Andrew Rose - Author

About the Author

Andrew Rose is a barrister, an author and historian who has written biographies based on controversial criminal trials of the last century, exploring a rich backdrop of contemporary social, legal, and political issues. Wide-ranging experience as barrister and judge has helped Andrew delve deeply into the dramatic lives of all sorts and conditions of folk, saints and sinners alike. With a judicious eye, Andrew takes a sideways look at the exercise of authority, at the ways of humankind, at people enduring extreme challenges of life and death, sometimes highlighted in blackly humorous - even absurdist - situations.

Featured books by Andrew Rose

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder

Author: Andrew Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up. Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously wealthy Egyptian prince. Prince Edward was the future King of England, a destiny he would famously forsake over his love for Wallis Simpson. But two decades prior he was involved in another love affair that threatened to jeopardize the royal family. The story took place in maisons de rendezvous, luxurious chateaux in the French countryside providing hospitality for the British upper classes, the richest food, the finest wines and the most beautiful women, the violent and dangerous Paris demi-monde - where many of the women came from - and the Savoy hotel in London, where a murder was committed. This major royal scandal, superbly covered up by the Royal family, the government and the judiciary has remained secret ever since. This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War. Edward was enthralled by the 'crazy physical attraction' of Marguerite Alibert, queen of the Paris demi-monde. When he broke off their hidden relationship, Edward thought that he was free of Marguerite. He was wrong. After the war, as a violent thunderstorm raged outside the luxurious Savoy Hotel in London Marguerite fired three shots from a semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, and Egyptian multimillionaire and playboy, was shot dead at point blank range. Marguerite stood trial for murder at the Old Bailey. As Prince Charming and poster boy of the British Empire, Edward now risked exposure as a degenerate wastrel, partying behind the lines while thousands were blown away on the Western Front. Andrew Rose, using his long experience as a barrister and judge, has uncovered a royal scandal carefully airbrushed from history. Edward never quite escaped from Marguerite who had taught the arts of love to a once and future King. The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder is the product of several years' research, accessing unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.

Other books by Andrew Rose

Lethal Witness Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Honorary Pathologist

Lethal Witness Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Honorary Pathologist

Author: Andrew Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2018

This book features the man who brought forensic pathology out of the laboratory. Sir Bernard Spilsbury was an early-twentieth-century British forensic pathologist who gained fame by testifying in classic murder cases, beginning in 1910 with the Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen trial. His expert court testimony - he identified Crippen's victim by detailed microscopic study of a scar - convinced the lay jury of Crippen's guilt. Considered the father of modern forensic pathology, Spilsbury became well known after he provided crucial prosecutorial evidence in the Brides in the Bath case (where a nurse nearly drowned in a laboratory experiment designed to prove his theories), the Blazing Car and Brighton Trunk murders, and the Hay-on-Wye arsenic poisoning trial. Knighted in 1923, Spilsbury performed 20,000 postmortem examinations and became the first and only 'Honorary Pathologist to the Home Office'. Controversial and dramatic, Lethal Witness charts Spilsbury's rise and fall as a media star, revealing how he put spin on the facts, embellished evidence, and played games with the truth. In some notorious cases, his 'positive evidence' led to the conviction and execution of men innocent of murder - gross miscarriages of justice that now demand official pardons. Andrew Rose examines Spilsbury's carefully nurtured image, dogmatic manner, and unbending belief in his own infallibility and exposes the fallacies of the man dubbed 'the most brilliant scientific detective of all time'. True crime fans, students of forensics, and law enforcement professionals will enjoy this biography of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the man who helped raise forensic science to an art.

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder

The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder

Author: Andrew Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

The royal family's darkest secret and the establishment cover-up. Half a century before Dodi and Diana, another Prince of Wales would be involved in a deadly love triangle with a fabulously wealthy Egyptian prince. Prince Edward was the future King of England, a destiny he would famously forsake over his love for Wallis Simpson. But two decades prior he was involved in another love affair that threatened to jeopardize the royal family. The story took place in maisons de rendezvous, luxurious chateaux in the French countryside providing hospitality for the British upper classes, the richest food, the finest wines and the most beautiful women, the violent and dangerous Paris demi-monde - where many of the women came from - and the Savoy hotel in London, where a murder was committed. This major royal scandal, superbly covered up by the Royal family, the government and the judiciary has remained secret ever since. This is the story of a passionate and deadly love affair set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great War. Edward was enthralled by the 'crazy physical attraction' of Marguerite Alibert, queen of the Paris demi-monde. When he broke off their hidden relationship, Edward thought that he was free of Marguerite. He was wrong. After the war, as a violent thunderstorm raged outside the luxurious Savoy Hotel in London Marguerite fired three shots from a semi-automatic pistol. Her husband, and Egyptian multimillionaire and playboy, was shot dead at point blank range. Marguerite stood trial for murder at the Old Bailey. As Prince Charming and poster boy of the British Empire, Edward now risked exposure as a degenerate wastrel, partying behind the lines while thousands were blown away on the Western Front. Andrew Rose, using his long experience as a barrister and judge, has uncovered a royal scandal carefully airbrushed from history. Edward never quite escaped from Marguerite who had taught the arts of love to a once and future King. The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder is the product of several years' research, accessing unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.

Lethal Witness Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the Honorary Pathologist

Lethal Witness Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the Honorary Pathologist

Author: Andrew Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2007

Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the first and only 'Honorary Pathologist to the Home Office', gave crucial evidence in numerous murder cases between 1910 and his bizarre suicide in 1947. He made a major contribution to modern forensic pathology, explaining complex pathological findings in ways that a jury could understand, and overcoming widespread scepticism about the utility of forensic medicine in the trial process. On the debit side, Spilsbury came to see himself as infallible. It was the Crippen trial which first brought Spilsbury to the attention of the general public. He also gave evidence in the Brides in the Bath case - during the trial he almost drowned a nurse in his demonstration; the Armstrong case - in which Spilsbury's testimony caused the husband to be hanged and earned a knighthood for himself; and the shocking dismemberment of Emily Kaye into over a thousand pieces - which Spilsbury ghoulishly milked for the press. Andrew Rose re-examines Spilsbury's cases and uses previously untapped sources to challenge the common perception of him as 'the most brilliant scientific detective of all time'. Using his experience in criminal trials, the author presents a more rounded portrait, revealing that Spilsbury's faults may have led to the execution of innocent men.

The Oasis Cluster

The Oasis Cluster

Author: Andrew Rose Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2005

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