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Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? Audiobook

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

He's just seven years old. He's your son. You wave goodbye to him one morning as he disappears into the swirling fog. And then he is gone. Forever.

This gripping historical crime fiction novel, based on fact, is set in Bradford, England, 1888. It explores the horrific murder of Johnny Gill; a murder and mutilation so gruesome, it stuns a nation. Even hardened detectives are affected by its savagery, swiftly comparing it to the work of Jack the Ripper.

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? is Kathryn McMaster's debut novel. It is a noir pause-resister that immediately immerses you in a maelstrom of emotions, keeping you in suspense as Chief Detective Constable Withers and his dedicated team of British detectives try and gather sufficient evidence to bring a conviction against their suspect.

In 1888, police procedures and knowledge of Forensic Science are rudimentary and juries are exposed to persuasive newspaper reports and public opinion. Will justice prevail, or will the guilty walk free?

This is one crime fiction novel you won't be able to put down until the last word!

©2016 Kathryn McMaster (P)2016 Kathryn McMaster

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    mrs c coates 10/11/2016
    mrs c coates 10/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible narration"

    The story is very interesting but that narration was at best dull. Chapter 4 was very poor quality I could hea coughing And the recording being stopped and stated many time s as he made mistakes.

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    Bobbie 25/09/2016
    Bobbie 25/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    A better narrator it is a very good story done extremely well.


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    Good story terrible narrator

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  • Debbie
    Toney, Alabama
    04/11/16
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    "1888 Murder of Eight Year Old Boy in England"

    A true story of the tragic murder of young Johnny Gill in Bradford, England . . . a killing so gruesome that some thought it to be the work of Jack the Ripper . . . the tale is well told, with explicit detail, sad and sick as it was . . . and all through the book, I had a niggling feeling . . . which in the end is the same conclusion that the author came to in the afterward . . . don't miss that . . . to me that's one of the best parts . . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donna Seidel
    Topeka, Ks, US
    14/04/16
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    "Excellent"

    So much more than a dry reciting of historical facts, this true story grabs the listener and just won't let go. It is intelligent, chock full of historical truisms drawn from paper sources of 1888/89. Do not turn off the audio at what seems to be the end of the drama. Be sure to listen to the author in his afterward. This audio won my full vote of 5- all.

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  • nota bene
    02/08/16
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    "An immersive, atmospheric Victorian crime novel"

    A terrific thriller built around a true crime (and not for the faint-hearted!). The great writing and language style makes it a pleasure to listen, and takes you along to a time and place (Victorian England) and keeps you hooked.
    Highly recommended.

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