The second of a unique set of books. Each one tells the story of an unsolved crime in an evocative and compelling way, it presents fresh evidence, exposes the strengths and weaknesses of past evidence and then asks the reader to decide on the killer.
The puzzling murder of Julia Wallace in Liverpool in 1931. A telephone message is left at a chess club, instructing one of its members, insurance agent William Wallace, to meet a Mr Qualtrough. But the address given by the mystery caller does not exist and Wallace returns home to find his wife Julia bludgeoned to death.
The case turns on the telephone call. Who made it? The police thought it was Wallace, creating an alibi that might have come from an Agatha Christie thriller. Others believe Wallace innocent but disagree on the identity of the murderer.
The Cold Case Jury must decide what happened in one of the most celebrated cold cases of all time.
Antony M. Brown is an award-winning essayist, former magazine editor-in-chief and member of the Crime Writers' Association. He appears regularly on radio and TV, most recently in the BBC documentary "The Porthole Mystery". He published several Cold Case Jury e-books - true crime mysteries in which the reader is invited to deliver the verdict on what most likely happened - before signing a four book deal with Mirror Books in January 2017. See www.coldcasejury.com