FIRST EDITION The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd, 1994
Synopsis: The year is 1880, the setting London's poor and dangerous Limehouse district, home to immigrants and criminals. A series of brutal murders has occurred, and, as Ackroyd leads us down London's dark streets, the sense of time and place becomes overwhelmingly immediate and real.
We experience the sights and sounds of the English music halls, smell the smells of London slums, hear the hooves of horses on the cobblestone streets, and attend the trial of Elizabeth Cree, a woman accused of poisoning her husband but who may be the one person who knows the truth about the murders.
- 1994 copy of The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd
- first American edition
- excellent condition