Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover by Linda Wolfe
Book: The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover
Author: Linda Wolfe
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: In 1831, Lucretia Chapman, wife, mother to five, and founder of Philadelphia's first boarding school for girls took in a Cuban lodger and her life was never the same. Participating in a torrid love affair that concluded with the murder of her husband.
My rating: 3 stars
My opinion: This was an amazing story. It blows me away that when I look at crimes in our society and then read books like this and realize that they happened in past as well.
Ms. Wolfe has presented a well researched book that depicts the lead up and aftermath of the murder. On that note, it did have significant periods of dryness that I didn't expect in this book.
Source: Publisher for review
Would I recommend? : Yes, with the caveat to push through the slower sections.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone