's Madeleine Graham is in fact, with some alterations to her story, the real-life Scotswoman Madeleine Smith
, who was tried for the murder of her lover Emile L'Angelier
(in the novel called Camille...
22 March 1857
The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover, shipping clerk Emile L'Angelier
, led to the prominent trial for murder of Madeleine Smith
, daughter of an affluent Glasgow architect.
4 April 1857
The Times declared Madeleine Smith
to be possibly guilty of the murder of Emile L'Angelier
, her lover.