Murder of a Gold Miner

The sensational story of the gruesome 1943 murder of Sir Harry Oakes - a baronet, philanthropist and incredibly wealthy owner of a gold mine who was living in the Bahamas at the time. Stabbed with a miner's pick, to disguise other wounds from an ice pick, and then doused in insecticide, set alight and covered in feathers.

All of that in a story which also finds time to take in the actual King of England turning detective to try to solve the murder!

Plus time for us to natter about the 1998 version of Godzilla for a bit...


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