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  • Murder by Poisonby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Murder by poison is often thought of as a crime mainly committed by women, ususally to despatch an unwanted spouse or children. While there are indeed many infamous female poisoners, such as Mary Ann Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least twenty victims between 1860 and 1872, and Mary Wilson, who killed her husbands and lovers in the 1950s... more...

  • A Horrid History of Christmasby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    This collection of historic horrid happenings from across the country demonstrates that Christmas is not necessarily a time of peace, joy and goodwill to all men. Festive tragedies include the avalanche in Lewes, which destroyed several cottages in 1836, killing eight of the occupants and injuring many more, and the fall of a chimney in Bradford in... more...

  • In Hot Bloodby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    This chilling compendium of historic crimes features numerous cases that shocked the nation during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the cases featured here is the shooting of Bessie Cross, after she fell pregnant while her husband was away serving his country in 1917, and the 1869 murders of Maria Death and her lover by Maria's partner,... more...

  • Channel Island Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the Channel Islands. They include a fatal assault on John Francis in 1894, which remains unsolved; the murder by Philippe Jolin of his father in... more...

  • Oxfordshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Oxfordshire Murders brings together twenty-five murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Oxfordshire. They include the deaths of two gamekeepers, brutally murdered in... more...

  • A Ghostly Almanac of Devon & Cornwallby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    A Ghostly Almanac of Devon & Cornwall is a month-by-month catalogue of reported spectral sightings and paranormal phenomena from around the South West of England. Contained within the pages of this book are strange tales of restless spirits appearing in streets, buildings and churchyards across the region, including a haunted German U-Boat wrecked... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Herefordshireby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire is a day-to-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from around the county. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances and a multitude of mysteries, this almanac explores the darker side of Herefordshire's past. Here are stories of tragedy, torment and truly unfortunate with diverse tales of murderers, bodysnatchers,... more...

  • Herefordshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Herefordshire Murders brings together twenty-eight murderous tales, some which were little known outside the county and others which made national headlines. Herefordshire was home to one of Britain's most infamous murderers, Major Herbert Rowse Armstron, who, in 1921, poisoned his wife and attempted to poison a fellow solicitor in Hay-on-Wye. However,... more...

  • Wiltshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Wiltshire Murders brings together numerous murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Wiltshire. The include the murder of Eliza Jones, stabbed to death by her common-law... more...

  • Worcestershire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Worcestershire Murders brings together numerous murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Worcestershire. They include the murders of the entire Gummery family at Berrow... more...