MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE PEAK

Author: Smith (Roly)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Halsgrove
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781841143699
Price: 4.00
IN STOCK NOW
Softcover. The remote hills and valleys of the Peak District - Britain's most popular National Park - seem to retain their old legends and beliefs. There are persistent stories of the continuing worship of the old, pre-Christian gods, and tales of Robin Hood, Little John and the knights of King Arthur. Many tales of violent murder, death and revenge haunt the Peakland hills - from the grisly fate of Allan and Clara in The Winnats Pass near Castleton, to the underground murders at the Magpie lead mine near Sheldon. The author recounts and reinterprets many of the old tales, and adds some new ones from more recent history. These include the ghostly tales of phantom aircraft and haunted moorland wreck sites, to the brutal Pottery Cottage murders and the modern 'whodunnit' case of Stephen Downing in Bakewell. Illus. + Bibliog. 95pp. 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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