Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The early word is in

About half a year before the resease of The Most Remarkable Woman in England, a first review has appeared!

Andrew Hammel, Assistant Professor for American Law at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and the author of Ending the Death Penalty: The European Experience in Global Perspective (and, in the interests of full disclosure, a good friend of mine) noted this blog on his own, commenting:

I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of the book, which is a fascinating history of a poisoning case that gripped England during the 1920s: Did Beatrice Pace slowly murder her husband with arsenic? John's book is written in crisp, accessible prose and studded with priceless quotations from contemporary news reports and court documents. It has as many plot twists as any detective story, and also casts fascinating sidelights on everything from early forensic science to press ethics to the status of women in inter-war England. Highly recommended!

Many thanks for the kind words to Andrew, whose own book is also highly recommended!

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