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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript
3.94
liked it
One of the better how-to-write books that I've come across, despite some (personal) annoyances (see below). Frey takes the fledgling writer from the b ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
3.64
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The great pretenders details the cases of 6 historical mysteries, aka cases of historical impersonation. Each chapter, which presented a case, include ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
3.99
liked it
I preferred John Emsley's "History of Poison". While I did enjoy Blum's book, it felt disjointed, perhaps since each chapter juggled several different ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England
3.63
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler
3.57
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Jul 17, 2011
 
The Knife Man: Blood, Body-Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery
4.02
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Jul 22, 2011
 
Mystery Reader's Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem (ALA Readers' Advisory Series)
3.85
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Jun 2010
Aug 04, 2011
 
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases
3.59
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Aug 06, 2011
 
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
4.20
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox to the Killer Bean of Calabar
3.47
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Nov 04, 2011
 
The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London
3.72
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Nov 04, 2011
 
London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story
3.57
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Nov 04, 2011
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.99
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Jun 25, 2011
 
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
3.38
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Nov 07, 2011
 
The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century
4.25
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Nov 09, 2011
 
The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale
3.56
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Nov 09, 2011
 
Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases
3.99
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Jun 23, 2011
 
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper
4.08
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Victorian Murderesses
3.64
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide
4.00
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Nov 21, 2011
 
Thunderstruck
3.68
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Mad Mary Lamb: Lunacy and Murder in Literary London
3.38
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Dec 30, 2011
 
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
3.44
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Jan 18, 2012
 
Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt For Society's Most Violent Predators
3.71
did not like it
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May 2011
May 30, 2011
 
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
3.43
really liked it
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May 05, 2013
Dec 09, 2013