This was bought on a whim and with a suspicion that it would be a bit of a bargain bin type book. The cover and quality of the binding had a lot to do with this.
A shame as the content is much more sophisticated. It turns out this is a scholarly and more to the point, a hugely interesting and entertaining account of various murders throughout British history, all of which have shaped law in some way.
Packed with interesting factoids and titbits, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable read. I’d recommend it.