In the 1930s Brighton became notorious for a couple of unrelated but equally grisly murders. On 17 June 1934 a foul smell in the left luggage office at Brighton railway station led to the discovery of a woman’s torso. A pair of legs was discovered in another trunk at Kings Cross Station in London the … More 1930s crimes – the Brighton trunk murders
The Julia Wallace case is the first instance in British legal history where an appeal was allowed after re-examination of evidence. But it also achieved fame for being impossible to prove either way. Was mild-mannered 52 year old insurance salesman William Wallace an innocent man sent on a wild goose chase or a cold blooded … More 1930s crimes – the Julia Wallace case
As part of my research for my novel Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings I looked at some real crimes which took place during the era in which the story is set – the 1930s and 1940s. The first in this series is a case that made legal history because the murderer was convicted even though no … More 1930s crimes – the blazing car murder
During August my writing room relocated to Italy. On the journey down through Europe I’ve come across so many inspirational places, each with a story to tell. First stop – Amsterdam. A visit to the Van Gogh museum got me thinking – if I were able to be a fly on the wall at any … More If you were a fly…which wall would you choose?