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A BOOK OF REMARKABLE CRIMINALS
By H.B. Irving
TO MY FRIEND
E. V. LUCAS
"For violence and hurt tangle every man in their toils, and for the most
part fall on the head of him from whom they had their rise; nor is it
easy for one who by his act breaks the common pact of peace to lead a
calm and quiet life."
Lucretius on the Nature of Things.
Transcriber's Note:
The upper outside corner of page 15 and 16 has been torn from the
hardcopy. The spots are marked with?? and a best guess at missing words
is in brackets. Footnotes have been moved from end of page to end of
paragraph positions, sequentially numbered.
Contents
INTRODUCTION
THE LIFE OF CHARLES PEACE:
I. HIS EARLY YEARS
II. PEACE IN LONDON
III. HIS TRIAL AND EXECUTION
THE CAREER OF ROBERT BUTLER:
I. THE DUNEDIN MURDERS
II. THE TRIAL OF BUTLER
III. HIS DECLINE AND FALL
M. DERUES:
I. THE CLIMBING LITTLE GROCER
II. THE GAYE OF BLUFF
DR. CASTAING:
I. AN UNHAPPY COINCIDENCE
II. THE TRIAL OF DR. CASTAING
PROFESSOR WEBSTER
THE MYSTERIOUS MR. HOLMES:
I. HONOUR AMONGST THIEVES
II THE WANDERING ASSASSIN
PARTNERSHIP IN CRIME:
I. THE WIDOW GRAS
1. THE CHARMER
2. THE WOUNDED PIGEON
II. VITALIS AND MARIE BOYER
III. THE FENAYROU CASE
IV. EYRAUD AND BOMPARD
A BOOK OF REMARKABLE CRIMINALS
Introduction
"The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion
which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the


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