Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In & Around Barnsley (Paperback)

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By Geoffrey Howse
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Series: Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781845630324
Published: 16th August 2007
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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In & Around Barnsley - True Crime Books

Barnsley and the surrounding area has a dark and sinister past. There were many foul deeds committed throughout the centuries of the most heinous kind -and many suspicious circumstances. Poverty was at the root of many of the early cases. During the Victorian period some seemingly uncaring magistrates appeared to take the view that to be poor was a crime to be dealt with severely and meted out extreme penalties. The unhappy state of some ‘criminals’ resulted in ending their days in the workhouse. Throughout the 20th century the area was periodically rocked with murder cases which often made the national headlines.

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About Geoffrey Howse

Geoffrey Howse is well known for his books on South Yorkshire history. A specialist true crime author, Geoffrey has also published several books relating to London, including an A-Z of London Murder.

Born in Sheffield and brought up in Elsecar and Hoyland, Geoffrey, an actor/writer by profession, has lived in London for over 35 years.

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