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by W.n Roughead
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The New York Times
''A volume which must henceforth be the cornerstone of any library of crime.''
Joyce Carol Oates
''Intelligence, skepticism, and a flair for old-fashioned storytelling.''
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About the Author
William Roughead (1870-1952) was born in Edinburgh, where he studied law and became an expert on criminology. Between 1889 and 1949 he attended every murder trial of significance held in the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, publishing his accounts of them in a series of bestselling books. He held the legal title of Writer to His Majesty's Signet and was an editor of ''the Notable British Trials Series.''
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