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Vote For Murder

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In the Spring of 1911, suffragist Louisa Russell finds an old diary in a box of artefacts, while attending a census evasion night at the Old Museum in Ipswich. The diary recounts the last days of Mary Emily Cage, executed for the murder of her husband six decades earlier.

When Louisa’s next door neighbour, Charles Drummond, dies under suspicious circumstances, the parallel
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 30th 2015 by Publishnation (first published September 18th 2015)
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Andy Smart
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very happy about this book
I'm starting to look to reading new genres so for me things are a bit of a gamble.
I was impressed very early on with the book. Well researched and thought out. I really enjoyed the style of writing within the historical context of the late nineteenth century.
Nice layering and interwoven plots and there was some wonderful character development.
Great imagery conjuring both the affluent and bottom of the barrel low income way of life around that time.

There's a lot going o
Jackie Trimble
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this from Goodreads and was very pleased. I especially enjoyed the more historical parts that happened in the past. Indeed, it's a good lesson on "If you haven't walked a mile in their shoes...." but even though it's historic, so much of it applies even today. What a great way to start the new year -- with a pleasant surprise of a book. Thank you, Jacqui and Goodreads!
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book, particularly as someone with an interest in genealogy and history.

It had everything... Great characters, great dialogue, suspense, deceit and a "who dunnit"!
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable read
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Good idea, horrendous execution.

The author really needed to do more research into the time period before writing this book. The dialogue was awful, it was unnatural, and it was not reflective of the time period, or of the person speaking it. Every single character in the book spoke exactly the same, ridiculous way, using extremely proper grammar, and what I can only imagine the author thought were 'old timey' phrases and words ("but for" was a popular one), and never once speaking in a contract
Lady Fembo
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This book is gripping from the beginning to the end. Very cleverly written, the two stories blended so well. Mary's suffering at the hands of the abusive husband and her in turn turning into a lunatic who neglected her children and drugged and killed some of them. In the end Mary gets hanged for poisoning her husband which she vehemently denied to a friend but not to the authorities to protect whoever did, who can only be one of her children. Decades later someone stumbled upon Mary's
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book very much. The story was well planned and comes together in the end in an interesting way. The characters are well presented, and historical events and background have been thoroughly researched. "Vote for Murder" fits all my criteria for a historical fiction good read.
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Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jacqueline lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, son & delinquent border terrier.

She spends her free time writing, researching her extensive East Anglian Family History and rambling through Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside with border terrier in tow.