Author: Josey (Alex)
Year: 1984
Publisher: Times Books International (Singapore)
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub. 1973)
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9971651548
Price: 40.00
Paperback. The story of how a Singapore psychopath with a high IQ tried to commit the perfect crime. Sunny Ang selected his victim with care. Jenny Cheok was young, divorced, and a bar girl. She had little schooling and was flattered that an educated, charming man like Ang should notice her. He made love to her, promised to marry her. Then he tried to insure her life for a million dollars. If she died accidentally the money would go to her estate. Although Jenny had a sister and children, Ang persuaded her to make a will in favour of his mother, whom Jenny never knew. Sunny Ang was a bankrupt. He desperately needed money. Having insured her life, Ang cold-bloodedly plotted to kill her. He took Jenny scuba-diving to get coral in the dangerous waters at the Sisters Islands. Down went unsuspecting Jenny. She never came up. Her body is believed to have been swept out to sea. Later a cut flipper was found on the sea-bed. Sunny Ang stayed in the boat. A powerful swimmer, he nonetheless did not dive in to try to find the girl he said he loved and wanted to marry. Did he murder Jenny? The jury said he did. The trial of Sunny Ang was the first of its kind in Singapore. The prosecution could not produce Jenny's body: consequently there was no medical evidence that she died an unnatural death. Neither did the prosecution have a single witness of the murder. Sunny Ang was caught in a chain of circumstantial evidence he could not break. He was hanged in Changi Jail on February 6, 1967. Illus. 152pp. mass market p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers. Scarce.


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