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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Barking, Dagenham & Chadwell Heath by [Abnett, Kathryn, Rhodes, Linda]
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"This book is full of gothick horror: grave-diggers are buried alive; fleets of ships set out never to be seen again; poisoners appear out of misty marshlands. The authors have done a magnificent job in bringing to life the stories that shocked and intrigued earlier residents of our borough".
-- Review by Billy Bragg, the "Bard of Barking"

"This is an absorbing volume of chilling and dark tales which cannot fail to provoke a reaction in the reader. We run a gamut of emotions from outrage and horror from the deeds committed by murderers, robbers and highwaymen, to deep sorrow at the tragic loss of life suffered by exploited fishermen, pleasure cruiser revellers and suicides. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history of crime". -- British Association for Local History

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"This is an absorbing volume of chilling and dark tales which cannot fail to provoke a reaction in the reader. We run a gamut of emotions from outrage and horror from the deeds committed by murderers, robbers and highwaymen, to deep sorrow at the tragic loss of life suffered by exploited fishermen, pleasure cruiser revellers and suicides. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history of crime".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4173 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Wharncliffe (18 Oct. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C4YTUYW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,370 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This collection of true crime stories was a great read. The authors know how to lay out the facts and flesh out the characters and with so much information about the local streets, farm, towns and the working lives of the inhabitants there is little doubt that this part of Essex is known and well understood by them.

The stories were varied and sometimes troubling when you reviewed the outcomes, but that aside, I would suggest that many family historians would find this book interesting, as the many references to local residents, jurors etc., and the description of the towns could prove useful.

Following their first book, the 'Golden Dagger Award' winning 'The Dagenham Murder', the authors have continued to find great local stories with national interest and now I look forward to what comes next!
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I was born and raised in Dagenham so I was extremely interested in reading theses story's. Being a local there are a few story's that I'm already familiar with as they are taught to every primary school child in the local area, but there were also a few that I hadn't heard before which I found quite interesting. I think with books of this nature it is always better if the reader can identify the places that they are reading about, which is why I believe it would appeal mostly to local residents such as myself. I think that it's great when books like this come out because every time I hear some one talk about our sleepy little town I tell them to dig deeper and they'll find a history to our town that is sometimes scary but often fascinating.
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Have two of these books, great presents for people who like murder mysteries and history. Bought for father in law who has lived in these areas his whole life. Yet to give him it but until bday I have been glued.
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Bought this for my son for Christmas...it was on his wish list....as he was brought up and still lives in Dagenham,...he says he thoroughly emjoyed it...and I am now looking foreward to reading it...
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i really enjoyed this book. i've read a few from this series and found this to be the so far. the stories are short but very informative. well worth the money.
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very interesting book as I was born in Barking but moved when I was 2 years old. This was a real eye opener as to the lives of the real EastEnders.
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Found this book to be full of interesting facts. It is in short stories so easy to pick up and put down when needed.
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I have read it in 2013 when someone lent it to me,and now again when it was bought for me,I really enjoy history and this is very thought provoking.
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