LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND TALES OF MYSTERY & MURDER

Author: Bell (David)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Countryside Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781853067587
Price: 5.00
IN STOCK NOW
Softcover. Each county holds within it a store of amazing mysteries and chilling murders - the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland are no exception. Included in this book is the story of 3 women who were accused of witchcraft against the Earl of Rutland's family in 1618; the discovery of DNA fingerprinting by Alex Jeffreys at Leicester University which resulted in the sentencing of Colin Pitchfork who committed two murders in Narborough in the 1980s; and the horrific murder of Derek and Eileen Severs at their home near Oakham in November 1993. Other tales recount the lives of two extraordinary men - Daniel Lambert of Leicester who in 1805, when he was 35yrs. old, weighed 53 stone and Jeffrey Hudson of Oakham who at the age of 30 in 1649, was only 18" tall; the haunting of Bilston gibbet by a lady and her daughter; the story of Ned Ludd of Anstey and the Luddite movement in the early 1800s; the mystery surrounding the murder of Bella Wright in July 1919; and the many sightings of pumas and panthers throughout both counties. Illus. + Bibliog. 125pp. trade softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

Home

Browse Catalogue

Search

Login/My Account

Messageboard

Glossary

Links

About Us

Contact Us