Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings
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Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings

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A riveting examination of one of New Zealand's most sensational court cases of its day: the 1886 trial of Tom Hall for attempting to murder his wife Kitty by poison, and the murder of his father-in-law, Captain Henry Cain. A portrait of scandal in a newly emerging colonial society.

On a drizzly Monday morning, 16 August 1886, the inhabitants of Timaru woke to astounding new...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Canterbury University Press (first published 2007)
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Peter Graham, born 1947 in New Zealand.

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Peter Graham is a retired barrister who has worked in Hong Kong for over thirty years. Peter Graham now lives in New Zealand and is a true crime writer. He is the author of Vile Crimes: The Timaru Poisonings and So Brilliantly Clever: Parker Hulme and the murder that shock...more
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