The Crime Writers’ Association

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2022


Ben Machell

The Unusual Suspect

Published by: Canongate Books

The extraordinary story of a would-be Robin Hood – with Asperger’s. Stephen Jackley, a 21-year-old geography student, carried out a series of – mainly botched – bank robberies in south-west England with the idea of fighting poverty. Ben Machell recounts the strange tale with great insight and compassion for both the perpetrator and his victims.

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