Series: Ted Stratton Series
It is winter, 1950, in a dingy part of London. John Davies confesses to strangling his wife and baby daughter; and for DI Ted Stratton of West End Central, it promises to be a straightforward case. When Davies recants, blaming respectable neighbour, Norman Backhouse, for the crimes, nobody, including Stratton, sees any reason to believe him. Davies is convicted and hanged, but later, after a series of gruesome discoveries, Stratton begins to suspect that there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice.
Her marriage in tatters, ex-MI5 agent Diana Calthrop is determined to start anew life, but despite a promisiong beginning she soon finds herself in trouble both financially and emotionally. And with a seemingly unstopped killer of women on the loose, she is very vulnerable indeed.
Based on the true story of the two most controversial murder trials of the 1950s and set againts the backdrop of a country still scarred by war, AQ Capital Crime is a story of guilt, longing, uncertainty, and macabre, grotesque horror.
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