Kim Fleet

Books reviewed by Kim Fleet

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones & Other Victorian Scandals

A collection of shocking, murderous and bizarre true Victorian tales from the UK and the US.

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by Kim Fleet

Out of Thin Air: The True Story of an Impossible Murder in Iceland

How the disappearance of two men in Iceland in 1974 still reverberates today

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by Kim Fleet

Murder by Numbers: Fascinating Figures Behind the World’s Worst Crimes

How numbers feature in murders, their detection, and the punishment of killers.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Kim Fleet

Crime, Clemency and Consequence in Britain 1821-1839

A short review of the letters appealing for clemency that were sent to the Home Secretary during the 1820s and 1830s.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kim Fleet

Bad Girls From History

An anthology of prostitutes, mistresses, murderers and troublemakers.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Kim Fleet

Black Dahlia, Red Rose

America’s infamous murder of a young woman in 1947 comes under the spotlight

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Kim Fleet

You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]

An account of the last days of Raoul Moat, told from inside his mind.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Kim Fleet

The Innocent Man

A true account of how an innocent man was convicted of rape and murder, and ended up on death row.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Kim Fleet

Digging in the Dark

A history of the Yorkshire resurrectionists: body snatchers who robbed graves and sold the cadavers to medical schools for research.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Kim Fleet

The Fact of a Body

The true story of a law student whose work on the defence of a murderer and child molester causes her to confront her own family’s past.

Reviewed on 08 August 2017 by Kim Fleet

The Yorkshire Witch: The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman

The true story of 19th century thief, con artist and poisoner Mary Bateman, known as the Yorkshire Witch.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Kim Fleet

Mad or Bad: Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain

A history of the insanity plea and how ‘mad doctors’, judges and the public reacted to claims some criminals weren’t bad, just mad.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kim Fleet