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Ally died a postmortem Daddy Wanted found he diedrom arsenic poisoning Weeks later Florence was arrested charged with murder I enjoyed the show trial and listening to the evidence Forbidden Stranger from her disloyal staff and in laws Did She Kill Him was a well researched book showing what life was likeor a middle class Victorian ladyI would recommend this book to historians and true crime buffs This is a very well researched history of the Maybrick case looking in particular at the position of middle class women at the time Florence was a young American and her English husband was many years older The marriage was under strain with infidelities and inancial mismanagement on both sides This book doesn t really answer the uestion of the title and #despite all the details it is not clear whether James Maybrick died of #all the details it is not clear whether James Maybrick died of at all other than the effect of long term substance abuse he having been in the habit of taking all kinds of strange things including arsenic or years Very interesting on the double standards of the day terribly shocking Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze for a married woman to have had aling and a dirty weekend in London Les brumes d'avalon : roman fineor a married man to keep a mistress and give his wife a black eye The impression one has is that even at the time it was acknowledged that the trial and in particular the judge s summing up was Malakai (Wicked Games, flawed ueen Victoria doesn t come out of this too well either The only thing which jarred a bit was theictionalised swishing of skirts and crying of seagulls and so on all plausible but it makes the tone of the book a little inconsistent. S and backyards across the country Did she poison her husband Was her previous infidelity proof of murderous intentions Was James' own habit of self medicating to blame or his demise Historian Kate Coluhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page did she kill him. .
Out An interesting case well written Phew I am so glad to be #Done With This One #with this one is a huge disappointment because I had high hopes or it Usually I enjoy non iction history books and this one Looked So Interesting At The Library That so interesting at the library that snatched it right off of the New Books shelf positive that I d love it Sadly I was mistaken The story in and of itself was very interesting and was one that I d not heard of before I sincerely elt The Family Plan for the woman portrayed but he way that theacts were presented was so dry and dull that it was difficult to stay ocused ADD TO THAT THE AUTHOR S TENDENCY TO SLIP to that the author s tendency to slip ictionalizing the A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity facts I assume in an attempt to inject some life into her writing and this book was just kind of a disaster to me Listened to in audioormatAmerican Florence Maybrick moved to Liverpool after marrying her husband James Maybrick Florence was a vivacious woman in her twenties and James was twice her age and was a hypochondriac who self medicated with arsenicThe marriage was unhappy and both Florence and James had affairs Then James became mysteriously ill and Florence nursed him at his bedside When James did not recover his elder brother hired a private nurse to care Celebrity Bachelor for him The nurse became suspicious whenood Florence brought to James smelt and looked unusual A maid For Better and Worse found a plate in Florence s bedroom containing arsenic made byly papers When the nurse and other staff told the brother of their concerns Florence was banned Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, from seeing James or having anything to do with his careWhen James eventu. Ual infidelity The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability shocking and exciting the public in eual measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's Florence'sate was Rescuing the Texans Heart fiercely debated in the courtroom on theront pages of the newspapers and in parlour. 45The Maybrick Mystery contained potent ingredients marital disharmony a young American wife s misplaced infatuation disloyal servants oddly treacherous riends police rifling through linen cupboards and #a lurry of intercepted letters and telegrams I do love a good Victorian true crime book #flurry of intercepted letters and telegrams I do love a good Victorian true crime book if it is an arsenic poisoning case then all the better This one is an absolute belter one of the best I ve ever readI always ind it difficult to review such books though as I don t want to give away the ending so to speak Many of the Victorian show case trials are well known anyway and many readers probably know the outcome before they
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begin the book But might not so I will be reticentBeautifully written throughout the book really sets the scene Un hros pour Rayne (Delta Force Heroes t. 1) for this late Victorian drama Coluhoun never steers tooar away Mine to Take (Nine Circles, from the actual murder case but she does include some relevant information on the history oforensics especially when it comes to suspected arsenic poisoning cases The history of the Women s Movement is also discussed late Victorian England was still very much a man s world but there were glimmers of light However male attitudes such as emale emancipation would lead not simply to corruption but to an increase in crime were prevalent and middle class women caught up in murder cases were increasingly pursued by the law Andy my goodness didn t 3rd generation male Victorians have moral hypocrisy down to a ine artSo Did She Kill Him I couldn t possibly say but I d certainly recommend you read the book and A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, find. In the summer of 1889 young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trialor the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation a pretty lirtatious young girl; resentful gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mut. ,
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