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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 9, 2021
I don't usually get true crime books, but this piqued my interest. I hadn't heard of this particular monster, he seemed to be at home both in Canada, the US, and Great Britain. It's amazing how fast this guy moved around in a time when transportation was slower. And I found it a bit amazing that no one seemed to be following where this guy went after he served time. They just tended to lose the guy, even though they must have known how dangerous he was! I agreed with another user that it is incredible that this guy got away with it for so long because he wasn't particularly bright. He took advantage of his education and the lack of most other people having an education, which allowed him to use poisons to his benefit. They didn't have the easy tests we have now days to check for poisons, but then most of the cops didn't originally think he had administered poisons (it's usually a female thing). Cops on both sides of the Atlantic missed opportunities to curtail Creams' activities...but because he was a doctor, they ignored clues he was dangerous. This is of concern now, because someone of this bent could certainly move faster than Cream did. The saving grace is that we have an ability to determine when poisons are used, much faster than they did in the 1800's, early 1900's. Interesting story...
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