Murder Pure and Simple

Jackson, Carl

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Murder Pure and Simple is set in a Midlands mining town during the 30s and 40s. Big John Oakley, a miner and well-respected chapel-goer, lives in a colliery house with his wife and family. However, a series of events leave Big John powerless to prevent his family's traditional lifestyle from falling apart. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 216 x 39. Weight in Grams: 548. . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Murder Pure and Simple is set in a Midlands mining town during the 30s and 40s. Big John Oakley, a miner and well-respected chapel-goer, lives in a colliery house with his wife and family. However, a series of events leave Big John powerless to prevent his family's traditional lifestyle from falling apart through lust, greed and drink, resulting in revenge, murder and retribution. Moving forward to the 80s, in a mining and agricultural town just a few miles from the Oakley home, the body of an elderly man is found on the railway lines close to a bridge. Detective Inspector Jim Stirling, an experienced investigator, is satisfied that the man was murdered. The body is identified as Tommy Oakley, an alcoholic and former boxer dossing in the railway carriages nearby. The ensuing investigation is full of twists and turns, taking DI Stirling and his partner DS Johnson back to the 1940s to re-examine a murder which saw two men convicted and hanged for their crimes. Can Stirling and Johnson unravel the secrets of the past concealed for nearly four decades within a conspiracy of silence? Murder Pure and Simple is an intricate crime novel that will also appeal to fans of historical fiction.

About the Author: Carl T. Jackson was born in a Nottinghamshire mining town during a time of political uncertainty. Aged 16 years he enlisted into the Royal Navy at H.M.S. Ganges, renowned for its strict discipline, demanding training and tough regimes. After leaving the Navy he worked underground at Pleasley Colliery before being accepted as a Probationary Constable in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary. He retired after 30 years' service with the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. Following his retirement Carl studied at two local universities and obtained a BA (Hons) degree in History and Creative Writing and a Master's degree in History.

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