The curious case of the librarian and the detective


The curious case of the librarian and the detective

When Colin Campbell Ross was sent to the gallows at the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1922, few would have guessed his name would be cleared by a humble librarian more than 80 years later. Kevin Morgan was the librarian, historian and author whose book, Gun Alley, was instrumental to Ross receiving a pardon in 2008 for his wrongful conviction for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in a Melbourne alley. To coincide with the release of a new edition of Gun Alley with an epilogue detailing Ross's pardon, Morgan yesterday launched a second book, Detective Piggott's Casebook, based on a detective's scrapbooks he discovered researching the Gun Alley case.

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