A Tale of Two Murders

Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson
Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith Thompson and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theatre, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Edith's lover, Freddy Bywaters. 

When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she denied knowledge of the attack but was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out loud at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Freddy was demonstrably guilty, but was Edith? 

This engrossing examination of the Ilford murder, which became a legal cause ce'le'bre in the 1920s, charts the course of the liaison in shattering detail and with masterful emotional insight, investigating what this troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence, and guilt.

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Excellent read

This is a well researched detailed story of a woman who may or may not have committed a crime, but was hanged for it. The weaving of the time line and the characters was well presented. The Narrator was excellent - one of the best I have heard in 8 years of audible - More like this please

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