Burke & Hare
The true story of 19th century serial killers.
In 1828, two Irishmen named William Burke and William Hare murdered 16 people and disposed of the bodies to Dr Robert Knox at Edinburgh University for dissection, setting in motion a scandal that would rock the world's medical establishment. Writer Martin Conaghan and artist Will Pickering deliver a ghoulishly true story of of medicine, murder and money set at the height of Edinburgh's enlightenment. In addition to the full length comic story, the book is also fully annotated.
"A shadowy tale of greed and violence that sticks rigorously to the facts, with any deviations or flights of fancy cataloged in the expansive appendix. Will Pickering’s art matches the tone perfectly with well-researched and realized depictions of 19th century Edinburgh. A creepy history lesson that suits these long winter nights.” – The List
109 pages. Black and White
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