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- DescriptionThis fascinating book delves into the darkest criminal cases to occur or be associated with the canals and inland waterways of Britain, including many high-profile murders and assaults. Author Allan Scott-Davies has put together a grisly collection of sordid tales, also taking into account deaths and murders along Britain's rivers, pools and lakes, bridges and tunnels. Among the cases feature the torious Victorian baby farmers who used waterways to dispose of unfortunate infants, the horrific murder of Christina Collins in 1839, the inspiration for Inspector Morse's The Wench is Dead , and the nefarious deeds of the infamous Burke and Hare who both worked on the Union Canal. Also considering the use of canal and inland waterway crime in film and literature, this illustrated history offers a chilling glimpse into the murky depths of Britain's historical criminal underworld.
- Author BiographyAllan Scott-Davies has a passion for canals and ghost stories. His previous publications include Shadows on the Water: The Haunted Canals and Waterways of Britain and Haunted Shropshire for The History Press and The Ghosts of Bury St Edmonds. Having trained in industrial archaeology, Allan lived on a narrow-boat and worked on the Midlands canals with British Waterways. A heritage consultant by day, he lives in Suffolk.
- Author(s)Allan Scott-Davies
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/09/2011
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight320 g
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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