More On The case
Prior to Brown’s book, two authors from different generations gave arguments for and against the jury’s verdict in the case of bella wright’s murder.
The Green Bicycle Case H. R. Wakefield ( 1930)
Herbert Robert Wakefield’s book concludes that the prime suspect in the Green Bicycle mystery, Robert Light, was innocent. He admits that Light’s behaviour before he was arrested was “craven” but insists that his shifty behaviour was “very human”. Wakefield writes that he “must accept it [ the verdict] absolutely and without a trace of reservation as the profound conviction of the twelve persons who had an infinitely better opportunity than anyone else of deciding the case on its merits.”
The Green Bicycle Murder C. Wendy East ( 1993)
British author C. Wendy East wrote one of the most popular books on the murder of Bella Wright. The author’s view was that Light was indeed guilty, despite the not- guilty verdict in his trial. East, who delves into the background of the prime suspect, regards him as little more than a perverted and pampered war veteran who literally got away with murder. She blames a rigid class system for his reprieve from justice.