The Edgeware Road Murderer [Murder]. [Greenacre, James (1785-1837)]. [Gale, Sarah (d.1837)]. The Murder of Mrs. Brown, By J. Greenacre. Attempted Suicide of the Murderer. [London]: Printed by C. Hepner, New Cut, Lambeth, .  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound pamphlet, light toning, faint dampstain along spine. $450. * Known as the "Edgeware Road Murderer," Greenacre planned to marry Hannah Brown for her money. However, his mistress, Sarah Gale, convinced him to kill her, dismember her, and hide her body parts in various places. They would then take her money and escape to America. This plan fell apart after police found her head in Regent's Canal. The case of Greenacre and Gale generated a good deal of popular interest. Their execution was attended by an enormous crowd. Although its title suggests otherwise, this pamphlet discusses Gale, though she is never referred to by name. OCLC locates 1 copy (New York Public Library).
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