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Sinclair McKay solves the real-life murder that stumped Conan Doyle

By: stagedoorscribbler - July 31, 2017

Author Sinclair McKay

Best selling author Sinclair McKay returns to the Clive Conway circuit to discuss his new book The Mile End Murder.

 It explores and investigates a classic Victorian killing. The case revolved around the terrible events of the night of  Thursday 17 August, 1860 when wealthy widow Mary Emsley was found dead in her own home, killed by a blow to the back of her head. 

What followed was a veritable locked room murder mystery that gripped the nation. During the police investigation there were several twists and dramatic discoveries, as suspects sought to incriminate each other and fresh evidence was discovered at the last minute. Eventually, it led to a public trial dominated by surprise revelations and shock witnesses, before culminating with one of the final public executions at Newgate

Years later the case caught the attention of Arthur Conan Doyle, who was convinced that an innocent man had been convicted and executed for the crime. But Conan Doyle was never able to find the real murder. 

Now Sinclair McKay has solved the case and will reveals it exclusively in The Mile End Murder. 

McKay is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, The Secret Life of Fighter Command and The Secret Listeners, he has also written histories of Hammer films, the James Bond films and the pastime of rambling. 

Sinclair McKay will be talking about The Mile End Murder at a venue near you soon. Watch this website for further details.