Murder And Mayhem In North London

Author: Geoffrey Howse
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1845630998
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Murder And Mayhem In North London from the Author: Geoffrey Howse. Geoffrey Howse delves into the his crime files covering 200 years of the area's darkest past. Events covered include long forgotten cases that made the headlines in their day as well as others more famous: Britain's first railway murder, the first criminal to be caught via wireless telegraphy and the anarchists who left a trail of murder and mayhem following a raid on a Tottenham factory. There are many other cases to appeal to anyone with an interest in the local and social history of North London.

The Good Old Days

Author: Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 9781405617406
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The Good Old Days from the Author: Gilda O'Neill. 'The Good Old Days' is a vivid tour through London's grimy slums and brothels, and the violence and vice of the Victorian underclass.

Murder Mayhem And Music Hall

Author: Barry Anthony
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780766343
Size: 76.73 MB
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Murder Mayhem And Music Hall from the Author: Barry Anthony. The Strand is one of London's most iconic streets - today the bustling and thriving home of West End theatres and the luxurious Savoy hotel; in the Victorian era, the Strand was a much more seedy and destitute part of the city. Barry Anthony here explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviour which abounded in and around the Victorian Strand. He introduces us to a vast range of personalities - from prostitutes, confidence tricksters, vagrants and cadgers to the actors, comedians and music hall stars who trod the boards of the Strand's early theatres.

Murder Or Mayhem

Author: Walter Louis Powell
ISBN: 9781577470595
Size: 63.87 MB
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Murder Or Mayhem from the Author: Walter Louis Powell.

Careless People

Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129294
Size: 44.60 MB
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Careless People from the Author: Sarah Churchwell. Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived. With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Careless People tells the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.

The Curse Of Brink S Mat

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849166501
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The Curse Of Brink S Mat from the Author: Wensley Clarkson. 'It wasn't only Britain's biggest heist, it became the bloodiest' Mail on Sunday The inside story of the 20th century's most lucrative armed robbery. On 26 November 1983 six armed robbers escaped with £28 million worth of gold bullion from a Brink's-Mat warehouse at London's Heathrow Airport. The Curse of Brink's-Mat reveals the pulse-racing full story of the crime itself before moving to its chilling aftermath, which still reverberates to this day. The heist made the careers of many of the underworld's biggest names, and changed the face of British crime forever but in the years that followed the robbery, many of those involved, innocent and guilty alike have been sent to an early grave. Two decades on, the death toll is still rising. Nobody knows more about that extraordinary morning's events than Wensley Clarkson. Nobody is better placed to track the vicious, violent and unexpected waves that followed in its wake or bring to life its cast of larger-than-life characters. From small-time crime in south-east London, to 'the heist of the century' and its bloody consequences, Wensley Clarkson's The Curse of Brink's-Mat is an epic tale of villainy, gold and revenge.

Witches And Ghosts Pirates And Thieves Murder And Mayhem

Author: John P. Hunter
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879352363
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Witches And Ghosts Pirates And Thieves Murder And Mayhem from the Author: John P. Hunter. Based on Colonial Williamsburg's popular evening programs, Cry Witch; and Legends, Myths, Mysteries, and Ghosts, here are scary stories from the eighteenth century. Here are the stories of a farmer whose hitchhiker turns out to be a deadly spirit; of a young woman buried alive; of a finger detached from its body but still able to point to that person s murderer; of a man and woman whose love outlasted their lives, of a groom whose brides never survived the wedding night; of a ship and its crew forever frozen in an icy hell. Here are the stories that amused and frightened Virginians more than two hundred years ago. Read them if you dare!

Bloody York

Author: David Skene-Melvin
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459727398
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Bloody York from the Author: David Skene-Melvin. Thirteen Canadian writers from the late nineteenth century to today find intrigue, mystery, and terror in the familiar streets and places of Toronto.

The Devil Plays An Evil Tune

Author: Nigel Ledsham - Darter
Publisher: M-Y Books (PublishDrive)
ISBN: 191112417X
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The Devil Plays An Evil Tune from the Author: Nigel Ledsham - Darter. Murder, mayhem, and Rock n Roll, add in a serial killer from Hell and all combine to make a very interesting read in this tense thriller from Hertfordshire-based author Nigel Ledsham-Darter. It’s nineteen-seventy-nine and Margaret Thatcher has just come to power. On the back of the punk movement there are many bands that now believe they have what it takes, and for Si’ managing the struggling band “Time Matters” is his dream, whilst managing the fragile egos of its members is somewhat of a nightmare. On the streets of North London, a merciless misogynistic serial killer is stalking the streets, gaining in confidence with every kill, gaining gratification from every new sickening perversion. This is a harrowing story told at a very human level, immersing the reader deeply into both the location and the lives of its well-drawn characters. Late 70’s London is described in pinpoint detail with a sense of place and a sense of a loss of innocence as Britain is taken screaming into the turbulent 80’s. DI Charlie Sinclair believes that this is not just another ordinary case. He is only too painfully aware that the body count is likely to keep rising, a niggling gut feeling his years of experience is telling him. So much more than a police procedural, exploring as it does the true essence of evil and the profound destruction it wreaks, not only on the unfortunate victim but also how it affects those close to them. As the story progresses we are drawn into a whirlpool climax from which there may be no escape. Inexorably the strands of each life entwine with each existence magnetically attracted to one another as the core of evil grows – becoming stronger and more perverse with every new victim. Not a book for the faint-hearted. (Contains strong language and sexual references)