The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde: The Lives and Crimes of Deacon Brodie

The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde: The Lives and Crimes of Deacon Brodie


The chilling story of 1 of Scotland's so much notorious villains, together with new information and formerly unpublished information

He was once a revered cabinet-maker and councilman through day—but Deacon William Brodie turned into a sinister, thieving monster whilst darkness fell at the outdated urban of Edinburgh. Cleverly utilizing his first rate acceptance to entry the richest contributors of society sooner than stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the ensuing illicit cash to fund another life—with 5 childrens and mistresses. yet Brodie—whose chilling tale encouraged Robert Louis Stevenson to create the vintage story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a few century later—came fatally unstuck while a captured associate proficient on him. Then neither his ill-gotten earnings nor his metal collar designed to cheat the hangman may perhaps retailer him. writer Rick Wilson deals a warts-and-all biography of Brodie, from his really blameless younger years via to his public shame and execution—hanging at the very gallows he conceived himself.

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