Four days before Christmas in 1920, Dorothy Mort shot her lover dead in cold blood. The tragic end to her affair with dashing young doctor, cricket star and War hero, Dr Claude Tozer, scandalised Sydney. Dorothy's respectable husband was devastated. Following a trial that mesmerised the public and sent the media into a frenzy, the troubled North Shore mother of two and budding actress was declared 'not guilty on the ground of insanity'. After nine years in Long Bay Gaol, Dorothy was released and returned to live quietly with her husband . . . But was she really mad, or bad, or neither? And what was the secret that her husband kept for the rest of his life? In an absorbing blend of investigative non-fiction and biography, Suzanne Falkiner delves into the case that has intrigued Sydney for almost 100 years.

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Suzanne Falkiner

Suzanne Falkiner is a Sydney writer. The author of twelve previous books of fiction and non-fiction, her most recent titles include the biographies Joan in India, 2008, and The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson & Australia, 2011. She has been shortlisted in the Vogel Award, the Kibble Award, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, and the NSW History Awards. www.suzannefalkiner.com

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Review Review - MRS MORT'S MADNESS, Suzanne Falkiner
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 28, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Mrs Mort's Madness, Suzanne Falkiner
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 17, 2015
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9781922057907
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Review Review - MRS MORT'S MADNESS, Suzanne Falkiner
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 28, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Mrs Mort's Madness, Suzanne Falkiner
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 17, 2015

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