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By Caroline Maxton

We are all attracted to comprehend the situations that lead others to dedicate unforgivable acts of violence - the instant that turns a worrying individual right into a killer, the sequence of occasions that force traditional humans to murderous acts of inhumanity, or the sluggish, premeditated steps of the callous felony. And the conditions - and the twisted motivation - in the back of such violent acts are the topic of Caroline Maxton's attention-grabbing research of people whose misdeeds have tarnished the background of the Croydon area.She investigates a variety of murders and unexplained deaths, a few of that are actually stranger than fiction. The occasions hide a span of numerous centuries, and the destinations can be chillingly regularly occurring to the population of Croydon. neighborhood crimes that hit the nationwide headlines, just like the Bentley case of 1952, are coated in clean aspect, however the writer concentrates on much less famous yet both interesting, and stunning, episodes - the unusual 'mustard and cress'...

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Many people expected Grace to marry Dr Elwell and the idea was said to be looked on favourably by both Tom and Violet. It came to nothing, however, so it is hard to say how much truth there was in the rumour and how much it was mere conjecture. But even if local gossip were true, it would not provide an explanation for the deaths of Vera and Violet. That Violet had murdered Edmund and Vera before committing suicide also seems an unlikely theory. She may have had a strong dislike of Edmund Duff, but she took care to hide it beneath a civil exterior, and there is no reason to believe her capable of murdering him.

Edmund’s host on the fishing trip in Hampshire, Harold Edwardes, confirmed that no one from his household had suffered from food poisoning. The pathology laboratory found no signs of food poisoning in Edmund’s body and the only toxic substances found could be accounted for by the medication administered by the doctors. It was a puzzle. One suggestion was that the sickness might have been brought on by sunstroke during his fishing trip and his death caused by subsequent heart failure. It must, then, have been death from natural causes, concluded the Coroner’s Court.

Permission to go home was given immediately and William Storie caught the number 115 bus, paying his one shilling fare to Thrale Road, Streatham. He had no memory of getting off the bus and could not say whether or not he went home that evening. His next memory was of climbing through the window of the Tyrrells’ house at Preston Road, Upper Norwood. He had with him a hammer, wrapped in a piece of paper. He thought it likely that he had taken the hammer to work to bang in a troublesome protruding nail, but he thought it was also possible he might have collected it from his home sometime between leaving work and reaching Preston Road.

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