Books A Tale of Two Murders Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson by Laura Thompson Hardcover, 440 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $28.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Tale of Two MurdersSubtitleGuilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith ThompsonAuthorLaura Thompson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Delves into the 1922 case of the Ilford murder, which resulted in the hanging death of the perpetrator, Freddy Bywaters, as well as the victim's wife, who was guilty only of having a romantic relationship with the suspect. Genres: Nonfiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime History & Society Biography & Memoir Also by Laura Thompson Agatha Christie Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Tale of Two Murders Review Book Reviews 'A Tale Of Two Murders' Asks Whether Justice Was Done In A Famous, Century-Old Trial November 13, 2018 In the 1920s, Edith Thompson was executed along with her lover, who was found guilty of murdering her husband. Laura Thompson looks at how social conventions may have lead to an unjust outcome.