Wednesday 27th September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye; Ticket £3
Sinclair McKay, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, has gone back in time to re-investigate a bloody Victorian murder that became a national sensation and later puzzled Arthur Conan Doyle. He will talk about The Mile End Murder.
“Cries of ‘Bravo’, then the bolt was drawn and he dropped. The wrong man had died.”
In 1860, an East End landlady was found in her house, hideously killed. There had been no forced entry; no theft; and no-one had been seen going in. But did the police investigation – and widespread prejudice – lead to the wrong man being hanged? Conan Doyle was baffled; and now, McKay has turned detective to solve a mystery that shines a light in Victorian London’s dark heart.
Sinclair McKay has written several books on Bletchley Park and codebreaking as well as histories of Hammer films, James Bond films and rambling as a pastime.