Hardback. The story of the trial of Dr. William Palmer aged 31, surgeon and race horse owner, for the poisoning of his friend John Parsons Cook. Palmer was similarly accused of murdering 14 people, including his wife Anne. He was described as a mass executioner. He was found guilty at his trial, executed and his effigy appeared in the Chamber of Horrors at Mme Tussaud's. But this book takes a quite different view of Palmer. The author agrees that Palmer was a scoundrel and a spendthrift, but believes that he 'never killed nobody'. He believes that the medical evidence at the trial had broken down completely, the circumstantial evidence conflicted and both the Lord Chief Justice and the Attorney General were out to secure a verdict of guilty from a hand picked jury. The author puts the case for Palmer convincingly, suggesting this could be a classic miscarriage of justice. With 23 Illus.in the text. 269pp. 8vo. h/back. Browned edges. Vg+ in protected Vg+ dw.