By Farrington, Karen
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.Read more
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Karen Farrington is an author, ghost-writer, editor and researcher for a range of leading UK publishers. She has written more than 40 books, including the Springwatch Almanac, The Ambridge Chronicles, and Great Lives, as well as for national magazines and newspapers.
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