Tag: murder

Five Lethal Weapons for the Genteel Heroine

There are so many ways a lady could be deadly without wrinkling her gown. Forget the garter daggers and muff pistols and sword canes in the parasol—those are all terribly stylish but just scratch the surface of potential mayhem. Here are some juicy examples, torn from the pages of yesteryear’s headlines: 1. A Fashionable Murder…
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How the Media Invented Jack the Ripper

  Jack the Ripper is a favorite subject for fiction writers for many reasons and the notion that the sinister drama is true ranks high among them. However, we don’t know the killer’s name or occupation, if there were one or several killers, and even the exact number of victims. The number of suspects is…
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