The Killer of the Princes in the Tower A New Suspect Revealed by M J Trow
This is an unusual take on this great historical mystery. Trow delves into the myths about Richard III and his motives for becoming King. At times I felt that he was a bit too sympathetic, but his extensive research is unassailable, and the book is fascinating. He also goes through all the characters involved, and their possible motives for killing the young Princes, finally arriving at a strange conclusion, which I didn't find terribly convincing, although I don't think that Richard is to blame. I agreed with Trow's view on a certain question of ethics, however.
I thought that this book went off-topic and was too wordy sometimes. For example, I am not sure that we needed to know about the history of Eton, or about so many cases of modern murderers.
This book is a must-read for anyone interested in King Richard III.
I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.