MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE BLACK COUNTRY.

Author: Parsons (Harold)
Year: 1989
Publisher: Hale
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780709036999
Price: 5.00
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Softcover. Examining 12 brutal cases which occurred between the years of 1841 and 1957, the author reveals mysterious murders, horrible maimings of animals, and public hangings which provided entertainment for the masses. The Black Country takes its name from the great South Staffordshire coalfield which in the 18th and 19th centuries developed into a sprawling industrial landscape. Against a background of urban overcrowding and poverty, the author paints a vivid picture of the violence and deprivation which existed among the cramped dwellings, streets and beer-houses of these towns in the heart of the English Midlands. A book which throws new light on crime and punishment in a highly distinctive region over a period of more than 100yrs. With a Map and Index. 176pp. paperback. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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