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One of the "Celebrated Trials" series. The trial of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England, was a turning point in the campaign for the abolition of capital punishment. 156pp + 8 half-tone plates; includes facsimiles of letters written by Ruth
Unknown Binding, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by David & Charles
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Jonathan Goodman was one of Britain's leading historian of crime. The American critic and historian Jacques Barzun described him as "the greatest living master of the true-crime literature", and Julian Symons, another big name in true-crime, thought of him as "the premier investigator of crime past".

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