BLOOD ON THE THISTLE A Casebook of 20th Century Scottish Murder

Author: Skelton (Douglas)
Year: 1994
Publisher: Mainstream
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 9780006383604
Price: 4.00
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Paperback. From the borders to the Highlands, Scotland has had more than its fair share of macabre murders. The man who dismembered his wife and dumped the pieces across Central Scotland...the axeman who went berserk in a mental hospital...the shadowy killer who stalked Glasgow's dance halls...an infernal love triangle that led to murder...the 'demon butler' whose polite manners hid a lethal secret. These are just a few of the stories in this book about the men and women who have sprinkled blood on the thistle of Scotland, killing through greed, fear, anger, lust or sheer hatred. Their stories are chilling, blood-curdling and terrifying - and they are all true. In this crime collection, the author, a Glasgow journalist, has gathered together 20 such sinister tales of Scottish murder and its detection, from the infamous Peter Manuel and the cop-killing Howard Wilson to Brian Newcombe, the smooth-talking Casanova conman, and the mystery of 'Bible John'. Illus., Bibliog. 209pp. p/back. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.

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