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A Capital Crime

by Laura Wilson

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on A Capital Crime

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

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A Capital Crime Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781849163101
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849163101
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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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