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Murder and Mayhem in Sheffield

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Paperback:
166 pages
Publisher:
Wharncliffe Books
Language:
English
ISBN:
1845631544

Book description

Sheffield born actor and author Geoffrey Howse delves into his files covering over 200 years of Sheffield’s criminality. In Murder & Mayhem in Sheffield he takes a look at some of the events that took place during a period of enormous growth within Sheffield; including a failed plot to murder some of Sheffield’s officials, take control of the Town Hall and set fire to the homes of prominent citizens; the series of incidents known as the Sheffield Outrages are also mentioned, as are the notorious Sheffield Gang Wars of the 1920’s. Murders from the eighteenth century through to 1947 are covered, including he fascinating case of one of Britain’s most notorious murderers, Charlie Peace. The gruesome Shelf Street Hatchet Murder of 1881, is also included as are the Woodhouse Murder of 1893 and the Chinese Laundry Murder of 1922. Two Sheffield murderers who bore the same name, William Smedley, and who were both hanged for their crimes, committed murder in 1875 and 1947 respectively, are also featured. Although not for the feint-hearted, this book is sure to capture the curiosity of all individuals with an interest in the social and criminal history of Sheffield.

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