Maybe I'm cynical and jaded, but this murder seemed too mundane and ordinary, in my eyes, to shock anyone, much less a whole city like London. Neither killer nor victim were out of the ordinary, but I suppose blaming popular entertainment, a book and later a play in this case, was a revolutionary thing for Victorian England. 2 💥💥
Charles Bravo (in pic) was murdered in a way you wouldn‘t wish on your worst enemy. Perhaps. I do not pity him. Ruddick researches an 1867 cold case and methodically lays out a theory about whodunit. He unearths some motives and eliminates some. I‘m convinced (enough for a layperson not a juror). I didn‘t like that Ruddick said he was using the process of elimination and then didn‘t—otherwise Bravo! (Bad pun.) #victorian #truecrime
I wouldn‘t have heard of this Victorian true crime book if not for Littens! I don‘t even care who killed the rotten victim at this point but whoever it was REALLY wanted him to suffer. Yeeps! #truecrime #NFNovember #NFNov
This book was like Jane Eyre meets a Charles Dickens novel and I loved it. It‘s like Jane Eyre in the sense that the main character is living in a mysterious house with people above her station. Similar to a Dickens novel, this book deals with and shed light on some unsavory things about the Victorian era like debtors‘ prison.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/review-lady-jayne-disappears/
This was my book choice for #LMPBC round 7, and I thought it would take longer to read- but I flew through it! I LOVED this book! The main character is perfect! Historical fiction about a strong, smart , sassy wet nurse. This is definitely a favorite of this year!
This is one of my favorite historical mystery series. It‘s dark, gritty, and deadly. Jem works as an apothecary and helps solve crimes on his own.
#poison - #chillingphotochallenge
#teamstoker #scarathlon - 1pt
Will also use this as a late post for #screamathonphotochallenge Day 12.