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A Capital Crime

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780857383570

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ON SALE: 3rd March 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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An outstanding historical crime thriller based on real-life events: the framing of Timothy Evans for murders committed by notorious serial killer John Christie.

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.

A Capital Crime is a story of guilt, longing, uncertainty, and grotesque horror.

Reviews

'One of the country's most acute psychological crime novelists' Independent.
Independent
'Wilson brings post-war London to life in a finely crafted murder mystery that yields surprises to the very end' Time Out.
Time Out