Investigating the Almost Perfect Murders, The Case of Russell Causley and Other Crimes


This is a group of interesting British crime stories recounting Anthony Nott’s time fighting crime with the Metropolitan Police back in the 1970s. I enjoy reading British crime and Australian when I get the chance, and this book was a Wish that was granted on NetGalley, so I was happy to get it. If you like this kind of true crime, you should check it out as well as the writing is good and the stories kept my interest. It covers a violent episode at a football game at Bournemouth against Leeds United in a very important game for both. Things got very out of hand even before the game started and kept on the day after. The case he calls The Almost Perfect Murders is there also, and the very strange story of Russell Causley whose wife disappeared, supposedly reappeared, then wasn’t seen again. He then took on the last name of his girlfriend, oddly enough. Plenty to attract the true crime reader here. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Anthony Nott, and the publisher.





The publisher: Pen & Sword True Crime – 200 pages
Publication: Feb 28th, May 19th, June 2nd, 2020
My rating: 4/5 Stars

The Author- Anthony Nott MBE joined the Metropolitan Police in 1971, before transferring to the Dorset Police in 1976. He has been involved in the investigation of numerous homicides and was the senior investigating officer in the case of Russell Causley in 1996. The case was the subject of a four-part documentary series called ‘The Investigator A British Crime Story’ to which he contributed and was screened on ITV in July 2016. He has also written about his experiences in police reform in the Balkans and Middle East, while working on contracts with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He retired at the rank of detective superintendent.


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