The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde
The Lives and Crimes of Deacon BrodieeBook - 2015
He was a respected cabinet-maker and councillor by day - but Deacon William Brodie changed into a sinister, thieving monster when darkness fell on the old city of Edinburgh. Cleverly employing his respectable reputation to access the richest members of society before stealing from them as a masked burglar, he used the resulting illicit money to fund yet another life - with five children and two mistresses. But Brodie - whose chilling story inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to create the classic tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde about a century later - came fatally unstuck when a capture accomplice i.
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (238 pages)