Author: Harrison (Paul)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Countryside Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781853061967
Price: 4.00
Softcover. A series of 'horrid crimes' committed in the county over the last 200 years. The author has searched deep into the records of murder in Yorkshire and has produced a collection of unusual cases. Violent death is what they all have in common. There is the case of poor amorous Amos Waite of Bradford, whose death was the unforeseen culmination of a drunken altercation in 1876. Guilty secrets and sexual blackmail in the village of Towton escalated into murder in 1930, whilst it was greed that lay behind Sheffield housekeeper Kate Dover's poisoning plans in 1881. Sometimes, as in the case of the sad death of a Hull Fisher-Lad, murder is a motiveless and inexplicably inhumane act. Of course there are also the stories of the men who spent their lives fighting crime and sometimes paid the ultimate price; men like Chief Police Officer William Duke, fatally injured in Huddersfield Prison House in 1840 whilst trying to restrain a prisoner. Illus. + Index. 128pp. 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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