Death by Chocolate: the Serial Poisoning of Victorian Brighton
by Sophie Jackson
Brighton in the 1870s was a popular tourist destination, but when little Sidney Barker dies from strychnine-poisoned chocolates, the town is thrown into panic. Could it have been an accident or is someone out to harm Brighton? When more children are poisoned by sweets and arsenic-laced cakes sent to residents, the police step up the search for a serial poisoner.
Murder in the First-class Carriage: the First Victorian Railway Killing
by Kate Colquhoun
In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband. He boarded a first-class carriage on the 9:45 pm to Hackney. On arrival two bank clerks discovered blood all over the interior of Briggs's compartment.The race to identify the killer and catch him as he fled on a boat to America was eagerly followed by the public on both sides of the Atlantic.