The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime

The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime

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A wonderfully wicked new anthology from the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime It is the Victorian era and society is both entranced by and fearful of that suspicious character known as the New Woman. She rides those new- fangled bicycles and doesn't like to be told what to do. And, in crime fiction, such female detectives as Loveday Brooke, Dorcas Dene, and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard are out there shadowing suspects, crawling through secret passages, fingerprinting corpses, and sometimes committing a lesser crime in order to solve a murder. In The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime, Michael Sims has brought together all of the era's great crime-fighting females- plus a few choice crooks, including Four Square Jane and the Sorceress of the Strand.shrine, you can see the long wax tapers burning, emitting their fiery tribute to the manes of the dead. ... He carefully selected five of the largest and heaviest ingots. ... It would take but few visits to this treasure vault, I thought to myself, to bring in a magnificent income; and then I marvelled much what the vault might be, andanbsp;...

Title:The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime
Author:Michael Sims
Publisher:Penguin - 2011-01-25


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