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BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE

THE DIARY OF A MURDER

Jacob Jones is a respectable clerk at the Crystal Palace Company, with a pretty young bride and a delightful new home in Islington. When his wife is murdered, everything points to his guilt, even a handwritten confession.

But the police discover Jacob Jones's diary, which tells a different story. They learn of a husband trying to bury his sordid past; a wife afflicted by a deep personal tragedy; an unlikely love affair that leads to a fatal conclusion.

Is Jones' diary a confession? An attempt to exonerate himself? A study in madness?

Read the police investigation read the diary itself and uncover the truth.

 

"No one knows Victorian London as Lee Jackson does - historical fiction doesn't come more authentic than this." 

Andrew Taylor

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NOVELS & BOOKS
BY LEE JACKSON

I have written seven historical crime novels: London Dust (2003);  A Metropolitan Murder (2004); The Welfare of the Dead (2005); The Last Pleasure Garden (2006); A Most Dangerous Woman (2007); The Mesmerist's Apprentice (2008), all published by William Heinemann / Arrow in the UK and Editions 10/18 in France, and The Diary of a Murder (2011).

There is also the book of this site: A Dictionary of Victorian London,  my favourite selections of diaries, journalism, newspaper articles &c. illuminated by contemporary illustrations, in an A-Z of the Victorian metropolis, from Advertising Vans to Zazel (the world's first human canonball), and everything in between ... from Slums to Suburbs, Freak-shows to Fast food, Prisons to Pornography!   [more ...]


THE MYSTERIES OF LONDON

The first series of the infamous penny dreadful is now available in full, with a brief introduction by Dick Collins  

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