The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: A Presentation by Dean Jobb
Before Jack the Ripper, before The Devil in the White City’s H.H. Holmes, the world’s deadliest serial killer was Dr. Thomas Neill Cream
Bestselling author Dean Jobb tells the true story of a Victorian Era monster, the ruthless “Lambeth Poisoner.” The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream is the first complete account of his crimes, his victims, and how Scotland Yard’s best detectives struggled to end his final and deadliest attacks. Jobb’s book explores why the authorities in the United States, Canada and Britain failed to identify and stop one of the earliest and most prolific serial killers of modern times. It exposes the flawed police investigations and primitive forensic tests that enabled him to evade suspicion and detection, how he was convicted and imprisoned in the midst of his poisoning spree, and why he was freed to kill again. And it shows how the stifling morality and hypocrisy of Victorian society allowed him to prey on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help.
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Dean Jobb is an award‑winning author and journalist and a professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches in the graduate creative nonfiction and journalism programs. He is the author of six books, including Empire of Deception, which the Chicago Writers Association named its Nonfiction Book of the Year. Jobb has written for major American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the American Journalism Review. His monthly true‑crime column, “Stranger Than Fiction,” appears in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. His work as an investigative reporter has been nominated for Canada’s National Newspaper and National Magazine awards, and he is a three‑time winner of Atlantic Canada’s top journalism award. For more about Dean Jobb, visit: http://www.deanjobb.com/