Did She Kill Him?

  • by Kate Colquhoun
  • Narrated by Maggie Mash
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. The ‘Maybrick Mystery’ had all the makings of a sensation and cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability. Florence’s fate was fiercely debated on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale that keeps you asking to the very last minute, did she kill him?

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What the Critics Say

"The case is thrilling, the trial harrowing and Colquhoun does them justice." (Laura Freeman Daily Mail)
"Kate Colquhoun's fascinating history . . . critiques thoroughly and carefully the attitudes of the time." (Scotsman)
"Intriguing, forensic . . . a moral fable of the age, intelligently told by Colquhoun, who places her sources cleverly within historical and literary context . . . gripping." (The Times)
"Kate Colquhoun renders the story in a vivid, novelistic style . . . gripping." (Financial Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really good listen

I enjoyed this book as I am an avid crime listener. The narrator made it interesting. A definite must read.
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- Kathryn

Victorian hypocrisy exposed

Where does Did She Kill Him? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top third


What did you like best about this story?

The painstaking historical research


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The first chapters which described the events as they unfolded


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A true life Tess of the D'Urbervilles


Any additional comments?

The middle section was a little repetitive, but still an enjoyable listen

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- Sally

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2014
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing