Oscar Slater – A Killer Exposed - Paperback

Oscar Slater – A Killer Exposed - Paperback

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This is the story of Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant in Glasgow, Scotland and two fellow Scottish scammers, Helen Lambie and Patrick Nugent. In the Christmas season of 1908, the trio conspired to rob an elderly, wealthy lady of her diamonds, and, in the course of which burglary, Oscar Slater murdered her on December 21, 1908.

All, not some, authors and sleuths who researched the 1909 conviction emphatically supported Oscar Slater's innocence, that he was misidentified and wrongfully convicted.

In an effort to place guilt for Marion Gilchrist's murder squarely on Oscar Slater, the conclusions here reach further back in the crime's timeline to January 1908, about a year before the murder—the month that Patrick Nugent and Helen Lambie attended a New Year’s party. The Glasgow police investigation tarried at only 30 days leading up to the murder.


“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”  Sherlock Holmes, Sign of Four.

“If you’re looking for Trouble, you’ve come to the right place.”  Trouble, by Elvis Presley.

“I am Woman, hear me roar.” I am Woman, by Helen Reddy.

Author: Brenda Rossini

Pages: 408

ISBN: 9781804241790

Date: 4th July 2023

Also available in hardcover.

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