The Dead Alive

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The Dead Alive, also called John Jago’s Ghost,[1] is a novella written in 1874 by Wilkie Collins based on the Boorn Brothers murder case.[2][3] It was reprinted with a side-by-side examination of the case by Rob Warden in 2005 by Northwestern Press.[4]

Radio adaptation[edit]

The Dead Alive was presented on Suspense March 9, 1953. The 30-minute adaptation starred Herbert Marshall.[5]


  1. ^ Lundin, Leigh (21 February 2016). "Wilkie Collins — The Dead Alive". SleuthSayers. London: 
  2. ^ Lundin, Leigh (16 March 2016). "The Boorn Brothers". SleuthSayers. Manchester: 
  3. ^ Borchard, Edwin (1932). Convicting the Innocent, Errors of Criminal Justice. New Haven: Yale University Press. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Collins, Wilkie; Warden, Rob (2005). Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive: The Novel, the Case, and Wrongful Convictions. Northwestern University Press. ISBN 0810122944. 
  5. ^ Kirby, Walter (March 8, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 46. Retrieved June 23, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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