Publishing year: 2010
This new book I’ve started is not a novel, but non-fiction. It tells us about real murders that took place in London.
The first case is about a police officer being murdered in a rural village called Dagenham. The killer was never found, and during the enquiry there were a exchange of accusations between the police officers and witnesses. One Parson had said he hadn’t been on duty the night Clark was murdered, and his colleagues supported his claim whereas witnesses keep insisting that he had said on several occasions the constable had said that. Parson was finally charged with perjury.
Later a woman claimed that her husband and some other men had killed Clark as they had been caught stealing wheat. Most men were either dead or not available. Only one man stood trial, but when the accusing woman proved to be an unreliable witness, he was acquitted. So this crime remains a mystery.