Georgi Markov was poisoned on Waterloo Bridge in 1978 by an assassin who may have been working for the KGB. The 49-year-old Bulgarian writer and journalist had defected from his communist homeland in 1969 and had started a new life in London working for the BBC World Service. On 7 September 1978 he was waiting […]
The name of Dr Crippen still resonates more than a century after the murder of his wife Cora and his flight from justice in 1910 became an international sensation.
Ruth Ellis was a 28-year-old mother-of-two when she became the last woman to be executed in the UK. She was hanged at Holloway Prison in north London – despite protests, petitions and a crowd of 500 people chanting outside – on 13 July 1955. Her death sentence, and the outcry… You must be a paid […]
The ‘Brides in the Bath’ murder case was an international sensation at a time when millions were dying in the trenches of World War One and Zeppelins were flying over London. It is the story of three women who died in almost identical circumstances shortly after marrying a bigamous swindler… You must be a paid […]
Three City of London Police officers were shot dead and two were injured after responding to reports of a break-in on the night of 16 December, 1910. When they arrived at the rear of H.S. Harris’ jeweller’s shop at 119 Houndsditch in central London they had no idea they were… You must be a paid […]