“The murder of Hilda Murrell, an abiding mystery?
JOHN OSMOND 5 December 2011
The grotesque murder of a 78 year old rose-growing spinster continues to grip attention in Britain after 27 years – and this is why….
A Thorn In Their Side by Robert Green, published by Rata Books of New Zealand and is available online (NZ$60, including p@p) through accessing Robert Green’s website http://www.hildamurrell.org
There are many layers to unravel about the grotesque murder of a 78 year old rose-growing spinster in Shrewsbury 27 years ago. The first lies in the character and campaign of the extraordinary woman at the centre of what became a murderous melodrama, Hilda Murrell. She was among the first women to graduate from Cambridge, obtaining her degree in 1927, after which she returned home to Shrewsbury, eventually to take over the family horticultural business. In her later years she became much…
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