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Trifles is a play by Susan Glaspell, written in 1916, with some interesting parallels to Pollock's work. It's the story of a farm woman arrested for murdering her husband. When looking for clues to prove her guilt, investigators find a canary dead of a broken neck.

Eugene O'Neill's Desire under the Elms is a look at an explosive family situation, also involving a farm and which relative will inherit the land. Like Blood Relations, the play involves a stepmother and a violent act that tears the family apart.

Another Sharon Pollock work, Saucy Jack, deals with a historical murder case. First produced in 1993, this play explores the story of Jack the Ripper.

The Angel of Darkness (1997) by Caleb Carr deals with a forensic psychologist tracking a murderous governess. The novel deals with common nineteenth century perceptions of female roles and the often sociopathic lengths to which...

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