Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace
Hardback 286pp Illustrated
9780719086175   Product Code: 20733
In 1928, Mrs Beatrice Pace was charged with the murder of her husband by arsenic poisoning in the Forest of Dean. By the time the case came to trial, Mrs Pace was seen by the public as the victim and had risen from rural obscurity to national adoration. This study reopens the case, focusing on the sensational newspaper coverage, the public response to Beatrice and the debates in press and Parliament arising from her treatment by the justice system. No jacket.