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In the summer of young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick The xCMaybrick MysteryxD had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious young girl resentful gossiping servants rumors of gambling and debt and tor-rid mutual infidelity The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florencexs past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaudxs Florencexs fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country Did she poison her husband Was her previous in-fidelity proof of murderous intentions Was Jamesx own habit of self-medicating to blame for his de-mise Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page xCDid she kill himxD.

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Kate Colquhoun

Kate Colquhoun was born in Ireland in 1964. She is married to literary agent David Miller and lives in west London. They have two sons.

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