FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN & AROUND HALIFAX.

Author: Wade (Stephen)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F
ISBN: 9781903425459
Price: 8.00
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Softcover. Calderdale has gone down in the annals of crime in England as the birthplace of Christie of Rillington Place, and as the haunt of the Yorkshire Ripper. But there is much more in the criminal history of the Halifax area to interest the reader with a taste for true crime. As a town with a shifting population of labour for the new mills of the Industrial Revolution, Hailfax in the 19th century was a focus for urban disorder and law-breaking. This book tells some of the tales from this period of social history, and from earlier times, when feuds and brutal punishment for crime were the order of the day. Here are the accounts of murders within the family, but also sad suicides and tragic assaults, public riots and violent vendettas. Every northern town has its dark underbelly beneath the visible civic progress and commercial achievements. Halifax and the cluster of towns nearby have had plenty of this nasty side of history, and these pages recount some of the most heinous and vicious crimes recorded between the anarchy of the Middle Ages and the dark 20th century. Illus., Sources and Index. 176pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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