The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer Audiobook, by Dean Jobb Play Audiobook Sample

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer Audiobook

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer Audiobook, by Dean Jobb Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Steven Crossley Publisher: Algonquin Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781649040398

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Longest Chapter Length:

27:02 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:53 minutes

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”When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals,” Sherlock Holmes observed during one of his most baffling investigations. “He has nerve and he has knowledge.” In the span of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada, a death toll with almost no precedent. Poison was his weapon of choice. Largely forgotten today, this villain was as brazen as the notorious Jack the Ripper.

Structured around the doctor’s London murder trial in 1892, when he was finally brought to justice, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream exposes the blind trust given to medical practitioners, as well as the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian society that allowed Dr. Cream to prey on vulnerable and desperate women, many of whom had turned to him for medical help.

Dean Jobb transports readers to the late nineteenth century as Scotland Yard traces Dr. Cream’s life through Canada and Chicago and finally to London, where new investigative tools called forensics were just coming into use, even as most police departments still scoffed at using science to solve crimes. But then, most investigators could hardly imagine that serial killers existed—the term was unknown.

As the Chicago Tribune wrote, Dr. Cream’s crimes marked the emergence of a new breed of killer: one who operated without motive or remorse, who “murdered simply for the sake of murder.”

This is an unforgettable true-crime story a master of the genre.

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“[Jobb] creates a nuanced portrait of Cream that’s much more chilling than Mr. Hyde.”

— BookPage 


  • “A tour de force of storytelling.”

    — Louise Penney, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Jobb’s excellent storytelling makes the book a pleasure to read.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “A must for true crime fans.”

    — CNN
  • “Masterful…True crime doesn’t get any better than this.”

    — Booklist


  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Summer
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Summer Reads
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

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About Dean Jobb

Dean Jobb is an award-winning writer and journalist and an associate professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has written for major American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, American Journalism Review, the Globe and Mail, and National Post. His work as an investigative reporter has made him a three-time winner of Atlantic Canada’s top journalism award. A frequent contributor to Canada’s History magazine, he also writes a newspaper column on politics and current affairs.

About Steven Crossley

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.