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Master and maid: The Charles Massey murder

2.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published 1985 by Irwin Pub
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Susan B
As the subtitle indicates, the book tells the story of the Charles Massey murder, and is a fictional account (unlike Charlotte Gray's 'The Massey Murder: a Maid, Her Master, and the Trial that Shocked a Country'). Jones took this approach in order to flesh out 'things left off the public record [that might allow] the real story [to] emerge' (prologue).

Jones does tell an interesting story and it's not a terrible telling. But there are times when the author intrudes to give us an historical fact
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Lis
May 08, 2014 Lis rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
Interesting - this is a (1985) fictionalized account of the same case (the killing of Bert Massey by his housemaid, and the trial) that Charlotte Gray covered in her nonfiction "The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country" in 2013.
I ordered the Frank Jones book (on inter-library loan) thinking that a fictionalized version might be livelier - but I really think Charlotte Gray managed to make hers more exciting. There was more detail on the trial, for example.
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Norma Huss
Aug 01, 2012 Norma Huss rated it liked it
Shelves: historic
This book is historic fiction based on the 1915 murder of Charles Massey in Toronto, Canada. The author reimagined the situation going beyond lurid newspaper reporting and considering the Victorian morals of the day. Readers of fiction might think there are too many historical facts, and especially historic facts that would occur after the time frame of the story. (This would include comments such as 'in twenty years Mr. ... would commit suicide,' or 'become a certain elected official.') Readers ...more
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