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Author Lee, Janet, author.

Title The killing of Louisa / Janet Lee.

Published St Lucia, Q.L.D. : University of Queensland Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  A823.4 LEE    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail  A823.4 LEE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 266 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess? Louisa Collins was hung in New South Wales in 1889. She was tried four times for the alleged murders of her two husbands. In three of those trials the juries could not agree that she was guilty. At her fourth trial the testimony of Louisa's young daughter, May, contributed to Louisa's conviction. Intimately reimagined from Louisa's perspective, with a story that just might fit the historical facts, this clever and compelling novel visits Louisa in her prison cell as she reflects on her life and the death and loss that have dictated her fate. Will she confess? Or was an innocent woman brutally hanged?
Notes Queensland literary awards winner.
Subject Collins, Louisa, 1848-1889 -- Fiction.
Women prisoners -- Fiction.
Women murderers -- Fiction.
Women murderers -- New South Wales -- Fiction.
Women prisoners -- New South Wales -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- New South Wales -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Capital punishment -- Australia -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780702260223 paperback