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The Dead Alive

by Wilkie Collins

The Dead Alive written by Wilkie Collins in the 1870s is on the real-life wrongful conviction of Stephen and Jesse Boorn that happened in 1819 in the United States, in the state of Vermont. It shines a light on the failures of the legal system when it came to collecting forensic evidence. Some editions of this book might contain a detailed review of the 1819 Boorn case. Mine, however, only contains a short paragraph at the end about the Boorn case written by Wilkie Collins.

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English

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English

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1874

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William Wilkie Collins  was an English novelist and playwright known for The Woman in White (1859), and for The Moonstone (1868), which has been called the first modern English detective novel. B...

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