We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Wimbledon Common Murder Audiobook

The Wimbledon Common Murder: The Shocking Story of How an Innocent Man Nearly Got Sent down for Life!

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Colin Stagg spent 13 months in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Rachel Nickell - a crime he did not commit. The case against him was weak from the outset, but was a classic example of the way in which facts can be misrepresented in the hands of professionals, be they lawyers, psychologists, or police officers. When the case against Stagg collapsed, his life was made a living hell by the tabloid press, portraying him as a man who had got away with murder. Police leaks, and a book by a psychologist who had assisted them, led to the ongoing perception that Stagg was a murderer. This nightmare carried on for 14 years until a "cold case review" identified faults in the original investigation. This culminated in the identification of the real culprit - a man who had indeed slipped through the net and gone on to kill again....

©2008, 2011 David Philip Abraham Kessler (P)2015 David Philip Abraham Kessler

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Robyn 12-26-16
    Robyn 12-26-16

    Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    140
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    130
    129
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It could happen to anyone"

    In suburban south west London, a man with no criminal record walking his dog, fully cooperating with police following a murder, zero evidence of his guilt, finds himself in prison charged with murder. The role of the psychologist and the subservience of gullible police to his nonsense, plus the role of irresponsible media, are disturbing features of this injustice Stories of wrongful imprisonment have become more prominent lately, so when an innocent man spends less than two years wrongly incarcerated it is not one of the saddest of this genre. But the role of the psychologist gives this story an additional frightening element, and the fact that the victim was so ordinary and inoffensive, in fact one of the few involved in this story with any morality, really makes the point that it could happen to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lars Eriksson 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No blind justice!"

    Tragic death. tragic-comic justice. Important revelation of how british police and justice system works today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.