"Blood and Granite" is a chronicle of the most notorious homicides committed in Aberdeen over the last hundred years.
Written by Norman Adams, a journalist who reported on many of the chilling crimes he now recalls so vividly, it is compelling reading for those who are too young to remember - and those who cannot forget.
All are human tragedies from the dark side of life, including: the grudge that ended in death in an East End pub when butcher James Harrow brutally stabbed two workmates in 1901; the grisly discovery of a woman's arm on the Torry shore in 1945 that signalled the start of a mystery which to this day remains unsolved; the tragic love affair that led to the gallows in 1963 - the first hanging in Aberdeen for 106 years; the double life of brilliant scientist Dr Brenda Page of Aberdeen University, battered to death in her flat in 1978.
Her murder remains unsolved; and, the barbaric killing of a nun at St Mary's Cathedral in 1988 that revolted a city.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 8 pp plates
- Publisher: Black and White Publishing
- Publication Date: 16/07/2008
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781845022082