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'Elizabeth Is Missing' Or, Truth Triumphant: An Eighteenth Century Mystery

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This story of Elizabeth Canning is all true. I gathered it together out of many books: forty-two accounts by her contemporaries; twenty by men who, coming after her, sought to pluck out the heart of her mystery; and many more to build the picture of what Elizabeth's London was like.

This is what happened in 1753. These are the very words the people spoke. Nothing has been i
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Hardcover, 266 pages
Published 1945 by Alfred A. Knopf
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Michelle Kidwell
Jun 11, 2017 Michelle Kidwell rated it it was amazing

Elizabeth is Missing

One of the Eighteenth Century's Greatest Mysteries—Solved!
by Lillian de la Torre

Open Road Integrated Media
True Crime

Pub Date 06 Jun 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Elizabeth is Missing through Open Road Integragated Media and Netgalley:

New Years Day 1753 Elizabeth Canning dissapeared and she did not reappear from the darkness until January.29th. She was eighteen years old and had not had much excitement, but after her dissapearance and reimmergence she would have a story that se
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Valerie
This author, Lillian de la Torre--takes a crack at an old true crime and gives it her best shot at what she believes is the answer to what really happened. She refutes a dozen other long-standing theories and gives us her own in this book, titled, ELIZABETH IS MISSING: ONE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES -- SOLVED! So, does she really have the right answer for what happened when 18-year-old English maidservant Bet Canning went missing for a month back on New Year's Day in 1753 on ...more
Kristine
Jun 07, 2017 Kristine rated it liked it
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Elizabeth is Missing by Lillian de la Torre is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June.

This is a true story that I'd never heard before about Elizabeth Canning, a young lady who disappeared between January 1st and 29th, 1753 in Aldermanbury in the UK. Amid romanticized stories and tales of kidnapping by carriage, conflicting stories between Elizabeth, her alleged kidnapper, her acknowledged kidnapper, the area's gypsy population, lawyers, and theories from newspaper columnists lead to a
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Riveting portrayal into the mind of someone with Dementia, who knows something is wrong but cannot communicate it. Moves forward and backward in time, gripping story.
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Lillian de la Torre was an American novelist and a prolific writer of historical mysteries. Her name is a pseudonym for Lillian de la Torre Bueno McCue.

Her most popular works were in a series of stories she wrote about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, under the title 'Dr. Sam: Johnson, Detector'. She also wrote numerous books, short stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, reviews for The New
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