By Grahame Farrell
A mixture of Murders varieties Grahame Farrell's intriguing debut in the true-crime style, and treats the reader to 15 in-depth bills of twentieth Century murders. Researched meticulously, and owning a transparent, eloquent kind, this booklet explores situations akin to that of William Bisset, an older, well-to-do gentleman, who was once given to displaying his wealth a little bit brashly. His homicide seemed just to be a deadly mugging, but ever-growing real contradictions threw the top suspect's guilt into ever higher doubt, to the purpose of strengthening his defence.
In the tricky case of Paul Vickers, we study of a pushed and finished medic, with aspirations to excessive political-status, and a predilection for weak girls. Married unhappily to a once-promising yet handicapped mathematician, the health care professional took a number of fanatics, assembly his loss of life within the type of the sexy and worldly Pamela Collison. She trained the police of complicity with Vickers, and hence we find a...
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Unaware of this, and still hoping that the investigation would eventually peter out, Burton was continuing his pretence of normality. The morning after standing white-faced in front of Len Mitcham and warning him to keep quiet about the shot-gun, he was chatting amiably while driving two local women to Wimborne Railway Station. But the game was up. The police now felt that they had enough evidence to charge him, and that evening he was arrested by Sgt. Stockley and taken to Cranbourne Police Station where he broke down in tears.
The workhouse suddenly loomed large on his horizon. Homeless, jobless, ostracised and under threat of violence – it was a worst-case scenario and possibly wouldn’t entail quite such a catalogue of hardships, but at the very least he would have to pay maintenance to Winnie for many years to come, while his wife, if she didn’t reject him, would no doubt endeavour to make sure that his philandering days were over. He weighed up his alternative courses of action. Perhaps Winnie had been two-timing him with another man.
Even so, it was very strange indeed that the girl had gone without saying goodbye to the family. By the next day, she was more than a little concerned, but hardly in a state of panic. Then she received a visitor. It was Bill Burton. He was inquiring whether anyone had seen Winnie. Mrs. Mitchell told him that her daughter hadn’t come home the previous night, and that she was thinking of reporting her absence to the police. ” For reasons best known to herself, Rose Mitchell waited three days before going to the police, and even then it was only to say that she thought her daughter had moved to London.
A Mix of Murders. Fifteen Historic English Cases from the Twentieth Century by Grahame Farrell