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

Most Helpful

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

Victorian Travesty!

I listened to this story thinking how different the case would have been resolved if it was 100 years later.
Whether or not she "did it" we will never know. However, what we do know is the defendant was never really tried for the crime committed.
This was expertly read and the story was quite gripping.
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- Becca

Book Details

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