BURNING POISON The Murder that Rocked Georgian Liverpool.

Author: Chandler (Glen)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Lea Valley Press
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780953833801
Price: 9.00
Hardback. SIGNED. From the creator of 'Taggart' comes a real life murder mystery. Charles Angus, a Galloway man and slave trader in Liverpool, was put on trial at Lancaster Castle in 1808 for the murder of his children's governess, Margaret Burns, who was also his wife's half-sister. The case presented so many bizarre features and mysterious elements that even today, it remains officially unsolved. A malicious town clerk, a meddling clergyman, a spiteful next-door neighbour, an ambitious mother-in-law and a hostile and vengeful medical fraternity all played their parts in what became a local sensation. It is also a story of what can happen to justice in any age when prejudice prevails and vanity blinds those who are required to serve it. Between Charles Angus and the gallows stood just one man, whose career and reputation were ultimately blighted by his involvement in the case. A sensitive reconstruction of a little-known murder mystery, in which the body of one of the supposed victims - a new born baby - was never found. Illus., Notes on Sources and Index. 206pp. 8vo. h/back. FLATSIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. F. in F. dw.

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