THE SOUND OF MURDER

Author: Hoskins (Percy)
Year: 1973
Publisher: John Long
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/G+
ISBN: 0091156807
Price: 25.00
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Hardback. SIGNED. The author had been described as Scotland Yard's Dr Watson who was nearing a record half-century as recorder of the unceasing war between the police and the underworld. He was also regarded as the doyen of Britain's crime reporters. In this book of his early cases, he looks back on a lifetime of murder investigation. 'Britain', he insists, 'has always spawned the world's most inventive and cruel murderers. The acid bath, the first insulin killing, the first dumping of a victim from an aircraft - all of these and many more are British copyright.' The author sheds revealing light not only on the notorious murderers he has met but also on the many celebrated detectives who solved their crimes. Among the killers about whom he has much that was new to say are Norman Thorne, Donald Hume (who brought his confession in person to Hoskins), Sidney Fox, Harry Dobkin, John George Haigh and Neville Heath; while his friends on the right side of the law included such police officers as Reginald Spooner, Peter Beveridge, Bill Rawlings, 'Charlie Artful' Capstick, John Horwell and John du Rose. Illus. + Index of persons. 157pp. 8vo. h/back. PRESENTATION COPY INSC. AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Nr. F. in G+ protected dw.

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