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KENT MURDER CASEBOOK. Sensational Crimes that Shook the County

Johnson (W.H.)

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ISBN 10: 1853065226 / ISBN 13: 9781853065224
Published by Countryside Books, 1998
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Softcover. The author looks in detail at 15 local crimes, all distinguished by the common thread of violent or untimely death. Many are linked by a similar motive - money. When in July 1912, the monstrous George Smith drowned Bessie Mundy in a bath at their lodgings in Herne Bay's High Street, he stood to inherit £2,500 in gilt edged securities, an enormous sum in those days. The recovery of money from the safe of the Plaza cinema in Dover helped to convict Leslie Hammond of the brutal murder of George Roberts, the cinema manager. Money, too, was thought to be the reason for Gwendoline Marshall's murder at her home in Pluckley, near Ashford, in October 1980. A local boy was convicted of the crime although he has continually protested his innocence and has received strong local support. The 'Sunday Times' and T.V.'s 'In Suspicious Circumstances' led others to question the verdict. After the £26m Brinks-Mat bullion robbery, police operations centred on the house of a major criminal, Kenneth Noye, at West Kingsdown, near Bromley. It was in the extensive grounds of this house that an undercover policeman was stabbed to death. The case was to become a cause celebres. Illus. + Map and Index. 128pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers. Bookseller Inventory # 14301

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Title: KENT MURDER CASEBOOK. Sensational Crimes ...

Publisher: Countryside Books

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Softcover / Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition.

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This is an illustrated collection of local, true murder stories beginning in Cudham, near Sevenoaks, with the death of Harriet Staunton and including other stories from Canterbury, Ramsgate, Dover and Tunbridge Wells.

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