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The sensational murder trial of Florence Maybrick that gripped Victorian society.
Kate Colquhoun's previous non-fiction titles were shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2004. Her most recent books were both shortlisted for the CWA Daggers: Non-fiction Prize: Mr Briggs' Hat in 2011 and Did She Kill Him? in 2014. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. She lives in London with her two sons.
This is a gripping, beautifully detailed story redolent with danger and impending tragedyKate Colquhoun's account of the Maybrick case is brilliantly detailed - her knowledge of the uses and misuses of poison would put that of many pharmacists to shame - ObserverThe case is thrilling, the trial harrowing and Colquhoun does them justice - Daily MailKate Colquhoun's fascinating history . . . critiques thoroughly and carefully the attitudes of the time - Scotsman