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The author of the book: Laura Wilson
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.10 MB
Edition: Quercus Books
Date of issue: September 1st 2010
ISBN: 1849163081
ISBN 13: 9781849163088

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Laura Wilson is a crime writer that uses her considerable skills to convey the period of the 1950s through the eyes of ordinary people.

This particular story is a reworking of the infamous Christie serial killer case of the happenings at 10 Rillington Place, London. Timothy Evans admitted he was the murder of his baby daughter and was hanged in 1950. But subsequently other bodies were discovered in the garden and John Christie (also living at the same house) was convicted as a serial murder. It was one of the key episodes in the shift away from the death sentence, and has been written out and reflected on by many a commentator on the legal system. Wilson's story is investigated by her detective, Ted Stratton, and what she achieves is both an insight into the original investigation and a portrait of the minds of Evans and Christie.

She uses a good deal of background of the misfortunes of the Stratton household to underpin the horrors of the main story; reflecting on the social mores and isolation of the period, and beginning a satisfying resolution to the story.

One cannot tell what a Laura Wilson book will be like for she is a clever, compelling writer that likes to try something different. She deserves to be better known.

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Laura Wilson is an English crime-writer based in London, where she was born and raised. She has degrees in English Literature form Somerville College, Oxford, and University College London, and has worked as a teacher and editor of non-fiction.

Many of her novels have either a historical setting or a distinct historical connection, and often have split or dual narratives. Her first novel, A Little Death was shortlsited for a CWA Dagger award, and her fifth, The Lover was short listed for both the CWA Gold Dagger and the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger.


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