Cold Case Jury books by Antony M. Brown 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 different theories. 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 on what most likely happened. Take your seat on the Cold Case Jury...
It is a true story that could have been taken from the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. A young woman 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...
The case remains unsolved to this day. Now, dramatic evidence that has been hidden in a police safe for decades and the forgotten testimony of a key witness is being put before the Cold Case Jury, which can deliver its verdict in this astonishing case.
A true story of sex, lies and murder on the high seas. A luxury liner steams across the equator off the coast of Africa. A beautiful actress disappears from her first-class cabin and a dashing deck steward is accused of her murder. Although the evidence against him appears damning, he vehemently protests his innocence. Found guilty and sentenced to death, remarkably he is saved from the gallows. Using recently-discovered police files, the full story is told for the first time with new evidence never brought to trial. Was it murder, or does the new evidence point to a different verdict?
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.
When a dying barrister is told by his doctors he has ingested a rare poison he is 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 the Cold Case Jury must deliver its verdict on how Charles Bravo died. With five suspects and four possible verdicts, this is one of the most intriguing cold cases ever.
A scuttled yacht. A missing person. A captured shark. The three events appear unrelated, but when the shark coughs up a human arm in a Sydney aquarium a one-in-a-million coincidence quickly turns into a murder inquiry. The police have two prime suspects, but one is gunned down in his car by Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the other is soon acquitted at trial. Others are suspected, but the case turns cold. It remains unsolved to this day.
Now, the Cold Case Jury must reach a decision on who most likely killed the missing man in one of the most sensational crimes of the 20th century
Fictional short stories for discerning but time-pressed readers. Best served with a coffee during a lunch hour.
Seven original crime & mystery stories for the price of one crime novel! The murder stories have a common thread: they are written in the first person to impart immediacy and bring the reader closer to the crime. Other than this, it is a diverse collection, providing a kaleidoscope of perspective from those tasked with solving a murder to the perpetrators and victims. They span different eras, from the 19th century to the 21st, and raise a variety of philosophical issues, such as truth in the age of deep fakes, retribution and exploring the blurred lines between crime and entertainment. Available as ebook and paperback.