Death on a Summer's Day

By David Blackie

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  • Publication Date: 1 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
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ISBN: 9781784185862
ISBN: 9781844541904



"Death on a Summer's Day" tells the extraordinary story of one of the most appalling and shocking public executions ever to take place in Britain. The only ever murder to be recorded live by dozens of journalists and TV crew members, the tragic assassination of innocent Town Planner, Harry Collinson by embittered and deranged landowner, Albert Dryden, shocked a nation and led to a national media frenzy in which opinions were strongly divided about whether or not it was a case of simple murder or if more was afoot - a support group for the murderer was even formed! At last, author David Blackie, who witnessed the crime and was consulted by the police about the case as a firearms expert, tells the full story from both sides. Also included is an exhaustive interview with Albert Dryden, who is serving a life-sentence for murder in Britain's toughest jails. This is a staggering, shocking and moving book that leaves readers to draw their own conclusions about one of Britain's most famous murders. Essential true crime reading.

About the author

David Blackie is former police officer who witnessed the incident and was later consulted in the capacity of firearms advisor. His close links to many aspects of the case, and his successful contact with the murderer put him in a supreme position to write such a book.

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