LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND MURDER CASEBOOK

Author: Bell (David)
Year: 1995
Publisher: Countryside Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781853063527
Price: 5.00
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Softcover. The author looks in detail at heinous crimes from the County's past which are distinguished by a common thread - violent and untimely death. He describes the physical brutality of the ultimate crime and the tragic, often pathetic circumstances of both victims and murderers. The motives are varied and often complex, ranging from passion and sheer animal rage to straightforward criminal greed. There is the gentle giant from Leicester who had a secret fixation with knives and the occult. There is the Narborough psychopath, finally trapped by his fear of DNA genetic fingerprinting. A good samaritan from Ellistown was killed after he offered a young hitch-hiker a lift. Other murders are tragically trivial, such as the one in June 1979, when an 88yr. old man killed his neighbour with a shotgun in a dispute over their boundary fence. Involved in all these are the local police officers and detectives, spending their lives fighting crime and patiently gathering the evidence which will close the net around the guilty. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 130pp. trade size softcover. F. with no creasing to covers.

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