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The Resource Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun

Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun

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Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England
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Did she kill him?
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a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England
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Kate Colquhoun
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for 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, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumors of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours 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 for his demise? Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, "Did she kill him?""--
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1964-
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Colquhoun, Kate
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Maybrick, Florence Elizabeth
  • Maybrick, James
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
Label
Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781468309348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014034054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781468309348
  • (OCoLC)890107233
  • (Sirsi) b13446435
Label
Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781468309348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014034054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781468309348
  • (OCoLC)890107233
  • (Sirsi) b13446435

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