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THE WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2006, and COMMENDED IN THE ALAN BALL LOCAL HISTORY AWARDS 2006.
In June 1846, 20 year old Dagenham police constable George Clark was brutally murdered while on night duty. This lavishly-illustrated book is the first full-length study of a killing that shocked the nation but was to remain unsolved. Many suspects and motives have been put forward, with one theory even implicating Clark's own police colleagues.
The authors were all born and bred in the Dagenham area, and have used original sources to uncover new facts and insights into this fascinating case. The action ranges from rural Essex to London's prisons and convict hulks, from the wilds of British Columbia to the Australian goldfields.
Along the way we meet a cross-section of the early Victorian community, from the monarch herself down to the wretched victims of the 'Hungry 40s'.
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"A definitive account of the notorious murder of a Victorian policeman. Extensively researched and well written". -- The Crime Writers' Association judging panelSynopsis:
An account of the brutal murder of PC George Clark in Dagenham, Essex, in 1846.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003387564
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002394666
Book Description London Borough of Barking & Dage, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Good. Signed. First Edition. SIGNED BY AUTHORS (unverified). Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009977124
Book Description London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Department of Education, Arts & Libraries, London, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 332 pages, illustrated, maps, notes, bibliography, name and place index, signed by two of the authors - Linda Rhodes and Lee Shelden - on the front endpaper. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 154697