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Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city / Kate Winkler Dawson.

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  • ISBN: 9780316506861
  • ISBN: 0316506869
  • ISBN: 9781478923138
  • Physical Description: viii, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-333) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Post-mortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Christie, Reginald.
Serial murderers > England > London > Case studies.
Smog > England > London > History > 20th century.
London (England) > Social conditions > 20th century.
London (England) > Environmental conditions > 20th century.

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