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Title: Murder in the Fourth Estate. An Investigation into the Roles of Press and Police in the McKay Case
Description: London England, Victor Gollancz, 1971. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0575013249 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Everyone will remember the murder case that hit the headlines during the summer of 1970: the kidnapped wife.the 1 million demand.the press and Scotland Yard.the body that could not be found.the inhabitants of Rook's Farm. These were the elements which made the Mrs. Muriel McKay Case both one of the most tragic and one of the most extraordinary legal battles of our time. And there are many bizarre features of the affairs which can only now be told by those who were drawn into the nightmare. But one aspect of the case overrides all others in importance, and that is the fact that the police were apparently comparatively unprepared to deal with a kidnapping of this nature. This book tells how the police at first refused to believe that Mrs. McKay has been kidnapped; why her husband, a News of the World newspaper executive, was a prime suspect for many days; how the family were dissuaded by the police from making a deal with the kidnappers althouth they themselves would have been willing to do so; and how the internecine struggle between Scotland Yard and Fleet Street affected every aspect of the case. Illustrated. 192 pp.

Keywords: Non FictionMurder Kidnap Fourth Estate Investigation Press Police McKay Case True Crime

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 086929

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