Trial of H.H. Crippen
In The Trial of H H Crippen, Filson Young compiles the transcript of one of the most famous murder trials of the early 20th century. Young gives us a clear image of the quiet, considerate doctor, and why such a man might be driven to kill his frivolous, unfaithful wife, Belle Elmore. After fleeing the country in disguise with his young mistress Ethel Le Neve, he is dramatically captured by Inspector Dew, and brought back to face justice. Here is clearly laid out all the stages of the trial, from the gruesome act itself, to the final verdict. First published in 1920, The Trial of H H Crippen sheds light not only on the elaborate layers of deceit used to cover up the heinous crime, but also on the intricate details of the trial, the fascinating word-for-word dialogue of the courtroom of 1910, and how, ultimately, a murderer was brought to justice.
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