William did not believe Reynolds story, as he presumed he was still under the
influence of drink. However, he changed his mind after reading newspaper
reports of the murder at Lang's Bakery and immediately made contact with the
Author: Martin Baggoley
Publisher: The History Press
This chilling collection of murderous tales brings together forty-seven cases spanning two centuries, all of which were committed in Scotland. Among the shocking crimes featured here is the case of an Edinburgh baby farmer hanged in 1889; the controversial killing of a wealthy Glasgow spinster in 1908; the shooting of a Detective Inspector during a failed attempt to rescue a convict from a prison van in Glasgow in 1921; and the summary execution of a German POW at the hands of his fellow Nazi prisoners in Comrie, Perthshire in 1944. This well-illustrated and enthralling book will appeal to everyone interested in true crime and the shadier side of Scotland’s past.
This is an anthology of Scotland's worst and most infamous murders.
Author: Judy Hamilton
Publisher: Waverley Books Limited
Like many countries Scotland has had its share of notorious and nefarious characters, from cannibalistic Sawney Bean to Burke and Hare the bodysnatchers, and the unidentified Bible John. This is an anthology of Scotland's worst and most infamous murders.
Her mind was on the scenario of the three murders, according to the information
given by Larchford's remaining pirate. Lady Larchford had worried about scandal
over her husband's disgraceful buying and selling of merchandise, whichwas ...
Author: Anne Rutherford
The first production of The New Globe Players was marked by murder. Now Suzanne Thornton’s company dares to mount the most cursed of plays… When charming Scotsman Diarmid Ramsay asks to play the titular role in Macbeth, he sets off a flurry of excitement among The New Globe Players. Despite protests from the company director that performing the “Scottish play” will lead only to disaster, Suzanne decides that the show must go on—with herself acting the part of Lady Macbeth, opposite the handsome stranger. Rehearsals begin—but then rumors about Ramsay arise, implicating him in the death of a sailor found behind the Goat and Boar. Is the man a murderer, possibly involved in a plot against the newly restored king? Suzanne refuses to believe it, until another murder connected to Ramsay occurs. It seems the curse of Macbeth may have been unleashed, leaving Suzanne no choice but to use her wits and her wiles to determine if Ramsay is a gifted actor—or a murderous villain.
Author: Molly Whittington-EganPublish On: 2011-06-14
... and bitterness'. She had made another wrong choice. On Christmas Eve, 1981,
she married again: her third husband was Charles Burdon Mitchell, a drilling
engineer. CHAPTER 15 BIBLE JOHN Serial killers should, perhaps, be assigned.
Author: Molly Whittington-Egan
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
Tales macabre and tales bizarre. All of them with murder in mind. This is the compendium volume of Molly Whittington-Egan's evocative and highly readable series of murder cases, The Stockbridge Baby Farmer and Scottish Murder Stories. Written in a frequently witty and irreverent style, these stories confirm that while the world has moved on, the human mind still deals with murder in the same old fashioned way with motives which have rarely changed over the years. The 36 tales are: 1. The Stockbridge Baby-Farmer: Jessie King, 1888; 2. 'I am Gall': Peter Queen, 1931; 3. The Half-Mutchkin: Edinburgh Brothel Case, 1823; 4. To the Lighthouse: Robert Dickson, 1960; 5. Mr Kello's Sunday Morning Service: John Kello, 1570; 6. The Whiteinch Atrocities: The McArthur Murder, 1904; Helen and William Harkness, 1921; 7. Death of a Hermit: George Shaw and George Dunn, 1952; 8. The Light-Headed Cutty: Mary Smith; aka 'The Wife o'Denside', 1826; 9. The Postman Knocked: Stanislav Myszka, 1947; 10. Brutality: James Keenan, 1969; 11. Rurality: James Robb, 1849; George Christie, 1852; 12. The Northfield Mystery: Helen and William Watt, 1756; 13. Blue Vitriol: Kate Humphrey, 1830; Anne Inglis, 1795; 14. The Battered Bride: John Adam, 1835; 15. The Babes in the Quarry: Patrick Higgins, 1911; 16. The Poisonous Puddocks: George Thom, 1821; 17. The Tram Ride: Alexander Edmonstone, 1969; 18. The Tooth Fiend: Gordon Hay, 1967; 19. The Icing on the Shortbread: Thomas Mathieson Brown, 1906; 20. The Misted Mountain, The Arran Case, 1889; 21. The German Tea Planter, Broughty Ferry, 1912; 22. The Late Mr Toad, The Musselburgh Case, 1911; 23. 'Oh, Loch Maree!', William Laurie King, Edinburgh, 1924; 24. The Running Girl, Christina Gilmour, 1843; 25. The Travelling Man, Hugh Macleod, 1830; 26. The Naked Ghost, Sgt Arthur Davies, 1749; 27. The Cinderella Syndrome, Bertie Wilcox, 1929; 28. 'Holly Willie', William Bennison, 1850; 29. A Tryst With Dr Smith, The St Fergus Case, 1853; 30. The Wild Geese, the Saunders Case, 1913; 31. The French Schoolmaster's Wife, Eugene Marie Chantrelle, 1878; 32 The Ice-Field, the Arran Stowaways,1868; 33. The Toad in the Tunnel, The Garvie Case, 1968; 34. Bible John, the Barrowland Ballroom Killings, 1968-9; 35. Jock the Ripper, William Henry Bury, 1889; 36 The Quest for Norah, the Farnario Case, 1929. These stories will delight all true-crime buffs looking for strange stories from north of the Border.
Author: Molly Whittington-EganPublish On: 2011-05-31
Considerable cunning would attach to such anattitude, but then, unless naked
ghosts caperfreely through Scottish folklore theeffrontery ofthe vision stands out
and betrays an original mind. CHAPTER 8 THE CINDERELLA SYNDROME T he
Author: Molly Whittington-Egan
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
This medley of Scottish Murders does not deal with the despicable or the incomprehensible world of serial and psychopathic crimes, but concentrates on the more notable and Gothic whodunnits, some of them well-known, some not so. The full chapter list is: The Misted Mountain, The Arran Case, 1889; The German Tea Planter, Broughty Ferry, 1912; The Late Mr Toad, The Musselburgh Case, 1911; 'Oh, Loch Maree!', William Laurie King, Edinburgh, 1924; The Running Girl, Christina Gilmour, 1843; The Travelling Man, Hugh Macleod, 1830; The Naked Ghost, Sgt Arthur Davies, 1749; The Cinderella Syndrome, Bertie Wilcox, 1929; 'Holly Willie', William Bennison, 1850; A Tryst With Dr Smith, The St Fergus Case, 1853; The Wild Geese, the Saunders Case, 1913; The French Schoolmaster's Wife, Eugene Marie Chantrelle, 1878; The Ice-Field, the |Arran Stowaways,1868; The Toad in the Tunnel, The Garvie Case, 1968; Bible John, the Barrowland Ballroom Killings, 1968-9; Jock the Ripper, William Henry Bury, 1889 and The Quest for Norah, the Farnario Case, 1929.
Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it's simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . . For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip. Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn't enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn . . .
... unless presented by a Peer ; but he is confident that the humanity and well -
known benevolence of many noble Lords will be eager to put an immediaté stop
to those horrid murders in Scotland , and to rescue a humble and inoffensive man
She has always been thought guilty of the crime, despite lack of enough evidence to convict her. This work aims to prove her innocence and rewrites this murder trial.
Author: Jimmy Powdrell Campbell
Thursday, 9th July 1857: the atmosphere outside the High Court in Edinburgh is charged to fever pitch as the crowd awaits the verdict at the end of the sensational trial. She has always been thought guilty of the crime, despite lack of enough evidence to convict her. This work aims to prove her innocence and rewrites this murder trial.
This doctrine of implied malice aforethought goes no disturbance of the present
distinction between murder even beyond this ... The extreme severity of this
construction has been called murders of the first degree ; all other murders
Detailing the startling discoveries made by a newlywed couple honeymooning on
a remote Scottish island, Tom Tiddler's Island is an atmospheric and entertaining
tale, though it is not as mentally stimulating for armchair sleuths as Stewart's ...
Author: J. J. Connington
Publisher: Hachette UK
Nine men formed a sweepstake syndicate. One man died. To forestall legal argument they agreed that only living members should share any winnings. They won £241,920. And then the deadly arithmetic began. Nine less one left eight shares worth £30,240; Eight less one left seven shares worth £34,560; Seven less one left six shares worth £40,320; Six less one left five shares worth £48,384. Who was killing for profit? And who would be left to collect?
... my parents and family for their encouragement and support; and J. Christopher
Weiman for the illustrations. And special thanks to my wife, April, my other femme
fatale. Introduction Not proven is unique to Scotland; juries sitting for Introduction.
Author: Douglas MacGowan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
In America at Risk, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci identify the broad economic and technological changes that have led to the loss of high wage jobs, declining opportunity, and increased income and wealth inequality. Taking data from a thirty-year period, Perrucci and Perrucci apply a critical sociological lens to view the dominant economic, political, and cultural institutions that cause the main social problems affecting Americans.
The Scottish legal system was distinct from that in England. Up until 1855 Scotland had twentyfive crimes that could attract thedeath sentence. Onlyone
ofthose crimeswas murder.In contrast tothe situation south of the border,
Scotlandhad no ...
Murders like that of Hugh of Lincoln have been imputed to the Jews for at least
seven hundred and fifty years,134 and the charge, which there is reason to
suppose may still from time to time be renewed, has brought upon the accused
Author: Francis James Child
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads 114–188.
Consequently, any English woman who had inverted the gender order by killing
her spouse was charged with petty treason ... In Scotland during the eighteenth
century, 60 per cent of the women accused of murder were convicted and, more ...
Author: Anne-Marie Kilday
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
This book offers important new insights into the relationship between crime and gender in Scotland during the Enlightenment period. Drawing on rich and varied court records, it explores female criminality and judicial responses to it in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, against the backdrop of significant legislative changes that fundamentally altered the face of Scots law. Using a series of case studies of homicide, infanticide, assault, popular disturbances and robbery, the author argues that Scottish women were more predisposed to violence than their counterparts south of the border, and considers how far this intersected with and reflected a wider drive to `civilise' popular behaviour and to promote a more ordered society. Challenging feminist interpretations that see women principally as the victims of male-controlled economies, institutions, and power structures, the book calls for a major re-evaluation of the scope and significance of female criminality in this era. ANNE-MARIE KILDAY is Principal Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at Oxford Brookes University.
Praise for the DI Westphall series 'Richly atmospheric . . . Lindsay solidifies his place as one of the rising stars of tartan noir' Publishers Weekly 'The Boy in the Well is a dark and satisfying mystery.
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Publisher: Hachette UK
DI WESTPHALL. No ordinary detective. No ordinary investigations. A twisting new crime series set in the Scottish Highlands. For fans of James Oswald and John Connolly. 'Douglas Lindsay is an underrated writer with an eccentric, blisteringly satirical voice . . . enjoyably bizarre. I loved it' Sunday Express When businessman Thomas Peterson is killed outside a football ground in the Highlands, there are several witnesses. Yet the hunt for the killer is proving as futile as the search for a motive. Possible connections to Russian money and an eerie retirement home are soon thrown into the mix. To further complicate things, DI Westphall's MI6 past is coming back to haunt him. Guilt stalks his dreams, but could there be a message in these nightmares? Westphall is in danger of losing his head just when he needs it the most. He must find answers, and fast, before the murderer strikes again. Praise for the DI Westphall series 'Richly atmospheric . . . Lindsay solidifies his place as one of the rising stars of tartan noir' Publishers Weekly 'The Boy in the Well is a dark and satisfying mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of DI Ben Westphall, a compelling personality . . . This one comes thoroughly recommended' James Oswald A darkly atmospheric thriller with a labyrinthine plot with more twists than a Grand Prix track. (Michael Wood, author of the DCI Matilda Darke series) A really addictive plot, and so atmospheric. Clever and unexpected (S D Sykes, author of the Oswald de Lacy series) 'A Tartan Noir tour de force. Lindsay writes with an economy and skill all too rare in modern fiction . . . Brilliant' Tony Black, author of the DI Bob Valentine series
MYSTERY acked by a tradition as ancient and ambitious as Macbeth himself , the Scottish murder mystery has been a challenge to our best and brightest bards .
Murder Most Scottish contains twenty tales that span the Scottish landscape from
However, the headlines ofanother tabloid hadinterestingly toldme abouta
totallybizarre triple murder up in Scotland; when a Scottish womanin Fife
hadkilled her loverfor cheating onher. Nowthat wassimple enough to understand
Author: Robert H Fellows
Detective Superintendent Larry Lunn was not averse to having a “few wets” at his local pubs on most days, as he enjoyed a drink, an enjoyment that his wife tried to change by suggesting they had a healthier lifestyle, and what resulted was an incident with muesli, followed by his hatred of health foods. However when it came to solving bizarre or difficult murders, there was no one finer than “Lock ’Em Up” Larry Lunn, yet ironically, there’d been a series of murders in health food shops that had him baffled, and what fueled his frustration even more was “Aymless” Aymes, his senior officer, being particularly annoying by the way he’d disastrously been meddling with his investigation. So with his sidekick, acting Detective Inspector Frank Sinetra, whom he took his frustrations out on, he would, with more luck than judgement, eventually get to the bottom of the mystery—with surprising results. Another enjoyable light read by this popular author.
(Atwood 1996: 340) It is as if Grace is offering a challenge to the reader here to
discover the hidden pattern pointing toward her guilt in the murders of Kinnear
and Montgomery. The 'patchwork' nature of the text's structure (Michael 2001:
Author: Michael Gardiner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies
While investigating the double death of a wealthy married couple in Winchester, Inspector Hardie travels to Scotland where he discovers a mixture of truth, lies, deceit, and three more deaths.
Author: Thomas Trump
While investigating the double death of a wealthy married couple in Winchester, Inspector Hardie travels to Scotland where he discovers a mixture of truth, lies, deceit, and three more deaths. Hardie eventually solves the crime, without the advantage of modern scientific technology.
A gripping Tudor murder mystery Paul Doherty ... We reached the Scottish
Marches and crossed into a land rich in fish, wildfowl, deer, dark woods and great
flocks of sheep grazing on bottlegreen pastures which ringed shimmering lochs.
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Anarchy and unrest make for a deadly investigation... In the first journal of Roger Shallot, the Tudor sleuth writes of the murders and villainy perpetrated during the reign of King Henry VIII in Paul Doherty's masterful novel, The White Rose Murders. Perfect for fans of Susannah Gregory and C. J. Sansom. 'The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters' - Time Out In 1517 the English armies have defeated and killed James IV of Scotland at Flodden and James's widow-queen, Margaret, sister to Henry VIII, has fled to England, leaving her crown under a Council of Regency. Roger Shallot is drawn into a web of mystery and murder by his close friendship with Benjamin Daunbey, the nephew of Cardinal Wolsey, first minister of Henry VIII. Benjamin and Roger are ordered into Margaret's household to resolve certain mysteries as well as to bring about her restoration to Scotland. They begin by questioning Selkirk, a half-mad physician imprisoned in the Tower. He is subsequently found poisoned in a locked chamber guarded by soldiers. The only clue is a poem of riddles. However, the poem contains the seeds for other gruesome murders. The faceless assassin always leaves a white rose, the mark of Les Blancs Sangliers, a secret society plotting the overthrow of the Tudor monarchy... What readers are saying about The White Rose Murders: 'Roger is a rogue and a villain, but so engaging that the reader soon becomes entangled in the complex mysteries' 'The plots are always original and interesting and populated by a wonderful cast of characters' 'Paul Doherty has a great talent for describing the gory and realistic details of Tudor life and bases his story on facts, which make it credible as well as a very entertaining whodunit'