the trial of dr buck ruxton

The Trial of Dr Buck Ruxton

Image: Courtesy and gizmodo

David's published titles


'Murder in the Heather: The Winter Hill Murder of 1838'

'The Dark Figure: Crime in Victorian Bolton'

'The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612'

'Bleak Christmas: The Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910'

'The Last Temptation: The Trial of Dr Harold Shipman'

'The Trial of Dr John Bodkin Adams'

'The Trial of Dr Buck Ruxton'

'Doctors in the Dock'


They have been met with critical acclaim for David's attention to detail and his approach of looking at trial transcripts and allowing the reader to become the jury.

'Revenge is Mine' is the third book in a trilogy about medical murderers. The other two books cover Harold Shipman and John Bodkin Adams.

Indian-born, Dr Buck Ruxton was a physician who was hanged for the murder of his common law wife Isabelle, and their maid. These murders have been tagged as 'The Jigsaw Murders' because of the state and situation of the bodies, and 'Bodies Under the Bridge' because of where the bodies were found.

David Holding's unique approach focuses on the legal aspects of these murders, and the use of new forensic techniques which were used for victim recognition and eventual proof of the doctor's guilt. 

Headshot David Holding.jpg

Image: Courtesy of the author.

Image: Buck Ruxton, courtesy of Getty Images.

(c) scott martin productions and
(c) everything elsie

find us on

and youtube

  • Facebook black and gold png
  • Youtube black and gold png