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The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath

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The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath

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The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath by Jane Robins
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Bessie Mundy, Alice Burnham and Margaret Lofty are three women with one thing in common. They are spinsters and are desperate to marry. Each woman meets a smooth-talking stranger who promises her a better life. She falls under his spell, and becomes his wife. But marriage soon turns into a terrifying experience. In the dark opening months of the First World War, Britain became engrossed by 'The Brides in the Bath' trial. The horror of the killing fields of the Western Front was the backdrop to a murder story whose elements were of a different sort. This was evil of an everyday, insidious kind, played out in lodging houses in seaside towns, in the confines of married life, and brought to a horrendous climax in that most intimate of settings -- the bathroom. The nation turned to a young forensic pathologist, Bernard Spilsbury, to explain how it was that young women were suddenly expiring in their baths. This was the age of science. In fiction, Sherlock Holmes applied a scientific mind to solving crimes. In real-life, would Spilsbury be as infallible as the 'great detective'?

Author Biography

Jane Robins is a distinguished writer and journalist. Her first book, Rebel Queen was a critically acclaimed account of the trial for adultery of Caroline of Brunswick by her husband, King George IV.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
163x28x240
ISBN-13
9781848541078
Product ID
3946283

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