Mary Ann’s January Recommendation

Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic by Kate Colquhoun

did she kill himMary Ann says:  “Attitudes toward Americans, the new ‘woman of the period’ (suffragettes), and adultery played a big role in the verdict.  Lots of detail about medicine and 19th century forensic science, and prisons.

Written like a mystery, the text includes sensational newspaper articles, testimony of servants and relatives, autopsy reports, and court transcripts.

Kate Colquhoun also wrote another meticulously researched true like mystery Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing.”

2 Similar Reads

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman

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