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Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury  Enter our Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Lady in the Cellar from bestselling author, Sinclair McKay, who gives a gripping account of a murder in the heart of Victorian London. Entries begin on October 1, 2018 and end on October 30, 2018. Entries for this giveaway are restricted to US only.  Standing four-storey tall in an elegant Bloomsbury terrace, number 4, Euston Square was a well-kept, respectable boarding house, whose tenants were on the rise in Victorian London, but beneath this genteel veneer lay a murderous darkness. On May 9th 1879, the body of a former resident, Matilda Hacker, was discovered in the coal cellar. The ensuing investigation stripped bare Victorian domesticity, revealing violence, sex,  scandal, and became the first celebrity case of early tabloids. It was a murder that intrigued and scandalized Bloomsbury society. In this true crime account, Sinclair McKay meticulously evaluates the evidence through first-hand sources, giving a gripping account that sheds new light on a mystery that eluded Scotland Yard and shocked London society. The Lady in the Cellar is perfect for fans of historical crime fiction, this is a true story with as many twists, plots and scandals as fiction. Goodreads Book Giveaway The Lady in the Cellar by Sinclair McKay Giveaway ends October 30, 2018. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Sinclair McKay lives in the East End of London, in the shadow of Canary Wharf. He previously worked for the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday. His previous books – ranging from the stories of the Bletchley Park codebreakers to the history of rambling – have been linked by a focus on English social history. When not researching in archives, he is fascinated by the living history of London’s streets: the traces and tokens left behind by different ages. Sinclair Mckay is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, The Secret Life of Fighter Command, The Secret Listeners and The Mile End Murder, as well as histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films and the pastime of rambling. He lives in London.