A Capital Crime (DI Ted Stratton #3) by Laura Wilson


I absolutely loved this book and the plot is based on the true story of Timothy John Evans, who was hanged in 1950 for the murder of his daughter who was 14-years old, and that of Reginald Halliday Christie who was also hanged in 1953 for the murder of his wife. Another book Ten Rillington Place by Ludovic Kennedy also deals with the trial of both murder cases since both murderers lived at this address in London.

According to Laura Wilson, due the controversy surrounding the related Evans case among other factors contributed to the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.

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