The Crime Writers’ Association

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2023


Stephen Bates

The Poisonous Solicitor

Published by: Icon Books

Gripping recreation of the famous 1920s case in Hay-on Wye in which a local solicitor was found guilty of poisoning his wife. Bates highlights the shocking way the trial was conducted by the judge, as well as looking at the aftermath of the case in fact and fiction.

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