Dancing for the Hangman

  • by Martin Edwards
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1910 and Dr Hawley Crippen has been convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. In his cell at Pentonville Prison, Crippen faces the prospect of the gallows.
Laying bare his innermost feelings, he looks back at his austere childhood in Coldwater, Michigan, his tempestuous marriage and life on the run with his lover Ethel Le Neve. Yet as he revisits his life, Crippen entreats us to consider his "confession": I am not a murderer.
In Dancing for the Hangman, Martin Edwards reopens the file on one of the most notorious and fascinating cases in criminal history. Edwards blends imaginative insight with detailed and extensive research to bring to life the characters and events of a hundred years ago.

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Dancing for the Hangman

Brilliantly narrated you could almost be transported back in time watching this fascinating story unfold. The author explores all the known facts of the murder trial part fact and part fiction. It is skillfully written, compassionate and thought provoking. The narator brings the characters skillfully to life leaving the listener with a vivid picture of the life and death of Dr Hawley Crippen.
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- Gillian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-01-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books