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PRETTY JANE AND THE VIPER OF KIDBROOKE LANE A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder

by | Read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

History • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds brings this true crime a storyteller's gift for capturing and holding his audience. In 1871, teenager Jane Clouson was struck 15 times, crushing her skull and destroying her face. She was two months pregnant when she was attacked, and she died several days later. Jane was a "maid of all work" in the Pook home, and the police were convinced the killer was Pook's son, Edmund. The arrest of the prominent young man for Jane's brutal murder and his subsequent acquittal due to lack of evidence suggest that in the time period, one's social class was more significant than one's sins, and that police and prosecutorial procedures weren't all they might have been. Reynolds makes this look at Victorian class and judicial systems top-notch listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 978-1-5046-9243-4 $29.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5046-9240-3 $19.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504692410 $69.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781504692427 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781504692373 multiple sources

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