This blog is run by Dr Nell Darby, a criminal historian and writer.

I write primarily about 18th and 19th century crime; I am particularly interested in gender and crime,  and crime reporting in the English press.

I have written for many magazines, local and national newspapers and websites about criminal and social history,  been interviewed on BBC local radio, and published three books about the history of crime and punishment. My next book, on crime and the Victorian theatre, will be published by Pen & Sword in August 2017.

For more about me, see my professional website here.