Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime

Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime

A gripping investigation into the crime that scandalized literary London, from Dickens to Thackeray.On a spring morning in 1840, on an ultra-respectable Mayfair street, a household of servants awoke to discover that their unobtrusive master, Lord William Russell, was lying in bed with his throat cut so deeply that the head was almost severed.The whole of London, from monar...

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Title:Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime
Author:Claire Harman
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  • Dannii Elle
    It is early in the morning on May 6th, 1840. London has yet to properly shake off the shackles of the night but already the servants are awake and attending to their duties. Lord Russell's house is no different, only he will not be rising from his slumber to witness them. He will momentarily be foun...
  • Fran
    In 1840, Lord William Russell, a minor aristocrat, "aged and respected", was discovered with his throat slashed, lying on a blood-soaked mattress. These were unsettling, challenging times in London. There was "...the change taking place in the disposition of the common people toward 'all men in powe...
  • Roman Clodia
    Good for Victorian true crime fans, I was somewhat disappointed that the 'literary' hook much in evidence in the blurb is more of a red herring: Dickens and Thackeray are mentioned but feel shoehorned in, and without them an already short book would have been reduced to something more like a pamphle...
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    “Who would want to butcher in his sleep this unobtrusive minor aristocrat, with his afternoons at Brooks’s and his restrained widower habits?” I’m not overfond of airports or aeroplanes – in fact, I would describe myself as having mild aviophobia – so tend, when flying...
  • Kirsty ❤️
    This is a true crime novel focusing on the death of Lord William Russell. There's an interesting thread about whether media can lead to real life crime, something still in discussion today with violence and computer games. It's a short book so I think there is scope to really dig deeper into this...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens’s LondonThis book is set in 1840’s London and starts out discussing the murder of Lord William Russell in his Norfolk Street home after he retires to bed for the night to do some reading. He is found the next morning by his servant with hi...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    3.25 stars Thank you to Penguin's First to Read and Alfred A. Knopf for allowing me to read and review this book. Published March 26, 2019. (First publication October 25, 2018)This is the true crime revision of the death of the British aristocrat Lord William Russell. He was killed in his bed, in Lo...
  • Nancy Oakes
    It is extremely rare that this happens, but quite frankly I was left totally unimpressed by this book because in my opinion, it fails to deliver what it promises. I kept waiting for it but we never quite got there. I'm going to read it again, to make sure I haven't missed anything, but as of now, me...

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