Dramatic accounts of eight sensational murder trials that gripped the nation – and proved that truth really is stranger than fiction.
‘High among the great British contributions to world civilisation – the works of Shakespeare, the full breakfast, the herbaceous border and the presumption of innocence – must rank our considerable achievement in having produced most of the best murder trials in the long history of crime’
- Sir John Mortimer QC, author of the Rumpole stories
When it first appeared in 1941, the legendary 'Famous Trials' series set the gold standard for historical crime writing. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, these accounts of the most sensational legal cases have intrigued, thrilled and entertained ever since. They remain unmatched for their literary quality, insight into the criminal mind, and evocation of the human drama of the crime scene and the courtroom.
Bound in textured paper printed with a design by Jamie Keenan
Set in Janson
50 integrated black & white illustrations
9˝ × 5¾˝