Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths Around Southport

Author(s): Geoff Wright
Genre: True Crime
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2008
Product Number: EB00755310
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783408498
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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"A grim catalogue of killings and suspicious deaths that have darkened 130 years of Southport history is laid bare" (Southport Visitor). Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths Around Southport takes the reader on a sinister journey through centuries of local crime and conspiracy, meeting villains of all sorts along the way—cutthroats and poisoners, murderous lovers, baby-farmers and baby-killers, burglars, fraudsters, and the so-called "doctor of death." The book records crime and punishment in Southport in all its shocking variety. Among the many acts of wickedness Geoff Wright describes are the unsolved murder of Nigel Bostock, the double-slaying of two friends, a fatal brawl at the Shakespeare pub, the wife-killing Dr. Clements, and the baffling murder of businessman Harry Baker. His chronicle of Southport's hidden history—the history this Victorian seaside resort would prefer to forget—will be compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dark side of human nature.

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