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Goodman, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 59 works in 222 publications in 2 languages and 7,952 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  Diaries  True crime stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: HV6513, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Goodman
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Goodman
Bloody versicles; the rhymes of crime by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated and enlarged edition of an annotated collection originally published more than 20 years ago, Bloody Versicles serves as two books in one: an anthology of ribald, moralistic, sad, yet amusing and entertaining verse relating to specific crimes; and a small encyclopedia of select criminals and their wrongdoings. Some of the?crhymes,? such as?Lizzie Borden took an axe?,? are famous, but most are familiar only to students of particular cases. They have been selected from sources in the United States, England and Scotland, Australia, and France and are representative of all major categories of offenses, with murder inspiring the largest section
The killing of Julia Wallace by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brutal murder of Julia Wallace in 1931 became one of Britain's great unsolved murders. People began arguing about the case almost immediately and continue to do so to this day. Julia was the middle-aged wife of a mild-mannered Liverpool insurance agent, William Herbert Wallace. By all accounts they were a quiet, unassuming, devoted couple. In January 1931 William Wallace received a telephone message to come to an address in Liverpool the following evening to discuss an insurance policy. Unable to find the house after searching for hours, Wallace determined there was no such address and returned home. There he found Julia bludgeoned to death on the parlor floor. In addition to the terrible shock and his unbearable loss, Wallace was accused of the crime and ultimately convicted. Using original sources, Jonathan Goodman re-creates Wallace's trial, witness by witness. Through his meticulous reconstruction, it becomes evident that the police and the medical examiner went out of their way to twist and even manufacture evidence. Their attention to proving Wallace guilty ignored a lead to a likely suspect given to them by Wallace. The man was a fellow insurance agent, whom Goodman identifies in the book as Mr. X. The police ignored the suggestion. In 1969, when The Killing of Julia Wallace was first published in the United Kingdom, Goodman had picked up on the lead the police disregarded. As a result, he was convinced that Wallace was unjustly convicted. In 1981 Goodman revealed the name of the suspect, who was by then deceased. The suspect had a long record of criminal charges that had been dropped or dismissed due to his family connections―his father and uncle were local officials; his father's secretary was the daughter of the police superintendent"--Publisher's website
The Oscar Wilde file by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last sentence by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Railway murders by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Stories of True Crime
The slaying of Joseph Bowne Elwell by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Ruth Ellis by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in high places by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady killers : famous women murderers( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stabbing of George Harry Storrs by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seaside murders( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning of Evelyn Foster by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master eccentric : the journals of Rayner Heppenstall, 1969-81 by Rayner Heppenstall( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks to murder by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medical murders by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intriguing collection of thirteen true-crime tales from the medical world, featuring the wife-murdering Dr J. Milton Bowers, notorious poisoner Dr William Palmer, mass murderer Dr Marcel Petiot and the deadly goings on at a private nursing home in Nottingham."--Back cover
Trial of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley: the Moors Case by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supernatural murders : classic true-crime stories by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sure to capture the imagination of devotees of true crime and the occultThis anthology of thirteen true crime stories includes the mysterious slaying of Charles Walton, who was found slashed and pierced to death in an area notorious for its associations with black magic; the murder of Eric Tombe, whose body was located because of a recurring dream in which his mother saw Eric down a well; the terrorizing of Hammersmith, London, in the early nineteenth century by the nocturnal appearance of a "ghost"; the Salem witchcraft trials; the murder of Rasputin, who was believed by some in Russia to be a miracle worker and by others to be a dangerous charlatan; a Scottish tale in which evidence given by the ghost of the victim was allowed at the murderer's trial; and the bizarre goings-on at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York, where Ronnie DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family--the new occupants were subjected to all manner of sinister events, including the presence of poltergeists, or were they?
The Christmas murders by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seasonal gift for connoisseurs of true crimeHere are ten murder cases of "the old-fashioned sort"--Evoking a nostalgia more obviously associated with fiction--that all took place during the festive period from mid-December to Twelfth Night between 1811 and 1933. The settings of these grisly tales range from the Knickerbocker Athletic Club in New York (where a gentleman named Molineux provided a drastic cure for hangovers by putting cyanide in a gift-wrapped bottle of Bromo Seltzer) to an apartment in Glasgow (home of a wealthy Scotswoman whose demise seemed to have been satisfactorily explained by local constables, until Arthur Conan Doyle assumed the role of Sherlock Holmes) and from a builder's workshop in North London (site of a murder committed by a man called Furnace, who suited his criminal action to his name) to the elegant dwelling of a ménage à trois near the Thames (scene of a puzzling poisoning that, years later, Raymond Chandler tried, unofficially, to solve). In The Christmas Murders, Jonathan Goodman has collected stories as fascinating and compulsively readable as one would expect from a writer described by Jacques Barzun as "the greatest living master of true-crime literature" and by Julian Symons as "the premier investigator of crimes past."
The passing of Starr Faithfull by Jonathan Goodman( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood & ink : an international guide to fact-based crime literature by Albert Borowitz( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Borowitz provides a guide to fact-based crime literature focusing on two principal groups of works: nonfictional accounts of crimes and criminal trials, including essays, monographs, journalism, editions of court transcripts, prison histories, and criminal and police biographies and memoirs; and works of imaginative literature, such as novels, stories, or stage works, based on or inspired by actual crimes or criminals. The interplay between crime fact and fiction can be detected back to literature's earliest beginnings. True crime has long been the basis of many plots of memorable literature from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter to Jean Genet's play The Maids, there has often been blood on the page. With entries as diverse as Bruce Springsteen's American Skin, a song about the killing of Amadou Diallo by four New York police officers, to Mark Twain's references to the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Roughing It To Death and the King's Horseman, Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka's account of the confrontation of British criminal laws and the ritual suicide mandated by Nigerian religion, Borowitz's work is truly comprehensive. Eminent historian Jacques Barzun agrees, stating that the variety of literary genres and languages is unique and should both instruct and entertain the large contingent of criminous minds. Blood and Ink, with forewords by Barzun and true-crime writer/historian Jonathan Goodman, will prove to be an invaluable resource to true-crime afficionados as well as to students and scholars of literature, cultural studies, and social history
 
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The Oscar Wilde file
Alternative Names
Goodman, J.

Jonathan Goodman Brits schrijver van misdaadromans (1931-2008)

Jonathan Goodman English true crime writer

Languages
English (135)

Japanese (2)

Covers
The last sentenceThe Lady killers : famous women murderersTracks to murderMedical murdersThe Supernatural murders : classic true-crime storiesThe Christmas murdersThe passing of Starr FaithfullBlood & ink : an international guide to fact-based crime literature