Signs of Murder

Signs of Murder: A small town in Scotland, a miscarriage of justice and the search for the truth

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 20/05/2021
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From the UK's leading criminologist comes the true story of Margaret McLaughlin, and the man he believes was fitted up for her murder'Enthralling ... will leave true crime readers with more to ponder than they bargained for' - The HeraldBefore David Wilson became the UK's pre-eminent criminologist, he was just a young boy growing up in the Scottish town of Carluke. When he was a child, the brutal murder of a young woman rocked this small community, but very quickly a man was arrested for the crime, convicted and put behind bars. For most, life slowly carried on - case closed. But there were whispers in the town that the wrong man was imprisoned. Over the years, these whispers grew louder, to the point that any time David would visit, he'd be asked in hushed tones, 'What are you going to do about the Carluke Case?'Carluke believed the real killer had evaded justice. A murderer was still on the loose.Forty years later, it's time for David to return home, and find out the truth.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751578768
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 208g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm

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Signs of Murder
This is an interesting story about what seems to be an obvious miscarriage of justice. I found parts fascinating
This book is about David Wilson's (criminologist) return to his home town in Scotland. Carluke is a small town in Lanarkshire. In the 1970s, when the aut... READ MORE
Signs of Murder
Criminologist David Wilson returns to his home town of Carluke in Lanarkshire, to revisit a story of an unsolved murder that continues to haunt its past. I... READ MORE
Signs of Murder
A great mother's day gift
Brought this as a gift for my mother as she is always watching David on telly. She's really enjoying his book and hardly ever puts it down!