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Stinie: Murder on the Common tells the story of Stinie Morrison, accused of murdering a fellow Jewish immigrant, Leon Beron, on Clapham Common in London on New Year's Day 1911. Amid public hysteria which followed the Whitechapel 'Siege of Sidney Street', Stinie was targeted as a representative alien criminal. Officialdom was eager to see him publicly condemned.

Facts were suppressed to bolster a weak prosecution case, based on perjured testimony, in a classic miscarriage of justice. Stinie: Murder on the Common was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Non-Fiction Award of the Crime Writers' Association.

(Bodley Head 1985; Penguin True Crime 1987)

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