Here's a website to bookmark: Mystery writer Nene Adams has a site called The Year 'Round, A Victorian Miscellany in which she posts late nineteenth-century tidbits from newspapers, magazines, and books.
She’s been known to post recipes and poetry; her categories are –
Advice & Manners
It’s that “unnatural death’ category that catches my eye. Lately she’s been on a murder kick, posting terrific historic newspaper articles about some interesting murder cases from New England.
Stories of marriages that go very, very wrong, that "veer off into the ditch" (Dr. Phil) and then wind up with either husband or wife murdered -- those stories have always fascinated me. So I was especially impressed by the rich slang and nail-biting tension of a terrific story called “The Buckson Case.” It's a murder case about a marriage gone all to hell.
“In the year 1851 Captain John Buckson lived, with his wife Nancy, in a handsome cottage in the village of Seakonk, near Providence, Rhode Island, in the enjoyment of a competence acquired by many years of frugal industry...” Read the rest of "Cases of Murder #1."