He was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to the rugby club, organising charity collections. His patients thought the world of him: he was attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known, with between 200 and 300 victims. Quietly, for many years, the small, bespectacled GP was making unexpected house calls - and walking out leaving a dead body behind. The murderous career of Dr Shipman only came to an end when police in Hyde, Greater Manchester, were called to investigate a forged will. Overnight, they found themselves embroiled in the biggest murder case in British history. Substantially revised and updated since Shipman's suicide in prison, this is a compelling account of these monstrous crimes and of the man who committed them. The authors have had unparalleled access to friends, colleagues and patients. Their in-depth and authoritative investigation looks at how he killed, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and - most important of all - why.
... he obtained over 30,000mg of pethidine by writing prescriptions for 'practice use' and acquired more by writing out ... Although, in all three cases, there is not enough hard evidence to conclude he murdered them, the Inquiry found ...
Author: Brian Whittle
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: True Crime
Drama / Characters: 4 males, 3 females Scenery: 3 interiors The TV series was based on this play. A brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife that depends on a bizarre impersonation to create a perfect alibi. Lt. Columbo and the doctor engage in a cat and mouse duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. But the mistress is the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax.
Drama / Characters: 4 males, 3 females Scenery: 3 interiors The TV series was based on this play.
Author: William Link
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
In historiography, many interesting theoretical perspectives on biography have emerged in recent years, from forensics to structure and microhistory. Biographers themselves, though, often fear the study of the genre - needlessly, as these eighteen engaging new essays demonstrate.
2 Prescription for Murder Dr Thomas Neill Cream was a physician and serial killer who practised his profession and his extra-curricular pursuits in the United Kingdom and North America in the latter half of the 19th century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What is Madness? is Darian Leader's probing study of madness, sanity, and everything in between What separates the sane from the mad? How hard or easy is it to tell them apart? And what if the difference is really between being mad and going mad? In this landmark work Darian Leader undermines common conceptions of madness. Through case studies like the apparently 'normal' Harold Shipman, he shows that madness rarely conforms to standard models. What is Madness? explores the idea of quiet madness - that at times many of us live interior lives that are far from sane but allow us to function normally and unthreateningly - he argues that we must seek a new way to assess, treat and deal with those suffering mental health problems. What is Madness? is Darian Leader's radically insightful and masterfully convincing exploration of a painful, complex but endlessly fascinating area of humanity. 'A terrific intellectual stylist' Joseph O' Neill, Guardian 'Engrossing and enlightening . . . Leader is as much a philosopher as a psychoanalyst' Metro 'The mad . . . have been segregated and often confined; for fear, perhaps, that they will contaminate the rest of us. But as Darian Leader brilliantly shows, things are never so simple' Hanif Kureshi, Independent 'Provides valuable insights into how psychiatry can help those who have suffered psychosis to rebuild their lives' Sunday Times 'Witty, probing. A myth-busting diagnosis of the method in our madness' Independent 'Leader's insights could have radical consequences for the way we regard madness' Daily Telegraph 'Fascinating. A formidable grasp of psychiatric history and a storyteller's flair for detail. What Leader does so effectively is to give us a sense of what it might be like to live inside the mind of a psychotic. A humane and timely book' New Statesman 'Superb insights, brilliant' Observer 'One of our most important contemporary thinkers' Guardian Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst practising in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK. He is the author of The New Black, Strictly Bipolar, Why do women write more letters than they post?, Promises lovers make when it gets late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa, and co-author, with David Corfield, of Why Do People Get Ill? He is Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University.
274 Badcock, seeWhittle and Ritchie, Harold Shipman: Prescription for Murder, op. cit.; and 'Shipmanhookedondeath',Sun(14January 2004) andTheNewYork Times (2 February 2000). p. 274 He couldbe psychotic, see Shipman Inquiry, p.188 p.
Author: Darian Leader
Publisher: Penguin UK
McLaren develops a historiographical survey on Victorian attitudes toward sexuality and morality, and their relation to violence as he describes the story of Dr. Thomas Cream. Cream murdered prostitutes and women seeking abortions in England and North America between 1877 and 1892.
McLaren develops a historiographical survey on Victorian attitudes toward sexuality and morality, and their relation to violence as he describes the story of Dr. Thomas Cream.
Author: Angus McLaren
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
When Jessica Fletcher runs into Dr. Seth Hazlitt in Tampa, the pair attend a party at the home of researcher Alvaro Vasquez, who is developing a cure for Alzheimer's disease, but end up investigating his murder after Vasquez is seemingly struck by lightning.
When Jessica Fletcher runs into Dr. Seth Hazlitt in Tampa, the pair attend a party at the home of researcher Alvaro Vasquez, who is developing a cure for Alzheimer's disease, but end up investigating his murder after Vasquez is seemingly ...
Author: Jessica Fletcher
Author: Doris Miles Disney
Ham Marks, MD is a talented forensic orthopedist who has given up active surgical practice. He isnt a spy, soldier, or secret agentand yet he always seems to be ducking murder attempts and stopping would-be criminals. Comprised of two thrilling novellas, Prescription: Murder follows Dr. Marks as he becomes a target. In Over His Dead Body, Marks is called as an expert witness in the murder trial of a Philadelphia malpractice lawyer. This seems simple enough, but in such a high-profile murder, nothing is as it seems. Soon, Marks finds himself running from international terrorists as he struggles to figure out what really happened to the unfortunate attorney. A C Change follows Marks and his wife, Ruth, as they take off on what should be a romantic Mediterranean cruise. In the process, Marks discovers he must stop the murder of a Bulgarian medical colleague who has invented a product worth millions. With the help of secret service and FBI agents, he might make it out with his life and be back to the cruise ship in time for dinner.
Prescription Murder contains the first two books in the Ham Marks, MD, murder-mystery series. The first novella, Over His Dead Body, introduces Ham Marks, MD, a forensic orthopedic surgeon, and follows his actions and mishaps as he ...
Author: William H. Simon
Author: Hannah Lees
Category: Popular literature