Thunderstruck Weaves A Tale of Intrigue

Fact or fiction?

Hawley Harvey Crippen, a doctor, and his wife (disguised as his son) board a ship bound for America in the early 20th century.

Crippen’s journey would become linked to wireless technology developed by Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi.

One of them had committed one of the most famous murders in English history.

In Thunderstruck, a work of non-fiction, Erik Larson weaves the tale of two men who would never meet, but would be linked in a way neither could have foreseen. Grisly, suspenseful details emerge as the reader is left wondering for most of the book how the stories of doctor and inventor will merge.

Larson has a gift for making fact seem stranger than fiction. This is my third Erik Larson book. In Devil in the White City, he blends a compelling story about the Chicago World’s Fair with a gruesome murder. Dead Wake tells the story of the Lusitania.

6 thoughts on “Thunderstruck Weaves A Tale of Intrigue

  1. Intriguing indeed. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the recommendation. I found your blog through a comment you left on Suzanne’s Picture Retirement. Nice to “meet” you!

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    1. Hi Christie,
      I see you are a writer. I enjoyed reading your “60 at 60” list. I am finishing my second book, which is an adventure memoir about my 60s.
      Best wishes with your novel,


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