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They say that even of a good thing you can have too much. But I doubt it. True, such good things as sunbathing, beer, and tobacco may be intemperately pursued to the detriment of their devotees; yet, to my mind, one cannot have too much of a good murder.
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William Roughead was a well-known Scottish lawyer and amateur criminologist, as well as an editor and essayist on "matters criminous". He was an important early practitioner of the modern "true crime" literary genre.
Trial of Mary Blandy (1914)
Trial Of Oscar Slater (1910)
Nothing But Murder (1946)
The Murderer's Companion (1941)
The Rebel Earl And Other Studies (1926)
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