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Martin Beales

in The United Kingdom
October 10, 1945

July 11, 2010


Few writers can claim to have immersed themselves so deeply in their subject as the lawyer and prizewinning author Martin Beales, . His book, Dead Not Buried, which won the Crime Writers' Association Golden Dagger award for non-fiction in 1995, effectively reopened the case of the Hay poisoner, Herbert Rowse Armstrong, who was hanged in 1922, and at whose very desk Beales worked as a solicitor in Wales.

Shortly after moving with his family into the large Victorian house known as Mayfields, in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Beales received a manuscript which suggested that one of its previous occupants, Major Armstrong, who was executed for poisoning his wife with arsenic, might have been innocent. Intrigued and motivated by the remarkable coincidence th

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