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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 case—which sold papers, caused fear and panic and sparked the imaginations of many writers—in a book that was the basis for the BBC program A Very British Murder. 10,000 first printing.
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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 1y
buecherwurm I'm glad you liked the books! 1y
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 🙏 1y
LeahBergen Ooo, I‘ve been eyeing that Worsley. 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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 ! 1y
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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.