The True Crime Files (Illustrated) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The True Crime Files (Illustrated)

bySir Arthur Conan Doyle

Kobo ebook | October 28, 2015

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The True Crime Files of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle focuses on a couple of curious British cases, both involving men Doyle believed were innocent. The first, which drew Doyle's attention in 1906, involved a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji, who'd allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals. Police were dead set on Edalji's guilt, though the mutilations continued even after their suspect was jailed. The second case examined here--that of Oscar Slater, a German Jew and gambling-den operator convicted of bludgeoning an 82-year-old woman in 1908--excited Doyle's curiosity because of inconsistencies in the prosecution case and a general sense that Slater was framed.

Editor Stephen Hines has compiled Doyle's passionate writings about these criminal probes as well as myriad missives to the press and other background material. This accumulation of arcana will delight passionate Doyle fans, though it's probably too much for the average reader, who may be satisfied with Steven Womack's introductory synopsis. --J. Kingston Pierce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Title:The True Crime Files (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:(DF) Digital Format 2015Language:English

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