The story of a town ripped apart by a murder, and David Wilson's search for the truth.
Criminologist David Wilson returns to his home town of Carluke in Lanarkshire, to revisit a story of an unsolved murder that continues to haunt its past. It's a story that anyone growing up there had embedded in their DNA.
Officially though, this isn't an 'unsolved murder'. A suspect was found guilty by a jury of his peers and so, as far as anyone official is concerned, this murder has been 'solved'. The 'murderer' has even now done his time, and been released from prison.
But Carluke has always known that a young man was wrongly convicted. This book is a search for the truth.
David Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Criminology and the founding Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Prior to taking up an academic appointment in 1997, David was a Prison Governor and at twenty-nine became the youngest governing governor in England.
Professor Wilson appears in the print and broadcast media as a commentator and presenter. He publishing includes Hunting Evil, A History of British Serial Killing and his autobiography, My Life with Murderers which was shortlisted for the Saltire Prize for Non-Fiction.