Tag Archives: homicide

Icarus and the Axe Murderer.

Yesterday two young men brutally murdered an off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, on the streets of Woolwich, London. It seems they deliberately ran him down with their car while he was walking quietly along the pavement, and then leapt … Continue reading

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The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins

T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as ‘the first, the best, and the longest of all detective novels’ and it is hard to disagree with any of that. I read this book many years ago, but was able to enjoy it … Continue reading

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Interview with Richard Stephenson, Dystopian Author and Supercop

For today’s interview I am delighted to introduce Texan author Richard Stephenson, dystopian author, military and federal policeman, and all-round action man. What is the most frightening (or bravest) thing you have ever done? In my fifteen years of law … Continue reading

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Law and Disorder: Confessions of a Pupil Barrister, by Tim Kevan

This is a lively, amusing, funny, cynical, compelling fiction about the life of a pupil barrister – Babybarista – in a set of chambers in London. It’s also, in its way, quite horrifying: if only half of the stories in … Continue reading

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The Homicide Chronicle: Defending the Citizen Accused, by Ralph Shamas

Ralph Shamas is a lawyer who has practised for 35 years in Arizona, and is now a judge. This book, The Homicide Chronicle, is a fictionalized account of a major murder trial in which he was the defense attorney. The names … Continue reading

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