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In this compelling study of true crime, Liverpool's most popular author Tom Slemen recounts some of the most intriguing and baffling murders of Merseyside such as:

  • The baffling case of the Victorian canned corpse
  • The magistrate's beautiful granddaughter who was killed by a crazed admirer
  • The condemned man who was hanged twice
  • Frederick Deeming - the Rainhill psychopath who wiped out his own family and danced on their grave with his next victim
  • The bizarre link between a South Seas cult and the housewife who was stabbed fourteen times in her Knotty Ash home by a killer who struck under the cover of a fog
  • The unsolved case of the superintendent and his son who died of gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances - in a police station
  • The enigmatic murder of Julia Wallace - and a very credible solution
  • The only assassination of a British prime minister - by a Liverpool businessman
  • Plus many more fascinating murder cases.

This fascinating book is a must for all readers of true crime in general and Liverpudlians and Merseysiders in particular.

©2010 Tom Slemen (P)2014 Tom Slemen

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  • 05-04-15

Not the best book by Tom but good value.

Struggled a little to maintain interest in this one. Stories were a little too straightforward like a statement of facts and narration failed to bring it to life.