FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN & AROUND BRISTOL

Author: Smith (Veronica)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781845630133
Price: 9.00
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Softcover. The twin fascinations of death and villainy will always hold 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 cases of murder, deceit and pure malice committed over the last 3 centuries in the city of Bristol. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, the full spectrum of Bristol's criminal past is recounted here. The author has selected notorious episodes that give a telling insight into criminal acts and the criminal mind. Among them are the tale of the son who killed his bullying father, 2 Victorian infanticides, the fate of the man who liked to be tied up in the woods, the killing by a woman of her faithless lover and the neighbours who covered up a murder. Fascinating details of day-to-day existence in the past emerge as the author recalls these notorious episodes. They reveal much about the moral climate of the time, the policing and the justice systems, and the conditions in which ordinary people lived and their approach to life. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 176pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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