Copyright and Publication Details; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Who's Who; Introduction. 1. Inheritance; 2. Julia-Judith; 3. Rivals; 4. Witness; 5. Denial; 6. Not Far From Here; 7. Chandos: The Severest Satire on Lord Byron; 8. A Death's Head; 9. "Let go!"; 10. Drink to the Dead Men; 11. The Billinges Problem; 12. A Mock Funeral; 13. The White Powder. Afterword. Bibliography. Index.
Judy Stove is an academic based at the University of New South Wales, a role she balances with working in school administration. After studying classics at the University of Sydney, she worked for the Australian Commonwealth Departments of Defence and Finance. She is married with two adult sons, and is an active member of the Jane Austen Society of Australia.
'Judy Stove presents the most amazing evidence and invites the reader to be judge and jury'-- The Australian; '[ An ] extraordinary tale of fakery, blackmail and murder... this is a story people by some extraordinary characters - from the monstrous matriarch Julia Judith Twistleton Leigh and her son Chandos, a romantic poet and possible double murderer, to Sarah Smallbone, the cook and alleged poisoner, Thomas Hill Mortimer, a shady solicitor, and Charles Griffin, the whistle-blower... Murder most foul in 18th-century Warwickshire'-- Jane Austen's Regency World (Nov '16).