The Curious Habits of Dr Adams

The Curious Habits of Dr Adams

A 1950s Murder Mystery

by Jane Robins

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/01/2014

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'Was rich Mrs Gertrude Hullett murdered at her luxurious 15-room home on Beachy Head? Detectives are tonight trying to establish the cause of the 50-year-old widow's sudden death...' - Daily Mail, 1957



In July 1957, the press descended in droves on the UK's idyllic coastal town of Eastbourne. An inquest had just been opened into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs Bobbie Hullett. She died after months of apparent barbiturate abuse - the drugs prescribed to calm her nerves by her close friend and physician, Dr John Bodkin Adams.



The inquest brought to the surface years of whispered suspicion that had swept through the tea rooms, shops and nursing homes of the town. The doctor's alarming influence over the lives, deaths and finances of wealthy widows had not gone unnoticed - it was rumoured that the family doctor had been on a killing spree that spanned decades and involved 300 suspicious cases. Superintendent Hannam of Scotland Yard was called in to investigate.



The Curious Habits of Dr Adams brilliantly brings to life the atmosphere of post-war England, and uses a wealth of new documents to follow the twists and turns of an extraordinary Scotland Yard murder enquiry. As expertly crafted as the best period detective novel, this book casts an entertainingly chilling light on a man reputed to be one of England's most prolific serial killers.
ISBN:
9781848544727
9781848544727
Category:
Crime & criminology
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Murray Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
197x135x24mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Jane Robins

Jane Robins began her career as a journalist with The Economist, the BBC & the Independent on Sunday.

She has written three previous books of nonfiction, The Rebel Queen (Simon & Schuster) The Magnificent Spilsbury and The Curious Case of Dr. Adams (both John Murray).

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