EXHUMATION OF A MURDER The Life and Trial of Major Armstrong.

Author: Odell (Robin)
Year: 1975
Publisher: Harrap
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
ISBN: 0245524002
Price: 10.00
Hardback. SIGNED. Researched by J.H.H. Gaute and H.B. Trumper. Foreword by Edgar Lustgarten. Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong is one of the most celebrated murderers of the 20th-century. He is also the only solicitor ever to be hanged in Britain, for the insidious poisoning of his 'nagging' wife. The author shows that behind the mild, bespectacled appearance was a man capable of careful premeditation, utter callousness and cruel intimidation. But his vanity gave him away. Some of the great men in legal and forensic history feature in the Armstrong case. The Major was defended at his trial by Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, judged by Lord Darling and doomed by the expert testimony of Dr. (later Sir) Bernard Spilsbury and Sir William Wilcox. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 250pp. 8vo. h/back. With tipped-in label SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Tiny insc. to fep, o/w Nr. F. in Vg+ dw. which has a v. sl. faded sp.

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