A Mix of Murders. Fifteen Historic English Cases from the by Grahame Farrell

By Grahame Farrell

A mixture of Murders varieties Grahame Farrell's fascinating debut in the true-crime style, and treats the reader to 15 in-depth money owed of twentieth Century murders. Researched meticulously, and owning a transparent, eloquent kind, this e-book explores instances corresponding to that of William Bisset, an older, well-to-do gentleman, who used to be given to showing his wealth slightly brashly. His homicide seemed just to be a deadly mugging, but ever-growing real contradictions threw the best suspect's guilt into ever higher doubt, to the purpose of strengthening his defence.

In the difficult case of Paul Vickers, we research of a pushed and comprehensive medic, with aspirations to excessive political-status, and a predilection for susceptible girls. Married unhappily to a once-promising yet handicapped mathematician, the surgeon took a number of fans, assembly his loss of life within the kind of the sexy and worldly Pamela Collison. She educated the police of complicity with Vickers, and hence we find a...

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It was clear that this rather irresponsible man, with little staying-power in the matter of relationships, and with women of his own class readily available, was becoming bored with her; disagreements between them had become increasingly frequent. And equally importantly, he was also tiring of sending her so much money to subsidise her lifestyle. Then, just as suddenly, Holt’s ardour unaccountably returned, and the affair was quickly resumed, with Eric this time dropping vague hints about eventual marriage.

The standard of education in rural schools of the period can be gauged from the fact that the village postmistress, Mrs. Lillian Burton, was also the assistant schoolteacher. The largest landowner in the village, and the local squire, was George Good, a gentleman farmer, of Gussage Manor. Among his staff was Mrs. Burton’s husband William – known as Bill – who was employed as groom, gardener and rabbit-trapper. Mr. Burton, a well-built man with a clear complexion and a striking sandy-coloured moustache, was, at twenty-nine, a good twelve years younger than his wife.

She was to cycle to the Sovel Plantation, leave her bicycle there and walk to the main road where Burton would be waiting for her. A motorist friend of his would pick them up and drive them away together. Unfortunately, it rained on 29th and, despite her original enthusiasm, Winnie couldn’t bring herself to leave her house! After profuse apologies from the still-eager Winnie, the elopement was postponed until – so Burton informed her – a new date could be arranged with the driver. Two days later, at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Burton called on a young boy from the village, Leonard Mitcham, who, although he was too young to have a firearms licence, nonetheless owned a shotgun – an accessory which was normally the preserve of landowners, farmers and gamekeepers.

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