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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

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Gal netgi 2013 metų laidų ciklą „A Very British Murder“, kuris, kaip nesunku nuspėti iš pavadinimo, ir tapo pagrindu šiai knygai. In 1828 Maria Marten was shot dead in the celebrated ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ business, another crime which captured the public imagination.

Now and then Worsley will wander into spoiler-y territory regarding particular books, but I’m not pointing this out as a complaint. From Jack the Ripper to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the typical British murder, to accompany a new BBC series. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. In 1849 the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor, spurned what was alleged to be the authentic memoirs of Maria Manning.

Rubber-neckers no longer had to go to crime scenes and ogle brutally-dismembered corpses (and thankfully were no longer allowed to) even if they so desired, admittedly in a more brutish age than ours, if they could read about them instead. Part Three, "The Golden Age," was equally well thought out, and Worsley's analysis gave me some welcome new insights about the "dead end" of the interwar detective novel before British genre authors followed their U.

The title is a bit misleading because the author actually begins long before Jack walked the streets of Whitechapel.I chose to start the year with a book I bought myself for Christmas; A Very British Murder by Lucy Worsley. Lucy looks at notorious killings from the time and explores the books, plays and songs they inspired. He tried Dorothy L Sayers with 'The Nine Tailors', which did not help the situation because he began his critique with 'One of the dullest books I have ever encountered in any field. There is also nothing about another significant sub-genre, the "cosy" mysteries that deliberately hark back to the Golden Age. We see how the rise of the detective in real-life began to be mirrored in some fiction, while the early failures of the police to solve crimes left the door open for the rise of the fictional amateur sleuth.

The notes at the end may have been helpful but it took a lot of effort to connect some of them to the text. Amoral, violent and brutal, this American influence represented the future of British crime fiction. Sayers and Agatha Christie as well as the part they played in the rapid growth in popular crime fiction and finishes with the decline of the genteel murderer to the more thriller based popular fiction that we still enjoy today.

The detective came to the fore with Wilkie Collins, again, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon of whose novels 'Punch' reported, 'Harrowing the Mind, making the Flesh Creep, Causing the Hair to Stand on end, Giving Shocks to the Nervous System .

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