John Reginald Halliday Christie murdered at least eight women including his wife, a baby girl and several prostitutes from 1943-1953. Like Crippen, Christie was a respectable seeming man and this ensured his victims trusted him; it also deflected the suspicions of the police. He would use gas to render his victims unconcious and then strangled them whilst raping their live or dead bodies. It wasn't until Christie dissapeared and a new tenant discovered the dead bodies around the house hidden in walls amoungst other places. Justice was served when Christie was apprehended whilst taking a walk along the River Thames.
Edward Marston is a renowned crime writer and historian. He has published over 40 historical crime novels, the latest being The Iron Horse (2007), which features his popular Victorian detective, Inspector Colbeck.