ROWLAND, John. The Peasenhall Murder. A reassessment of the famous unsolved murder. John Long, 1962.
8vo., original black binding, spine lettered in silver and blue, in unclipped dust-jacket; lower panel of dust-jacket slightly dusty, tears to spine of jacket, very slight foxing to edges, internally fresh.
Rose harsent, a young servant-girl in a Suffolk village, was found dead on a June morning in 1902. Linked to her through gossip William Gardiner found himself arrested for her murder. After two juries could not agree on a verdict he was set free. Was he guilty? Or was there another explanation? John Rowland attempts to answer these questions in his reconstruction of the murder and the trial with the help of the local newspaper which covered the crime exstensively.