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Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series

Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series (Hardback)

By Farrington, Karen

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Did she do it? No one wants to believe that their mother, sister or daughter is capable of murder. When a woman is charged with a killing, we judge more harshly and punish more severely than when a man does the same. This fascinating book explores five historical true-crime tales... from the hit BBC series Murder, Mystery and My Family, each with a woman at the heart of the story - from a case of 'poison panic' in 19thcentury Essex to a post-War murder in 1922 that begs the question- was she a master manipulator or an innocent fantasist? Tales of infidelity and greed, corruption and deceit run throughout - but was justice served for all? Descendants of those convicted revisit each case in search of answers. Based on extensive research, including original court records and interviews with descendants,Murder, Mystery and My Family delves deeper into each crime, while also looking at our changing attitudes to women who have found themselves at the centre of our darkest dramas. With a foreword by barristers Jeremy Dein QC and Sasha Wass QC, Murder Mystery and My Family- An Innocent Woman offers fascinating tales of justice served and justice denied, a book both gripping and heartbreaking in equal measure.
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ISBN 9781785944772
Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781785944772
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint BBC Books
Released 31 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Farrington, Karen
Category True Crime
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 364.15230922
Weight 555g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Women murderers - History, Murder - History
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly