Marshall Hall was defender in some of the most famous cases of the last century, including the Brides in the Bath case and the Camden Town Murder. Interestingly, many of these cases are also covered in detail in book 1092 , Bernard Spilsbury: His life and cases. And yet this book mentions Bernard Spilsbury only once, and I don’t recall a mention of Marshall Hall in the book on Bernard Spilsbury. They both seem to be the heroes of their own stories sharing the same stage.
This biography is written by Edward Marjoribanks who committed suicide shortly after its publication. His affection and respect for Marshall Hall are always evident, and yet he cannot be accused of hagiography. He details Marshall Hall’s flaws and his culpability in the setbacks he faced. It is a fascinating book.