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By Norman Adams

Blood and Granite is a chronicle of the main infamous homicides dedicated in Aberdeen during the last hundred years. Written via Norman Adams, a journalist who stated on some of the chilling crimes he now remembers so vividly, it really is compelling analyzing should you are too younger to recollect - and those that can't overlook. All are human tragedies from the darkish aspect of lifestyles, together with: • The grudge that led to loss of life in an East finish pub whilst butcher James Harrow brutally stabbed workmates in 1901. • The grisly discovery of a woman’s arm at the Torry shore in 1945 that signalled the beginning of a secret which to this present day continues to be unsolved. • The tragic love affair that resulted in the gallows in 1963 – the 1st putting in Aberdeen for 106 years. • The double lifetime of great scientist Dr Brenda web page of Aberdeen college, battered to loss of life in her flat in 1978. Her homicide continues to be unsolved. • The bar

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Even as they buried Ewing, the defence solicitor was calling on his client at Craiginches Prison. He made no mention to Harrow of Ewing’s funeral. The unruffled Harrow had no other visitors but it did not blunt his appetite. The prison menu consisted of milk and porridge for breakfast and supper, with broth, potatoes and bread for lunch. Prisoners of the day would have been able to supplement this meagre fare with a limited supply of liquor and food brought in from the outside by visitors. After Ewing’s funeral, public interest turned to other lurid headlines.

It was a one-shilling piece. During the few moments she had been at the murder scene, the woman had come to understand that the girl had been sent on an errand. So she handed the shilling to Mrs Cruickshank, assuming it was change that June had dropped. But this was not the case – the coin had been given to June by her killer. And, before he was caught, the killer would strike again and the trail that had begun in Woodside in January 1961 would eventually lead police across the city to Heading Hill.

Two major murders – those of the brilliant Aberdeen University scientist, Dr Brenda Page, and the taxi driver, George Murdoch – share that common factor with the Hadden mystery. Despite hours of hard slog by detectives and uniformed officers, no physical evidence links the victims to their attackers. During the Murdoch inquiry, police mounted a surprise operation before a big football match at Aberdeen’s ground in an effort to snare his killer. But ‘cold cases’ are never closed. In recent years, Aberdeen forensic scientists have carried out the latest DNA techniques on certain pieces of evidence and some key witnesses have been re-interviewed.

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