Hawley Harvey Crippen - and the really good murder!


Although Hawley Harvey Crippen murdered his wife almost a century ago, it remains one of the most famous and fascinating cases in criminal history. The story of the man who suffered at the hands of a bullying, abusive wife while finding moments of consolation with his quiet and adoring secretary is well known. In1910 the filleted, incomplete body of Cora Crippen was found beneath the cellar floor of their London house. He was always going to be the only suspect. But Crippen and his sweetheart Ethel LeNeve were so hopeless at crime that they made every mistake possible and their eventual appearance in the Old Bailey Criminal Court was inevitable. This is the story of that marriage and the events which followed its collapse. As is so often the case, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.