Yorkshire Murders & Misdemeanours
Series: Murders & Misdemeanours
- Stephen Wade
15th July 2009
Yorkshire Murders & Misdemeanours invites the reader to take a look at the dark side of life. This gruesome collection of historical murders and misdemeanours vividly brings to life a selection of true crimes; crimes which took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, workhouses and brothels. The reader will be introduced to characters such as Joseph Wooler whose wife died in 1855 in mysterious circumstances; the question is, was Joseph responsible for poisoning his wife, Jane, with arsenic or was her body simply unable to cope with the medication she was taking for her weak constitution? We are also introduced to the case of James Smith, the keeper of the toll house at Hebden Bridge in 1850, who was found with his throat cut. Was the man arrested for this crime the right man? This collection of real life crimes vividly recreates the events surrounding them. A must have book for any armchair detective!