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Ringwood Announces That Ruxton: The First Modern Murder is the Publisher's Top Selling Book in 2022

I'm totally delighted that for the second year in a row now, my true crime book, Ruxton: The First Modern Murder has become my publisher Ringwood's best selling book!

This is a piece they've just published in their latest newsletter on Ringwood's top five best sellers for 2022.

Ringwood's 2022 Best Sellers: Here are our Top Five Best Sellers of 2022. Make sure to check Ringwood's Blog in the coming weeks for a more in depth look at our official Top Ten list! 1. Ruxton: The First Modern Murder by Tom Wood, tops the Ringwood Best Sellers list again!

'Two dismembered bodies discarded in the borderlands of Scotland, hideously mutilated to avoid identification. Forty-three pieces of rotten flesh and bone wrapped in rags and newspaper. A jigsaw puzzle of decomposing human remains.'

Ruxton was published in 2020, and has been a major success since. Last year, it was short-listed for the prestigious 'Saltire Society Non Fiction Book of the Year Award', where the jury commented that it was a, 'Fascinating and unforgettable' read.

Ruxton: The First Modern Murder is available to purchase here.

2. The Lanarkshire Police Chronicles by George Barnsley.

'A fascinating collection of true stories involving crimes committed in and around Lanarkshire across the past 150 years of Lanarkshire Police service to the community; from the thrilling to the mundane, from the minor to the murderous, but always absorbing.'

The Lanarkshire Police Chronicles was published in late-2022. It has been an on-going success story, both on and off the page; with a campaign detailed in his book finally beginning to make some head-way in Parliament. To find out more about The Lanarkshire Police Chronicles, click here!

3. Sheila Garvie: Mastermind or Victim by A.M. Nicol.

'Based on a sensational real case that took place in Kincardineshire in 1968 and the salacious details of which, with naked parties, sex orgies, drugs and alcohol, fast cars, violence and aristocracy, gripped the whole of Scotland.'

Sheila Garvie was another true-crime, 2022 launch that has done impeccably well! The author, A.M. Nicol, was a Procurator Fiscal Depute for 12 years, making this an expertly-researched documentation of the case.

Check out Sheila Garvie: Mastermind or Victim here.

4. Cuddies Strip by Rob McInroy.

'Based on a true-crime, it examines the mores of the times and the insensitive treatment of women in a male-dominated society. It is a novel about love and friendship and the need to break free from the ghosts of the past.'

Cuddies Strip was published in 2020 and was another book that made it to our 2021 Best Sellers. Novelist, Cathi Unsworth, states that she read it with, 'A tear in my eye. I could hardly bear to read the ending, but it was beautiful.' Cuddies Strip is available to purchase here.

5. The Ten Percent by Simon McLean.

'An often hilarious, sometimes scary, always fascinating journey through the ranks of the Scottish police: from his spell as a rookie Constable in the hills and lochs of Argyll; through his career in Rothesay; and to his ultimate goal, The Serious Crime Squad in Glasgow.'

The Ten Percent was published in 2020, and was among our Top Ten Best Sellers of 2021! This book is noted to be frank and fearless in its examination of the role of the police in an ever-changing Scotland. Check out The Ten Percent here!

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