Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook


‘A gripping tale of Victorian detective work’


Join The Victorian Supersleuth’s Crime Club

Sign up

‘A most interesting popular biography of a great Victorian police detective’


As featured in:


Victorian Supersleuth Investigates: Amelia Dyer


Join Angela Buckley at

the Reading in Reading Book Festival

Saturday 29 October 2016



Book here

Fraud & Fraudsters

My latest article in

Your Family History magazine

Find out more
Murder in Cold Blood

Murder in Cold Blood

Since the opening of HMP Reading in 1844, there have been ten executions within the prison’s walls. The first was that of Thomas Jennings, who was hanged for the murder of his children in 1845, followed by William Spicer, who killed his wife. Almost two decades later, John Gould was the next man to climb the gallows at Reading Prison, in 1862. His was the last public hanging at the gaol.