45The Maybrick Mystery contained potent ingredients marital disharmony a young American wife s misplaced infatuation disloyal servants oddly trea An interesting case well written Phew I am so lad 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 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 "was very interesting and was one that I d not heard before I sincerely felt for the woman portrayed but he way that the facts were presented 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 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 private nurse to care for him The nurse becam This is a very well researched history of the Maybrick case looking in particular at the position of middle class women at the time Florence was a young American and her English husband was many years older The marriage was under strain with infidelities
and financial mismanagementfinancial mismanagement 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 poisoning 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 Class of 92: Out of Our League give his wife a black eye The impression one has is that even In the summer of 1889 young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious youngirl; resentful ossiping servants; rumours of ambling and debt; and torrid mut. ,
Ionships soon appearThis classic criminal case is re told with the consummate skill and infectious passion of Kate Coluhoun With meticulous research and poignant snippets from Florence s diary she recreates the story and pieces together the events that conspired to place 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 ALLtheir hypocrisies flaws and ambiguities Written with all tension and pace of a novel the suspense is maintained throughout the twists and turns of the drama Although the central uestion is that of whether Florence Maybrick murdered her husband this book How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead goes much further as Kate exploresender issues in the late Victorian period and the legacy of the sexual politics that still remains present todayDid She Kill Him is a fascinating and thought provoking book and I would highly recommend it 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 I read this astonishing account of the Maybrick case scarcely taking a breath over the course of two days With reat skill and command Kate Coluhoun author of another page turner Mr Briggs Hat has iven us the tragic story of Florence Maybrick a Southern belle transplanted to Victorian Liverpool and her fight for justice against the backdrop of ender ineuality and the social structures of and her fight for justice against the backdrop of ender ineuality and the social structures of timeOften a harrowing read Coluhoun relays in detail Florence s husband James Maybrick s spiralling physical condition caused by his self medicating addiction and hypochondria resulting in his deterioration and finally two Moonrise gruesome autopsies The slow excruciating isolation and ruin of Florence who is accused of poisoning her husband climaxes in arippingly narrated trial I "was swept away by the author s keen observations her immense research and her ability to "swept away by the author s keen observations her immense research and her ability to us in the facts in a stylish I had such a hard time staying awake to read this book It seemed like it was oing to be interesting and I was super excited But the story dragged at multiple points and the plot moved a little too slow for me. S and backyards across the country Did she poison her husband Was her previous infidelity proof 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 page did she kill him.