What can you say about this book except, gripping!
This is one of the few books I have read in my life and found great difficulty in putting down.
John Ellis puts the facts forward as he see's it. Going into great detail as to how he would achieve a swift death for those that climbed the scaffold.
Some ran to their deaths, some had to be held up. Either way this book makes for compulsive reading.
How could such a quiet, family man do such a job, as to hang nearly 230 people? Only he could answer that question, and he does so in great detail.
He tells the stories of famous murderers who he dealt with and others who were just downright evil.
This book will tug at the heart strings from the beginning to the end.
If you buy any book this year? Then this is the one to have without exception.