The Murder of Jane Clouson in 1871 London w/ Paul Thomas Murphy - A True Crime History Podcast

Aug 25, 2016, 08:08 PM

In 1871, on the outskirts of London, a police constable discovers a young woman, bloodied and battered beyond recognition. She dies, and the police officially have a murder on their hands. They eventually set their sights on Edmund Pook, the son of a wealthy printer, who had employed the woman, named Jane Clauson, as a family servant. Paul Thomas Murphy, author of "Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England" tells the story of the murder, the subsequent trial, and his own ideas on what really happened.