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Writing about Murder Knocks Twice

The launch of MURDER KNOCKS TWICE has been such a whirlwind!  But I do enjoy meeting readers at my book events, and telling new stories about my research and writing.I've also had the chance to write a few blog posts on different aspects of my research...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 26 May 2019

At last, MURDER KNOCKS TWICE is out in the world...

There's a funny thing about persistence that writers often talk about. We talk about continuing despite the odds, mustering up the courage to keep writing even when things get hard, just pushing on even when the outcome is not known.This is what I felt...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 30 Apr 2019

Finding inspiration in 1920s headlines

Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963); Dec 5, 1929; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune pg. 16 Every writer I know is regularly asked, "Where do you get your ideas?" Some authors love this question, some hate it. For me, I'm somewhere in between.With...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 6 Apr 2019

Book Review: An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears

An Instance of the Fingerpost, published in 1998, is a rather large work of historical fiction – 704 pages long! As I had this read aloud to me by my husband whenever we had some free time – which was not often – so it took over a year...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 10 Feb 2019

Depictions of women in woodcuts for criminal biographies

Throughout the early modern period little care was taken in presenting realistically identifiable women on the front of pamphlet literature, especially those pamphlets that depict female criminals. This is apparent in the ‘Life’ of Catherine...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 21 Nov 2018

From 1667 London to 1929 Chicago...

It's the Bees' Knees! Well the cocktail break is finally over and I have returned to my blog!!!I’m no longer entrenched in the gritty plague-ridden world of 17th century London—I’ve now ventured into 1920s Chicago—a world that...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 21 Sep 2018

Winston Graham’s World War II novels

Bossiney Cove — the central sections of Strangers Meeting takes place in Trembeth Cove, Cornwall Since coming abroad something of the subterranean disquiet which existed everywhere had affected his imagination and he quite often awoke from dreaming...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jul 2018

Mapping Durham’s Medieval Sanctuary Seekers

Posted by Krista Kesselring; 2 July 2018. Sanctuary-seeking today typically refers to the efforts of refugees fleeing war or persecution who hope for asylum in a safe place, usually across a national border. In medieval England, people in debt or who...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 2 Jul 2018

Murder Confessions 1730–1900: A Preliminary Typology

By Cassie Watson; posted 7 June 2018. It is rare to come across a clear confession of guilt made by the alleged perpetrator in a murder case. According to J.M. Beattie, eighteenth-century judges actively discouraged confessions and “virtually every...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 7 Jun 2018

The mystery, detective, suspense, gothic, spy-thriller, crime, murder novel

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison (Prime Suspect series) I, too, dislike it — Marianne Moore Friends, I’ve embarked on a reading journey through an area mostly unfamiliar to me, and Polonius-like, can come up with only the clumsiest of labels:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 May 2018

Star Chamber Stories: Using Criminal Law to Criminal Ends in Early Modern London

By Krista Kesselring; posted 5 April 2018. Murder, conspiracy, illicit sex – the Court of Star Chamber judges heard it all. One unusual, and unusually well-documented, case from 1611 highlights the dirt and scandal that attached itself to King...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 5 Apr 2018

‘Darkey Kelly’, Brothel Keeper of Dublin

Dorcas Kelly aka Stuart, aka ‘Darkey Kelly’ was a brothel keeper and reputed witch in Dublin in the late 1750s but found notoriety on 7th January 1761 when she was partially hanged then burned at the stake, for allegedly murdering shoemaker,...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Feb 2018

Dream Material

Dear friends and readers, My last was about this past year’s life in reading; this is about this year’s life in and through films and stage-plays, except I doubt I can remember all the films I saw this year. I watch late at night and into...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2017

Two murders in a Derbyshire village 1815 and 1819

The first murder took place about a couple of miles from the murderer’s home of Litton, a pretty village in the middle of the Peak district, a mere stone’s throw from the beautiful Chatsworth House. The murderer, one Anthony Lingard was...
From: All Things Georgian on 23 Nov 2017

The Unsolved Appin Murder

On 14th May 1752 Colin Campbell of Glenure was murdered and the subsequent capture of his killer is a story full of intrigue and one of Scotland’s most famous unsolved murders. The Campbell’s were supporters of the Government and, following...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 10 Nov 2017

Murder in Bedfordshire

During our research for A Right Royal Scandal which features Flitwick and Ampthill, we came across this shocking murder which took place on Monday, 1st December, 788, in Flitwick Wood, just two miles from Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The victim was an...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Oct 2017

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