Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Erik Larson


Erik Larson

538 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

nonfiction history science true crime challenging informative mysterious slow-paced


In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder. It seems mild-mannered American Hawley Crippen had killed his wife, buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home and then gone on the run with his young mistress, his secretary...

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mysterious 42%
dark 40%
adventurous 38%
tense 26%
challenging 8%
sad 8%
emotional 7%
inspiring 6%
reflective 6%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
relaxing 1%


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medium 41%
fast 7%

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