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The Mount Stewart Murder: A Re-Examination of the UK's Oldest Unsolved Murder Case

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Media: BOOK - paperback,192 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780752460208
Other: bibliog, index
Publisher: The History Press

In March 1866, Janet Rogers travelled to the Perthshire-based farm of her brother, William Henderson, to help with chores while he looked for a new domestic servant. Three days later she was found dead in the farm kitchen, killed by multiple blows from an axe. Ploughman James Crichton was suspected of the atrocity, and after a lengthy investigation was arrested and tried in Perth, with the case duly found non-proven.

Was Crichton the guilty party? If not, why did William Henderson try to frame him? Why was the previous servant on the farm sacked, and why did she wait eight months to accuse Crichton of being responsible?

The murder investigation remains the UK's oldest unsolved murder case. Just who was the killer at Mount Stewart Farm?

Contents:
Introduction
Acknowledgements
List of Main Characters
1. Market Day
2. Murder at Mount Stewart
3. Investigation
4. Betsy Riley
5. Handbills and Interviews
6. The Funeral
7. Manhunt
8. The Blairingone Killer
9. A Questionable Witness
10. The Hangman's Noose
11. The Key
12. Silence is Broken
13. Her Majesty's Pleasure
14. Trial for Murder
15. The Second Victim
Afterword
Bibliography
About the Author
Index

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