• P.J. Fisher, ‘Edmund Whitcombe and the detection of homicide in Georgian Shropshire’, Family & Community History, 14 (2011), 3-23.
  • P.J. Fisher (co-editor, with M. Thompson and A. Fox), English Local History at Leicester: A Bibliography and History, 1999-2008 (Leicester, 2009), 84 pp.; also ‘Preface’, ibid., pp. 6-7.
  • P.J. Fisher, ‘Death, decomposition and the dead-house: the English public mortuary’, Funeral Service Journal, 124 (2009), 90-95.
  • P. Fisher, ‘Houses for the dead: the provision of mortuaries in London, 1843-1889’, The London Journal, 34 (2009), 1-15.
  • P.J. Fisher, ‘Getting away with murder? The suppression of coroners’ inquests in early Victorian England and Wales’, Local Population Studies, 78 (2007), 47-62.
  • P.J. Fisher, ‘The popular election of Staffordshire coroners in 1826 and 1830’, Economic History Society Annual Conference Booklet (2006), 43-48 (online at
  • P. J. Fisher, An Object of Ambition? The Office and Role of the Coroner in Two Midland Counties, 1751-1888 (Leicester, 2003), ISBN 0-9533105-8-2, 56 pp.

Unpublished work

  • P.J. Fisher, ‘The politics of sudden death: the office and role of the coroner in England and Wales, 1726-1888’ (PhD thesis, University of Leicester, 2007)

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