This is the first book I have read in this genre. I was very impressed. It tells of 24 murder cases from Burke and Hare to the more recent Bible John. With great attention to detail the reader gets an insight into why murderers kill and why they do it the way they do. There are also a few unsolved cases which left me thinking for days as to "who done it?". A very enjoyable and interesting book and I would recomend it to everyone!
I gave this book five stars as I love learning new things and being a Scot I wanted to learn more. I knew about David Ritzio being murdered and the Sawnybeans along with Burke and Hare but what did surprise me was there were hangings in Calton Jail Edinburgh as late as 1956 I would have been two years old. Crime definitely did not pay and the police nearly always got the criminal. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Every chapter was intersting. If you like crime and Scotland this is a book for you .
Interesting reading. Read it on my kindle. Kept me gripped especially the story of Peter Manuel. We grew up knowing this story as we came from the area where the Watt family lived. We were always shocked about it. It was also good viewing on the tv recently and I'm glad I'd read it first.