Don't just live in the world

Murder and Mayhem

November 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books

The kid and I flew to New York today, but before we left I finished a book that I started reading because I saw it on some list somewhere and ended up really enjoying. The book is called The Art of the English Murder (though I gather it’s also published under the title A Very British Murder) and it was written by Lucy Worsley, who I will be reading again.

This particular book interested me for several reasons – including my interest in true crime in general, and as somewhat connected to my NaNo project – though it is now the end of day three and I have a total of 503 words.

The book is a bit British history, a bit literary review. And as someone who has been fascinated with true crime since I was a child (thanks to Time Life books and Robert Stack) but also loath to talk about my interest it was quite fascinating.

I feel much less guilty about my curiosity after reading about Brits who would go to visit crime scenes – bodies, blood and all. That people would go to watch hangings after devouring every bit of gossip and rumour about a crime and those who committed it.

I think there’s a part of all of us that wonders why. Those of us who can’t conceive of killing another human being. I happen to find it fascinating, but now I know there have always been people who do, and there probably always will be.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Copy Protected by Tech Tips's CopyProtect Wordpress Blogs.