Month: May 2016

BBC Three Counties Radio

12.30 on Wednesday 1st June

MONICA by Gary softened (3) (186x200)

I’m being interviewed by Nick Coffer on BBC Three Counties Radio about INJURED PARTIES, Solving the Murder of Dr Helen Davidson.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio

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Excerpt from the Foreword in ‘INJURED PARTIES’

It’s important to emphasise that I could not publish all my findings about the murder of Dr Davidson fifty years ago.

Excerpt from the Foreword in ‘INJURED PARTIES, Solving the Murder of Dr Helen Davidson’

“In the case of Dr Davidson’s murder, despite fifty years ago, the problem of writing about this unsolved case has brought challenges. There were last minute hurdles to cross prior to publication. One of my main contributors, having made amendments to the manuscript about his memories and comments surrounding the case, felt that he would withdraw further assistance. But his earlier help was invaluable and did enable me to investigate the case further and to reach my own conclusion about the unsolved murder.

For legal reasons, some names have had to be changed, some characters must remain unidentifiable, information cannot be attributed to main sources, and sometimes these sources have to be deleted from the story. Identities have to be protected to avoid possible repercussions. However, the story remains true. Seven years have passed since I began writing it. Some people who helped with my investigation have passed away and the case of Dr Davidson’s murder has slipped further into insignificance. But I want to keep this story alive. I want readers to feel what I was up against in my search for the truth”.

Monica Weller

Email received tonight about INJURED PARTIES

It was brilliant receiving this email tonight from an Amersham lady who’s read INJURED PARTIES. I have xxxxxx out one word as I don’t want to give away the story:

“Dear Monica Weller

I just had to email to tell you how impressed I am with your book on Dr Davidson.   Apart from the excellent detective work I found the book very readable. In fact I read over 3/4 of it in one sitting.

Some of the facts disclosed about the xxxxxxxxxxx were a shock to me but they had to come out and you didn’t shirk that responsibility despite your knowledge of how we all revere her memory.   This to me highlights your professionalism.

It is satisfying to know that at last this case has closure.   I am only sorry it took so long.