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By Molly Whittington-Egan

Tales macabre and stories weird and wonderful. them all with homicide in brain. this is often the compendium quantity of Molly Whittington-Egan's evocative and hugely readable sequence of homicide situations, The Stockbridge child Farmer and Scottish homicide tales. Written in a regularly witty and irreverent type, those tales make sure that whereas the area has moved on, the human brain nonetheless offers with homicide within the usual shaped method with factors that have hardly replaced through the years. The 36 stories are: 1. The Stockbridge Baby-Farmer: Jessie King, 1888; 2. 'I am Gall': Peter Queen, 1931; three. The Half-Mutchkin: Edinburgh Brothel Case, 1823; four. To the Lighthouse: Robert Dickson, 1960; five. Mr Kello's Sunday Morning carrier: John Kello, 1570; 6. The Whiteinch Atrocities: The McArthur homicide, 1904; Helen and William Harkness, 1921; 7. demise of a Hermit: George Shaw and George Dunn, 1952; eight. The Light-Headed Cutty: Mary Smith; aka 'The spouse o'Denside', 1826; nine. The Postman Knocked: Stanislav Myszka, 1947;...

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William Roughead was content to stay with the official theory that there had been no theft from Elmgrove, but it appears that he was not familiar with Detective Trench’s feature on the case which appeared in the Weekly News on May 1st 1915. Here Trench stated that in addition to the handbag containing £17 in gold, he had also found three more handbags which were devoid of money – two small ones on the dining-room table and another one in the bedroom. ‘It is remarkable’, the article reads, ‘that a lady who was travelling on the [tram] cars and who made small purchases on the last occasion she was seen alive should not have had some silver or gold about her...

The hall at Elmgrove in November must have been cold, with the body lying very possibly on tiles, and therefore better preserved than in a warmer environment. Any miscalculation by those performing the post-mortem would have, notionally, put the real date of death further back in time, and would not favour Troup’s sighting, which was too recent. On Monday November 4th, Detective Lieutenant Trench, of the Glasgow City Police was called in for his known expertise in difficult cases. The resemblance to the case of Miss Gilchrist, in which he was later to play an important part, was not lost on him.

On Saturday the 18th, a notice was broadcast to all police offices: Wanted, on Sheriff’s warrant, charged with murder by poisoning, John James Hutchison... The notice stated that he had with him £25, mostly in gold, and carried a new brown leather handbag. He might now be wearing a dark brown coat. It was thought that he might be making for London and was probably intending to go abroad. All shipping offices and hotels were to be alerted. The detailed description of the wanted man was effective, because he was seen and recognised in the Strand, and Detective Inspector Laing went to London to work with Scotland Yard.

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