History repeats itself:Two double murders, two innocent men, one guilty justice system.
The Case of The Missing Bloodstain
The Crewe Murders, 1970
An innocent man, Arthur Allan Thomas, was charged with two murders in 1970. He was convicted and imprisoned for life.
For ten years the justice system fought to keep him in prison. He was finally released after a book by an internationally respected English writer caused the government to act. But when a Royal Commission found that a policeman had planted evidence against him, the justice system did nothing. The Case of the Missing Bloodstain shows why.
Not just a crime book but a murder mystery more devious than Agatha Christie herself would ever have imagined, an astonishing story that’s been hiding for forty years – the true case against both the cop and the real killer.
'One of the finest forensic books on trials in this country ever written and I congratulate Keith Hunter on producing such a great book.’ Sir Peter Williams QC: Media 7,TVNZ 7, 19 April 2012. (see Introduction and Reviews page for video))
‘I put everything else aside and read the whole book.) I think it’s just wonderful. It puts all I’ve read about the case into the shade. Your research is superb.’ Stuart Macfarlane, retd legal publisher, Author: The Erebus Papers. 19 April 2012,
Trial by Trickery and Murder on the Blade?
The Sounds Murders, 1998
An innocent man, Scott Watson, was charged with two murders in 1998. He was convicted and imprisoned for life.
Ten years later, in October 2008, he petitioned the Governor General for a pardon under section 406 of the Crimes Act. He provided these two publications as the grounds for his petition but his appeals failed. Now, suddenly twenty-four years later, he has been granted an appeal hearing relating to claims he was identified as the killer by a witness who told these publications he was the wrong man.
'This is a book which is a masterpiece of critical and scholarly analysis. The reasoning is methodical and rigorous. The argument is sustained and compelling.' Robert Moles, Australian legal researcher into Miscarriages of Justice, 2007
'Hunter has raised serious questions here, and they go to the heart of public confidence in the administration of justice. The fact that an innocent man may be in jail is just the beginning of what should trouble us about this case'. Stephen Price, New Zealand Law Society's 'Law Talk'. 2007