Exhumation of a Murder: The Life and Trial of Major Armstrong

Exhumation of a Murder: The Life and Trial of Major Armstrong

by Robin Odell
     
 
Exhumation of A Murder is a comprehensive study of the case of Major Armstrong, the celebrated Hay Poisoner, one of the most notorious murderers of the twentieth century and the only solicitor ever to hang. It is one of those classic old-fashioned English murders, which hail from the heyday of the courtroom drama when, with the hangman lurking in the pine-and-panel

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Exhumation of A Murder is a comprehensive study of the case of Major Armstrong, the celebrated Hay Poisoner, one of the most notorious murderers of the twentieth century and the only solicitor ever to hang. It is one of those classic old-fashioned English murders, which hail from the heyday of the courtroom drama when, with the hangman lurking in the pine-and-panel wings and the black cap an object of horryfyingly alarming currency rather than mere symbolism, the loser in 'the black dock's dreadful pen lost all'. And the Armstrong case was unquestionably one of the best; right up there in the grand tradition of Dr Palmer of Rugeley, Neill Cream, Mrs Maybrick, Dr Crippen, Seddon and George Joseph Smith.
Contains a wealth of original photographs and documentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312029142
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/01/1989
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed.--
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 2.00(h) x 7.00(d)

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