A Capital Crime, Paperback

A Capital Crime Paperback



It is winter, 1950 in a dingy part of London. John Davies confesses to strangling his wife and baby daughter, and for DI Ted Stratton of West End Central, it promises to be a straightforward case.

When Davies recants, blaming respectable neighbour Norman Backhouse for the crimes, nobody, including Stratton, sees any reason to believe him.

Davies is convicted and hanged, but later, after a series of gruesome discoveries, Stratton begins to suspect that there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice.

Her marriage in tatters, ex-MI5 agent Diana Calthrop is determined to start a new life, but, despite a promising beginning, she soon finds herself in trouble both financially and emotionally. And with a seemingly unstoppable killer of women on the loose, she is very vulnerable indeed.

A Capital Crime is a story of guilt, longing, uncertainty, and grotesque horror.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849163101



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