Posted on 15th April 2013

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Weirdo

In his 1946 article ‘Decline of the English Murder’, George Orwell formulated the tabloid reader’s ideal homicide case. The culprit should be a suburban professional gentleman, the crime should be motivated by a guilty passion for a colleague’s wife, and the murder weapon ‘should, of course, be poison’. The public’s appetite for such stories suggested…