THE WILLIAM WALLACE CASE, 1931

THE IMPOSSIBLE MURDER

Was this history-making case a “perfect crime” meticulously orchestrated by a ruthless mastermind? Or was the prime suspect just another innocent victim?

The murder of Julia Wallace, bludgeoned to death in the parlor of her marital home in Liverpool, England on January 20, 1931 is widely regarded as one of the most baffling of all unsolved crimes. This classic “locked-room” murder mystery has fascinated crime writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dorothy L. Sayers, inspired the P. D. James novel The Skull Beneath the Skin, and also been the subject of a television drama, investigative documentaries, and numerous true crime books and articles in the press. The case also made British legal history: ...

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