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Find that whip and youve found your man. Keith Simpson told the police, pointing to the diamond-pattern weave of the lash marks on the savagely mutilated body of Margery Gardner. The police found the whip in an attache case left in a railwayMoreFind that whip and youve found your man. Keith Simpson told the police, pointing to the diamond-pattern weave of the lash marks on the savagely mutilated body of Margery Gardner. The police found the whip in an attache case left in a railway cloakroom by Neville George Cleverly Heath.Another notorious killer, John George Haigh, boasted that the murder of Mrs Durand-Deacon could not be proved without the body, which he though he had totally destroyed in a bath of sulphuric acid. Keith Simpson probed in the gravel where the sludge had been tipped and picked out a stone with polished facets. A lucky find, commented a police officer when laboratory tests confirmed it was a human gallstone. I was looking for it, answered the pathologist. Haighs victim had suffered from gallstones, which are covered with acid-resistant fat.Keith Simpsons life as Home Office Pathologist is the inside story of forty years of sensational murders, including the cases of the Luton sack murder, the Chalkpit murder, both Heath and Haigh, Hanratty and the A6 murder, the Kray Gang murder at the Blind Beggar, and the mystery of Lord Lucan and the murdered nanny. With his acute powers of deduction, aided by an eye for the minutest detail, Professor Simpson has helped to prove the guilt, and sometimes the innocence, of hundreds of people charged with murder. He has also travelled abroad widely, and his overseas cases include the murder of King Ananda of Siam, and a number in a Caribbean including that of Gale Benson, who was executed at the orders of the Black Power leader Michael X.