On 20 January 1931, Mrs Julia Wallace was brutally battered to death in the parlour of her home in Anfield, Liverpool. In April of that year, William Herbert Wallace, Julia's husband, was found guilty of her seemingly motiveless murder and sentenced to death by hanging. Yet on 19 May 1931, the sentence was overturned at the Court of Appeal. Since that day, the question of who killed Julia Wallace has remained unanswered. Now, John Gann has undertaken painstaking research of all relevant records, including the police and legal files. Building on the work of prior investigators of this famous and fiendishly intriguing case, Gann is able to present a fresh analysis, offering new evidence, revealing answers and convincing proofs. A compelling examination of what transpired leading up to, during and following the night of the gruesome murder, The Killing of Julia Wallace is the bloody, tragic and shocking story of what happened, who did it, and why.
John has a science degree and a Master's degree in screenwriting. He is a fulltime writer/researcher whose work ranges from radio, television and movie scripts (winning the Lynda La Plante Screenwriting Award in 2006) to newspaper and magazine articles. After writing for Radio 4's 'Weekending' and 'Huddlines' for many years, he has contributed toward many productions and publications including the BBC's Mitchell and Kenyon and Dr Mike MacIlwee's Tearaways , the follow up book to his award winning Gangs of Liverpool . He has recently co written a book with author, Kevin Roach, The Beatles: Living in the Eye of the Hurricane which will be published on 7/2/11.