Signs of Murder: A small town in Scotland, a miscarriage of justice and the search for the truth (Paperback)
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Signs of Murder: A small town in Scotland, a miscarriage of justice and the search for the truth (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 20/05/2021
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From the UK's leading criminologist comes the true story of Margaret McLaughlin, and the man he believes was fitted up for her murder

'Enthralling ... will leave true crime readers with more to ponder than they bargained for' - The Herald

Before David Wilson became the UK's pre-eminent criminologist, he was just a young boy growing up in the Scottish town of Carluke. When he was a child, the brutal murder of a young woman rocked this small community, but very quickly a man was arrested for the crime, convicted and put behind bars. For most, life slowly carried on - case closed.

But there were whispers in the town that the wrong man was imprisoned. Over the years, these whispers grew louder, to the point that any time David would visit, he'd be asked in hushed tones, 'What are you going to do about the Carluke Case?'

Carluke believed the real killer had evaded justice. A murderer was still on the loose.

Forty years later, it's time for David to return home, and find out the truth.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751578768
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


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This should be essential reading for any budding detective as it navigates the reader through the opportunities and risks involved in the search for evidence and truth -- Tom Halpin QPM, Deputy Chief Constable (Retired)
Not only an enthralling and very personal account of the pursuit of justice, Signs of Murder is a moving testimony to the value of communities and the tragedy of their decline - a book that will leave true-crime readers with a lot more to ponder than they bargained for. * Herald Scotland *

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“This is an interesting story about what seems to be an obvious miscarriage of justice. I found parts fascinating”

This book is about David Wilson's (criminologist) return to his home town in Scotland. Carluke is a small town in Lanarkshire. In the 1970s, when the author was growing up there, there was a murder of a young... More

Paperback edition
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“ARC”

Criminologist David Wilson returns to his home town of Carluke in Lanarkshire, to revisit a story of an unsolved murder that continues to haunt its past. It's a story that anyone growing up there had embedded in... More

Paperback edition
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“True Crime Story”

Criminologist David Wilson returns to his hometown of Carluke, in Lanarkshire, Scotland to revisit the story of an unsolved murder that continues to haunt his past. Officially though this isn't an "unsolved... More

Hardback edition
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