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Before the Poison - Peter Robinson #20booksofsummer

Famous trials: Grace Elizabeth Fox, April 1953, by Sir Charles Hamilton Morley

Grace Elizabeth Fox rose from her bed and dressed with the aid of her young Attending Officer Mary Swann at 6.30 AM on the morning of 23 April, 1953. 567 more words

Books I Have Read

Victoria Vetri, star of When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth 1970

Victoria Vetri (born 1944): American actress, model and would-be murderess, on TV and in B-movies from 1962 – 1975, Playboy’s Miss September 1967 and Playmate of the Year 1968 (as Angela Dorian), sentenced to 9 years in prison in 2011 for shooting her husband.


The Countess by Rebecca Johns


Which means I will be discussing various details that are NOT #SPOILERFREE

Okay, so I found this book via Goodreads Deals a couple of months ago and the synopsis sounded vaguely interesting and something akin to “The horror of the serial murders by the Countess Bathory told in her own words…Were the serial murders all just made up to force a woman out of her political holdings ” I love historical fiction writing (think Phillippa Gregory) where actual facts have been researched but are so entwined in to the story that you feel like you’re just reading fiction. 1,106 more words

Regular Old Reviews

Sunshine State

He jumped off the train and went into the station, the conductor in the gray cap. He was shriveled and hunched, like a shrimp. It didn’t seem to Julie he’d be capable of doing much more than riding up and down the rails, taking tickets, but he always had a coin for Buddy, a penny the train had squashed between Mt. 1,000 more words

Original Flash Fiction

A Kiss Goodbye

Alise lounged against the leather seat of the booth and watched the man she was going to kill. Randy something or another, she recognized him by a picture her boss had given her. 933 more words

Discover Blackpool’s past through a series of free talks and presentations organised by the Local and Family History Centre at Blackpool Central Library.

Local Historian Librarian Tony Sharkey will be talking about Mrs Merrifield, the Blackpool Murderess, who was hanged in 1953. 21 more words