FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN STAFFORDSHIRE & THE POTTERIES

Author: Corder (Nicholas)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781845630096
Price: 10.00
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Softcover. Death and villainy always holds us in their grim but thrilling grip. In this book the chill is brought close to home as each chapter investigates the darker side of humanity in notorious cases of murder, deceit and pure malice that have marked the history of the area. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, the full spectrum of criminality is recounted here, bringing to life the sinister history of Staffordshire from the Georgian period to modern times. For this journey into a bloody, neglected aspect of the past. The author has selected over 20 episodes that give a fascinating insight into criminal acts and the criminal mind. Recalled here are the Rugeley poisoner William Palmer, who disposed of his victims with strychnine, the vicious assaults on Isaac Brooks and the miscarriage of justice that put George Edalji behind bars for 3yrs. and brought the creator of the world's greatest fictional detective to his rescue. The canal boat killing of poor Christina Collins is described in graphic detail, as is the sad case of Thirza Tunstall's baby and the bizarre case of the headless corpse of Hednesford. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 176pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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