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This is a very well researched history of the Maybrick case looking in articular at the of middle class women the time Florence was a young American and her English husband was many years older The marriage was under strain with infidelities and financial 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 oisoning 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 for years Very interesting on the double standards of the day terribly shocking for a married woman to have had a fling and a dirty weekend in London fine for a married man to keep a mistress and give his wife a black eye the impression one has is that even at impression one has is that even at time it was acknowledged that the trial and in articular the judge s summing up was flawed ueen Victoria doesn t come out of this too well either The only thing which jarred a bit was the fictionalised swishing of skirts and crying of seagulls and so on all lausible but
makes the tone of book a little inconsistent An ok read about Florence Maybrick who went on trial for murdering her much older husbandMuch of the forensic evidence is very detailed and difficult to followI found my head being repeatedly being scrambled An interesting case well written I had such a hard time staying awake to read this book It seemed like it was going to be interesting and I was super excited But the story dragged at multiple oints and the lot moved a little too slow for me Listened to in audio formatAmerican 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 rivate nurse to care for him The nurse became suspicious when food Florence brought to James smelt and looked unusual A maid found a Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain plate in Florence s bedroom containing arsenic made by flyapers When the nurse and other staff told the brother of their concerns Florence was banned from seeing James or having. In the summer of 1889 young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic oisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation a retty flirtatious young girl; resentful gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mut. Anythi I have been dying to read this book for ages as the Maybrick case if one of my favourites so I was delighted when I finally got my hands on a copy Did She Kill Him is a compelling account of a real life courtroom drama underpinned by the intriguing themes of deception adultery and death by arsenic oisoningThe 伝説の勇者の伝説 5 出来心の後始末 powerful opening grips the reader from the outset as Florence Maybrickrepares to face the life or death verdict in her trial for the murder of her husband James Worldly but not wise Florence is trapped in a conventional marriage behind the wealthy fa ade Battlecrease House in the suburbs of Liverpool lies a life of boredom isolation and loneliness As we explore the back story to this infamous case the cracks in the respectable veneer of not only the Maybrick household but in middle class Victorian relationships soon appearThis classic criminal case is re told with the consummate skill and infectious Killer Games passion of Kate Coluhoun With meticulous research andoignant snippets from Florence s diary she recreates the story and ieces together the events that conspired to lace her in the dock for murder Kate s evocative descriptions and rich detail bring the characters fully back to life with all their hypocrisies flaws and ambiguities Written with all the tension and ace of a novel the suspense is maintained throughout the twists and turns the drama Although the central uestion is that of whether Florence Maybrick murdered her husband this goes much further as Kate explores gender issues in the late Victorian eriod and the legacy of the sexual Cocksure politics that still remainsresent todayDid She Kill Him is a fascinating and thought Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, provoking book and I would highly recommend it 45The Maybrick Mystery containedotent ingredients marital disharmony a young American wife s misplaced infatuation disloyal servants oddly treacherous friends Porto Bello Gold police rifling through linen cupboards and a flurry of intercepted letters and telegrams I do love a good Victorian true crime book and if it is an arsenicoisoning case then all the I read this astonishing account of the Maybrick case scarcely taking a breath over the course of two days With great skill and command Kate Coluhoun author of another age turner Mr Briggs Hat has given us the tragic story of Florence Maybrick a Southern belle transplanted to Victorian Liverpool an. Ual infidelity The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability shocking and exciting the ublic in eual measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's The Three Lives of Sonata James past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom on the frontages of the newspapers and in arlour. .
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D her fight for justice against the backdrop of gender ineuality and the social structures of the timeOften a harrowing read Coluhoun relays
detail Florence s husband James Maybrick s hysical CONDITION CAUSED BY HIS SELF MEDICATING caused by his self medicating and hypochondria resulting in his deterioration and finally two gruesome autopsies The slow excruciating isolation and ruin of Florence who is accused of oisoning her husband climaxes in a grippingly narrated trial I was swept away by the author s keen observations her immense research and her ability to engage us in the facts in a stylish and novelistic way Phew I am so glad to be done with this one which is a huge disappointment because I had high hopes for it Usually I enjoy non fiction history books and this one looked so interesting at the library that I snatched it right off of the New Books shelf Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia 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 felt for the womanortrayed but he way that the facts were resented was so dry and dull that it was difficult to stay focused Add to that the author s tendency to slip into fictionalizing the facts I assume in an attempt to inject some life into her writing and this book was just kind of a disaster to me Being a true history lover I have no idea why I suddenly take off on these true crime book tangents but nevertheless I ve done it again In this story set in the Victorian age when women seemed to be killing off their husbands with oison at an alarming rate which is retty well done the author has done her research on a famous for the time crime ofyou guessed ita husband who dies mysteriously and oison is indicated The much younger wife is the first and only suspect and a case is built on less than solid evidence Forensic science was Bear Boy practically unknown and the experts could not agree on the cause of death since the husband was known to take arseniceriodically This was a Black Women in White America practice that was far common that I realized and did not have deadly effects if taken in small doses Did he just take too much by accident or did his wife see this as a cover for killing himThe trial is basically a fiasco with a senile judge and conflicting testimony and leads to a rather surprising conclusion It is aretty interesting read for something different. S and backyards across the country Did she Worlds Beyond The Poles poison her husband Was herrevious infidelity roof of murderous intentions Was James' own habit of self medicating to blame for his demise Historian Kate Coluhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last age did she kill him.
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