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The Dead Alive

Wilkie Collins

Book Overview: 

Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicted?

Recommended for fans of John Grisham, Scott Turow, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich and David Baldacci.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .If things go well, I mean to marry Ambrose."

"If things go well," I repeated. "What does that mean? Money?"

She shook her head.

"It means a fear that I have in my own mind," she answered—"a fear, Mr. Lefrank, of matters taking a bad turn among the men here—the wicked, hard-hearted, unfeeling men. I don't mean Ambrose, sir; I mean his brother Silas, and John Jago. Did you notice Silas's hand? John Jago did that, sir, with a knife."

"By accident?" I asked.

"On purpose," she answered. "In return for a blow."

This plain revelation of the state of things at Morwick Farm rather staggered me—blows and knives under the rich and respectable roof-tree of old Mr. Meadowcroft—blows and knives, not among the laborers, but among the masters! My first impression was like your first impression, no doubt. I could hardly believe it.

"Are you sure of what you say?" I inquired.

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Community Reviews

Ψυχαγωγική νουβέλα που βασίζεται σε πραγματική δικαστική υπόθεση στις ΗΠΑ, το πρώτο δικαστικό θρίλερ αναγράφεται στο εξώφυλλο του βιβλίου και δεν έχω λόγο να το αμφισβητήσω, ο Collins ήταν γενικά πρωτοπόρος, οπότε γιατί όχι και σε αυτό το είδος. Διαβάζεται πολύ γρήγορα και ευχάριστα, αν και τόσο ο τ

Ο Κόλινς εδώ μας γνωρίζει το νομικό σύστημα των ΗΠΑ το οποίο έμπαζε νερά από τότες και που στην περίπτωση του βιβλίου, το οποίο βασίζεται σε αληθινά γεγονότα, 2 νέοι φυλακίζονται με την κατηγορία του φόνου, παρόλο που τα στοιχεία που μαζεύονται δεν είναι τελείως ξεκάθαρα και ακόμα οι μαρτυρίες είναι

3,5 περίπου είναι η γενική βαθμολογία του βιβλίου. Νομίζω είναι από τις πιο accurate βαθμολογίες που έχω πετύχει στο goodreads. Αν μπορούσα θα του έβαζα 3,5 αστεράκια αλλά θα βάλω 4 αντί για 3 καθώς το τελείωσα αμέσως και με κράτησε η γραφή.

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