The Oxford Murder

by Michael Tanner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/19/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781504990844
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781504990851

About the Book

The Oxford Murder that gripped the country in 1931 would grace any episode of Inspector Morse. Yet it was horrifically real. Annie Kempson was a defenceless widow bludgeoned and stabbed to death in her own home for the sake of a few pounds—a despicable crime for which the killer could expect no mercy. Following a nationwide man-hunt, career criminal Henry Seymour was arrested by Scotland Yard’s ‘Lucky John’ Horwell. And thanks to renowned pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury a guilty verdict was returned. This truly was an Oxford murder from beginning to end. The crime was committed in Oxford. The trial was held in Oxford. The execution was carried out in Oxford. But did the Oxford murder result in a miscarriage of justice?

About the Author

Michael Tanner was born and educated in Oxford. After attending Littlemore Grammar School, he went up to St. Edmund Hall, where in addition to taking his degree, he represented the university numerous times on the rugby field. He was a schoolmaster for eighteen years prior to becoming a critically acclaimed and award-nominated author specializing in sport. Besides contributing features across the print media, he has worked for radio and television.