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Palmer’s Head: Victorian Postmortem Physiognomy

In revising one of my dissertation chapters into an article, I had to cut some research on poisoners and physiognomy.  One of the most interesting discoveries I made during research is the Victorian practice of postmortem physiognomic readings.  After the … Continue reading

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Baroness Orczy: “The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway”

Plot Summary: This story is part of “The Old Man in the Corner” series created by Orczy, which feature an (you guessed it) old man telling sensational mystery tales in the A.B.C. Teashop.  This time he tells Polly (a journalist) … Continue reading

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