The killing of Louisa / Janet Lee.Publisher: St Lucia, Q.L.D. : University of Queensland Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 266 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780702260223 (paperback)Subject(s): Collins, Louisa, 1848-1889 -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Biographical fiction | Historical fiction | Women prisoners -- Fiction | Women murderers -- Fiction | Trials (Murder) -- Fiction | Murderers -- Fiction | Prisoners -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Capital punishment | Murderers | Prisoners | Trials (Murder) | Women murderers -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Women prisoners -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Trials (Murder) -- New South Wales -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Capital punishment -- Australia -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Australia | AustralianGenre/Form: Biographical fiction | Historical fiction | Historical -- Adult fiction -- Print | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Australian fiction | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. DDC classification: A823.4
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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?
Queensland literary awards winner.