Welcome to the Kembra Publications web-site. My name is Grahame Farrell; I am a true-crime author and work as a librarian, and Kembra forms the commercial outlet for my publishing activites.
I see a true-murder case as a miniature drama. The murderer, once he has committed the act, is essentially alone, his focus now entirely on not getting caught, and all the while balancing that priority with the need to act normally, to go about his business, to relate to his immediate social world. It is little wonder that Shakespeare and Dickens feature murder so prominently in their work. The rules of morality have been broken; only God and the killer know the secret.
My first and second books – A Mix of Murders, and Gaslight Villainy – are available now via the following links in e-book format for Amazon's Kindle device:
...And clicking on the relevant tab above will yield a synopsis and sample-chapter for each, along with some independent reviews.
I am also working on a third volume of true-crime cases, and this book will be available in 2013. Be sure to re-visit this site regularly to keep up to date with my publications.
If you wish to get in touch, please use the contact form that is available via the tab above.
My thanks go to Richard Vaughan of Dodeca Technologies Ltd. for his fine work on the copy-editing, cover art and electronic file-processing that the publishing of A Mix of Murders and Gaslight Villainy required. Richard also developed this web-site, and provides the attendant maintenance and hosting-services too, for which I am also grateful.
If you are interested in other sites relating to true crime in the UK, the following may be of interest:
Casebook – Jack the Ripper Repository
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper and Victorian Crime
Lee Jackson – Victorian London
Mostly Victorian – Crime & Punishment section
True Crime Library
True Crime Reader
True Crime UK
Victorian Crime and Punishment
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