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What can there be new to say about the Burke and Hare murders? In Edinburgh in 1827-28 William Burke and William Hare killed sixteen people to supply anatomists with corpses for dissection.
In fact, there is not a lot that is staggeringly new to say about the Burke and Hare murders. Rosner has not written a whodunit revealing another culprit in the "returning to Jack the Ripper" mode.