Bloody Valentine

by John L. Williams
Bloody Valentine
  • ISBN-13: 9780857304698
  • Author(s): John L. Williams
  • Subject: True crime
  • Publisher: No Exit Press
  • Imprint: Oldcastle Books
  • Publication Date: 17-09-2021
  • Format: p/b

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£12.99
Bloody Valentine is the story of the murder of a young woman called Lynette White in the Cardiff docklands on Valentine's Day 1988. It's also the story of the miscarriage of justice that came after, when three black men, 'the Cardiff Three', were wrongly convicted of her murder. It's a brutally frank tale of racism and police corruption, terrible misogynist violence and the grim realities of sex work. It's a book that got so close to the bone that the author was sued for libel by the police and received death threats from a variety of minor characters. It's an indelible portrait of life in the underbelly of Thatcher's Britain. This new edition includes an introduction and afterword bringing the extraordinary, unhappy saga up to date.
About the book

Bloody Valentine is the story of the murder of a young woman called Lynette White in the Cardiff docklands on Valentine's Day 1988. It's also the story of the miscarriage of justice that came after, when three black men, 'the Cardiff Three', were wrongly convicted of her murder. It's a brutally frank tale of racism and police corruption, terrible misogynist violence and the grim realities of sex work. It's a book that got so close to the bone that the author was sued for libel by the police and received death threats from a variety of minor characters. It's an indelible portrait of life in the underbelly of Thatcher's Britain. This new edition includes an introduction and afterword bringing the extraordinary, unhappy saga up to date.