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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 |

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A Tale of Two Murders
Subtitle
Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson
Author
Laura Thompson

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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.