots,

i found this rather interesting.... dr neill cream

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I’m ages late in replying to this as with my current workload the length was a bit daunting. I’m glad I did, mind.
I found it particularly useful from the point of view of trying to write mysteries set in the time frame, I should really have more of a shuffty round that site. It's surprising that after so many cases like this over the years that Shipman managed an approximated 200 murders. He was tried in Preston, down the road from me, strange.

It seems that with the omnipresent shortage of medical staff people are moved around as opposed to being dealt with, it seems to be a policy of all government funded positions, not just medical, to scoot the dodgy ones around. Which is insane as it merely provides the level of confusion and difficulty in cross-referencing that frequently gives offenders a level of cover resulting in more deaths before they are caught and in some cases complete cover for various incidents, not all as serious as murder.

I was interested at the details regarding the system for the purchasing of poison's at the time, have noted it.

I'm predictably going to link this to my hero, relating to the murder of Matilda Clover I now fully see the logic in Holmes reading the papers thougoughly, especially his beloved agony columns....

'He loved to lie in the very centre of five millions of people, with his filaments stretching out and running through them, responsive to every little rumour or suspicion of unsolved crime.'

He had it down, see.

One killer who interests me is H.H. Holmes, Sherlock's name sake and antithesis. It's been a while since I browsed the details, but he seemed very contradictory in a way, one of the murders you couldn't really write, as no one would go along with it. Balancing the activities of a swindler and opportunist alongside those of a torturer and mass killer.

Would you say that the majority of serial killers have evidence of being highly personable?