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The Art of the English Murder
The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock | Lucy Worsley
A historian explores the fascination with crime being the basis for national entertainment, highlighting the Ratcliff Highway Murders and Frederick and Maria Manning casewhich sold papers, caused fear and panic and sparked the imaginations of many writersin a book that was the basis for the BBC program A Very British Murder. 10,000 first printing.
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Linsy
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Loved my first Lucy Worsley! I‘ve been a fan of her documentaries for a while, so it‘s no wonder I enjoyed her style. This book was a fascinating mix of historical true crime, early forensic science and literary history.

Early for #GratefulReads, but this book was full of characters we all love to hate — like famed murderess Mary Ann Cotton.

Four hours down for #24b4Monday and one more book for #NFNov! #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne

Andrew65 Going well! 2mo
Rachel.Rencher Ooh that sounds good! 2mo
MrBook Wow!!! Rockin‘ it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻 2mo
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Lynnsoprano Wow! 👍👏👏 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 👌🏻 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🙌🏻🎉🎊 2mo
Clwojick 6pts! Also - Is that background scrapbook paper? It is so pretty! 2mo
Linsy @Clwojick Yes! I get a little splurgee when it comes to pretty paper. 💕 2mo
Clwojick haha! Same. I have a literal closet full of scraping stuff. 2mo
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Linsy
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“In France, arsenic was known as poudre de succession, or ‘inheritance powder‘, and until 1836 it was impossible to detect whether arsenic was present in a dead body.” ☠️

#nfnov #til

veritysalter A brilliant book, I love Lucy Worsley (she‘s funny on Twitter, pointing out everyday misogyny). 2mo
Clwojick 4pt 2mo
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Linsy
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I just started Art of the English Murder and A is for Arsenic and am enjoying them! I‘ve been doing lots of Christie and Conan Doyle, so these seemed perfect for #NFNov. 🧐

#gratefulreads #lookingforwardtoreading

veritysalter Both absolutely amazing books. If you search Lucy Worsley on YouTube, there‘s a really good series about all the things In the home that could kill you through the ages. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3mo
BekaReid The Art of the English Murder was excellent! I've not read A is for Arsenic yet, but it's on my TBR 3mo
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Linsy @veritysalter Yes, I love her!! This will be my first one of her books though, so I‘m excited! 3mo
Linsy @BekaReid Ooh good to know!! I looove all Lucy Worsley‘s documentaries, but this is my first try at one of her books! 3mo
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PathfinderNicole
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Lots of #laughter happening on the ball field for the first day of baseball camp for the kiddo but not a lot happening in this true crime book I‘m reading! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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emilyesears
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Already getting started on my #marchmysterymadness preparation! This is a history of murder as entertainment in England and also discusses the prominence of English-style murder mysteries in pop culture. I‘m also partially reading this for #SHreads19 since it mentions Sherlock Holmes in the subtitle but my plan to write a script and then film a review for posting in March. I‘m on page 40 of this and enjoying it so far.

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Mitch
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I want to say a big public THANK YOU to my lovely #2018nonfictionbookexchange Litten Anja. But I can‘t find you here to tag you ?. Can someone put me in touch with Anja from Düsseldorf- so I can say a loud and proud Thank you! Love my books - one I‘ve wanted to read for ages and one new discovery, which is the best magic of Litsy. Thank you ????

buecherwurm Hey, this is me🙋 I must have forgotton to put my litsy handle inside 2y
buecherwurm I'm glad you liked the books! 2y
Mitch Of course!!! I‘m so glad I found you!!! Thank you SO much. I love The Wellcome Trust and always have an eye out in the books they recommend so really interested in The Gene. Great, great choice thank you 🙏 2y
LeahBergen Ooo, I‘ve been eyeing that Worsley. 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Mitch I love her as a presenter- she always makes history feel so alive and human , so was intrigued when I saw she‘d written this. I‘ll keep you posted @LeahBergen ! 2y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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I liked this - an entertaining (mostly) literary history of the English Murder from 1800~1950 as only Lucy Worsley can do. Beware: Read Wilkie Collins‘ The Moonstone and Agatha Christie‘s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd before reading this one as there are spoilers...

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Yes, please! 🤓 I only had time for the first chapter this morning before work but I‘m eager for more!

erzascarletbookgasm Curious about this. Look forward to your review:) 2y
AndreaReads I LOVE Lucy Worsley! I watch all her documentaries! This is awesome! (edited) 2y
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shanaqui
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Easy to read little survey of the British fascination with murders. Nice stuff of Dorothy Sayers -- wanted to cheer at the championing of Gaudy Night.