The Fox and the Flies

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Subtitle: The World of Joseph Silver, Racketeer and Psychopath
Author: Charles Van Onselen
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (2007)
ISBN-10: 0224079298
ISBN-13: 9780224079297
Condition: Very Good. The dust jacket has some creasing along the edges with a small closed tear next to the rear fold. Bottom corners of the boards are bumped. An internally clean, well bound copy in very good conditon.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 646
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4.3 cm
Weight: 1.0 kg

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A disturbed adolescent, youthful predator and adult misogynist driven by dark medival and biblical obsessions, Silver's mental universe remained largely hidden from his family, other gangsters and police handlers. 

In this first reconstruction of the life of a dangerous psychopath, Charles van Onselen casts a brilliant light on the most infamous serial killer of all time - for Joseph Silver's darkest secret of all lay in London, in Whitechapel, in the autumn of 1888.

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