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
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."
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This site has several thousand pages of
Victoriana, available free to the general public. It's a private venture which
gets no external funding or support just me!
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See Lee Jackson's blog (author of this site)
for announcements of the latest additions to this website, plus all sorts of
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).
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 ...]
MYSTERIES OF LONDON
first series of the infamous penny dreadful is now available in full, with a brief introduction by Dick
Enjoy this 1840s classic
serial! [more ...]
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