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The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime

Forgotten Cops and Private Eyes from the Time of Sherlock Holmes

Michael Sims - Editor

Michael Sims - Introduction by

Michael Sims - Notes by

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ISBN 9781101486177 | 352 pages | 25 Jan 2011 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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A wonderfully wicked new anthology from the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime

It is the Victorian era and society is both entranced by and fearful of that suspicious character known as the New Woman. She rides those new- fangled bicycles and doesn't like to be told what to do. And, in crime fiction, such female detectives as Loveday Brooke, Dorcas Dene, and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard are out there shadowing suspects, crawling through secret passages, fingerprinting corpses, and sometimes committing a lesser crime in order to solve a murder.

In The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime, Michael Sims has brought together all of the era's great crime-fighting females- plus a few choice crooks, including Four Square Jane and the Sorceress of the Strand.

Acknowledgments
Introduction by Michael Sims
Suggestions for Further Reading

THE PENGUIN BOOK OF VICTORIAN WOMEN IN CRIME

“The Mysterious Countess” (1864)
W.S. Hayward

“The Unknown Weapon” (1864)
Andrew Forrester

“Drawn Daggers” (1893)
C.L. Pirkis

“The Long Arm” (1895)
Mary E. Wilkins

That Affair Next Door (1897)
Anna Katharine Green

“The Man with the Wild Eyes” (1897)
George R. Sims

“The Adventure of the Cantankerous Old Lady” (1899)
Grant Allen

“How He Cut His Stick” (1900)
M. McDonnell Bodkin

“The Man Who Cut Off My Hair” (1912)
Richard Marsh

“The Man with Nine Lives” (1914)
Hugh C. Weir

“The Second Bullet” (1915)
Anna Katharine Green


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