Second Death of a Mad Wife

[seeking workshop] (60 MINS) Bunny Maybrick began life in an opulent Alabama mansion and is ending it in a squalid shack full of cats in rural Connecticut. In another life, under another, more notorious name, she was once sentenced to life in a Victorian prison for killing her British husband. Now old and preparing for death, Bunny has given away most of her meager belongings, but the heavy contents of her soul...
[seeking workshop] (60 MINS) Bunny Maybrick began life in an opulent Alabama mansion and is ending it in a squalid shack full of cats in rural Connecticut. In another life, under another, more notorious name, she was once sentenced to life in a Victorian prison for killing her British husband. Now old and preparing for death, Bunny has given away most of her meager belongings, but the heavy contents of her soul are harder to leave behind. That is until a local prep school boy, Theo Voss, ​becomes an accomplice in Bunny’s meandering, mad confession – one that includes adultery, arsenic addiction, and the murder of Jack the Ripper. Second Death of a Mad Wife is about secrets and the trouble they bring. And what happens when they won't go quietly to the grave.
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Second Death of a Mad Wife

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  • Scott Haan:
    8 May. 2018
    This story wastes no time in establishing a creepy, mysterious gothic aesthetic in the story of the unorthodox relationship between Bunny Maybrick and Theo Voss. As the narrative unfolds, it gradually unpacks amazing revelations about Bunny's past, about the other characters on the fringe of the story, and about Theo's intentions. No spoilers! You have to read this one for yourself to experience the full effect of the McBurnette-Andronicos gift for character, setting, and mystery.
  • Robert Lynn:
    5 May. 2018
    On the fringes of more well-known stories, McBurnette-Andronicos does her deep digging to unearth fascinating worlds of richly-drawn characters delivering new perspectives we had never considered existed. I never know what I will find in a KMA piece, but I know I will be immersed in a story that will stay with me long after the curtain closes.
  • Robert Lynn:
    5 May. 2018
    On the fringes of more well-known stories, McBurnette-Andronicos does her deep digging to unearth fascinating worlds of richly-drawn characters delivering new perspectives we had never considered existed. I never know what I will find in a KMA piece, but I know I will be immersed in a story that will stay with me long after the curtain closes.