Category Archives: True Crime

Book about a real event

Chickenfeed by Minette Walters

‘Chickenfeed’ is a ‘quick reads’ short story that Minette Walters has based on a true crime that occurred in the 1920s. Elsie Cameron has always had difficulty forming relationships – particularly with the opposite sex. She is moody, paranoid and … Continue reading

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An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

‘An Officer and a Spy’ is a historical fiction novel based on the Alfred Dreyfus affair in France from 1894 to 1906. Everyone seemed to be spying on everyone else back then (not much seems to have changed) and with … Continue reading

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The Tinderbox by Minette Walters

‘The Tinderbox is a short story by Minette Walters which is based on a true crime. It has the feel of one of her full-sized novels. I’m amazed that so much murder prejudice and bigotry can be crammed into so … Continue reading

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A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters

‘A Dreadful Murder’ is a short story based on a real 100 year old unsolved murder. Caroline Luard was murdered in 1908 and though many in the community suspected her husband – Major General Charles Luard, the evidence was against … Continue reading

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