WALLACE The Final Verdict.

Author: Wilkes (Roger)
Year: 1984
Publisher: The Bodley Head
First Edition
Signed by the author
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrF
ISBN: 037030571X
Price: 15.00
Hardback. SIGNED. When the author decided to reopen the file on the 50-yr. old Wallace murder case to make a radio documentary, he knew he was taking on one of the most celebrated unsolved mysteries in the history of British crime. Ever since the night in January 1931 when the body of Julia Wallace was found on the floor of her Liverpool sitting-room, her head crushed by a series of violent blows, police, criminologists, journalists and novelists have been trying to agree on the identity of her killer. Her husband was tried, found guilty and sentenced to hang for murder, only to be acquitted on the grounds of insufficient evidence. This book is the story of the making of that radio programme. The author names the man he feels really did kill Julia Wallace and why he did it. Illus., Chronology of Events, Appendices, Bibliog. and Index. 269pp. 8vo. h/back. With previous owner's small name/address label to fpd. Lightly foxed and sunned edges, v.v. faint tape mks to fep o/w Nr. F. in Nr. F. protected dw. With tipped-in label SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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