The first study, year by year, of murder in Britain in the 20th century. The cases range from the long forgotten, like Rhoda Willis - last of the baby farmers - to the truly terrifying, such as Patrick Mackay (front cover). An introduction to each decade shows how investigative procedures and the criminal law changed during the century.
Journalist William Wright is the former chairman of the Victorian Military History Society. He has had many articles published in journals such as Soldiers of the Queen. He is the author of five books, amongst them Fighting Generals of the Victorian Ageand, for Amberley, A British Lion in Zululand.