About Kevin Turton
Yorkshire born and living in Northamptonshire I have been involved in writing true crime for over twenty years. I tend to focus on murder cases between 1850-1960. The aim always to tell a good story, understand the characters involved and, where possible, give a personal view of the case and those affected. For me it is essential to be very aware of just how much a murder case, regardless of time past, would have impacted upon family and friends. Murder, by its very nature, is an appalling crime. It is also often hard to understand. My intention when I begin writing is to do justice to the known facts and tell a truthful, factual story.
I am always aware of the weight of history on my shoulders when I begin my investigation into the facts surrounding every case I decide to examine. Historical cases of this nature were generally seen as capital offences, which made courtrooms adversarial arenas of conflict. If you were in the dock during most of this period to lose meant certain death. Whether we like it or not today the inescapable truth from the past is that every convicted murderer faced meeting the likes of Albert Pierrepoint at the end of a prison corridor. So, tension and drama were almost an integral part of every case, aided and abetted by a supportive public who flocked to these trials in their thousands.
But not every case resulted in an arrest or successful police investigation. There are cases that confound. The unsolved, the murders that have baffled police forces or defied Scotland Yard and there are many. In my latest book, Britain’s Unsolved Murders, I have put together thirteen of these bewildering cases. Murders that really deserve another look and tried to see beyond the investigation to offer an explanation and give the victims a voice.
A fascinating read true crime lovers will race through this book
One for any crime fan you know!
The cases he does present are examined in minute detail and the end result makes for a thoroughly fascinating read.