Magazine article New Internationalist

A Thorn in Their Side the Hilda Murrell Murder

Magazine article New Internationalist

A Thorn in Their Side the Hilda Murrell Murder

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A Thorn in their Side The Hilda Murrell Murder by Robert Green (Rata Books ISBN 978 0473 19685 1)

Hilda Murrell, award-winning British rose grower and respected anti-nuclear researcher, was murdered in March 1984, aged I 78. The case spawned articles, I books, a play, TV documentaries and questions in Parliament; but exactly what happened to her and who was responsible were never fully established.

This book documents a tenacious 28-year search for closure amid delays, denials, obstructive censorship and intimidatory surveillance at every twist and turn. The author is Robert Green, her nephew and himself an exnaval intelligence officer. He pens a sincere and meticulous account of a political murder. The text is interspersed with a succession of witness statements and questions that were ignored or dismissed in the official investigations. His careful piecing together of sidelined evidence produces a catalogue of contradictions. …

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