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Greenacre’s Gruesome Jigsaw

The latest post on my second website, The Crime Compendium, relates a grisly true story from the London of 1836: the tale of James Greenacre, a murderer who scattered his victim’s remains across the city…

Accused of murder… James Greenacre and Sarah Gale

To read the full piece please click here (please be aware, reader discretion is advised).



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.