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    I may be experiencing a run of good fortune in finding cheap but good books. A couple of weeks ago I got a great new book providing a completely different viewpoint of the Tate/La Bianca murders (more details in the Rutger Hauer thread) This week I spotted a book called Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder Exposed by Alastair Morgan (the brother of the murdered man) and Peter Jukes. In large print on the back cover it says: The most investigated murder in British history. Yet 30 years on the case remains unsolved. WHY?

    To be honest I hadn't heard of this case before. It certainly starts of well. A private investigator is killed by a hatchet in a car park behind a pub. We already have suspicions about his business partner and possibly bent police officers. Interestingly in the photograph section there are photographs of Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks so a Press connection must be in there somewhere. I have high hopes for this one. Has anyone else read it?

    Im afraid that the really good news is only for UK posters. I got my copy from Poundland! First time Iíve ever seen a book in there worth buying. Definitely worth a pop for a quid.

    If youíre reading this Barn, get down to your local Poundland.
    Regards

    Herlock






    "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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    Never heard of this one, HS. I had a quick check on the net, though - police corruption, nothing new there, then! I wouldn't say that this is the 'most investigated murder in British history', though. The list of unsolved British murders is long, in fact very long; two that I'm very interested in is the murder of Janice Weston in 1983, and that of Nicola Payne in 1991. Both murders attracted massive efforts by the police, but no result. The disappearance and presumed murder of Suzy Lamplugh is, I would think, about the most investigated murder in the last 30-odd years.

    Graham
    We are suffering from a plethora of surmise, conjecture and hypothesis. - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure Of Silver Blaze

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Graham View Post
      Never heard of this one, HS. I had a quick check on the net, though - police corruption, nothing new there, then! I wouldn't say that this is the 'most investigated murder in British history', though. The list of unsolved British murders is long, in fact very long; two that I'm very interested in is the murder of Janice Weston in 1983, and that of Nicola Payne in 1991. Both murders attracted massive efforts by the police, but no result. The disappearance and presumed murder of Suzy Lamplugh is, I would think, about the most investigated murder in the last 30-odd years.

      Graham
      I was surprised at that comment too Graham. I would claim to be anything like a true crime expert but Iíd have expected to have heard of a murder described in those terms. Thereís also a website dedicated to the crime with podcasts although I havenít looked into it. Iím only 75 pages in but itís interesting so far. Iíll be interested in the newspaper angle though. A few theories are being bandied about at this stage but the only thing that seems certain is that thereís police corruption there. Definitely worth a quid though.

      Talking of Suzy Lamplugh, did anything come of the recent police dig? Iím not a regular watcher of the news or much of a newspaper reader these days but is the search ongoing? They couldnít have found anything or even I would have heard of it?
      Regards

      Herlock






      "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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        Just googled it. The search was called off with no result.
        Regards

        Herlock






        "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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