BUCKINGHAMSHIRE TALES OF MYSTERY & MURDER

Author: Kidd-Hewitt (David)
Year: 2003
Publisher: Countryside Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781853068096
Price: 5.00
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Softcover. Each county holds within it a store of amazing mysteries and chilling murders - Buckinghamshire is no exception. The stories in this book include the brutal murder of Sarah Hart in Salt Hill by her Quaker lover; the tempestuous, passionate and ultimately violent relationship that led to the murder of David Blakely from Penn by Ruth Ellis; and the unsolved murder of a wealthy farmer shot through the head in his cow house at Burcott, near Wing. Other tales recount the mysterious presence of a ghost on the stairs of a cottage in Speen; a teacher's gift of 'second sight' that saved Wycombe Abbey School girls from disaster at Bourne End; the mystery of 'George' the summertime ghost, regularly seen at a house in Edlesborough; and the murder of Squire Watts of Hanslope Park. Here is a collection where death and intrigue are intertwined. Were Hollie Bailey's childhood nightmares induced by the horrific deeds of her father, George, at Little Marlow? What were the grisly details of young Annie Leeson's murder in Buckingham which led to the county's last public execution? And why was an ancient plague vinegar bowl situated in a Prestwood wall haunted? Illus. + Map. 127pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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