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Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Cumbria [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Corder
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Book Description

The criminal cases vividly described by Nicholas Corder in this gripping book take the reader on a journey into the dark secret side of Cumbria's long history. The hills, villages and market towns of this famous landscape have been the setting for a series of horrific, bloody, sometimes bizarre incidents over the centuries. From crimes of brutal premeditation to crimes born of passion or despair, the whole range of human weakness and wickedness is represented here. Swindlers, conmen, smugglers, pirates, child killers, deserters, fraudsters, robbers and common murderers people these pages, along with their victims. There are descriptions of public executions and instances of extraordinary domestic cruelty and malice that ended in death. Unforgettable local cases are reconstructed - the extraordinary career of the imposter John Hatfield, the Whitehaven raid of John Paul Jones, the unsolved murder of poor Lucy Sands, and many more. Nicholas Corder's chronicle of Cumbria's hidden history will be compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the sinister side of human nature.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2211 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wharncliffe Books (17 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #412,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Cumbria 28 Feb. 2015
By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER
I picked this up by chance, and it was a great read – one of those book you read a chapter, think about it, and then read another one when you feel so inclined. This book features ‘Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths’ in Cumbria – there are others in the series which feature other areas – there seem to be some 60 books in the series, covering areas from Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath, through to York.

The book has the format (which I assume others in the series follow) of picking out true stories from the past which occurred in the area – foul deeds and suspicious deaths – some solved, some unsolved. This book has 20 chapters featuring different deeds from John Paul Jones and the Whitehaven Raid in 1778, through to The Borrowdale Garrotting in 1928.

All very dark and gruesome, and offered to the reader in short chapters featuring the outline of the crime, the characters involved, and snippets from press releases and stories of the time. A delightful (in a rather ghastly way) book, and I shall look out for more in the series – very interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of interest and intrigue 3 Sept. 2008
An excellent book full of different stories - not one to read at night under the bedclothes. Well written and obviously thoroughly researched
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