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A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson
  

A Capital Crime

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

An outstanding historical crime thriller based on the true story of the two most controversial murder trials of the 1950s and set against the backdrop of a London still scarred by war. A Capital Crime is a story of guilt, longing, uncertainty, and grotesque horror.

DI Ted Stratton series:
1. Stratton's War
2. An Empty Death
3. A Capital Crime

If you like Laura Wilson you might also like to read books by Andrew Taylor, Jacqueline Winspear and Benjamin Black.

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Synopsis

A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson

It is winter, 1950 in a dingy part of London. John Davies confesses to strangling his wife and baby daughter, and for DI Ted Stratton of West End Central, it promises to be a straightforward case. When Davies recants, blaming respectable neighbour Norman Backhouse for the crimes, nobody, including Stratton, sees any reason to believe him. Davies is convicted and hanged, but later, after a series of gruesome discoveries, Stratton begins to suspect that there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice. Her marriage in tatters, ex-MI5 agent Diana Calthrop is determined to start a new life, but, despite a promising beginning, she soon finds herself in trouble both financially and emotionally. And with a seemingly unstoppable killer of women on the loose, she is very vulnerable indeed.

Reviews

'Wilson brings post-war London to life in a finely crafted murder mystery that yields surprises to the very end'
Time Out

. * Time Out * 'One of the country's most acute psychological crime novelists
Independent

. * Independent * 'Stands with 10 Rillington Place ... will make you wonder forever more about the seething passions behind your neighbour's door
Daily Telegraph

. * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson was brought up in London and has degrees in English Literature from Somerville College, Oxford and UCL, London. She has worked briefly and ingloriously as a teacher, and more successfully as an editor of non-fiction books. She has written history books for children and is interested in history, particularly of the recent past, painting and sculpture, uninhabited buildings, underground structures, cemeteries and time capsules. She lives with her partner and their basset hound in North Essex.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Laura Wilson

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Author's Website

www.laura-wilson.co.uk/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849163101

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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