The Maul And The Pear Tree

Author: P. D. James and T. A. Critchley
Paperback: 372 pages
ISBN: 9780571258086
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P.D. James is best known as a writer of crime fiction. In this interesting book, along with T.A. Critchley, she turns her eye to solving a real murder case. During December of 1811 two households were rocked by violent murders. With the public baying for blood the police arrested seaman John Williams. Williams was convicted of the murders and executed. While no other murders occurred the evidence against Williams was circumstantial at best. Was he the killer, or just another victim?