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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Grimsby (Paperback)

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By Stephen Wade
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Series: Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781845630270
Published: 19th July 2007
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, Stephen Wade provides a dramatic set of stories from around the area, ranging from Medieval to the mid-Twentieth Century. Many of the tales are about jealous lovers, workers under duress who 'snap' and desperate accounts of people living on the edge, their lives tough and hard. But there are also the legal stories: the court-room combat of lawyers and those standing accused. But the 'foul deeds' are not all of violence and murder. Some, such as tales of sea-going apprentices, are specific to this famous maritime port and its fishing industry. Others are simply controversial, such as the tale of the banned postcards and the memories of work on the beat from the memoirs of police officers. This book will give the reader who knows Grimsby some reminders of famous stories. For those new to the town, there will be some surprises and some entertaining narratives from the criminal files.

AS REVIEWED IN THE 'GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH'.

This is a really enthralling book. I never imagined when I visited my aunt Mary in Grimsby as a lad that such bloody crimes had occurred

For instance, there was the brutal murder of the unfortunate Lucy Lingard as Stephen Wade writes: β€œIt was clear that Lucy had tried in vain to protect herself but she was savagely wounded, having been stabbed eleven times- in the head, face, chest and arms. She died in hospital four days later.

Again, this is an excellent book with an appeal beyond Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

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 Stephen Wade

About Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade is a freelance writer specializing in the history of crime and the law in Britain and Ireland. He has written fourteen true crime and crime history books, including Tracing Your Police Ancestors and Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors. His history of detectives, Plain Clothes and Sleuths, was published in 2007 and he is currently completing a history of the City of London Police. He also teaches crime history at the University of Hull and, as a visiting lecturer, at Oxford. He has contributed to Family Tree Magazine, Ancestors and other periodicals.

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