‘a fascinating glimpse into a point in time in England's history, when things were about to change … This title is easily readable, interesting, and enjoyable, especially when one compares the techniques of the 1840s chemists and doctors with today's television and real-life forensic scientists.’
The Book Addiction website wrote:
‘What a complex and gripping tale of murder, scientific revolution, passion, innuendo, and the pursuit to find justice! The murkier side of Victorian England during the nineteenth century is truly engrossing. I would recommend this title to anyone who enjoys historical true crimes, the invention of the electric telegraph, finding justice, toxicology, Quakers, criminal psychology, history, and the long ago buried story of John Tawell. A fascinating read to say the least!’
With the official Australian publication on 30 October, I will be giving a number of author talks in Sydney as follows:
7 November: Ashfield Library, 1pm (Phone: 9716 1821)
14 November: Rockdale Library, 1pm (Phone: 9562 1824)
19 November: Hornsby Library, 6.30pm (Phone: 9847 6904)
20 November: Oatley Library, 6pm (Phone: 9330 9578)
22 November: St Ives Library, 10.30am (Phone: 9144 7834)
25-27 November: Wentworth Library seminars, near Mildura (Phone: 03 5027 5062 ).
If you can attend any of my talks, come and say ‘Hi’.
Speaking of libraries, while some of you may wish to purchase copies of your own, others may find it more affordable to borrow it from your local library. You can ask your library to order a copy. In fact, as that is a win-win for both of us, I would be grateful if you did so.