Ruddick, James Death at the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England
New York Grove Press 2003 0802139744 / 9780802139740 Trade Paperback Good
209 pp, index, chapter notes, references. Corners bumped including some pages, covers bowed out, pp. 149-159 are wavy from having gotten wet. Text is clean and unmarked throughout.
"In 1875 the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo. One night he suddenly collapsed, and three days later he died an agonizing death. His doctors immediately determined that he had been poisoned. Despite the efforts of numerous historians, criminologists, and other writers since (including Agatha Christie) no murderer ultimately could be determined. Now James Ruddick retells this gripping story of love, greed, brutality, and betrayal among the elite."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall