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You are hereby invited to appear as a Cold Case Juror

The cases you will read in my books are about baffling real-life crimes that have never been solved or have verdicts open to doubt.

Your verdict, and the Jury's decision, will help resolve these compelling and intriguing cases for all time.

Open a book, and take your seat in the jury box.


My name is Antony Brown. I live in Hampshire, England. I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of historical unsolved murders - I have a databse of them! Other interests include philosophy, board game inventing, hiking and travel.

My favourite author is probably George Orwell, despite Will Self calling his writing style 'pedestrian'. I admire Orwell's clarity and keen sense of observation. Of true crime writers, I like Edgar Lustgarten for similar reasons. Sadly, I often find true crime books long-winded and turgid. I hope mine are a pacy and enjoyable blend of non-fiction and creative non-fiction. I hope this makes a compelling read. Please let me know - via e-mail or Twitter @ccjury.

True Crime Mysteries - You Deliver The Verdicts

Cold Case Jury books are gripping true crime mysteries from decades and centuries past. Combining history with a real-life whodunit, each book reads like a fast-paced thriller, taking you back in time to see the crime dramatically re-enacted according to different theories. The evidence, presented as exhibits in a special section, is sifted and discussed. Before the author reveals his view on the case, readers are invited to deliver their verdicts on what most likely happened. Take your seat on the Cold Case Jury...

Case 1: The curious death of Bella Wright, Leicester, 1919

The Green Bicycle Mystery

The Green Bicycle Mystery

It is a true story that could have been taken from the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. A young woman is found dead by her bicycle in a lonely country lane. The only clue is that she was last seen with a man on a green bicycle, who seemingly vanishes into thin air...

The case remains unsolved to this day. Now, dramatic evidence that has been hidden in a police safe for decades and the forgotten testimony of a key witness is being put before the Cold Case Jury, which can deliver its verdict in this astonishing case.

Case 2: The disappearance of Gay Gibson, At Sea, 1947

Mirror Books

Death of an Actress

A true story of sex, lies and murder on the high seas. A luxury liner steams across the equator off the coast of Africa. A beautiful actress disappears from her first-class cabin and a dashing deck steward is accused of her murder. Although the evidence against him appears damning, he vehemently protests his innocence. Found guilty and sentenced to death, remarkably he is saved from the gallows. Using recently-discovered police files, the full story is told for the first time with new evidence never brought to trial. Was it murder, or does the new evidence point to a different verdict?

Case 3: The puzzling murder of Julia Wallace, Liverpool, 1931

Mirror Books

Move to Murder

A telephone message is left at a chess club, instructing one of its members, insurance agent William Wallace, to meet a Mr Qualtrough. But the address given by the mystery caller does not exist and Wallace returns home to find his wife Julia bludgeoned to death.

The case turns on the telephone call. Who made it? The police thought it was Wallace, creating an alibi that might have come from an Agatha Christie thriller. Others believe Wallace innocent but disagree on the identity of the murderer. The Cold Case Jury must decide what happened in one of the most celebrated cold cases of all time.