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Title:
Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.

©2017
ISBN:
9780316506861
Physical Description:
viii, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy.
Abstract:
In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and 12,000 people died. That same month, there was another killer at large in London: John Reginald Christie, who murdered at least six women. In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before-published material, and archival research, Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their longstanding impact on modern history.
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