Burke And Hare Were Infamous Suppliers Of Corpses To The Edinburgh Medical Establishment In A Reign Of Terror History Remembers Them As Body Snatchers, But There Is No Proof That The Pair Ever Robbed A Grave Instead They Created Fresh Corpses By Suffocating Hand Picked Victims This Is Just One Of The Myths Exploded By This Bloody History Featuring Trial Reports, Confessions, Prison Records And Contemporary Illustrations A Rich Cast Of Characters Includes The Pairs Implicated Lovers, Helen And Margaret Professor Knox Who Received The Bodies And, Local Victims From Daft Jamie To Ageing Prostitute Mary Haldane New Light Is Thrown On The Bodies Trade Through A Recent Find At The National Archives A Confession From John Bishop Perhaps A Copycat Burker Who With Thomas Williams Was Executed For The Murder Of The Italian Boy In Concise little historyA quick little read and insight into this story Alanna Knight s work is well researched and beautifully woven Well worth the read Mostly very well told, although it occasionally drifts into melodrama For example, they didn t kill 2 children they killed a young boy and a beautiful girl.
Margaret HopeAlanna Knight MBE has published than sixty novels including sixteen in the acclaimed Inspector Faro series, and seven featuring his daughter Rose McQuinn , as well as non fiction, true crime and several books on Robert Louis Stevenson, numerous short stories and two plays since her award winning first book Legend of the Loch in 1969 A founding member and Honorary President of the Scottish Association of Writers and of the Edinburgh Writer s Club, born and educated on Tyneside, she has two sons and two granddaughters and lives in Edinburgh.
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- Burke & Hare: Crime Archive
- Alanna Knight
- 14 February 2019 Alanna Knight