The Magnificent Spilsbury and the case of the Brides in the Bath

Author: Jane Robins
Paperback: 292 pages
ISBN: 9781848541085
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In August of 1915 George Joseph Smith was hanged for what became known as the brides in the bath murders. These seemingly unconnected murders would for the first time bring the new science of forensics to the attention of the wider public. Only the forensic evidence provided by Bernard Spilsbury linked the three murders beyond reasonable doubt. This brilliant book not only details the murders but also the birth of forensic science and the state of society in the early years of the twentieth century that allowed Smith to prey on his unsuspecting victims.