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Saville's Spinney: True Story of the Colwick Murders of 1844 [Kindle Edition]

Mike Sheridan
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Book Description

Saville’s Spinney is a tragic tale. A seemingly unconnected set of events will spark the bloodiest murders ever known in Nottingham. A marriage in trouble, a town embroiled in a strike, a doomed love triangle will lead to four savage and brutal deaths, a Coroner's inquisition followed by a long Assizes trial in which the accused is sentenced to death. Yet more death and mayhem will follow. The public hanging attracts an enormous and rowdy crowd but in the seconds following the drop the crowd panics and more innocents lose their lives. Twelve spectators die at the scene and over one hundred are badly injured. Another Coroners Inquisition is called, the Police make an investigation. Questions are raised in Parliament but many questions remain unanswered……..

Who really killed the babes in the wood and why?
Who threw the bloody shirt in the canal?
Was a man hung for murders he did not commit?
Why did a key witness refuse to attend the assizes to give evidence, feign an injury and send his brother in his place ?
Why were there so many deaths and injuries at the hanging?
This is a true crime novel based on very real events from 1844.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mike Sheridan; August 1 2014 Edition edition (24 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M20HOPU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Genuinely intriguing book of murders and aftermath so atrocious that it beggars belief they were lost in the annals of time... until Mike realised it happened in his old neighborhood! He hits the mark here:- very extensive research vs. original 1840's prose vs. 'make your own mind up'. First book?! I want more...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Mar. 2015
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A very good book and very interesting as the location is local to me
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinney ale 11 Aug. 2014
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An impressively researched tragic nineteenth century tale.

The evidence here is taken from the local newspaper reports of the time and relates a gripping tale of murder and a possible miscarriage of justice.Readers are given all the reported evidence in the trial of the time to make their own mind up. A very worthwhile journey through the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most impressed 14 Nov. 2014
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Highly researched and thorough account of a case of which I had never heard. The author handles the subject with sensitivity. His manner of writing brings the past into fine relief, highly approachable and compelling. Most impressed.
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