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93 Broughton Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3RZ

93 Broughton Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3RZ

OPENING HOURS:

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Owen Dudley Edwards

Burke & Hare

£10.99

In a boarding house in West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and his friend, William Burke, fill the coffin with bark and sell the corpse to Dr. Robert Knox, an ambitious Edinburgh anatomist. They make a profit of £3 and 10 shillings.

Following this encouraging outcome, Burke and Hare decide to suffocate another sickly tenant. So begins the criminal career of the most notorious double act in serial killing.

Here is the unvarnished, human story behind the infamous Burke and Hare murders. We delve into their past, their personalities and the circumstances that made them resort to murder as a money-making scheme. It's a tale of desperation and greed, of outsiders, ambition, corruption and betrayal. And it's all true!

Paperback.

352 pages.

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