‘It is a Sunday afternoon, preferably before the war.  ... You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose, and open the News of the World.  ... Your pipe is drawing sweetly, the sofa cushions are soft underneath you, the fire is well alight, the air is warm and stagnant.  In these blissful circumstances, what is it that you want to read about?  Naturally, about a murder.’

George Orwell – Decline of the English Murder.

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Skelton's Guide

To Domestic Poisons

by David Stafford

Everyone believes Mary Dutton poisoned her husband, even those protesting for her freedom. But when celebrated barrister Arthur Skelton takes on the unwinnable case, what truth will he discover? Skelton's Guide to Domestic Poisons is COMING SOON!


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Skelton's Guide

To Suitcase Murders

by David Stafford

The body of a woman is found dissected and stuffed into a suitcase.  Every scrap of evidence indicates that her husband, a doctor, is the killer. Arthur Skelton, barrister, is sure that the evidence lies.

 "A spellbinding tale featuring murder, spontaneous combustion, a ghost, an aircrash, Laurence Olivier, a diet plan and a guinea pig.  Seriously, who could ask for anything more?"

Available from Spring 2021