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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Monday, June 16, 2008

106. A Treasury of Victorian Murder

A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary
A Treasury of Victorian Murder Book 1

Pages: 72
Finished: June 14, 2008
First Published: 1987
Genre: graphic novel, true crime
Rating: 3.5/5

Reason for Reading: first in the series.

First sentence:


The Queen who reigned for 63 years and lent her name to a storied age.


Comments: This first book in the series is a little different than the others. It briefly starts with a few pages on the Victorian Era, famous personalities, and famous murderers. Then the rest of the book deals with three separate murder cases rather than focusing on one, as the other books in this series do. The cases presented here are rather obscure ones which I had not heard of before. I was intrigued by the first and last, while the middle one was a bit boring. The cases presented are the mysterious unsolved murder of the Ryans, brother and sister; the murderous Dr. Pritchard who murdered his wife and stepmother; and Mrs.Pearcey who callously murdered her ex-lover's wife and infant son. I'm looking forward to the next one!

2 comments:

  1. Interesting. I will have to pick this up. I've read a couple of actual Victorian Murder Mysteries by Robin Paige and loved them. This sounds really good!

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  2. Yes, these really are a brilliant use of the graphic novel format.

    I am very interested in real life Victorian murder these days. I'm currently reading about Jane Toppan, Victorian serial killer.

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