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‘A cold-blooded tragedy’

A REAL LIFE MURDER CASE WITH AN ASTONISHING TWIST

 

At midnight on 1 August 1876, PC Nicholas Cock was shot dead whilst on duty in a leafy suburb of Manchester. His superior, Superintendent James Bent, immediately knew who the culprits were and arrested local labourers, the Habron brothers. He then set out to build his case against them.

The wily detective’s painstaking investigation culminated in a dramatic court case and young William Habron was sentenced to death. Later, in an unexpected twist of events, a startling confession by a notorious criminal revealed the true identity of PC Cock’s killer.

The second in her historical true crime series, Victorian Supersleuth Investigates, Angela Buckley re-creates this extraordinary case of murder, mystery and a miscarriage of justice.

Available in ebook and paperback

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

 

‘Angela Buckley uses a wealth of local knowledge to shine a fresh light on this dramatic and unfairly neglected case.’ 

Linda Stratmann, author of the Frances Doughty Mysteries

 

‘Using contemporary documents, newspaper reports and the original trial records, Angela Buckley vividly recreates this local tragedy with painstaking detail…There’s plenty for fans of real murder mysteries to enjoy in this book – I for one can’t wait for the next in the series!’

Sue Wilkes, author of Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestors

 

Fascinating Victorian detective story

‘I recommend this book to anyone interested in social history but also those who enjoy a good detective story with a fascinating conclusion.’

Lizanne Book Blog

 

‘Who Killed Constable Cock? is a fascinating and meticulously detailed account of a Victorian-era crime, the impacts of which spread far and wide and stretched over a period of many years.’

Jacqueline Grima, A Book or Two

 

An intriguing Victorian murder mystery

‘You can’t beat a good murder mystery, especially when it’s a true story well told…What Angela does so well is to seamlessly weave in the social history of the time. The reader gets a real understanding of the duties of Victorian police officers walking their beat and the many dangers they faced’

Michelle Higgs, author of A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England

 

Historical true crime with a twist

‘A well researched true story of the killing of a police officer in Victorian Manchester’

Ann Marie Ackermann, author of Death of An Assassin

 

‘Angela Buckley’s books are always thoroughly researched and pacy reads…This, her latest, is no exception and I would heartily recommend it.’

Suzie Grogan, author of Shell Shocked Britain

 

‘Excellent book on this true Victorian crime’

Susie Ballinger, Book Reviews and Much More

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon readers:

‘Fascinating read of a Victorian murder’ – 5 stars

‘True Victorian crime history at its very best!’ – 5 stars

‘A great read for those of us who have an interest in Victorian crimes’ – 5 stars

‘Angela Buckley’s excellent book on this true Victorian crime’ – 5 stars

‘A very enjoyable murder case’ – 5 stars

‘It takes a good story teller to bring all the research together in a very interesting book’ – 5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Killed Constable Cock?