For once the blurb lives up to expectation. This is a real life whodunnit.
Roger Wilkes's seminal book lays out the facts . . . one of the great unsolved murders of the century.
I call it the impossible murder because Wallace couldn't have done it. And neither could anyone else.
It is a formidable, indeed a damning indictment and Wilkes presents the result of his detective work with journalistic panache.
If you're given to nightmares, read no further. Liverpool's notorious Wallace case is straight out of Poe or Kafka.