Kevin Turton covers not only the events and subsequent investigation but also the trial of the killer and public reaction to the crime. Crimes that have both fascinated and horrified in equal measure, with many as baffling today as they were when the stories first hit the headlines in the national press. Each of these murders poses an undeniable truth; no-one was ever proven to have committed the killing despite, in some cases, accusing fingers being pointed, arrests being made and show trials taking place. A Not so Perfect Marriage; 13. These are just some of the cases examined and the stories behind them. Each and every one, no matter how appalling the crime, still deserving of justice. Spanning 100 years between 1857-1957, this book re-examines thirteen of these murder cases and retells the stories that have endured and confounded both police and law courts alike.
From the questionable court case surrounding Scotland's now famous Madeleine Smith, and the failed police investigation into Bradford's Jack the Ripper case of 1888, to the mysterious deaths of Caroline Luard and Florence Nightingale Shore at the start of the twentieth century, this book disturbs the dust, sifts the facts and poses the questions that mattered at the time of each murder. Featuring many illustrations including newspaper cuttings, penny dreadfuls, and photographs of the crime scenes as they are today, this book is a comprehensive reference to the county's dark past. Through film, press and radio, they were able to monitor the events in Europe in a way unprecedented by any previous generation, which led to a greater understanding of world politics and a realization that the rise to power of Adolf Hitler would have predictable repercussions. A chapter is devoted to each murder featured. These questions, and many others, are examined and answered in the pages of this book.
But was it ever merited? Did Harold Greenwood poison his wife in Kidwelly? This is the story of those who were there; the people who never accepted the possibility of defeat, who coped with rationing, blackouts, conscription and aerial bombardment, and then welcomed London's evacuees and greeted the American Air Force with open-armed hospitality. The Price of Innocence; 9. Lessons had been learned from the First World War, and people were far more aware of the impact modern warfare could have on their lives. Kevin Turton covers not only the events and subsequent investigation but also the trial of the killer and public reaction to the crime. The Price of an Argument; 5. The Price of Love; 14.
The Mysterious Death of Lydia Atley; 2. Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Born at Bradgate in Rotherham, Kevin Turton has been writing books on true crime and local history for over twenty years. When the Second World War was declared in September 1939, Northamptonshire was better prepared for the years that followed than it had been twenty-five years earlier. Britain has its fair share of unsolved murders. Featuring many illustrations including newspaper cuttings, penny dreadfuls, and photographs of the crime scenes as they are today, this book is a comprehensive reference to the county's dark past. An exploration of murders in Northamptonshire from 1852 to 1952.
Now based in Northamptonshire, where he has lived for twenty-five years, he has also written about the counties involvement in both World Wars and its murderous past and is currently researching his own family history. For the Sake of Fourteen Shillings; 4. What were the consequences of the conflict on the Home Front? But what exactly did this mean to the people of Northamptonshire, and how did they react to the threat of invasion? Who was responsible for the Ripper-like killing of Emily Dimmock and Rose Harsent? The stories here include cases committed when murder was a capital offence, carrying with it the ultimate penalty, and where the proving of innocence or guilt often rested upon a single piece of evidence, or the oratory skills of a barrister well versed in the gladiatorial atmosphere of the courtroom. . From Andrew MacRae, who dumped the headless corpse of his victim in a ditch at East Haddon, to the odious Sulgrave child killer James Shaw, who murdered his nephew in a cornfield, this is a study of cases that have shocked the county.
Series Title: Responsibility: Kevin Turton. Consequently, notoriety, deserved or otherwise, was often attached to both victim and accused. The Mystery of West Lodge. From the baffling case of Lydia Atley at Ringstead in 1850 to the unsolved double murder at Ashton village in 1952, these are the accounts of cases that once horrified and captivated a discerning public, not only in the county but also across much of Britain. Abstract: Kevin Turton covers not only the events and subsequent investigation but also the trial of the killer and public reaction to the crime. So, when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain addressed the nation after Germanys armies had invaded Poland, war, for many, had already become inevitable.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations. The Price of Madness; 7. How did Northamptonshire's towns and villages function through six years of grinding warfare? Featuring many illustrations including newspaper cuttings, penny dreadfuls, and photographs of the crime scenes as they are today, this book is a comprehensive reference to the county's dark past. The Body in the Bag Murder; 8. It also explores the question of guilt and to whom it should, or should not, be attached. Review copy with loosely inserted slip. Featuring stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Northamptonshire's history.
An exploration of murders in Northamptonshire from 1852 to 1952. Why did Evelyn Foster die on the moor near Otterburn in what became known as the Blazing car murder and who strangled Ann Noblett to death in 1957? A chapter is devoted to each murder featured. Each chapter provides an account of the circumstances surrounding the killing, of the people caught up in the subsequent investigation and the impact it had on some of their lives. The E-mail message field is required. . .
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