Camden Town Murder

The Camden Town MurderOn the morning of September 12, 1907 the body of Emily (known as Phyllis) Dimmock was found in her rented rooms in Camden Town, North London.

Her throat had been cut, almost to the point where her head was severed from her body. The murderer has never been found.

This is the story of Emily’s life; along with an account of the times in which she lived and the circumstances surrounding her death.


A recent survey by Discovery Channel ranked the Camden Town Murder as Britain’s third most famous unsolved murder after the Whitechapel killings of Jack the Ripper and The Peasenhall Mystery .

After almost four years of research into all aspects of the case including hitherto unpublished letters and correspondence, contacts with other writers and journalists; and with the benefit of modern forensic knowledge, a solution to this mystery may now have been found.

Robert Wood, a designer and artist was tried and acquitted of her murder. It is generally acknowledged that he was saved from the gallows following a brilliant defence conducted by Edward Marshall Hall QC.

It is never easy after almost one hundred years to be able to state with absolute certainty that the murderer can be identified beyond any reasonable doubt, but in the conclusion to this book the guilty man can finally be named.

This new book presents all the background and the evidence; the reader can make up their own mind as to whether this provides the proof that would have been sufficient for a conviction in 1907.

Details of the case as originally published on my web pages here: The Camden Town Murder

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