True Crime Biography of One of the 1st Int’l Serial Killers — Dr. Thomas Neill Cream

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Dean Jobb, author of monthly true-crime column, “Stranger Than Fiction,” for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.


In the late 1800s, one of the first international serial killers murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Over the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream targeted vulnerable and desperate women who came to him for medical advice, using his knowledge of poisons to conceal his crimes. Now, in the definitive account of his life, Dean Jobb’s THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR. CREAM (Algonquin Books: July 13, 2021) exposes the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian era society that allowed Dr. Cream to prey on victims undetected, time after time.