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In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder: a mild-mannered American named Hawley Crippen had killed his wife and buried her remains ... Show synopsis

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Chatland W

Laron's Thunderstruck

by Chatland W on Feb 27, 2014

Another excellent book by Erik Larson. He has a way of writing well-researched, incredibly gripping books, almost to the point of "I can't put this down until I'm finished." I wish he would write more. More

william S

Thunderstruck--not as exciting as the name implies

by william S on Jul 28, 2011

Thunderstruck is not nearly as interesting as Larson's previous works. Isaac's Storm dealt with a hurricane and huge loss of life. The Devil in the White City covered the Columbian Exposition and a serial killer. Thunderstruck is about Marconi's involvement in the development of radio, and a single ... More

Nocturne

Builds up and then belly flops

by Nocturne on Dec 27, 2007

I have only read one of his other books--White City--and mainly bought that book because it was about my home town. I love murder mysteries that combine real history so thought this one might be good. He does a great job of fleshing out the characters and building suspense but left me asking lots of ... More

Velma

Another Winner

by Velma on Oct 9, 2007

Erik Larson has done it again. Another wonderful book of real history that reads like fiction. Here he tells the story of Dr. Crippen who murdered his wife in London and Marconi the developer of wireless communication. The two tales weave in and out of each other without the reader ever losing interest ... More

carolynMaine1

Book Club Choice

by carolynMaine1 on Jul 26, 2007

My book club chose this book for our book club based on Larson's previous book, Devil in the White City. We found the writing style to be good fodder for discussion. The descriptions of the (real) people in the book to believable, the history to be fasinating. To be able to talk about technology and ... More

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