FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN LONDON'S EAST END.

Author: Howse (Geoffrey)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781903425718
Price: 6.00
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Softcover. For centuries the site of many of London's docks, and historically one of the capital's poorest areas, the East End has also been associated with some of the worst elements of human depravity, a place where foul deeds and murder were commonplace. The murder of Harriet Louisa Lane at 215 Whitechapel Road in 1874 is a particularly dreadful case; and in 1903 sinister goings on in Church Road, Leyton, followed by a grisly discovery in the garden of No. 89, created quite a stir. But it was in 1888 that the East End's notoriety was added to by the horrific murders committed by Jack the Ripper. This book presents an account of some of the East End's darker past, contrasting well-known cases with lesser known but nonetheless equally despicable crimes. Chapter headings include : Foul Deeds Within the Precincts of the Tower of London & on Tower Hill; Ratcliffe Highway Murder, 1811; Henry Wainwright and the Murder of Harriet Lane, 1874-75; Jack the Ripper, 1888; Rival Butchers Fight in Whitechapel, 1893; William Seaman and the Turner Street Murders, 1896; Garrotting in the East End, 1897 & 1899; Whitechapel Ruffians Find their Match, 1897; Edgar Edwards and the Murder of the Darby Family, 1902; Foul Murder in the Lord Nelson, Whitechapel, 1903; Vile Murder and Suicide, a Family Wiped Out in Walthamstow, 1903 + much, much more. Illus., Sources & Bibliog. + Index. 192pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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