For hundreds of years hanging was the accepted method of punishing criminals in the United Kingdom. When a murderer hung it would attract crowds of thousands, all eager to see the miscreant choke painfully to death. In this volume of Murder Tales, H. N. Lloyd examines eight true tales of murder, all of which ended in a controversial hanging. The cases discussed include: Derek Bentley: Derek Bentley was a man with the mind of a child, executed for a murder that was committed while he was already in police custody. It led to a fifty-year campaign to exonerate his name and uncover the police conspiracy that led to his execution. Ruth Ellis: The last woman to be hanged in Great Britain, she shot her lover in front of a crowd of people outside of a busy London pub, but the case was far more complicated than it first appeared. Everyone knows what Ruth Ellis did, what’s less known is the shocking role that Desmond Cussen played, her other lover who stayed insidiously in the shadows pulling Ruth’s strings. The A6 Murder: James Hanratty was executed for the cold-blooded murder of Michael Gregsten in 1961. Campaigners quickly took up his cause and spent over half a century trying to clear his name and uncover the real killer. This shocking and seminal case had more twists than any work of fiction. These tales and many more are told in Lloyd’s own customary style, shocking, thought-provoking and wringing out every last drop of black humour from the crimes, this is one volume of Murder Tales that won’t leave you hanging. The paperback edition now includes an in-depth examination of the murders of John Reginald Halliday Christie, one of Great Britain's worst post-war serial killers. A man who blamed his neighbour for two of his crimes and watched him hang in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in British capital punishments history.
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