I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (2018)

As soon as I heard about this book I wanted to read it. It was published in February 2018, and just two months later its subject, the Golden State Killer, was finally captured. His first recorded attack was in 1974, and he had finally been identified and caught. It was a big moment for all… Continue reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (2018)

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‘Alias Grace’ and the Concept of the Fallen Woman

Any reader of Victorian literature, or any student of the history of the period, will be aware of the concept of the fallen woman. If not, the Wikipedia page is a good place to start. It's a depressingly detailed page. For an era in which society began to move away from the government of Christianity… Continue reading ‘Alias Grace’ and the Concept of the Fallen Woman

“Defiantly alive…” Water Music by Margie Orford

I've decided I officially like crime fiction. I kept hearing about great crime writers and felt genuinely interested when I read synopses and blurbs - so I dived in. I read Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus (review here) and loved it. More please! I heard about Water Music when publisher Head of Zeus… Continue reading “Defiantly alive…” Water Music by Margie Orford