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Dancing for the Hangman

It is 1910 and Dr Hawley Crippen has been convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. In his cell at Pentonville Prison Crippen faces the prospect of the gallows. Laying bare his innermost feelings he looks back at his austere childhood in Coldwater Michigan his tempestuous marriage and life on the run with his lover Ethel Le Neve. Yet as he revisits his life Crippen entreats us to consider his “confession”: I am not a murderer. In Dancing for the Hangman Martin Edwards reopens the file on one of the most notorious and fascinating cases in criminal history. Edwards blends imaginative insight with detailed and extensive research to bring to life the characters and events of a hundred years ago.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Crime
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st January 2010
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 26 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407947075