THE ST ALBANS POISONER The Life and Crimes of Graham Young

Author: Holden (Anthony)
Year: 1974
Publisher: H&S
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg
ISBN: 0340170093
Price: 70.00
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Hardback. The author's skilful account clearly demonstrates something had gone wrong with a system that took so long to discover the 'Bovingdon Bug'. Graham Young, a Hertfordshire storeman was found guilty on June 29, 1972 of murdering two of his workmates and administering poison to 4 others. He was sentenced to life imprisonment (where he died in 1994). Immediately, the story broke that he had been sent to Broadmoor in 1962 aged 14, for poisoning his father, sister and a schoolfriend. Although recommended that he serve at least 15yrs he was released after only 9. Illus., Index. 160pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges o/w Nr. F. in Vg. dw. which has sl. wear to head/tail of sp.

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