a photo of Dr. Cream with a red bottle of poison superimposed above it.

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

by Dean Jobb Author

In this true crime story, author Dean Jobb brings the reader back to the 1892 murder trial of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, one of the most prolific serial killers of his day. Over the span of 15 years, he killed 10 people across the United States, Canada, and Britain, using poison and his position as a medical professional to avoid detection. Focusing on the blind trust so often afforded those who practice medicine, Jobb examines the societal and cultural forces - including Victorian era morality - that enabled Dr. Cream to prey on women who sought out his help for medical issues. This particular case also arose at a moment in history when the science of forensics was rapidly developing, assisting Scotland Yard in the task of tracking down and catching Dr. Cream. An unforgettable true crime epic from a master of the genre.