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Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer by Wesley Stace

Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer BY Wesley Stace. Picador. Paperback, 400 pages. $15.

In Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, there is murder, but more important, there is the pretentious, erudite, and dryly funny writer who tells us about it.