Did She Kill Him?

  • by Kate Colquhoun
  • Narrated by Maggie Mash
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 and cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability. Florence’s fate was fiercely debated on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale that keeps you asking to the very last minute, did she kill him?


What the Critics Say

"The case is thrilling, the trial harrowing and Colquhoun does them justice." (Laura Freeman Daily Mail)
"Kate Colquhoun's fascinating history . . . critiques thoroughly and carefully the attitudes of the time." (Scotsman)
"Intriguing, forensic . . . a moral fable of the age, intelligently told by Colquhoun, who places her sources cleverly within historical and literary context . . . gripping." (The Times)
"Kate Colquhoun renders the story in a vivid, novelistic style . . . gripping." (Financial Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Fascinating true story

This well- researched analysis of a much-celebrated case is well written and thought provoking, providing and in-depth look at the lives of the women of the Victorian age, their treatment under the rules of society and the rule of law. A really fine true crime document, and a great read.
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- 6catz "I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday."


No suspense, inadequate research, too "creative" for non fiction. I had hoped this was more like The Murder of Helen Jewett, but it is not at all that quality.
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- Suzie Diver

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2014
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing