The Maul and the Pear Tree

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
First edition (publ. Constable)


The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811 is a true crime book by British historian T. A. Critchley and mystery writer P. D. James about the Ratcliff Highway murders, published in 1971.[1]

According to the publisher's blurb, it is "one of the most elegant exercises in literary historical detection since Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ James Gregory (30 November 2011). Victorians Against the Gallows: Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Nineteenth Century Britain. I.B.Tauris. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-85773-088-6.