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Summary

Who really killed Julia Wallace? The final verdict.

Ever since that terrible night in January 1931, when the body of Julia Wallace was found in her Liverpool home, her head crushed by violent blows, the identity of her killer has remained a mystery. 

Her husband, William, was accused, tried, convicted and sentenced to hang for murder, but he was then acquitted in a sensational appeal court judgement. Yet the police refused to reopen their investigation. 

So who did kill Julia? When Roger Wilkes started researching a dramatised radio documentary for Liverpool's Radio City, he uncovered new evidence which suggested a disturbing story - a crucial witness ignored by the police, even a suggestion of a deliberate cover-up. 

Finally, he provides compelling evidence as to the identidy of the real killer.

©2021 Roger Wilkes (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"It is a formidable, indeed a damning indictment and Wilkes presents the result of his detective work with journalistic panache." (P. D. James, Times Literary Supplement)

"Roger Wilkes' seminal book lays out the facts...one of the great unsolved murders of the century." (Craig Taylor, Guardian)

"I call it the impossible murder because Wallace couldn't have done it. And neither could anyone else. The Wallace case is unbeatable, it will always be unbeatable." (Raymond Chandler)

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Please learn accents

This is an interesting book, making the case for the author's own theory of the infamous Wallace case. It is well researched, and makes its argument well, whether you believe his theory or not. The narration is fine, except when any accent is called for, not just Liverpudlian but others as well. Initially, this is odd, but as the book goes on it becomes incredibly irritating.

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True story...... Classic case.

So good to get a new book on a very interesting classic of a murder whodunit.....Charles bravo, constance Kent.....right up there with them.
Ordinary becomes extraordinary....

There's lots of detail here, a lot of it documented already, at least from what I've read from previous books.
It's a strange one, this case and I still can't say I have a clue who committed this deed....
It's all down to timing, who was right and could have been wrong, considering who wore or could afford a watch.
Mmm.
Anyway, don't like the narrator, not a natural here. Was he reading from a script then threw it away.,? No affinity with the subject matter and Lord, the accents were appalling.
This took place in Liverpool...... Not Lancashire.
A bit disappointing.... Best thing.. A new look at this.
Worst thing....yes, the head master of a narrator,.