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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Sheffield (Kindle)

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By Geoffrey Howse
Imprint: Wharncliffe True Crime
Series: Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths
File Size: 29.2 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781783037582
eBook Released: 29th May 2009

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It hardly seems surprising that what has become England's fourth city has within its rich history a sinister and darker side. Take a journey to discover cases of petty crime, riots, burglary, robbery, assault, suicide, unlawful killing, manslaughter and murder, as well as a host of quirky and quizzical crimes from the early Victorian period to modern times. One sensational case covered is that of Sheffield-born Charles Peace, considered by some criminologists to be England's most notorious murderer. He was hanged at Leeds on 25 February 1879 for the killing of Arthur Dyson at Darnall in 1876. Peace's criminality seemed to know no bounds. Several other sensational and forgotten murders are featured and a range of cases mentioned refer to many former landmarks in and around old Sheffield, from public houses and hotels to factories, shops and steelworks. This book is sure to be an absorbing read for anyone interested in our local social history.

Sheffield has a rich history a sinister
and darker side. Author Geoffrey Howse
will help you discover cases of petty
crime, riots, burglary, robbery, assault,
suicide, unlawful killing, manslaughter
and murder, as well as a host of quirky
and quizzical crimes from the early
Victorian period to modern times. One
sensational case covered is that of
Sheffield-born Charles Peace, considered
by some criminologists to be England’s
most notorious murderer. He was hanged
at Leeds on 25 February 1879 for the
killing of Arthur Dyson at Darnall in
1876. Peace’s criminality seemed to
know no bounds. Several other
sensational and forgotten murders are
featured and a range of cases mentioned
refer to many former landmarks in and
around old Sheffield, from public houses
and hotels to factories, shops and
steelworks. An absorbing read for anyone
interested in our local social history.

Village Publications

'If you are fascinated by crime or just want to learn more about Sheffield's social history, this book should appeal to you.'

Bradway Bugle

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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