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Alternative title: Murder Most Horrid
  • Appears in:
    y The Age 9 September 2000 Z765500 2000 newspaper issue 2000 pg. 9 Section: Saturday Extra
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    y Madeline Brown's Murderer Francis Adams , Melbourne : Kemp and Boyce , 1887 Z796014 1887 single work novel crime

    'A lost classic of Australian crime. This astonishing proto-modern thriller was first published in 1887. It opens with Adams' brilliant description of how Madeline Brown, a beautiful temptress and toast of Melbourne society, met her ghastly fate. David Stuart, a journalist and an admirer of the doomed siren, is consumed by the circumstances of her death. He turns sleuth, piecing together the last days of her life, and the result is a riveting psychological portrait of both victim and detective. Madeline Brown is also a wonderful profile of polite society in 19th century Australia.'

    Source: Trove. (Sighted: 6/3/2014)

    The Murder of Madeline Brown
    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2000
    pg. v-xiv
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