New Non-fiction 12/03/2015

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491238
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 5th, 2015

In 1898, an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, came to the British court with an astonishing request. She stood among the overflowing pews of St. Pauls Cathedral claiming that the merchant T. C. Druce, her late father-in-law, had in truth been a secret identity for none other than the deceased and enormously wealthy 5th Duke of Portland.

The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393240085
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2015

In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries, Victorian literature scholar Deborah Lutz illuminates the complex and fascinating lives of the Brontes through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on, and inscribed.

Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9781605988443
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 15th, 2015

Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace.

Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468311198
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Published: Overlook Press - August 11th, 2015

Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Did she poison her husband? Was her previous in-fidelity proof of murderous intentions? Was James' own habit of self-medicating to blame for his de-mise?

The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781468310146
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Published: Overlook Press - May 5th, 2015

The first major retelling of William Palmer's story in over sixty years, The Poisoner takes a fresh look at the infamous doctor's life and disputed crimes.

Murder in Grosse Pointe Park: Privilege, Adultery, and the Killing of Jane Bashara Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425272428
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Published: Berkley Books - December 1st, 2015

Investigative reporter, and author of Nobody's Women, Steve Miller makes a thoroughly researched inquiry into a murder that rocked the privileged world of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Bob Bashara: husband, father, Rotary Club president and community leader.
Bob Bashara: slumlord, philanderer and BDSM enthusiast.
Did he also hire a hit on his wife?

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (Great Discoveries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393329094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 17th, 2006

With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity--his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor--and elegantly explains his work and its implications.

Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605988207
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 15th, 2015

In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England.

Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605988146
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Published: Pegasus Books - July 15th, 2015

A journey into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel, and their trial by daylight and doctors. When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what is sane, what is mad or simply bad?