Deadly Derbyshire

Tales of Murder & Manslaughter c.1700–1900
Product Number: EB00755387
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844687008
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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A collection of historical British true crime stories, with illustrations included. From the murder of Hannah Hewitt in 1732 to John Cotton's killing in 1898, Deadly Derbyshire gathers dramatic, atmospheric true tales of murder and manslaughter in this county in England's East Midlands. Read about the "fiery" circumstances of the death of John McMorrow; a farm tragedy at Stoney Houghton; and killings for pittances such as three eggs and a sixpence. You'll also discover stories of unprovoked and wicked deeds and numerous suspicious deaths. Based on extensive research of newspaper archives, uncovering a large number of cases never previously explored, this compendium examines the darker side of this historical port city.

Author(s): Scott C. Lomax
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2012

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