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Murder in the Family [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Josephs
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On the beautiful island of Jersey, the wealthy Newall family were the epitome of success; Roderick, the eldest son, was a handsome Royal Green Jackets lieutenant, his younger brother, Mark, was a financier. On the night of 10 October 1987 Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall went out to dinner with their sons to celebrate her 48th birthday. It was the last time that the parents were seen alive. Sometime during that evening, they were bludgeoned to death at their home, their bodies removed, leaving only bloodstains behind.
For six years Roderick Newall denied all responsibility for the murder - even after his dramatic arrest on the high seas by a Royal Navy frigate, followed by extradition from Gibraltar to stand trial on Jersey. But he could no longer live a lie, and took detectives to a beauty spot on the island where he had buried his parents with the help of his younger brother, Mark.

What drove Roderick to murder his apparently loving parents? And why should Mark Newall have been prepared to put his loyalty to his brother above that to his parents, thus becoming an accomplice to murder?

MURDER IN THE FAMILY is the gripping account of Jersey's most notorious and fascinating murder case: the hunt to track down and convict the Newall brothers is a thriller without parallel. Jeremy Josephs has had extensive co-operation from those close to the case and the Newall family in writing this enthralling book.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5656 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simba Books (21 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BJLXTE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Judith
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I knew a little of these crimes as I have a friend who lived on Jersey but I thought the book was well put together and the author had taken the trouble to interview several people, including close friends and family members to try and get a balanced view of the family dynamics and the 'whys and wherefores' of the tragedy. Kept my interest all through. Very dramatic happenings until the end - not just with the crime but with its lengthy aftermath.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, well told 29 Jun. 2013
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As a previous resident of Jersey, this book held extra interest for me. The author has worked hard to give background to the various players and to provide motive for the crime. For my part, I was more convinced by the idea that Lloyds would soon be clawing back a large part of their inheritance than The "mummy was beastly to me" explanation. Being aloof from one's children was nothing exceptional in those circles in those times.

Slightly unpolished with a fifties flavour, the book was interesting and entertaining: I liked the pen pictures of the Jersey police particularly and their desire to be seen as competent enough to solve the big case!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous read 11 July 2013
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what a really great book.
the story itself requires very little to enhance its own quite incredible drama, and Jeremy Josephs uses a very light touch, allowing the tale to unfold almost by itself. He writes with an easy style and a wit that makes this book very very enjoyable indeed. Considering the subject matter.
Thoroughly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting story 12 Sept. 2013
By ham
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gave 5* as very well written, i usually go for true american crime, this was good as was british/jersey, never a true saying as "you can pick your friends, but not your family!!!!" spoilt ungrateful brothers didn't want for anything, (probably a bit more love), than material things, Unbelievable what they did and how long they got away with it, if you like true stories i highly recommend, and the price is good value. :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 28 Jun. 2013
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Tragic and at times unbelievable story. Complex family story. Well written and very readable. Again, could not put it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Newell Brothers 7 Mar. 2014
By SandraM
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A fascinating account of a gruesome murder which was well researched by the author. Left a lot of doubts in my mind as to what really happened as do not think the whole truth will ever be revealed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read 25 Dec. 2013
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Well put together very good story of complex relationships with a very sad outcome lots of twists until the final out come and was a true story
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3.0 out of 5 stars MURDER MOST FOUL 3 July 2014
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A SAD story of a family who appeared to be more in love with money and social standing than their sons. I found the book a little to long and somewhat repetitive.
By the way Mr Joseph's not all Jersey people are brought up on cabbage soup hence their short stature (one of my son's is 6'5" !!) What a bizarre comment to make in the first chapter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 1 month ago by MISS CARON V FOLEY
4.0 out of 5 stars Finely detailed and well written.
Finely detailed and well written. The characterization of the parents/victims is the only thing that bothers me; there is a hint at the very end of the book that not all would... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Valerie Brogan
4.0 out of 5 stars We knew the protagonists so I was interested to read ...
We knew the protagonists so I was interested to read the details and this book met the family background as well as the legal details very well.
Published 5 months ago by Mary Campbell-Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This was quite a good read and we'll written with a slight twist in the story.
Published 8 months ago by Sam Mosedale
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Years Undetected Crime
A real-life story that reads like a gripping work of fiction.
Published 10 months ago by Albany Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very true and accurate account of these murders a must read.
Published 10 months ago by Tracey Pearce
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
I enjoyed it although it was a bit longer than it needed to be. I don't remember it which is odd.
Published 11 months ago by Eleanor Thomson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth Reading
I didn't like this book. I never knew enough about the victims to care if their bodies were found or wondered how they disappeared. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Zelda
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
An easy read book and unimaginable that two sons could do such a horrible thing.

A good book for anyone who likes to read true crime.
Published 17 months ago by eatmorecake
3.0 out of 5 stars murder
this was good ,i remember when it was on the news , it was just one of the sons that did it and the other one helped cover the murders up ,but the sons seemed to have no emotions... Read more
Published 18 months ago by nori
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