Airing in a Closed Carriage
Airing in a Closed Carriage is a 1943 British historical novel written by Marjorie Bowen under the pseudonym of Joseph Shearing. Two brothers develop a fierce rivalry over the same woman. It was inspired by the real life murder trial of Florence Maybrick.
1943 first edition
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In 1947 the novel was turned into a British film The Mark of Cain directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Eric Portman and Sally Gray. It was one of four adaptations of Bowen's work made in 1947–48.
- "Dust & Corruption: Joseph Shearing's AIRING IN A CLOSED CARRIAGE and the Florence Maybrick Mystery".
- Birch, Dinah (25 February 2014). "Did She Kill Him? review – a Victorian scandal of sex and poisoning" – via The Guardian.
- Mayer & McDonnell p.279