A Perfect Husband by Aphrodite Jones

By Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones is without doubt one of the leader practitioners of the real crime style. --Baltimore Sun

Michael Peterson used to be a adorned conflict veteran and bestselling novelist, his spouse Kathleen a high-powered govt and dedicated mom. They looked to be the fitting couple, residing a dream life--until the tragic evening Michael came across Kathleen on the backside of the steps in a pool of blood. He claimed her demise used to be an coincidence. The prosecution placed him in the back of bars. Then in a beautiful reversal, a pass judgement on gave him one other probability to face trial, whereas his childrens proclaimed his innocence. Aphrodite Jones attracts on unique interviews and stressful new proof to replace this vintage real-life mystery of marriage, manipulation, and homicide.

"A vintage true-crime page-turner." --M. William Phelps

"A richly exact and deeply researched story of a grasping, sociopathic killer." --Caitlin Rother, New York Times bestselling writer of Lost Girls

"Prepare your self for a trip right into a meticulous felony mind." --Corey Mitchell, writer of Savage Son

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Dernley courted the camera and the media; Steve Wade was the opposite, a man who ran a bus company in Doncaster at one time, and then spent time helping to hang German spies at Wandsworth. Hanging as the state’s penalty for murder goes back a very long way; it was the usual method used in Anglo-Saxon times. The gallows were used by those peoples, and as one historian has written, in the Middle Ages: ‘Every town, every abbey and almost every large manorial lord had the right of hanging, and a gallows or tree, with a man hanging upon it, was so frequent an object in the country, that it seems to have been considered as almost a natural an object of a landscape …’ Some of the earliest hangings in Yorkshire that we have on record are those inflicted by the Admiral of the Humber, from 1451, when the Court of Admiralty of the Humber had this written direction for justices: You masters of the quest, if you … discover or disclose anything of the King’s Secret counsel, or of the counsel of your fellows… you are to be, and shall be, had down to the low water mark, where must be made three times, O Yes, for the King, and then this punishment, by the law prescribed, shall be executed upon them… Before the proper records of Victorian hangings were kept, it becomes harder to find statistics on the range of crimes for which men were hanged, but one record from 1835 gives some facts about Lincoln hangings and these provide a list typical of all parts of the land: the list shows the horrible difference mentioned above, between hanging for wife-murder and burning for husband murder (which was high treason, not murder, technically).

Other Wharncliffe titles by Stephen Wade: Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Bradford Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Halifax Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and around Scunthorpe The Wharncliffe A–Z of Yorkshire Murder Unsolved Yorkshire Murders Yorkshire’s Murderous Women First Published in Great Britain in 2008 by Wharncliffe Books an imprint of Pen and Sword Books Ltd 47 Church Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2AS Copyright © Stephen Wade 2008 ISBN: 978-1-84563-050-8 Digital Edition ISBN: 978-1-84468-854-8 The right of Stephen Wade to be identified as author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Berry had paid attention to the skills involved in the work, and it seems that although money was not the major consideration, it was very important to him at the time because he had a wife and family to house and feed. Berry had served in the Bradford police and so had some knowledge of the criminal world and of the nature of urban crime, violent or otherwise. But he soon realised how different and of course, how unique the craft of executing felons actually was in practice. Lincoln Castle. The author It was Binns’ failure that opened up the work to him; he had been pipped at the post when Binns was first employed, being second in a very long list of applicants.

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