WELL, IT IS FOR THE KILLER AT THE CEN­TRE OF THIS CRACK­ING VIC­TO­RIAN-ERA MUR­DER MYS­TERY

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Theguide -

A se­ries of slay­ings in the back al­leys of 1880s east Lon­don, at­trib­uted to an elu­sive fig­ure nick­named The Golem, baf­fles Scot­land Yard.

In­spec­tor John Kil­dare (Nighy) is hur­riedly pro­moted to lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor, pri­mar­ily to take the fall when po­lice fail to ap­pre­hend a sus­pect.

“The public wants blood, The Golem pro­vides it,” rue­fully notes Kil­dare to Con­sta­ble Ge­orge Flood (Daniel Mays), his sole ally, who is in­trigued by scur­rilous whis­pers about his su­pe­rior’s sex­u­al­ity.

As the case gath­ers pace, ev­i­dence fo­cuses at­ten­tion on four prime sus­pects: jour­nal­ist John Cree (Sam Reid), music hall per­former Dan Leno (Dou­glas Booth), nov­el­ist Ge­orge Giss­ing (Mor­gan Watkins) and philoso­pher Karl Marx (Henry Good­man).

Kil­dare’s gut in­stinct points to Cree. He was re­cently mur­dered

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