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
Publisher:
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
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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.

Careless People

Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748129294
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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 ÂŁ28 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.

Murder Houses Of London

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144561491X
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Murder Houses Of London from the Author: Jan Bondeson. In that stately Fitzrovia house, the butler was murdered by a disgruntled pantryboy; in that one, a king's housekeeper lost her life. In that Kensington fl at, a demented playboy murdered a prostitute for kicks; in that Gloucester Road basement, 'Acid Bath' Haigh was busy digesting the bodies of his victims. In those two elegant Chelsea houses, located in peaceful garden squares, a clergyman and his housekeeper were brutally done to death in 1870. In that peaceful little house, not far from Camden Road Station, a woman murdered her rival, dismembered the body, and disposed of it using an old-fashioned perambulator. In that peaceful pub near the Thames, the landlady was murdered in 1920, and the killer was never found. In one Islington house, George Joseph Smith disposed of one of his 'Brides in the Bath'; in another, Annie Walters, the notorious baby farmer, was plying her deadly trade; in a third, a brilliant playwright was brutally murdered by his homosexual lover. This book deals with central London's architecture of capital crime: houses inside which celebrated murders have been committed. Pursue Lord Lucan as he escapes from his elegant Belgravia house, leaving the dead nanny in the basement; prowl the Soho streets once haunted by an elusive serial killer; and follow in the murderous footsteps of the Blackout Ripper and the serial killer Patrick Mackay. And read about London's many forgotten murders, where only the murder houses remain to tell a tale.

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!

Martin Harbottle S Appreciation Of Time

Author: Dominic Utton
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780743734
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Martin Harbottle S Appreciation Of Time from the Author: Dominic Utton. Dan's got a new job. But he's moved out of town in order to start a family and had to start commuting into the city every day, leaving his young wife Beth and newborn daughter at home. After 14 months of the trains either making him late for work or late getting home, he's had enough. Tracking down the email address of the train company’s director, he starts to write him letters. Emails that take as long to write as the delay to his journey has been. If his time's been wasted, why shouldn’t he waste the director's? And so begins a hilarious and extraordinary correspondence. When the director begins to write back, Dan finds himself with a dysfunctional father confessor to talk to — one who he never imagined would care. In truth, he probably doesn't. But Dan finds solace in opening up to a stranger about the dramas of his day job at a scandal-hit newspaper, the challenges of his night job as the father of a baby who isn't sleeping, and about life as it is played out in the confines of Coach C, while world events pass by its odd mix of inhabitants.

London S Shadows

Author: Drew D. Gray
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847252427
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London S Shadows from the Author: Drew D. Gray. In 1888 London was the capital of the greatest empire the world had ever known. In the West End the glittering lamps illuminated the homes of the rich and the emporiums that displayed the countless luxuries that they enjoyed. This was a city that reflected the wealth of the Victorian age, but there was also a dark side to Victorian London: vice and crime, degradation, poverty and despair. When an unknown killer began murdering prostitutes in Whitechapel the horrors of the East End were brought out of the shadows. In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known and the largest city in Europe. In the West End a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous place, and it embodied many of the fears of respectable Victorians. Using the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper as a focal point, London's Shadows explores prostitution and poverty, revolutionary politics and Irish terrorism, immigration, the criminal underclass and the developing role of the Metropolitan Police. It also considers how the sensationalist New Journalism took the news of the Ripper murders to the furthest corners of the Empire. This is a new and fresh portrait of London at the height of Victoria's reign, revealing the dark underbelly of the city's history.

Norfolk Mayhem Murder

Author: Maurice Morson
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1783408502
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Norfolk Mayhem Murder from the Author: Maurice Morson. Maurice Morson has reconstructed, in painstaking detail, several of the most shocking and intriguing episodes from Norfolk's criminal history for this gripping study. He recalls the extraordinary case of Richard Nockolds, the violent weaver who revelled in assault, arson and machine-wrecking; the two cut-throats who were hanged for killing Hannah Mansfield; Herbert Bennett, found guilty of strangling his wife with a bootlace; Rosa Kowen who may - or may not - have battered her husband to death; John Stratford who murdered the wrong man; Samuel Yarham, the prosecution witness and real murderer; William Jacobs and Thomas Allen, both convicted of killing policemen; and, perhaps the most infamous case of all, the Burnham Westgate multiple murders. To these cases Maurice Morson has applied his skill as a historical researcher and his forensic experience as a former detective. Each case is closely reviewed, and the evidence is questioned. He gives a vivid insight into the local background, the personalities of the individuals involved, their relationships, the means by which the crimes were committed, and the workings of the police force and the justice system which often seems, to our modern eyes, clumsy and mistaken. This engrossing new book confirms Maurice Morson's reputation as the leading chronicler of crime in the county.