THE MONSTER BUTLER

Author: Lucas (Norman)
Year: 1979
Publisher: Barker.
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
ISBN: 0213167026
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Archibald Hall, alias Roy Fontaine, will go down in British criminal history as one of the most ruthless, coldblooded killers of the 20th century. He claimed 5 victims in a little over as many months, including former Labour MP Walter Scott-Elliott, before the police caught up with him when the body of his 5th victim - his own brother - was found in the boot of his car. Aided by Fontaine and relatives of his victims, the author has reconstructed the background and events which led up to this slaughter. He reveals how, as a teenager, Fontaine was certified insane, yet legislation allowed him to go free and pursue a crooked career as a confidence trickster, burglar, forger, receiver of stolen property - and finally murderer. It is an awesome - in places, gruesome - story which makes compulsive reading, not least because of the serious questions it raises about the treatment of offenders under the law and how society can protect itself from the psychopathic menaces within. Illus. 159pp. 8vo. h/back. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (see image). V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in sl. sunned Vg+ dw.

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