Classic Scottish Murder Stories
By Molly Whittington-Egan
ales macabre and tales bizarre. All of them with murder in mind. This is the compendium volume of Molly Whittington-Egan's evocative and highly readable series of murder cases. Written in a frequently witty and irreverent style, these stories confirm that while the world has moved on, the human mind still deals with murder in the same old fashioned way with motives which have rarely changed over the years. The 36 tales are:
1. The Stockbridge Baby-Farmer; 2. I am Gall; 3. The Half-Mutchkin; 4. To the Lighthouse; 5. Mr Kello's Sunday Morning Service; 6. The Whiteinch Atrocities; 7. Death of a Hermit; 8. The Light-Headed Cutty; 9. The Postman Knocked; 10. Brutality; 11. Rurality; 12. The Northfield Mystery; 13. Blue Vitriol; 14. The Battered Bride; 15. The Babes in the Quarry; 16. The Poisonous Puddocks; 17. The Tram Ride; 18. The Tooth Fiend; 19. The Icing on the Shortbread; 20. The Misted Mountain, The Arran Case, 1889; 21. The German Tea Planter, Broughty Ferry, 1912; 22. The Late Mr Toad, The Musselburgh Case, 1911; 23. 'Oh, Loch Maree!', William Laurie King, Edinburgh, 1924; 24. The Running Girl, Christina Gilmour, 1843; 25. The Travelling Man, Hugh Macleod, 1830; 26. The Naked Ghost, Sgt Arthur Davies, 1749; 27. The Cinderella Syndrome, Bertie Wilcox, 1929; 28. 'Holly Willie', William Bennison, 1850; 29. A Tryst With Dr Smith, The St Fergus Case, 1853; 30. The Wild Geese, the Saunders Case, 1913; 31. The French Schoolmaster's Wife, Eugene Marie Chantrelle, 1878; 32 The Ice-Field, the Arran Stowaways,1868; 33. The Toad in the Tunnel, The Garvie Case, 1968; 34. Bible John, the Barrowland Ballroom Killings, 1968-9; 35. Jock the Ripper, William Henry Bury, 1889; 36 The Quest for Norah, the Farnario Case, 1929.
These stories will delight all true-crime buffs looking for strange stories from north of the Border.
An entertaining compendium of classic Scots murders, from the macabre to the simply inexplicable.