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You are hereby invited to appear as a Cold Case Juror

The cases you will read in my books are about baffling real-life crimes that have never been solved or have verdicts open to doubt.

Your verdict, and the Jury's decision, will help resolve these compelling and intriguing cases for all time.

Open a book, and take your seat in the jury box.

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My name is Antony Brown. I live in Hampshire, England. I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of historical unsolved murders - I have a databse of them! Other interests include philosophy, board game inventing, hiking and travel.

My favourite author is probably George Orwell, despite Will Self calling his writing style 'pedestrian'. I admire Orwell's clarity and keen sense of observation. Of true crime writers, I like Edgar Lustgarten for similar reasons. Sadly, I often find true crime books long-winded and turgid. I hope mine are a pacy and enjoyable blend of non-fiction and creative non-fiction. I hope this makes a compelling read. Please let me know - via e-mail or Twitter @ccjury.

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I'm delighted to announce that Mirror Books has acquired the rights to publish my Cold Case Jury books. The first title will be The Green Bicycle Mystery. The original e-books are no longer available. Read my blog for updates. AMB.

Cold Case Jury books are gripping true crime mysteries from decades and centuries past. Combining history with a real-life whodunit, each book reads like a fast-paced thriller, taking you back in time to see the crime dramatically re-enacted according to the different theories, showing the possible ways the drama might have unfolded. The evidence, presented as exhibits in a special section, is sifted and discussed. Before the author reveals his view on the case, readers are invited to deliver their verdicts at this website and add to the juror poll. Take your seat on the Cold Case Jury... History awaits your verdict.

Case 1: The curious death of Bella Wright, Leicester, 1919

Published 15.6.17
The Green Bicycle Mystery

The Green Bicycle Mystery

It is a case that could have been taken from the memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. A girl is found dead by her bicycle in a lonely country lane. The only clue is that she was last seen with a man on a green bicycle, who seemingly vanishes into thin air. Nearly a year later, the police find the suspect, and he is sent for trial but acquitted. The case remains unsolved to this day. Now dramatic evidence that has been hidden in a police safe for decades is being put for before the Cold Case Jury, who must deliver its verdict in this astonishing case.

READ THE CASE
EVIDENCE FILE
YOUR VERDICT
POSTSCRIPT
JURY'S VERDICT

Case 2: The puzzling murder of Julia Wallace, Liverpool, 1931

In Devlopment
Mirror Books

Move to Murder

A telephone message is left at a chess club, instructing one of its members, insurance agent William Wallace, to meet a Mr Qualtrough. But the address given by the mystery caller does not exist and Wallace returns home to find his wife Julia bludgeoned to death.

The case turns on the telephone call. Who made it? The police thought it was Wallace, creating an alibi that might have come from an Agatha Christie thriller. Others believe Wallace innocent but disagree on the identity of the murderer. The Cold Case Jury must decide what happened in one of the most celebrated cold cases of all time.

READ THE CASE
EVIDENCE FILE
YOUR VERDICT
POSTSCRIPT
JURY'S VERDICT

Case 3: The dramatic death of Gay Gibson, North Atlantic, 1947

In Devlopment
Mirror Books

Death of an Actress

Together they looked like a couple from the golden age of Hollywood. He was a dashing steward with a roving eye. She was an attractive actress who liked sexual adventure. Their liaison on board the liner was almost inevitable but the outcome was certainly not. She ended up dead, her body pushed through a porthole and into the Atlantic Ocean. Sex and death on the high seas, but was it murder?

A jury thought so, and the steward was sentenced to death. Medical evidence suggests his story of her dying in his arms may be correct. The Cold Case Jury must reach a verdict on how the actress died.

READ THE CASE
EVIDENCE FILE
YOUR VERDICT
POSTSCRIPT
JURY'S VERDICT

Case 4: The agonising death of Charles Bravo, London, 1876

In Devlopment
Mirror Books

Poisoning at the Priory

When a dying barrister is told by his doctors he has ingested a rare poison he seems strangely indifferent to his plight. It looks like suicide but a coroner's inquest finds he was unlawfully killed. Over a century later debate still rages: was Charles Bravo responsible for his own death or was his life taken by a sinister hand unseen?

Nobody was accused; nobody was brought to trial. Now you can act as a Cold Case Juror and deliver your verdict on how Charles Bravo died. With plenty of contrary evidence, three prime suspects and four possible verdicts, this is one of the hottest cold cases.

READ THE CASE
EVIDENCE FILE
YOUR VERDICT
POSTSCRIPT
JURY'S VERDICT