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Announcing a new website… The Crime Compendium


Over the past few years I have been writing a column called ‘The Cruel Capital’ for a taxi-trade magazine, which details tales of true crime from London’s past.

I have now decided to branch this out into a new website: The Crime Compendium which will take a regular look at historic crimes from across the world.

The first article tells the story of Henry Wainwright; an apparently pious gentleman who committed one of Victorian London’s most shocking crimes… naturally it involves a gruesome cab ride across the city.

The latest article examines the background behind the murder of John Lennon in New York City in December 1980.

I will soon be posting the next story… the audacious tale of the man who stole the Mona Lisa!

This site, ‘View From the Mirror’ will continue as normal, looking at all things London-related. But if you could please like, share and subscribe to The Crime Compendium too I would be most grateful as it’s still very much a fledgling website!

I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of you who read my work and leave such wonderful comments. Your support keeps me writing and means a great deal to me.

Thank you.


If you wish to view The Crime Compendium, please click here.

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6 responses

  1. Looks great Rob. I will be following, and sharing too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I can only comment on Facebook over there, it seems. That won’t work for me, as I refuse to have a Facebook account. I have plugged it on Twitter though.
    Regards, Pete.

  3. Good luck with your compendium, which demands lots of work and time.

  4. […] Announcing a new website… The Crime Compendium […]

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