As a creative mastermind behind the children’s favourite Curious George, Alan Shalleck should have enjoyed his finest hour.
Murder Most Foul No. 71
As a creative mastermind behind the children’s favourite Curious George, Alan Shalleck should have enjoyed his finest hour. A Hollywood movie built around the lovable monkey character was playing to packed cinemas while charming a whole new generation of young fans. But instead of basking in glory in the twilight of his career, the 76-year-old became the victim of a bizarre and brutal murder that exposed a dark side of his life that few knew about.
Sarah Dazely was tall for a woman. She was strong-willed and independent. In quarrels with her two deceased husbands she had always given as good as she got, if not better. But now in that dark room above the Swan Inn in Biggleswade her courage had faded. She suddenly needed reassurance. Sarah slipped out of bed and shook the shoulder of the nearer wardress, rousing them both. “I just wanted to know – do they hang people for murder as much as they did?” she asked…
Patricia Dunthorne wouldn’t stop talking and nearly every time she did it drove her boyfriend Frank to distraction. It didn’t do their relationship much good either. In fact, one day he decided he couldn’t take it any more and found a way to shut her up – permanently.
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