Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Dr. Thomas Neil Cream


The wonderful sources from which I was able to piece together the lurid biography of Dr. Cream and his times — in Canada, Chicago and England — include:


Ford, Colin, and Harrison, Brian; A Hundred Years Ago; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983.

Geringer, Joseph; A Walk Through Late Victorian London; Unpublished Mss.

Jenner, Michael; London Heritage; London: Mermaid Books, 1991.

Lowe, David; Lost Chicago; New York: American Legacy Press, 1985.

McLaren, Angus; Prescription for Murder — The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream; Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Porter, Roy; London — A Social History;  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

Reader, W.J. and Peter Quennell (ed.); Life in Victorian England; NY: Capricorn

Books (in arrangement with B.T. Batsford, London), 1964.

Ryder, Stephen P. and Piper, John A. "Dr. Thomas Neill Cream" article in Casebook:

Jack the Ripper site (Internet), 2000.

Shore, W. Teignmouth (ed.) Trial of Neill Cream (Records of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream Trial); "Notable British Trial Series"  London: William & Hodge & Co, Ltd., 1923.

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